Daily Devotional for Monday December 04, 2017


John 13:7 (NASB) Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter.”


Whether we are accountants, doctors, factory workers, first responders, housewives, or congressmen, we should be about our Father’s business. Doing the Lord’s work is not just helping at church. It’s the day-to-day stuff. Loving each other; serving each other. Getting off our high horses and really serving. Jesus set such a great example, and yet we find within ourselves reasons to humble ourselves in service of the Lord to each other. Can you imagine what the body of Christ (us believers) could accomplish for HIM if we were to all engage in the work He’s called us to do? Can you imagine that when someone stumbled, another would be there to comfort and lift up instead of judge? That it was more about helping our neighbor than about us. Jesus washed the feet of His disciples. In view of the pain and suffering He was going to go through at the Cross. He didn’t whine about it or make excuses. He led by humble servant leadership. Are we serving God by serving each other?


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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