22 Aug Devoted – 8/22/20
Philippians 1:13 – “So that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard, and to everyone else, that my imprisonment is because I am in Christ.”
Paul was no criminal but was in jail because he was preaching Jesus Christ and the Gospel. He’s not looking at his current situation as a curse but as a blessing because he was able to advance the gospel by being in prison (Act 16:25-34). Paul knew he was an instrument of God and that he was going to suffer for the sake of God’s name.
As people of Christ we need to see all circumstances in front of us as opportunities. During these trying times COVID has been a great example of how we see a very big barrier and yet the Church has been able to seize this opportunity to advance the gospel. Let’s not let our current circumstances interfere with sharing Christs love to everyone we can.
Heavenly Father thank you for teaching us that no matter what the circumstance are you are with us. Isaiah 54:10 says “For the mountains may depart and the hills may be removed but my steadfast love shall not depart from you and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the lord who has compassion on you.” Please give us the strength and courage to share our word with others and remain faithful to you Lord. Guide us through these times with our focus on bringing heaven on earth. In Jesus Name, Amen.