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Weekday devotionals for Christians

Moving Forward In Christ!

Philippians 3:13-15

(13)  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

(14)  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

(15)  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

These verses come from God through the Apostle Paul to the church at Philippi.  The Apostle Paul is a man that committed murder in his past….that’s right…he is a murderer.  God saved him from a wretched life of sin and now he is bringing a message to the church and now us in  the church age.  What is the message?  The message is this: “Anyone can move forward, as long as they are in Christ!”  We all need to move our life forward in Christ.  It does not matter how successful we were in our past or if our past is filled with the graffiti of sin.  We all need to move forward.

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June 26, 2017 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stand

Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Eze 22:30  And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 

Lesson #1

You have to go where the trees are and search all of the trees.

Lesson #2

The Pine Christmas Tree is an Evergreen Tree…it is always in bloom.

Lesson #3

The Christmas Trees are planted and grown for a specific purpose.

Lesson #4

Everyone that goes to the tree lot or tree farm is looking for the right tree.

Lesson #5

To be used, the tree must be cut down.

Lesson #6

Now that the Tree is cut down, it must be put on a shaker to get the dead needles off of it.

Lesson #7

Once the Tree is home, it has to be put in a tree stand and stood up!  The Tree is no good to me and my family if it is laying on the floor.  All of the growing, fertilizing, watering, searching and shaking and bringing it home is pointless if I never put it in a tree stand to fulfill the tree’s purpose

Application:

We as Christians must stand for Christ if we are going to be effective Christians.  If you are saved wonderful!!!  Now what are you doing for Christ?  Standing for Christ might cause resistance from others, friction from family, and pressure; but that is ok!  That is why we have Jesus!  He said:

Mat 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Mat 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

God will take care of you!  He wants you to stand for Him!  It doesn’t matter what you call yourself if you don’t stand for Christ!  God is seeking someone that will stand for Him, will you be that one?  The Christian who does not stand for Christ is like a Christmas tree that is brought home and laid on the floor.  A Christian who does not stand for Christ is as useless as a tree that is laying down.  Will you stand for Christ?  God is looking for some one who will!

December 22, 2011 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment