Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Devotion 8.2.17

On Sunday, both Texas teams, the Rangers and the Astros, inducted a member into the Hall of Fame.  That same Sunday, Adrian Beltre secured his future spot in the Hall of Fame by hitting his 3000th hit.  To seal a great baseball Sunday, Houston and Texas both lost their games in honor of the lifetime accomplishments of three players. 

So, too, with faith.  Some days we win, and some days we lose.  We hear Paul's words in Ephesians as he says, "I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." (4:1-5) 

How do we do?  Some days we win, and some days we lose.  Some days we look like the church Christ leads, working together and following God's Word to seek direction in our lives, and other days we look like a company in need of a rescue from a strong-handed CEO.  Some days we hear Christ's desires for our lives in our own homes and other days we desperately seek healing from our dysfunction. 

We pray that we keep our eyes on Christ at all times.  Peter, when fixing his eyes on Christ, walked on water.  We pray that we turn to Christ in times of need, such as Peter when he took his eyes off Christ and began to sink. 

Hope Men's Ministry

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