Wow, only 13 more days to go! Today’s reading was soooo good. If you have a hard time reading the Bible and find it boring, try reading the story of Joseph in the old testament (Gen. 40-46). It reads like a novel. I think about the famine they were in and how hungry the people were...funny how things like that stand out a little more- huh?
I want to share with you my S.O.A.P. from yesterday which was in Luke 16:19-31. The story of the rich man and Lazarus- the poor man. In this story, the rich man lived in luxury and Lazarus was poor and covered with sores but sat at the rich man’s gate, never noticed by him. Well, both of these men died and Lazarus went to heaven and the rich man was in...hell, in torment. He could see Lazarus and Abraham and tried to get him to come and give him some water and when it was explained to him that couldn’t happen, the rich man begged Abraham to go to his brothers and warn them how horrible it was where he was at as he couldn’t bear to think about them joining him in torment. I couldn’t help but think about our TOP TEN Lists of people we are praying for salvation. Yesterday, Russ spoke about how we need to be praying for Jesus to return and if we really believed he was returning any moment, we would be more driven to share the gospel with those who don’t know him.
My prayer today is that God will give me more influence with those who don’t know Jesus yet as their personal Savior or have turned away and also that I will slow down, and look for opportunities to take care of the poor and those less fortunate.
Keep up the good work, Solid Life! You are all in my daily prayers-