Friday, July 23, 2021

John 1:12-13 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

John 1:12-13

Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.


Yesterday was such a blessing to me. My family, my work family, and my original church family all got to gather together to worship the Lord!!! It was such a blessing to see different parts of my story all come together to worship and praise the Lord. I realized that some of these people have known me for 30 years and some for 30 days, but we all had one thing in common: we were all there to worship and serve the same God!!!


It’s so amazing to me how God can take such a diverse group of people and make them one family in Him. Our pasts may be different, but our future is the same if we are in Christ Jesus!!! I looked out on the sanctuary yesterday, and what I saw amazed me. I didn’t see a bunch of different families, but one family, worshipping one God, our living God!!! Every face I saw was shining, and it was more than just voices being lifted up. I felt like each person I saw was lifting up their hearts saying, “Here I am, Lord. Here is my heart, and it belongs to you!!!” It was a beautiful and encouraging experience, to say the least. Yesterday, I could feel God’s presence in the building, and it brought me to tears!!! I could feel our God smiling. I could feel His love and joy as we were worshipping Him in Spirit and in Truth.


If you’re not involved in something like that, I encourage you to reach out, and one of God’s children will point you in the right direction. Heaven is going to be amazing, but you don’t have to wait till you get there to experience the love of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!!! You can experience Him with your new family today, and I promise you it will change you!!! You can’t feel God’s smile and stay the same!!!


Be encouraged and be encouraging!!! I love you all, God bless, and glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!


Galatians 5:1 - For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.


Be encouraged and be encouraging!!! I love you all, God bless!!! Glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!