Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 30--Faith, Not Fear: SERVICE

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Welcome to Day 30 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



So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.  Matthew 7:12 (New International Version)


OPENING PRAYER:   In your opening prayer, in addition to anything else you want to pray about, ask God to help you to find ways to serve Him this weekend.
I woke up this morning with more energy than yesterday, which surprised me as I went to bed after 1:30 a.m. with a sore throat.

Whenever I’m blessed with unexpected energy, or good health, I think of it as a window opening with fresh, warm, tropical air blowing in. I never know how long my “window of health” will stay open. 

When this window opens, I try not to rush forward and do too much and thus tire myself out.

While taking a bath I thought about ways I could serve God today while my window of health is open. I always have a mental list of things I can do to serve Him.

On the radio, I heard a story about the 24th Annual Community Service Day being held today in Montgomery County Maryland.  Neighbors are asked to help others in need within their community.

Serving others is an excellent way to take the focus and concern away from our problems. Plus, it will make you feel better as well.

So, go out this weekend, help a neighbor in need and in the process you’ll serve Him.


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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