Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse
Those who are right with God, will live by faith.
~Habakkak 2:4 NIRV
Thoughts on today's verse...
Then one might ask, "so, what does it take to be right with God?" That's a very good question. Perhaps it is best summed up in that forgiveness is about God's grace, His redemptive work through Jesus Christ and our ability to accept it. It's almost too simple. Surely there is something I'm required to do? Some act, some work, some 'thing'... No, just asking for His forgiveness, repenting and following are basically it.

The living by faith is then put into action by our lives and the way we live them, so that other's might observe. And that has always been the frightening part to me - being an ambassador for Christ. What if I am the only Jesus they may ever see? Will I draw them to, or drive them away? Our families are watching... our co-workers are watching... our communities are watching... I personally have to get over that obstacle, because more importantly Jesus is watching.
My prayer...
Lord God, Father God - hear my prayer! Help me to get over the "what will other people think" mentality and to only be concerned with what You think. If I am pleasing to You in my life, in my work, then perhaps others will be drawn to You. ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,