Devotional March 15, 2017

Numbers 31 | Numbers 32 | John 9:18-41

 

Hey guys I hope all is well today. We are mid-week already and I would love to know how the week is going for you guys.

Everything is going well in the Sierra household. The twins are doing awesome and baby Saige is doing really good, but we think that she might be having some stomach issues that is causing some discomfort, so we will be calling the pediatric office to see what it could be.

Please continue to keep us in prayer as not only are family has grown, but also responsibility has grown for me at work and Jennifer will be headed back to work in about 2.5 weeks. Thus far, she has done well post pregnancy, but it has been a different experience for her with Saige. There has been a lot of mental battles, but I always remind her of the promises of God in our lives.

Today’s shining scripture came in the book of John chapter 9 verses 3-5. “It was not because of his sins of his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him. We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then on one can work. But while I am here in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Could it be that the people that our sick and hurting around us are purposely that way so that the power of God could be seen in them?

Could it be that maybe God wants to use you to display his power?

These are questions that I asked myself when I read this piece of scripture. I am a big believer that there is always a purpose for everything and anything under the sun, and I believe that the people God places around you, whether there are sick, weak, hurting, poor, successful, etc. are there for a reason.

It is not by coincidence that you share eight hours with your co-workers. It is not by coincidence that you married your wife and inherited her family. It is not by coincidence that you or a loved one are dealing with that sickness.

Life is not coincidence, life is and has purpose.

We many not understand what is currently happening in and around us, but as I have said before, our responsibility is not to find out every answer, but to surrender ourselves daily to the one that holds all answers.

Your answer does not lie in the problem, your answer lies in God.


Application

Find God’s purposes every day and in every situation in your life, and when you do your perspective will change. You will no longer look at yourself as a victim, but you will look at yourself as someone with an opportunity to display God’s power in and through you.