CSR Daily Devotion

Today brings to close another month of 2020! I’ll be adding our preview for the month of October after the DD today. I was working last night, so I was unable to watch the debate, but I listened to most of it, and all I can say is: JESUS 2020! He got my vote in 2016, and He still seems our only hope. Of course, He’s always been our only hope. I just wish our leaders would be more like Christ and less like the squabbling old men we all watched with astonishment last night. Just a reminder, Christ is worthy of us living righteous lives. I can not wait to teach you that point in detail next month. October brings us into the Epistles of James and Peter, two of my favorite books.

September 30

20Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21equip you with everything good for doing his will and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen (Hebrews 13:20)

I love closing out the month with a strong benediction, and this one from Hebrews is one of the best.  I pray this prayer over you today.  May Jesus equip you with everything good for doing His will and may He work in you what is pleasing to God.  

When I had to do my PCC/PCI’s before stepping off on a mission or just training with the Army, it was an extensive list to check and double check.  Even for the simplest movements, you never left without everything you could possibly need for any circumstance.  Well, when Jesus “equips” you for the mission ahead, you’ll be traveling light.  In fact, there’s nothing you need to bring but an open heart, ready to love and serve.  I hope the last nine months have helped better equip you with the knowledge of the word.  I’m so excited for you as we move into our final quarter of 2020!

Reading plan:  Reflect on this month’s readings.

Deeper reading plan:  Daniel 11, 12

Prayer and meditation:  Pray for courage to face the battle’s ahead, with Jesus in your corner, equipping you for your new mission in life:  salvation for all mankind.

Fitness challenge:  Day 30-30 Reps

  1. Hand-release Push-up
  2. Sit-up
  3. Jumping squat
  4. Leg lift
  5. Burpees

Distance run day:  5 miles at a nice comfortable pace.

Take some time to catch up on Elevation’s service today!

OCTOBER

Fall is officially here!  I hope you live in a part of this amazing country where you actually see the majesty of fall.  I pray we all get a blast of cooler temps this month.  What an amazing month this is going to be!

Reading Plan:  Our New Testament reading plan brings us to two of my favorite books:  James and 1 Peter.  Here we get insights from two of Christianity’s most important figures:  James, the brother of Jesus, and Peter, Jesus’ most beloved Disciple (despite what John may have thought).  Yes, the Rock, the one who built the early Christian church, this month we read Peter’s personal letters.

Deeper Reading Plan:  The Old Testament reading gets easier and easier.  This month we begin our final stretch and start reading what are known as the “Lesser Prophets.”  Not a very fair label, since any Prophet that made it into the biblical canon is far greater than the rest of us.

Prayer and Meditation:  We will focus our prayers on specific problems our world faces.

Fitness:  Month two of our 100-day challenge.  5 exercises to do everyday (except Sundays).  We start this month with 31-reps of each exercise.  Feel free to break each exercise up into how ever many sets you need to as the total reps increase.  If you need to do 3 sets of 10, do 3 sets of 10.  If you can knock them all out in one set, kudos to you and keep it up!  The weather’s cooler so we’re going to continue to run everyday except our rest days.

Service and Church:  Keep looking for ways to serve one day a week and get involved in your church! 


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