CSR Daily Devotion

Today I am sharing a very special song on a very special day. Dante Bowe surprised me with a mid-week release last Wednesday with his POWERFUL new single: Voice of God. Click the link below and I hope this man’s words and voice moves you like it moved me. Every example of where he hears God’s voice resonates to my soul. Such simple, beautiful truth in Mr. Bowe’s lyrics. I have heard the voice of God on a crisp autumn breeze. I have heard Him in the laughter of two best friends. And I saw His majesty when He brought my wife’s best friend into our lives. And today, that special woman is celebrating a birthday. So we dedicate this song to her and the hope she hear’s God whisper “Happy Birthday to You!”

October 3

12Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.  (James 1:12)

If 2020 has taught us anything, it has been how to persevere under trial.  And while it may feel like you have stood the test, ready to receive your crown and welcomed into the Kingdom, your journey is just beginning.  This year you have powered through and read most of the Bible, hopefully following the reading plans and approaching the final bend in the race.  The finish line will soon be within sight.  But this is not your final race, it’s your first one.  This year has just been helping condition you for the real test that’s ahead.  2020 might have seemed like a trying year, but in reality, it was the greatest opportunity in decades to take a pause and read the Bible, equipping you with the knowledge needed to move from disciple to an apostle.  I hope you took proper advantage of the miracle year 2020 provided.

Reading plan:  James 2:1-13

Deeper reading plan:  Hosea 3

Prayer and meditation:  Pray for our country.  Pray for love to conquer all.  Pray for peace and common sense to infect the minds of Americans.  Pray for civility and calm and for Christians to be a beacon of hope and consistency for all those who may face increased anxiety in this coming month.  Pray for revival that is permanent and world changing.

Fitness challenge:  Day 33-33 reps:

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

Saturday run:  4 miles for time (keep tracking your times)

Serve Day:  Wherever you can serve, make sure you are doing so safely and wearing the proper PPE!

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