Unspeakable Joy Devotional

March 1.2019

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Our testimony. I recently wrote a cookbook titled Simply.Southern. I wrote the book because I have a love and passion for cooking and baking. I felt a calling to write and it took over 10 years to be able to put that calling into action. I wanted the book to bless others through my love of Christ and share what He has done in my life. One of the hardest things for us to admit to others is that we do and say the wrong things, mess up and just down right fail sometimes! We don’t want to admit our short comings. But it is in those moments that we learn that we need God more than ever and that He is the provider of our peace, love and forgiveness. I give a personal testimony at the end of the cookbook. I wanted people to know that my life hasn’t been perfect, that I have failed many times and that God’s love rescued me from despair. Because of my love for Christ and my personal relationship with Him, I have faith and trust to know He will carry me through and will bless my life no matter my circumstances.

I truly believe that our testimony of God’s work in our lives can be seen and heard without us saying a word. I know so many people that I have personally seen their testimony through their actions.

1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..”

We need to reject the cultural pressure to keep our beliefs to ourselves. Instead, believers should be open to share the good news of redemption through faith in Christ.

It matters how we make our case for Christ. We must present it with gentleness and respect. Christians are not called to condemn those who are curious about our hopefulness. Nor are we to be vindictive, vengeful, or insulting to those who disagree. We should explain our faith without harshness and dismissiveness.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 We must realize we are a sinner and are condemned to death. “For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23 But God loved us so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear our sin and die in our place.

Pray: Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”
1 John 5:11

YOUR STORY IS THE KEY THAT CAN UNLOCK SOMEONE ELSE’S PRISON. 

SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY.

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