THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

Ole Zeke was praying.
He asked, “Lord is it true that 1,000 years is like only a minute to you?”

The Lord said, “Yes.”

Zeke, “And is it true that you have all wealth, but it means nothing to you?”

The Lord said, “Yes.”

Zeke, “Lord, can you give me a million dollars?”

The Lord said, “Yes, wait just a minute.”

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SCRIPTURE__________________________________

Acts 23:11
And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
KJV

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THOUGHT____________________________________

Paul had a clear “word” from God that he would testify of Christ in Rome (Acts 23:11 above).

However, he spent time in prison, and appeared before other men in court (Felix, Festus, Agrippa) prior to being sent in Rome.
Then, the ship on which he was sent to Rome wrecked, and Paul was delayed more!
The process which ultimately took him to Rome was TWO and ONE-HALF YEARS!

During that long wait, Paul suffered many trials:
prison time, threats on his life, being transferred from place to place, shipwreck, and even snakebite!!

But Paul did not stop being a witness for the Lord!
He shared the gospel with soldiers, guards, court officials, and those who were shipwrecked with him.

During our lives, Christians, there are many obstacles and trials before we are delivered to our ultimate destination.
However, we should let nothing deter us from being a witness for our Lord Jesus!

Share Jesus with others during your difficulties!

Isaiah 40:31 says,
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
KJV

The Hebrew word from which “wait” is translated is qavah.
It means to be bound together with the Lord in patient servitude.

You will have greater strength, Christian, if you are bound together with the Lord in His service!

So, while you wait just a minute, during difficulties, SERVE!

Love ya!
Bruce