Devotion – July 14, 2015 – Everyone Can Be an Example

1timothy4_12Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
—1 Timothy 4:12

Are you too old, too young, too poor, too unimportant, too skinny, too fat, too shy, don’t know the Bible well enough?

No.  Through faith in Jesus Christ, you are a child of God filled with the Holy Spirit, the God who created the heavens and earth.  You can set an example in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.  Even when you mess up, you can be an example of one forgiven, not because you are good enough, but because God loves you.  So, let your light shine before others that they might glorify your Father in heaven.

Heavenly Father,

Sometimes I don’t feel like I can make a difference.  I feel like I’m not qualified.  Remind me that You have not only called me, but made me a new creation in You.  I am Yours and that makes me qualified.  Help me to be an example in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

Amen.

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