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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, March 20, 2017
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Today’s scripture reading:
We all face limitations. Some may have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. Some may be blind, but they can see a new way to live. Some may be deaf, but they can hear God’s Good News. Some may be lame, but they can walk in God’s love. In addition, they have the encouragement that those disabilities are only temporary. Paul tells us that we all will be given new bodies when Christ returns and that these bodies will be without disabilities, never to die or become sick. This can give us hope in our suffering. (NLT)
1 Corinthians 15:50-57 – What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These perishable bodies of ours are not able to live forever.
But let me tell you a wonderful secret God has revealed to us. Not all of us will die, but we will all be transformed. It will happen in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, the Christians who have died will be raised with transformed bodies. And then we who are living will be transformed so that we will never die. For our perishable earthly bodies must be transformed into heavenly bodies that will never die.
When this happens—when our perishable earthly bodies have been transformed into heavenly bodies that will never die—then at last the Scriptures will come true: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. How we thank God, who gives us victory over sin and death through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. –James 5:13 (NIV)
Ta’Tyana Leonard’s (California) story is titled “CELEBRATION PRACTICE;” here is a portion of Ta’Tyana’s story:
“. . . I want to live life expecting to win and celebrating the future victories God has in store for me. God delights in our celebrations and is pleased by our expressions of trust and hope.
“The best part of practice was the celebration, and the best parts of our lives can be when we practice or create a habit of celebrating and giving thanks even before God acts. In this way we live in expectation of our life’s future spiritual victories.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Today I will celebrate God’s power!
Prayer: Dear God, help us to expect victory in our lives as we trust and obey you. Amen.
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