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Weekday devotionals for Christians

What is Your Story?

2 Corinthians 3:2-3
(2)  Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
(3)  Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

These are interesting verses.  We are a letter from God, written to this lost world.  Think about that………………………   No Pressure!   Ha ha…

Seriously though, this is a great thought to send to you today.  If a non-believer in Jesus were to “read your book”, what would He read?  This is a convicting thought to me because there are areas in my life that need to be worked on and improved.  Being imperfect and greatly loved, we are forgiven by God…and He forgets too!  Regretfully, I have found that people do not forget so easily.

If someone’s eternity and their ability to trust in Christ was greatly effected by one of Christ’s followers.  And that follower was you, how would you go about your day?  Would you change anything?  My toes are being stepped all over right now.  Let’s do our best to be a great epistle for others to read during this time of fear and panic.  We all will encounter a variety of people today and this weekend.  Let us all determine to be the type of epistle that would draw others to Christ!

Here is a poem that you might appreciate:

The Gospel is written a chapter a day
By the deeds you do and the words you say
Men read what you say, whether faithless or true
Say, what is the Gospel according to you?

 

March 27, 2020 Posted by | Devotional, Madison Street Baptist Church | , , | Leave a comment

There is Hope

I know it has been a long time since I have posted something.  I will start these blogs back up soon; and when I do, I will bring everyone up to speed on my life the last 6 months.  Until then, here is something that will bless your heart.

No matter what goes on in your life, remember this…as long as Jesus lives, there IS hope!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqvxnWQB_k0-click this link, it will bless your heart!

Pastor CW Kennedy

October 4, 2012 Posted by | Devotional, Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

What About Me?

Isa 66:1  Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? 

I hope this finds everyone well as I am trying to get fully back into the normal routine with everything that I am involved with.  I have missed the last two monday’s devotionals and I apologize for that.  I started this journey into writing devotionals about one year ago as I met someone that help me put into devotional form what the Lord has been putting on my heart for a long time.  Thank you to Edwin Raybert (ha ha) Newmans as he nudged me in the right direction and has answered countless questions when it comes to the internet and the blog formats that I have used.  I have enjoyed doing these devotionals as the Lord has also used them in my life.  I know of atleast one person who is getting encouraged and challenged by these devotionals…me.  If these can be a blessing to you also, then praise the Lord.  I do appreciate you reading this as I try to put into words the “scattered and sometimes chaotic ideas” that swirl around in my head.  Thank you to those who consistently read these and pass them along to others, you are truly a blessing to me!

Today’s thought comes from a verse that jumped out at me a while back in my devotionals and would not let me go.  I get really challenged by the Lord on this verse because I spend a lot of time trying to take care of my own family and life.  While I am for a man or woman taking care of their own family, I get reminded that a priority in my life is God’s place.  God, Jesus Christ, should have ultimate priority and a prominent place in my heart…His Home.

Here is the thought, while we go about our lives, is God in the forefront of your life?  While I take care of my children, do I speak of Him to them?  When I tell my wife how important and special she is to me (we should do that), and she is very important to me; do I also tell God that He is THE MOST IMPORTANT?  When I love on my beautiful little girls, do I love on God like I should.  When I drop everything to take care of their emergencies, do I drop things that I want to do to show God He is important?  I wish I could say yes to all of those other questions, but one thing I can do is to work on it and 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year from now I want to be able to answer yes a lot more than I answer yes now.  How about you?  What would your answers be.  By the way, there are a lot more questions that can be asked, if you sit down and let the Holy Spirit show you the questions.

January 10, 2012 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment