Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Today I ask myself, what am I in the grand scheme of things? Am I just an average guy, minister, salesman, husband or father?  Not exactly, I am a child of God. That puts me and everyone else in a much different category.

First, I have been task with declaring the good news. What is the good news? Well, I’m glad you ask. The good news is that Jesus Christ died for all of our sins. Not only did he die for my sins, but he did it so that I could live forever. How about that? That’s a concept isn’t it, he died because he loved us. Imagine doing that for someone….. I can’t.

Secondly, I live my life in Christ, because Christ lives in me. If you think about all the great things that Jesus did, think about all of the great things you can do. The world is still in parts a beaten and battered place. There are tons of men, women, and children that need help, love, and prayer. In missions work we not always be going over seas somewhere, but rather right in our own back yard.

Lastly, I just want to encourage you for a minute, If you’re a Christian and you feel like the world is coming down around you at every corner, realize that you are going to be okay. Greater is the one who lives in you, than he who is living in the world. God will take care of you, God loves you, God wants to see you stand upright in the face of adversity. He will make things okay, it may be in a way that we don’t always understand, but he will.

God bless you today,
Josh Shaffer