Daily Devotional for Monday January 01, 2018

Scripture:

Revelation 21:4-5 (NASB) … and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

Observation:

Sometimes the things we think we can save just can't be. I have been sharing these messages for the past 19 years. By now, you would think that I would have learned which keys to press on the key board and which ones not to. After writing today's message, I didn't hit the save button and lost it. So, I had to start over again. You never quite get the same message. I can only think that God wanted a different message sent to you. Today's verse speaks of wiping away ever tear, every pain, no more mourning and no more death. Jesus sits on the throne to make all things new. After we lost my mom, I had days when I cried because of the pain, but she always said that if I trust God, things will work out. I learned that holding on to Jesus means trusting Him, that He will make all things new. Like life without Mom and like hitting the wrong key, living in the past may cause us tears, pain, and mourning. We can put our trust in Christ and His Word and start new. Who will you put your trust in this year? Start 2018 new and trust in Jesus.

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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