Daily Devotional 3-24-20

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Hey everybody, it’s pastor Bill Meiter. Well, before I share today’s devotion, I wanted to share a quick word about what’s happening at ACC. 

As you know, we streamed our worship service this past weekend and we had close to 470 individuals and families logged on at the same time. Truly incredible!

We want to thank you so much for being a part of this historic day at our church.

Now here’s the deal: Until we’re told that it’s safe to meet again, we’re going to keep streaming our services online, so make sure to join us again this Sunday at 9:30 AM on our website for worship and we’ll keep you posted week to week as to when we might be able to meet again in person.

Now for today’s devotion.

You know, as Americans, we live in the land of plenty. We’re familiar with having things in abundance, but for the first time, we’re experiencing what it’s like to walk into a store and see empty shelves, and to have to wait in long lines just to buy necessities.

People are naturally scared. As a result, some people have resulted to hoarding food and supplies. But what should be the response of those of us who are Christians?

Well, the apostle Paul speaks to this very issue, Galatians 6:10 says this: “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (ESV).

If ever there were an opportunity to do good to others, now is the time. When others are being paralyzed by fear, Christians are to walk in faith, seeking to bless others at every turn. It’s truly amazing what happens when we take our eyes off of ourselves and seek to help others.

It’s freeing. It’s fulfilling, but most importantly, it’s God-glorifying.

John 13:35 says this, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

So the challenge today is simple. Use the opportunity set before you to do good to others, especially to those who are of the household of faith. And until we meet again, keep your eyes on him.

God bless.