Daily Devotion – August 28, 2017
Morning Motivation: “God supplies every need. Celebrate that you started with nothing, but finished with everything you needed.”
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:12-17: And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
Never forget that your greatness is a result of the gifts God has given you. Today’s sermon teaches us about the importance of gratitude. We have to remember that we didn’t get to where we are on our own, but it was God who lifted us up and provided just what we needed for us to survive at our new altitude. Don’t try to climb the ladder any higher without remembering who is the source of your success. God has a funny way of reminding us that we cannot make it without Him.
Today marks the 54th anniversary of the famous March on Washington. While there is still a lot of progress to be made it is good for us to celebrate the sacrifices that have already been made on our behalf. Many of us are living in situations that our ancestors could have never dreamed of. They trusted in God to help them fight some seemingly impossible battles. And because they fought the good fight we can continue to run the race. But as we run the race we must remember that we cannot get to the finish line on our own. We have to put our hands back in the hand of the God who led our ancestors through difficult times. God has already been gracious and as we celebrate His grace there is no doubt that He will continue to provide.