Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 31--Faith, Not Fear: GRATEFULNESS

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Welcome to Day 31 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



And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (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.
NBC Nightly News ran a wonderful “Making A Difference” segment Saturday evening, which featured three acts of kindness and gratefulness. 

What touched me the most in this segment was a couple who fell on hard times shortly after they were married and found themselves living in a Salvation Army homeless shelter. 

In the years following, as the couple got back on their feet, they raised thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army. The couple said they were so grateful and never forgot those who helped them when they were in need.

Being grateful for what we have and were we are in life really puts our problems in perspective. No matter how low or broken we may be, there’s always something to be grateful for. After all, God created you, and if He did nothing else in your life, that alone is worthy of thanking Him the rest of your life.
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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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