I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion: Do We Reflect Him? Or me?

Who is going to want to hear about peace in Christ if we who claim His name live in fear, depression and constant unrest? Who will listen to a God of grace when we hold grudges, seek revenge and claim we can’t forgive?

Who wants to know about a Savior who cares about everyone when we don’t give the time of day to someone who is different, is not in our social sphere and/or who doesn’t look, sound or act like us?

Colossians 4:5-6 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without <the faith>, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every one.

God calls us to love others as He loved us–in our sin, in our degradation, in our ignorance and poverty of heart and mind, in our desperate need.

Help me, Jesus, move out of my comfort zone, live the life of abundance You intend, and to share Your love and hope at every opportunity. Amen.

By Carolyn R Scheidies
From First I Bow


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