Devo of the Week: Ephesians 3:7 (NLT)

“By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News.” The Apostle Paul viewed his purpose and vocation as a piece of what God was doing to redeem the world.  This big vision kept him focused on God’s heart for the world and a reliance on God’s grace and power to accomplish anything.  What will define your purpose, calling, and vocation?  How will your life be a part of spreading God’s Good News this year?  Mighty God, empower me by your grace to serve faithfully this year. Amen.

Devos of the Week: Colossians 4:3

“And pray for us, too, that God may open a door…so we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.”  The Apostle Paul saw every situation, good or bad, as an opportunity for the message of Christ to go forward.  A closed jail door became a door to God’s purposes. Chains became a proof of faith. How do I see the situations of my life?  As closed doors or open doors? As part of my purposes or God’s purposes?  Let me see all situations through your eyes, O God.