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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Saturday, June 13, 2015
Part of Christ’s mission on earth was to demonstrate God’s righteousness and to be a light for the Gentiles (to all nations). Through Christ, all people have the opportunity to share in his mission. God calls us to be servants of his Son, demonstrating God’s righteousness and bringing his light. What a rare privilege it is to help the Messiah fulfill his mission! But we must seek his righteousness before we demonstrate it to others and let his light shine in us before we can be lights ourselves.
Look at all the Lord will do for us and through us! Majestic works prompt majestic responses. Do you really appreciate the good things that God does for you and through you? If so, let your praise to him reflect how you really fee. (NLT)
Isaiah 42:5-10 – God, the Lord, created the heavens and stretched them out. He created the earth and everything in it. He gives breath and life to everyone in all the world. And it is he who says, “I, the Lord, have called you to demonstrate my righteousness. I will guard and support you, for I have given you to my people as the personal confirmation of my covenant with them. And you will be a light to guide all nations to me. You will open the eyes of the blind and free the captives from prison. You will release those who sit in dark dungeons.
“I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else. I will not share my praise with carved idols. Everything I prophesied has come true, and now I will prophesy again. I will tell you the future before it happens.”
Sing a new song to the Lord! Sing his praises from the ends of the earth! Sing, all you who sail the seas, all you who live in distant coastlands.
Paul wrote, “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 3:14 (NRSV)
Pat Watson (Texas) titled her story “ADJUSTING TO CHANGE;” here is a portion of Pat’s story:
“. . . The only constant any of us has is the promise that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8, NIV). Circumstances may change, but Christ’s message remains the same.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God will lead us through changing seasons.
Prayer: Dear God, help us to release the past and to go forth in Jesus’ name. Amen.
To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/
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