Daily Devotion Monday, September 23

Monday, September 23, 2013 – Psalm 62; 2 Kings 5:1-19; 1 Corinthians 4:8-21  and Matthew 5:21-26

Today, I’ll hop in my car to take Mackenzie to school and then head to the church to begin my week. It’d do little good to hop in the car if the gas tank was empty. But with a full tank I can now go close to 500 miles, driving a Prius these days.

1 Corinthians 4:8-21 – 20For the kingdom of God depends not on talk but on power.

This phrase is saying to me that I can preach, I can pray and I counsel people; yet if my tank isn’t full with the Spirit of God then those words will be powerless. So, one of my first goals is to keep my gas tank full, full of God’s Spirit which gives my words and actions power to build up the kingdom of God.

I recall a husband who advised his wife, when the gas gage reads half-full it’s time to fill up the tank. So is it with us my friends, when our souls are only half-full of God’s Spirit may we reach out to God, asking God to fill our tank full to overflowing.

Psalm 62 – For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

O God, this day fill my tank so that it overflows with your love and then guide me in all I think, say and do. May all I say and do this day be a part of your building your kingdom on earth in the lives of individuals and in the life of the church and in me. Amen.

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