The First Years (#jammed daily devo, day 216)

August #jammed: Reflecting on Grace.

Day 216: Home is home.

“Think of us as servants who are owned by Christ. It is our job to share the secrets of God.” 1 August 4Corinthians 4:1 (NLV)

They are finally old enough to read Harry Potter, and I am loving it. The books came out when I was in college, and I’ve waited all this time for my daughters to grow up and take interest in the series before reading them myself. Even though it’s hard to keep from finding out what happens next and how it all ends, the magic we are discovering together is far beyond spoiling.

“Can I read for little bit, Mommy?”

To be honest, I thought she’d give up pretty quick. The words were enormous and some totally new. I should have known better than to underestimate the little girl who’s list of first words included “brachiosaurus.” And just like that, my baby grew up again. Off on her own, reading the adventure all by herself.

Today’s verse reminds us that, when we follow Christ, our job is to spread the good news. Much of this world is out of our control. Jesus is meant to be loved and shared. When we’re tempted to stay put in the comfort zone, Christ begs us to push past it and fling the doors open.

Find someone to read to. Live out in the open so others can see Him. There are so many people that don’t know the freedom and peace of a life with Christ. Don’t underestimate anyone’s ability to read difficult text …don’t count anyone out that we feel wouldn’t want to hear.

When we follow Christ, He shows us who we really are. And we’re called to let our light shine on the rest of the world.

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Father, Praise You for the light. Thank You for the lessons that You teach us through the secrets the Spirit reveals. We confess, we do not seek people out to share the good news of Christ enough, and pray that You reveal those to us whom we are meant to read to …and serve. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Get the conversation started by commenting below, and let’s encourage one another as we face life in 2017 armed with grace! 

#greatgrace17

Happy Reading,

Megs

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