Daily Devotional
Daily Devotional: Are You Looking for an Easy Way to Serve God?


BIBLE MEDITATION:

…and run with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1c

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

The word “patience” here doesn’t mean the ability to thread a needle, but literally means “endurance.” It means bearing up under a heavy load, a real challenge.

Are you looking for an easy way, a cheap way, a lazy way to serve God? All honey and no bees? A life of ease? You just want to say, “Oh, I’m so happy in Jesus.” Listen, the business of running this race means that you’re going to be working at it with all of your heart. When you watch someone running, do you notice how intense he is?

You may be on a sick bed or in a wheelchair. But no one is excluded. We are to “run” with endurance. If you’re in this race, you need to pray over it, you need to weep over it, you need to study over it, you need to work over it.

ACTION POINT:

This matter of being saved and running the race is a full-time occupation. God does business with those who mean business.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.