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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
What If...? - by Joyce Meyer Ministries daily devotion 7 February Wednesday
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead.
— Philippians 3:13
The longer a person lives, the more likely they are to wonder “what if…?” and feel the regret or sadness it often causes. The good news is that for any follower of Jesus, “what if?” doesn’t have to be a regret over the past, but an exciting challenge to see the future God has for them.
I know of a congregation that was challenged by their pastor to do four simple things (for only a month) to consecrate themselves for the coming year. He asked them to pray every day, fast one day a week, tithe, and bring one unsaved person a week to church.
The result was an unprecedented breakthrough in the life of this church. God’s presence became stronger in the services. Financial breakthroughs came for ministry projects and proposed buildings. And most exciting of all, church members entered a phenomenal season of bringing lost souls into God’s kingdom.
I want to challenge you: What if you pursued God today, just like that church? What if you dedicated your life entirely to Him? What if you pushed forward, ready to see what God can do? What might happen?
Prayer Starter: Lord, I don’t want to spend my life asking “what if?” and never seeing any breakthroughs in my life. I make a fresh commitment to pursue You today, excited to see the amazing things You will do in my life.