Devotion for Thursday, August 27, 2020

“We have sent with them our brother, whom we have often tested and found diligent in many things, but now even more diligent because of his great confidence in you.  As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you; as for our brethren, they are messengers of the churches, a glory to Christ.  Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you” (2 Corinthians 8:22-24).

We all need encouragement.  Sometimes we do not trust that the Holy Spirit is working among us.  Listen to the admonitions of the simple things we are to do.  Receive the one who is sent.  Be encouraging before others.  Listen and learn knowing that the Lord has provided all that is needed.  Know that in the Lord all will be well with Your soul.  He has paved the way for the faithful.

Lord, I become anxious in this world and question everything.  Guide me, O Lord, that I may walk humbly with You knowing that You already know what all the future will bring.  Help me to receive those whom You send and go where You send me.  Give me a heart that trusts You above all things.  Help me to be open and honest and a willing servant of others as You have been.

Lord Jesus, You willingly went from town to town doing what the Father gave You to do.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of being Your servant that I may be guided by Your goodness and mercy to serve as You ask.  You have already accomplished all that is needed.  So help me to be a part of what You are accomplishing for others.  Help me to see Your hand at work that I may be both encouraged and an encouragement to others.  Amen.