God’s Word: Acts 7:1-60
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
My story has been woven down through the centuries. Nothing changes but the characters. Each generation passes down their family traditions—be they good or evil. This chapter in Acts tells the whole story of mankind. From the times of Abraham until today, the same story plays over and over. It is always a race between good and evil. Each thinks their cause is superior—the other cause is wrong. Mankind desires freedom from restraint but ends up being more enslaved. Over and over people face the consequences of their choices. Callused hearts, they have flaps on their ears.
You have an important part to play in My story. The prize doesn’t always go to the guy who wins in the end. In this chapter Stephen spoke up for Me with boldness and his very life was cut down with stones. But he won—oh how he won! The prize does not go to the one who yells the loudest but to the one who loves the longest. Stephen loved to the very end. His dying breath was “Master, don’t blame them for this sin.” What would you say with your dying breath as you were pelted with stones because you stood up for My cause?
You’re pilgrims on the journey of My narrow road. And those who’ve gone before you line the way. Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary, their lives a stirring testament to My sustaining grace. But as those who’ve gone before you will you leave to those behind you–the heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives. Oh may all who come behind you find you faithful. May the fire of your devotion light their way. May the footprints that you leave, lead them to believe, and the life you live inspire them to obey. Oh yes, may all who come behind you find you faithful.
God’s Question: What footprints are you leaving coming generations?
God’s Promise: My grace is sufficient for all your sufferings.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for letting me play a part in Your story.
I am Sorry I too often stand on the sidelines.
Thank You for calling me to play a bigger part.
Please Help Me make my life count for Your cause.