Daily Devotional for September 15, 2021

While I have always considered my humility my greatest asset, our church is doing something that has truly humbled me.

For years, I have written devotionals that are sent out early in the mornings.  This has been a true labor of love.

These daily devotionals are intended to give a quick, common sense, sometimes humorous look at the wonderful ways God works in our lives.

The remarkable thing is some mornings, I will sit at the computer and say, “God, I’ve got nothing to say.”  Then, God gives me something.

Some devotionals are good, some are okay, and some are stinkers.  Still, day after day, members of our congregation faithfully read them. 

As a fund raiser for our youth and children’s departments, our church is publishing a book of these devotionals.  All proceeds will go to these two vital ministries.  It is important you know I will not financially benefit from the sale of this book.  That is not the purpose.

The benefit I will receive is knowing the words God has given me are somehow making a difference.

The point to this meandering devotional is that if God can use a stubborn, narcissistic, devastatingly handsome pastor from central Texas, then God will have no trouble using you.  All you have to do is make yourself available and let God do the heavy lifting.

So today, make the conscious decision to allow the maker of the universe to use you to make life a little easier for someone who is desperate, alone, or hurting.

Peter said, “And serve each other according to the gift each person has received, as good managers of God’s diverse gifts.” (1 Peter 4:10)

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, today, I give myself to you without hesitation, reservation, or procrastination.  Please use me for your purpose.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Saying yes to God is the best decision you will ever make.

Also, just for the record, if you are interested in supporting the youth and children’s ministries by purchasing a book of daily devotionals, please contact the church office at (254) 773-5269 or contact@fumctemple.org.

This will help the printer know how many books to produce.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins