Why write a devotional? There are a million devotionals by authors with more degrees, name recognition, and skill than I have. Yet I am writing anyway. It isn’t because I have a special word from God, I will leave that to Scripture. It isn’t because I am especially profound or wise, although I attempt to be both. No, there is another reason.
This devotional is a burden of love. First, that love is directed towards God. I hope to honor and glorify Him in what I write. Further, I hope that His kingdom will grow and benefit in some small way by what I write. Second it is love towards the church in general and more specifically Grace Fellowship of Lakewood. You are probably part of Grace Fellowship. My prayer is that you will individually benefit from this devotional. I pray that this will help you develop a habit or discipline of reading and studying God’s word in some small or big way. I believe if you are disciplined and take the time to go through this devotional you will grow.
I used another word in describing this devotional, “burden.” It is that. While I don’t mind writing in general, devotionals are not where I thrive. It doesn’t come easy, it’s a burden, but one that gives me joy. It is spiritual and because it is, it is heavy. I pray God’s grace and mercy will be given to me as I write for Him and to you.
9/21/2022 10:12:03 pm
Thank you Pastor John for putting together this devotional!
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Pastor John is writing these devotionals to go along with the sermon series "A Firm Foundation."