Daily Devotional for Thursday November 23, 2017

Scripture:

Romans 5:8 (NASB) But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Observation:

Every day, I thank God. I guess you could say that there is much to be thankful for, but I always thank God for one thing in particular. I thank Him for my wife. Despite learning that I had anger problems and experiencing it in our marriage, she still chose to love me. In being part of men’s ministry, I have heard many stories of a wife choosing to leave the relationship when things got hard, but not my wife. She stayed by my side, comforted me, told me I was wrong, shared her intimate feelings and love of God with me. For that, I am grateful. That is what I thank God for each day because I know she came from Him. Each day, I rediscover the heart of God. To discover God, we need to slow down and take a long look at our lives. When we do, we’ll discover just how much He loves us. The reality is that none of us are worthy to receive anything from Him. Yet, He loves us and sent His Son to die for us. What are you thankful for? 

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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