Posted: September 17, 2019 by Nate Ferguson, Lead Pastor
I like to read. There are a few reasons I read, for encouragement, to learn and to be reminded that God has chosen me. I read from the same devotional Bible every year. One verse, and one or two sentences of application.
Here’s one of my favorites…
You were chosen to tell people about the wonderful acts of God (1 Peter 2:9)
God chose you…it’s right there in black and white. So…let’s spend a lifetime making our heavenly Father proud!
My next book to read when traveling is titled “Game Plan, Winning Strategies For The Second Half Of Your Life”. Don’t worry, I’m not planning on having a mid life crisis 😊 What I am trying to do is this: Plan out how I can effectively serve in what I hope is the second 25 years of ministry in my life. I want to make God proud by telling others about Jesus.
What’s your plan to make your heavenly Father proud? Take some time right now to think about that..really think about it.
- If you are married, it has to be tied to your spouse.
- If you have children, it has to be tied to your children.
In all things, YOU will have opportunities that I won’t have. Actually YOU will have opportunities that no one else will have, because YOU have been chosen by God to represent him. Be on the lookout for those opportunities.
Here’s what I want you to do right now. Pray this simple prayer today…God, give me courage to share about you WHEN (not if) you provide the opportunity! Post that prayer somewhere where you will see it every day. Say that prayer every day and see what happens. It’s fun to see the opportunities that God puts before us! He has chosen you!
If you’re looking for a daily devotional to read, check out Youversion.