Month: September 2016

The Worst of Sinners

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1: [16] But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.

Observation: I look back on my life and I feel at times I was the worst of sinners. There was no reason for God to show me mercy. I wanted to end my life, but God loved me and had other plans. My story should be told to others so they may see God still loves even the worst of sinners.

Application: Set goals and look for opportunities to share my testimony with others. Serve God with the love He uses to look after me. Love others enough that I wouldn’t want anyone spending eternity in Hell.

Prayer: My Lord use your servant. I thank you for your mercy and that you loved me so much you wouldn’t let go. Now use me to bring others to your saving grace.

Never Tire for Doing Right

Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3: [13] And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.

Observation: I’m lazy and I do tire of doing right, because it takes effort. It takes time to do things right and for the right reason. I don’t understand why I think my time is so valuable doing nothing. There are things I should be doing, writing my book, organizing notes on small groups, making my outreach ideas a reality, etc., but it will take some of the spare time that I have.

Application: Come up with a plan on how to use my time better. Set aside time each day on a project that will glorify God. Start living my life in a way that is pleasing and honoring to God. Do what is right all of the time.

Prayer: Dear Lord give me the knowledge to know what is right and do it in glory and honor to you. Give me the strength and discipline to do it each day.