Sunday April 8th, 2018
Today’s devotional was all about the times in our lives where we feel like God is distant, how these times can actually be huge times of growth. These times force us to focus on the truth and realities of God, not just our feelings.
Verse of the day: John 11:25-26 (ESV) “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” I didn’t memorize this verse actually, but I will memorize tomorrows.
Today was a long, but exceptionally good day. As far as my eating, that wasn’t that great, I ended up eating quite a few cookies, but I prepared my meals for this week and I’m all set to get back into it.
Today was an exceptionally good day because God is good. This evening our church took our youth group to the movie I can only imagine. It was incredible. I truly believe that, that movie touched the lives of those kids. Each of the kids in our youth group come from broken homes, so it was a very relateable movie for them.
It is incredible to me how our lives impact other people’s lives, even when we don’t realize it. Whether it is in what we say, or how we behave. Everyone is watching you, people innately are looking for something more. With Christianity I think the majority of people are disappointed by Christians. We carry the name of a person who truly can change lives and the world, yet we compromise that to please those around us. When the reality is, the people we end up trying to please with our compromised beliefs are actually very hungry for something more. When you compromise they think “just another mislead fool, there’s nothing real or changing about what they believe.” We have to be uncompromising so people can see the reality of the capacity of the gospel. Anyway, this is a thought for a different time, I’m sure.
Anyway, today was a great day, I’m excited to see what God is doing in this community.
Thanks for reading!
Jesus loves you!
– Andrew Potter