Always be yourself, no matter how weird you are! Anyone who’s worth knowing will love you for being you.
Archive for December, 2018
Dear Heavenly Father, we commit our ways to you. We are ready to follow your call. Thank you that we can trust in you for the future.
In Jesus’ Name
Paul answered: “I am now standing before Caesar’s court, where I ought to be tried. I have not done any wrong to the Jews, as you yourself know very well. If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!” After Festus had conferred with his council, he declared: “You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!”
God calls us onward. We may revisit places from our past, just as Paul revisited Caesarea. But he also calls us to embrace his plans and move forward, trusting him each step of the way. He wants us to look at our lives not just as an adventure, but also as a constant series of opportunities to serve him and learn new things. Today, make sure you are moving forward to accomplish his purposes.
Be who you choose to be, not who others choose to see.
Dear Heavenly Father, open the doors for us to share the Gospel. Thank you for all you have done for us. Use us to impact others. We trust in you.
In Jesus’ Name
Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor. When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: “We have enjoyed a long period of peace under you, and your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation. Everywhere and in every way, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude. But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly.
What opportunities has God given you? On the surface, you may face opposition and go through trials and tests. But remember that each situation presents you with an opportunity to be his witness and testify to his work in your life.
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.