Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, guys!
Todays devotional is based on an article in Fundamentalist Journal by Cal Thomas titled "Dear God, Please Don't Let Me Be a Christian Leader!"
Cal found himself called a "Christian leader" by a leading Christian magazine and he wondered what that meant. More speaking engagements? Perhaps an appearance on a Christian talk show?
"It would certainly give me the right to start putting Scripture references under my signed name in books I have written. I would surely sign more Bibles, which I find a curious practice since I didn't write that Book."
Thomas wonders if we have reversed things. God's strength is made perfect in weakness. "In a church I once attended, there was a man of tremendous faith. His wife is an alcoholic. His daughter has psychological problems. He was often poor in health. Yet, week after week, he never complained. He always smiled and asked me how I was doing. He faithfully brought to church a young blind man who had no transportation. He always sat with the blind man, helping him sing the hymns by saying the words into his ear. That man was a 'Christian leader' if ever there was one."
Philippians 2:3-4 (KJV);
“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”
Colossians 3:12-13 (KJV);
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”
Do your best to be a TRUE ‘Christian leader’; Reach out to someone in need with a helping hand. Reach out to someone who is hurting with a word of comfort. Reach out to someone lost with the Good News that Jesus died for their sins!
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.