Come Close

I read these verses this morning in my devotions. They come from Deuteronomy 32:18-19. NLT

“You neglected the Rock who had fathered you;
you forgot the God who had given you birth.

The Lord saw this and drew back,
provoked to anger by his own sons and daughters.”

I was struck by them because I sometimes feel that God draws back from me when I neglect Him or struggle with sin. You too? Be assured God never leaves you or abandons you. But sometimes He may draw back a bit. Part of His amazing grace is the freedom He gives us to either be close to Him or distant. To walk with Him or to go our own way. Today let’s choose to walk with Him. To be close. Pray with me. Father, today I wish to walk with You, to be close to You. Draw close to me. I love you, my Rock and my Redeemer. Amen.

See you at the Lighthouse,

Dale

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Go Boldly

This morning in my readings I read what was a prophetic word about the future of the church in our country. One thing that struck me was that the church will make a radical turn from being “all about me” to being a mission outpost. People in the church will gather to be equipped and inspired to go out into their daily lives as missionaries. I’m not sure it is true, but it is a powerful vision. So much of our lives tend to be self-centered. Even our church life. Especially our church life. “I’m looking for a church that meets my needs,” we say. “I am church shopping.”

Jesus calls us to lay down our lives and go forth to share God’s love and grace with others. What if we went to a church that best challenged and equipped us to impact the lives of others by loving as Jesus loved and sharing the gospel. As you go about your day today remember that if you are a follower of Jesus, God will bring people into your path with the plan that you will share a word and deed reflecting His love. You may never know the difference it will make in their life.

Now here’s the interesting thing. Our lives are most blessed when we give them away. You want to find a church that meets your needs and helps you grow? Find one that challenges you to give it all away and point others to Jesus. Then you will find your life. Go boldly my friend.

See you at the Lighthouse,

Dale

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