Daily Devotional from Curtis Tumicki 05-20-23

  • As we continue to navigate through the subject, I want to explain that God is the one who does the saving.  What I mean by this statement is that when we are growing the Kingdom of God, we tend to have the mentality that we are the ones who are saving the people.  When that happens, our egos would inflate and we would feel good about ourselves because of what we have done.  While we may feel good about what we did, the reality is that the Holy Spirit is the one who does the saving.  Evangelism is not about us, but rather about us spreading the good news of Jesus.  It is about us helping the Kingdom of God grow and thrive.  One of the first things that we need to do is to put our egos aside.  It is not about ourselves and about what we are doing.  Here is one way of saying this: it is not about me.  It is about He.  In Proverbs. 16:18, it says “Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.”  Another translation says “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.”  If there is one thing that can get in the way of disciples growing the Kingdom of God, it is pride.  In other words, our egos would inflate when we do something good.  This should not be the reason we tell people about Jesus.  Jesus had the heart to serve as He says in Mark 10:45 where He says that the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.  What we need to doo is have the mentality that says “How can I serve the Kingdom today?”  


Think about your attitude towards evangelism and even ministry as a whole.  Ask yourself: “who am I truly serving?”  Are you serving the Lord or are you serving yourself?  


Heavenly Father, I pray for Your continuous strength and wisdom as we continue to do the things that You have called us to.  As we grow Your Kingdom, let us not be ashamed of it.  Instead, let us embrace it and let Your word shine before others so that the darkness will flee and Your light will shine through.  In Jesus name I pray, amen.  

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