Unspeakable Joy Devotional

April 8th

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Being a Super Hero for God. Recently I found a picture of Superman and it said “There is a superhero in all of us. We just need the courage to put on the cape”.

I have been thinking about how we can be superheroes for God. The Lord calls each of us, no matter what our age, to be heroic for Him in our daily lives. We live in a world where people often disappoint us, but in God’s kingdom, love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8 “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” We are to aim high, go for the gold, and live out Jesus’ commandment: John 15:12-13 “Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

A superhero fights the power of darkness-to align with good and not evil-same that reflects the heart of God. The Bible is filled with examples of ordinary people who placed their faith in God in the midst of challenging circumstances, obediently following His instructions and allowing the Holy Spirit to work, even when human logic told them a desirable outcome was simply not possible!!

Jesus is better than any superhero because he was able to do what no one else could do….He was able to give us back the ability to have a relationship with God. The good news is Jesus came to rescue. He bridged the gap that sin had made in each of our lives. He was able to bring us back to God.

We can be superheroes for God by (1) getting into the Word-The Word is powerful, and when it is working in you, your faith is strengthened; (2) pray-The more you spend time with Jesus, the more you will be like Him; and (3) refuse to do nothing. Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for evil to prosper is that enough good men do nothing.”

Our highest calling as believers is to love God and love people. “Jesus said to him, “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

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