Daily Devotional for Saturday December 02, 2017


Colossians 3:17 (NASB) Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.


I am always amazed that we refer to people by their occupation. “Oh, he’s a plumber.” “He’s a banker.” “She’s a stay-at-home-mom.” Wouldn’t it be nice to refer to each other by something other than what we do? Wouldn’t it be great if people could tell we were Christians without us saying a word? No, not by the shirts we wear or the bracelet that says WWJD, but by our actions. There is that old time song… They’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love (Peter Scholtes, 1968). Can they see us living Christ all the time, or do we do it when it’s convenient? Are we really part of God’s team – fighting for His will to be done or is it about us and what we can get out of life? Some tough questions to ask yourself. If someone were to meet you for the first time, would they know you are a Christian? 


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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