Monday, April 30


And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them”. Matthew 11:4–5

Why did Jesus perform miracles? Because He had compassion and wanted his followers to see He was the Son of God. The miracles were directly connected to his mission on earth.

In the same way, our generosity should spring from a heart of love, mercy, and genuine compassion. Our giving should be attached to a greater purpose, the Great Commission, so others can hear about the Lord Jesus. Look for opportunities today help others draw closer to Jesus.

 

Tuesday, May 1


And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me”. Matthew 28:18

Jesus claimed and demonstrated that He has “all authority.” Not only did He say he had authority over the church and believers of Christ, He has control over heaven and earth! 

Jesus has authority over our lives but do we submit to His authority? Is He in charge of your life? Have you placed your faith in Him? Today is the day of salvation and a great day to give it all to Him, all for the sake of Christ. 

 

Wednesday, May 2


Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19

Here it is, the very crux of our mission in life. Just before he departed for heaven. Jesus gave us these last words as our marching orders. Our primary task is to “make disciples.”

Who in your life needs to know about Jesus? Who could you intentionally invest your life in today?

   

Thursday, May 3


Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20

Investing our time and energy in people results in incredible blessing. It can be challenging but knowing Jesus is with us brings great comfort.

When you are investing in people, you can be assured that Jesus has gone before you, will go after you, is in your words, your eyes, your mind, and with you in every way. As we go forth with our mission on earth, rest assured Jesus is “with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

Friday, May 4


But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15

To the Romans, the early Christians behaved in an unusual way. They loved their enemies, forgave their persecutors, fed the hungry and cared for the poor.

The conduct of Christians should evoke an insatiable curiosity among outsiders. The unusually generous and sacrificial acts of kindness by believers ought to lead others to ask, “Who are these people, and why are they doing this?”

Today is a great opportunity to allow others to see Jesus in you. Be ready to tell them the reason for the hope that is in you.