Today’s Daily Devotional from Pastor Andrew Bills
“Are You One Of The Lord’s Heroes Of Faith?”
A hero is a person who, despite a dangerous, distressful or dismal circumstance chose to bravely respond or act in the midst of that dark situation. Heroes are not perfect people but are those who chose to rise above and look beyond the present conditions and were driven to act.
Well today, you too can be an example of one of God’s heroes by not allowing your life to be characterized by your falling down, but by your rising up. Many people choose to stay down but today’s heroes of faith realize that God has created them for better things and made decisions to no longer allow their wounded pasts or hurtful present conditions keep them down or defeated.
Have you fallen? Well, we’ve all failed at some point in time and learned that failure was not fatal and refused to let it be final. But the distinction is in the getting back up as you allow God’s promises and The Holy Spirit to seize, resurrect, ignite and strengthen your heart.
You first begin by understanding that Proverbs 24:16 NIV says, “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.” Then secondly, you recognize that Christ grants to us daily his mercy and grace. Lamentations 3:22-24 NIV says, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
So today, who are God’s heroes of faith? They are the people that struggle to arise each morning to go to work and return home to provide for their families, the drug addicts who have broken free, the teenagers who live responsibly in the face of parent alcoholism, the prostitutes who have become Christian ladies, the single mothers who chose not to abort, the students that chose not to drop out, the men who’ve chosen to be responsible role models and take care of their children, the healthy spouses that love and care for their ailing or dying spouse, and the fallen, broken and now resurrected preachers who now gratefully and mightily preach Jesus Christ.
We are the forgiven and the redeemed in Christ that are setting the example for many others to follow and know that the only thing that lasts forever is, His Mercy and Wonderful Loving Grace.
THEREFORE, HAVE FAITH IN GOD!
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