Strength for the Journey

Paul and his companions set out for their first missionary journey from Paphos Cyprus to Perga and then to Pisidian Antioch. In Acts 13:13-41 we are told about Paul preaching at a synagogue. He reminded his listeners of all that God had done for them since leading them out of the land of Egypt. He went on to remind them about the Savior God sent who the rulers in Jerusalem had put to death on the Cross. On the third day, God raised Him from the tomb.

The main point of Paul’s sermon was that our strength is in God who helped Moses lead and who also raised Jesus from death on the cross. This strength and power of God is available to all who believe that Christ is Savior. The people in the synagogue accepted the Good News preached by Paul about this great power and freedom from sin we have.

The message we have for those around us today should have this same message of Good News. God is our strength and will pull us through anything. Sometimes we may feel like there is no way but with God there is a way and His way is the best way. Like with Paul who set out on the first Missionary Journey through dangerous territory, we can be confident that God will lift us up and pull us through.

This day with God, know that our help comes from the same ONE who helped Moses lead the people out of Egypt. The same ONE who raised Jesus to life after death on the cross. He thinks you are AWESOME so focus on what you can do with God’s help and not on what seems impossible. You are not alone and what seems to be impossible will become possible.

Lord, help us make the Word a part of who we are and what we do. Lift us up today on Your shoulders so we can see the big picture. You are our greatest power. Our greatest strength is the work You do deep down in our soul. We ask that we just be the person You made us to be so that those around us will pick up on how You work in our lives and desire the same for their lives. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to Strength for the Journey

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