DEVOTIONS – MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

DEVOTIONS – MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

Matthew 7:26 (MSG) –  (Jesus teaching)  “But if you just use my words in the Bible studies and don’t work them into your life,  you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach.” 

In his book,  Abba’s Child,  Brennan Manning says,  “The Christian commitment is not an abstraction.  It is a concrete,  visible,  courageous,  and formidable way of being in the world forged by daily choices consistent with inner truth.  A commitment that is not visible in humble service,  suffering discipleship,  and creative love is an illusion.  Jesus Christ is impatient with illusions,  and the world has no interest in abstractions.  If we bypass these words of the Great Rabbi,  the spiritual life will be nothing more than fantasy.”  How are you connecting your faith with daily choices?  What are you known for?  Don’t get distracted from mission and miss your destiny.  Is your faith  “concrete,  visible,  courageous,  and formidable”?

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