Daily Devotional – Doing Our Part

By on December 18, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Matthew 28:18-20. Many are under the guise of “doing church” instead of “being Church”–that is, the fighting, warring army Jesus Christ calls His Bride, which is ready to stand in victory and shout from the mountaintops, “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” 

Where are the stories of reconciliation, restoration, and release that we read about in the Bible? Where are the stories of successful battles and great warriors such as Joshua, Gideon, and David? Where are the stories of tremendous obstacles overcome, like that of Jacob, Esther, and Ruth? 

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Could it be that we, the church, have settled for the stories without desiring to experience the glorious truths attached to those stories?  Could we have decided that what once worked for the great men of faith no longer applies in our beautifully decorated sanctuaries with all their rich adornments? Have our churches become just a forum for good entertainment and the respectable thing to do?

These questions are not meant to put down the workings of the Body of Christ, and all the good that is being accomplished in and through the local church. They are, however, meant to challenge the status quo. They are meant to inspire and encourage the introspection of every person, group, or church who believes that there is more ahead of them; more to know, more to do, more of the mysteries of God to embrace.

One cannot deny the evidence of scripture–the very desire of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, outpoured in the word, that we go forth just as He sent His trainees into the world to preach, teach, and pray “The Good News” of the Gospel. Are you ready? Will you join in?

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your word that leads me. Thank you for the directives you have given. Help me Lord today, to commit to serving you. Help me to share what you have done for me, to my neighbors, my friends, my colleagues and anyone who you place before me. Help me go forth and make disciples, students of your word.

In Jesus name
Amen

EncouragementRobin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

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Daily Devotional – Doing Our Part