Matthew 22:29-33 NLT

“Jesus replied, ‘Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God. For when the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage. In this respect they will be like the angels in heaven. But now, as to whether there will be a resurrection of the dead—haven’t you ever read about this in the Scriptures? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. So he is the God of the living, not the dead.’ When the crowds heard him, they were astounded at his teaching.”

As I sit down to write this devotion, I can’t help but be overwhelmed with gratitude that the God we serve is the God of the living. I think back to the moment that God reached down to me, when I was at my lowest, and offered me His hand of grace. I felt so broken and dead inside, but He instantly revived my soul and caused new growth to happen.

The God we serve is able to effortlessly turn things around, and use them for good. I have learned over the course of my fifteen years serving Him, that He is excellent at mending what is broken, and restoring what has been lost.

2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Our God is not one who will leave you in your current state. If you pursue Him with a repentant heart and humble spirit, He can take all the broken pieces of your life and transform them into a life with purpose.

If you have never experienced God in this way, you can today. He is as close as the mention of His name. Do not worry that what you have to offer is enough, He simply desires your heart.

Prayer: God, I give what little I have to You. It doesn’t seem like much, but I believe that You can use it for good. Order my steps, and use my life to lead others to You.


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