Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 29--Faith, Not Fear: IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU

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Welcome to Day 29 of our Bible based, Christ focused devotional.

Purpose: With so many people suffering during these tough economic times, I wanted to create a daily devotional which would promote faith in God as a solution to overcoming anger and fear.

Each devotional will provide a daily passage of Scripture for you to reflect on throughout the day. In addition, an “Action Item” will assign a daily, simple task to help you address your fears with faith and move forward with God's plans for you.

Thank you and God bless you for reading this devotional--please share it with others!

Steve Kendall



For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 (New International Version)


In your opening prayer, in addition to anything else you want to pray about, ask God to help you remember that it’s not about you, it about Him.

It’s Not About You
The first paragraph of an article in the sports section got my attention yesterday, “Every morning of his childhood, Trevor Grywatch's mother greeted him with the same question: What are you going to do today that's not about you, Trevor?

The story was about a University of Virginia football player who donated stem, cells to help an anonymous 60 year old man fighting cancer.

I just loved that quote as it’s something I’ll try to keep in mind each morning. 

I woke up this morning with a sore throat, which I’m still nursing as I write type today’s devotional. I’m feeling so tired that I didn’t think I’d finish today’s devotional, but I just had to share this wonderful quote.

You can read the full story from the Washington Post at:                                          
Virginia football player Trevor Grywatch makes a big sacrifice
By Steve Yanda, Washington Post Staff  Writer
Thursday, October 21, 2010

The young man in the article as able to help a cancer patient as he became a part of the Bone Marrow Registry.

Here’s a link for more info about the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) :
ACTION ITEM:  Continue the Action Item for the week: “Each day this week, make an attempt to live each day like it’s your last.” 

Also, beginning this weekend, ask yourself each day, “What are you going to do today that's not about you?”

Until tomorrow, have a blessed weekend!
CLOSING PRAYER: For the remainder of our devotions, please pray about whatever the Lord places in your heart and mind. I also ask that you pray for me as well. I pray daily for everyone who comes in contact with these devotions and feel blessed as a result.
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