ABOUT BELIEVING IN YOU | Believing In You

ABOUT BELIEVING IN YOU

A Daily Devotional by Steve McCracken

On June 24th, 2008 I was spending time with God and I felt Him ask me to write a daily thought to tell my friends I believe in them. In a world of many voices we need to hear the following words often; “I believe in you.” We need to hear positive words spoken into our hearts.

The following is what I wrote in my journal on June 24th and this is my motivation for writing ‘Believing In You’.

God is stirring my heart with love for others. Is this the compassion of Christ? My prayer for sometime has been “God, move me with compassion.” I’ve really needed it because it’s easy to forget about people in our pursuit of doing the things of God. But is this really possible or in those times are we living a false sense of reality?

Jesus was all about people. He lived for people and He died for people. He was not moved by great teaching, His or anyone else’s; He was moved when He saw people. He was moved when he saw where people were at in relation to where He wanted to take them; where they needed to go.

To work for Christ and not love people as a priority is a waste. It is not a commendable life; it’s a wasted life.

The Bible gives us a story about Jesus talking to Peter. Jesus asks the question, “Do you love me?” Peter responded, “Yes, I love you.” Then Jesus says, “Feed my sheep.” If we love Jesus we will love people and love them enough to feed them. It’s up to us to see people where they are at, see where God wants to take them and then feed them (practically teach them) how to get there. We are responsible for others.

Are we investing our lives into others?

Are we investing enough to see them change?

I want to be a faith-filled positive voice to many. I don’t want this to be about me but I do want it to be about Christ in me, the hope of glory. There are too many voices that clearly and loudly say why people can’t be all that God has intended them to be. I want to be a voice that speaks the truth of what they can become. I want to stir out of comfort zones into “Yes! I CAN DO THIS” realms.

My prayer is that Believing In You will be both encouraging and challenging. I pray that these devotionals will draw you closer to Christ and the result is that you become more like Him.

To God be all the glory, honour and praise.

Sharing the journey together,

Steve