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Present & Pleased Devotional DAY THIRTYSIX

I have a toddler who loves remotes. He doesn’t only love pressing the buttons…he also loves to remove the battery cover and take the batteries out. Send help!

One day, I was trying to turn the tv on and it wasn’t registering. I thought, “Oh boy, here we go again…another battery hunt!” But when I opened the battery cover, I was surprised to see both of the batteries there. Then I noticed the problem-one battery was turned the wrong way.

When we try to fit in with the ways of this world, we are like those batteries switched the wrong way. We may look like we fit in perfectly, but we are rendered ineffective for the Kingdom if our focus is not Jesus Christ. When our eyes are on what the world says is relevant, we have our battery turned the wrong way. When our energy is being put into getting the approval of people, our battery is turned the wrong way.

You are not here by accident. You have a purpose for such a time as this. Right where you are today. Turn that battery around so that you can be rendered effective in the Kingdom of God! This may look like changing your attitude, switching your focus back to pleasing God and not pleasing man, being a leader who serves rather than a leader who lords it over people.

Whatever it is…“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”  Romans 12:2

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1 Comment

Renee S - May 19th, 2021 at 11:57am

Such a powerful message!