1/5/14 Daily Devotion

Acts 1:1-2 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

Dr. Luke, in his former book, told the story of Jesus. He spoke about the entrance of Jesus into this world and the impact He had on the lives of those who were willing to accept Him and His teachings. In Acts, he shifts from the effects of Jesus to the effects of the disciples as they carry the message of Christ into the world. They have an amazing story. It’s a story of joy and sadness. A story of fruitfulness and struggles. A story that changes lives. We also have an amazing story to share, a story that will bring Christ into the lives of those who cross our paths. A story that will demonstrate our willingness to enjoy the times of plenty and endure the times of hardship. A story that will show the benefits of serving God and living for the sake of the gospel. But our story is only as good as our witness; it’s only as good as our willingness to live purposefully in the name of Jesus.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me share my story of salvation in such a powerful manner that others see Your presence within my life.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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1/3/15 Daily Devotion

Malachi 4:6 He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

We must change our lives before it’s too late. We must change our lives, before it’s too late. We must change our actions before it’s too late. We must change our words before it’s too late. We must change and come to the understanding of what it means to live for God; for if we do not, we will not like what He has to say as we stand before Him in judgment. How do we change? We transfer control of our lives over to Him. We must come to realize that God knows what’s best for our lives. We must come to realize that, if we remain in control, we will carry ourselves straight into the clutches of Hell.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me be filled with an understanding that You know what’s best for my life.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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1/2/15 Daily Devotion

Malachi 4:5 “See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.

Jesus is coming. When this will happen, no one knows. Scripture teaches us that not even Jesus knew the day or the hour of His second coming, at least while He was physically walking upon this earth. Jesus knew He was going to return. He knew He would be back to carry His people home. Jesus knew, and we essentially know the same. So it’s time that we start living our lives in a manner that is reflective of this truth. We must live as if today were the day, as if Jesus were coming back. We must live in a manner that demonstrates our preparedness, in a way that glorifies God.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me prepare for Your arrival. Help me be ready at all times. Help me become an example of what it means to live for You.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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1/1/15 Daily Devotion

Malachi 4:4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.

Sometimes, when life gets going fast, we forget to follow some of the regulations set up by God. This happens because we get caught up in life, we get caught up the moment, we get caught in what’s happening and begin to go with the flow and begin to somewhat set aside what we know to be right. This usually happens because we lose our focus. This usually happens because we forget to concentrate on the will of God. Life will come, sometimes fast, but we must find a way to slow it down so it does not overtake us. We must not allow it to overtake our relationship with God. We need to make a conscience effort to place God first, to consider what He wants for our lives. But if we get caught up in life and begin to walk a different path, a path away from God’s rules and regulations, He will always be there to welcome us once we are ready to walk the walk He expects of His children.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me understand how to live my life completely focused on You at all times.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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