18 Jun Daily Devotion – June 18
Day 169 – June 18
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” Romans 12:12-13
It’s incredibly difficult for us to rejoice in difficulties, be constantly aware of our callings, and remain patient when things aren’t going our way. If you’re like me, when things are going well it’s sweet to spend time with the Lord and be in constant prayer. But when trials and hardships come, it is extremely difficult to remain focused on the Lord and not sulk in our situations. To change the culture we currently live in, we must remain focused on what God has called us to do, which is to seek Him and His Kingdom first and trust that all things will be added unto us. If we truly believe this, we will be patient in tribulation, constantly in prayer, and look to help brothers and sisters who are in need.
Be reminded of this today. The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10) and he wants nothing more than to take your focus off being a Kingdom man or Kingdom woman. Don’t let him! Remember in good and in bad that if you’re still breathing, God is still working and has a plan for you and your situation. Trust Him and be the change the world is looking for.
You might find this silly, but Leah and I say this to our kids and to ourselves daily as a slogan for our house: “Who has it better than us? NOBODY!”
I just want the enemy to know when He comes against us that we remember who we serve and how great of a God we have. The enemy can’t take the gift of salvation and the Holy Spirit from you and nothing can separate you from God’s love. Who has it better than you? NOBODY!
We’re more than conquerors in Christ!