Monday, November 1, 2010

Day 39--Faith, Not Fear: TO AND FRO

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Welcome to Day 39 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


14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:14-16 (King James Version)

OPENING PRAYER:   In your opening prayer, in addition to anything else you want to pray about, ask God to put you in places and situations where you can tell others about what Jesus has done for you. (My pastor, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton, says this at the end of each sermon and I’m glad he does so as it reminds believers of their obligation to share Christ with others.)

To and Fro
When we are faced with problems, sometimes our guard is down when it comes to reason.

We tend to flock to the latest thing that we think will quickly solve our problems, or make us feel better.

I pray that when folks vote this Tuesday, they will pray first before making a decision based on raw emotion, anger and/or fear.

I also pray for our nation and the world at large. The worldwide economic recession may just be the beginning of hard times to come as foretold in the Bible.

Politicians may offer quick fixes, but only God can truly provide the help, comfort and peace we need to navigate the storms of life.

ACTION ITEM:  Research candidates and issues that will be on the ballot in your area this Tuesday. Pray for guidance about your voting decision.

Also pray that the Holy Spirit will guide and help you to deal with your problems and ask Him to be of comfort to those on your prayer list.

Until tomorrow, have a blessed day!
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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