I Peter 2:9 (NIV) But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Each new day presents countless opportunities to put God in first place, or not. When we honor God by living according to the Lord’s commandments, we earn for ourselves the abundance and peace that the Lord promises. But, when we concern ourselves more with pleasing ourselves, and others than with pleasing our Creator, we bring needless suffering upon ourselves and our families. (I teach this truth to the Ministry the Lord has made me Servant to lead)
So today, take every step of your journey with God as your traveling companion. Support only those activities that further God’s kingdom and your spiritual growth. Be an example of righteous living to your friends, to your neighbors, and to your children. Then, reap the blessings that God has promised to all those who live according to His will and His Word. The Ministry I have now Grace and Truth Leadership and the performing arts under the leadership of my wife Robin; Total Praise Generation is the Lord’s not mine!
Point to Ponder- Oswald Chambers, the author of the Christian classic devotional text My Utmost For His Highest, advised, “Never support an experience which does not have God as its source, and faith in God as its result.” These words serve as a powerful reminder that, as people of God, we are called to serve, walk with God and obey His commandments. But, we live in a world that presents us with countless temptations to do our own thing in Ministry and in our personal lives.
Prayer- Dear Lord, please help we your people honor you in everything we say and do today. Help me us to live our lives as an extension of your Kingdom plan for the World and Nations. And you get all the Glory Lord, Amen!
Our Leadership team is especially thankful for those of you who provided financial donations and support in the month of June 2017 by partnering with us in efforts to advance the kingdom of God in this 21st century season: Special thanks to Mr. William Wilson, Ms. Annette Straker, Mr. David Straker, Mr. Kenneth Washington, and Ms. Gertrude Scott. Why don’t you take the opportunity to write us on our blog and let us know how we are doing in serving you Great people, we’d love to hear from you!
Follow me on Twitter @Elder James Baker, as I endeavor to encourage and empower leaders of today and tomorrow!
Pastor James Baker, Jr.
Thank you for using the Word Cup devotionals brought to you through Grace and Truth Leadership on (Word press). We are a faith-based, donor-supported ministry. If you have been touched by these daily devotionals, and would like to make a monthly pledge or a special gift of any amount, please use the link below to give as the Lord leads. Thank you so much!