2 Corinthians 4:16 “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.” (NASB)
Change... not the coins in your pocket, but the change that takes place within your physical body. It was at the end of the work shift when I noticed that my strength was no longer the same. Maybe old age setting in or working too hard, but there definitely was a change taking place within my body. Today's verse speaks of not losing heart although our outer man is decaying yet our inner man is being renewed day-by-day. That's when it happened, a simply call from a loved one, and I felt renewed. It was one of my daughters sharing some wonderful news that happened to her at work. The warmth within my heart for her began to change my attitude. I felt rejuvenated. Spending time in God's Word, times spent in His presence can rejuvenate you the same way. Taking a moment to renew our inner man can lift our spirits; so, we don't lose heart. If you find yourself a little down because of some change in your life, try a little worship music, or time in God's Word, or just sit in His presence and be refreshed. Change can be a good thing especially when it's a God thing!
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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