Devotions this week based on the Message: “BELIEVE: Week 2: God is Personal God!”
(NOTE: This sermon series and devotional series is based on a book by Randy Frazee entitled, “BELIEVE.”
You may choose to download or purchase the book as a supplement to your worship and devotional emails.)
A few weeks ago we observed as a nation the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on the twin towers, the Pentagon, and those that aborted another attack in Pennsylvania. The senseless loss of life caused by the terrorists was overshadowed by the heroism of every-day Americans stepping up to serve fellow human beings. Passengers on a plane sacrificed their life to prevent another target from being struck. Hundreds of first responders hustled up the stairs of the twin towers to rescue those trapped by the fires as hundreds rushed down. People who didn’t know each other paused to help someone get out safely. Strangers gave up their life for strangers. Why? Because they cared.
They were willing to put their life on the line to care for the life of another.
How much greater has God done the same for us.
If there is ever a question if God cares for you or personally has a vested interest in you, simply consider this:
Romans 8:31-32 “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
In logic, it’s the argument from the greater to the lesser.
If a bulldozer can move a 10-ton rock, it can also move a 5-ton rock.
If God cared about you to give up his only Son for the benefit of your salvation, he also cares for you enough to care for your daily needs.
The life, death and resurrection of Jesus is the greatest example of God’s love and care for you.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
So as we wrap up the week, remember the key truths from this week:
- God always gives you what is good, even if it’s not what you want.
- God’s plan is always perfect, even if it’s not my preference.
- God cares about me, even when I don’t think he does.
God is a personal God who loves you deeply and cares for you immensely!
Apply: Perhaps write your favorite verse or the summary of the key points on a card and put them in a place to remind you when you feel like God doesn’t care.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for caring enough to secure my salvation in Jesus. Knowing you cared enough to have me in heaven gives me confidence you will care enough to give me what is good every day. AMEN.