PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Jun
17

Represent Jesus

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture
Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Observation
As God’s people, represent! Represent Him. Represent His heart. Represent His character. Represent Jesus!

When there are differing people, religions, outlooks, opinions, convictions - how should I live? I must REPRESENT JESUS with the qualities Paul commands the Colossian Christians! These attributes are for us - as Christians to reflect to the world around us. Not only at church, in church, with God’s people - but to the lost, lonely, ungodly - the persecutors, the opposition!
Application
I hear the Spirit saying REPRESENT JESUS!
  • Represent JESUS heart, character and life.
  • Verses 12-14 are the ingredients I need - today, this week, this year - for the remainder of my life.
  • ACTION STEP: I must memorize these verses. Hiding these words in my heart - that I may meditate, reflect on and REPRESENT JESUS well!

Prayer
Dear God, You know me. You know my desperate need for You - Your Spirit to work and live in me - to give me the strength to REPRESENT JESUS well. My highest Goal - to make You smile, pleasing and honoring YOU - with the story of my inner life!

Devotions for June 17

1 Kings 20,21
2 Chronicles 17
Colossians 3

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