Daily Devotional for Sunday June 04, 2017

Scripture:

Colossians 3:5 (NASB) Therefore, consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

Observation:

Being truthful about where you are in life will take being brutally honest with yourself. Seven years of therapy—telling them what they wanted to hear—would not help my anger problem. Being truthful with myself and God brought me the peace that I had to get to or else I would have lost my family. Within each of us is enough of the truth to know that things are not as they should be. We all can go on playing the game, or we can look at ourselves with truth. “Where am I falling short of the glory of God?” If we spent the day with Jesus by our side, what would He say when He saw us do some of the things we do? Would we change the way we live because He was next to us? We can come up with every excuse in the book to keep us right where Satan wants us, or we can seek God and the truth and be set free. Comes down to us simply choosing which way to go. It always does.

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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