Daily Devotion

Evening!
 
I've mostly recovered all of my energy from all of my traveling (I slept for almost 9 hours) but I'm feeling good.  I hope that your Saturday is going great and that you did or saw something to make you laugh.  Laughter is soo good for you!
 
How Ministering to Others Ministers to Us
 
I just wanted to share a praise report of how my writing the things God lays on my heart to share with you all has blessed me.  Whenever someone lets me know how it makes them feel or that they needed a particular devotion, I get so filled with God's love!  Some days I have to muster up the humility to allow God to use me in spite of what's going on in my personal life.  But I feel this is something I must do, as it not only helps you all, but it helps me!  It makes me feel truly blessed and humbled to hear one of my closest friends tell me all the time that its going to work out because God will take care of it!  I recite Romans 8:28 among others to myself all day long to get through and this has truly helped me to grow, so I say thank you to you for allowing my personal ministry to minister to you and as you reflect in return minister to me.  As Christians, that is one of our primary responsibilities, to minister to others.  Here are some scriptures to help you keep on doing that:
 
John 4:34-38
34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors.”

Acts 6:4
but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Romans 12:4-8
4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Matthew 28:18-20
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Primarily, there are many ways we minister to others.  Sometimes its uncomfortable or even not convenient, but when we sacrifice of ourselves for God's glory, we can be sure that God will look favorably upon us!  As always, my love is with you!

 
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God loves you…He blesses you with another day so make the most of it!

Marquita B. Priester

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