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Family Church Daily Devotions - Family Church Devotion - Tue Sept 18

Family Church Devotion - Tue Sept 18

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

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2 Timothy 1:5
I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
What do you want your legacy to be? What mark are you going to leave on this world? How are your children going to remember you?

Maybe you have asked yourself those questions. We want to be remembered for something great! We want our children and grandchildren to not forget us. There is nothing wrong with that.

In 2 Timothy, we are reminded of the most important influence we can leave for our family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors all around the world. It’s summed up in one word: faith. Faith is believing what we cannot see. We haven’t had the opportunity to hear Jesus preach and teach in person. Yet, we know he was here on earth 2,000 plus years ago. We believe he died on the cross to save us, and rose again to show all people that the devil was defeated. Even though we didn’t see any miracles performed by Jesus in human form, we still see his miracles in our lives today. He keeps his promises. He answers our prayers.

Perhaps, your mother and grandmother were not the ones to teach you about God. Maybe it was the other way around. You taught them. People can hear God’s Word at any point in their lives. Whether it was family, friends, your pastor, or a complete stranger, they first showed you God’s love, and it’s your turn to show that love to someone else. Since that first seed was planted in your mind, God has helped you to work through his Word to get to know him even better.

Continue to be faithful to God. Remember that he works in you each and every day to help your faith grow. Thanks be to God to whomever helped you see God for the first time. God’s church is made up of so many different types of people of all ages. His church has no limits and no one will be denied the chance to get to know him better. We have the confidence in him to know that through our words and actions, he is working faith in another person’s heart.

Be the love that someone needs today because through that love, they can see Christ. We can all help make disciples of all nations.
Christian Worship 369
Beautiful Savior
Verse 1
Beautiful Savior, King of creation,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I’d love thee, Truly I’d serve thee,
Light of my soul, my joy, my crown.
Dear God, Thank you for helping our faith in you grow stronger each and every day. Help our words and actions help others to see your love. Help us to remember who taught us about you, and that we can be that person to others. In Jesus, Amen.


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