Welcome to the daily devotional we have. This is a learning process for me as I go along and I hope you can join me. I will pick a devotional on www.bible.com (feel free to go there and pick the same reading plan) and be posting the verse(s), devotional, and my own personal commentary. Feel free to leave your own commentary in the comments as I would love to read your guys thoughts. Also, I will have a video that relates to the devotional.
This devotional is titled “Catalyst-Known: A 21 Day Journey”. It is 21 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”
It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
Thank you for digging into the Holy Scriptures with us during the last three weeks. This is the final day of this reading plan, but the journey that God has for you continues. You are the fulfillment of answered prayers. You are a generation desiring to know God and to be known by him. With that foundation we believe we will change the world. We’ve been reminded of who we are in Christ and the things he has for us. He has plans for you. As you’re faithful with his calling, you will be a change maker and leave a legacy. The journey is not an easy one. It requires focus and sacrifice. But it’s so worth it as we continue to allow him to mold us and direct us.
Main Passage: Hebrews 12.1-11
How will you continue to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus?
Who does our faith depend on? How is that encouraging to you?
What’s your plan to continue to engage with the Holy Scriptures? Thank God for what he did at Catalyst and during the last three weeks. Thank Jesus for empowering you to do his work.
I want to make sure I am am keeping Jesus in the center of everything I do. I am grateful for Geeks Under Grace for allowing me to write for them as they help me do just that. Before this site I only wrote for a fantasy football site part time and that was/is a dead end. Geeks Under Grace on the other hand has vast potential to reach lots of people and touch their lives. For that I am happy with what this site is accomplishing so far and will accomplish in the future.
Well that was a long devotional series. The next few will be shorter, because I know a lot of you have short attention spans. To those who did stick around, I applaud you. Did you enjoy this series? Should I do some more long ones?