On my last Blog I talked about Randy Gradishar sharing that what is required from us for Obedience to Christ is Simple. Well my Daily devotion today addressed that topic – but expanded a little more into the fact that simplicity may require some courage on our part to make us successful.
Here is the Scripture that went with it: Joshua 1:6-8 – 6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
**This is the Devotion: (by Cole R) – “Fear enslaves and confines us. Anxiety and worrying can devour our minds and take over our thoughts. But God tells us not to fear and to be strong and courageous. God wants us to lay our fears aside so we can have a life filled with things that are pleasing to Him. Don’t think of being strong and courageous as being a hero of saving someone’s life, think of it as doing the little things. Like maybe:
**Paying for someone’s Coffee at Starbucks
**Helping an Elderly lady at the gas pump
**Saying Hello to someone in the Hallway at school or office
God needs you to be strong and courageous through the little things day by day.”
As you can see – it does not take much to be successful in our Obedience to Christ and have him be evident in our Daily lives. We do not have a book of LAWS to follow to keep us going forward in the right direction – but we do have the Power of the Holy Spirit within us that will be our guide.
As you go forward this week – look for those simple things that will allow Christ to shine through you. It does not have to be one of the items above – but please come up with something that will let your light shine.
**Pay for the person’s meal behind you at McDonalds
**Grabbing the Cart from someone in the Wal-Mart parking lot and take it inside or to the Cart return
**Send someone a Card.
Be Courageous in the Simple things you do this week…..