SMU JOURNEY DEVO 09
Key Verse: Luke 21.33-34 ”Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.“
Central Truth: The Word of God is true and gives light and life for today that will last throughout eternity.
TRUSTING GOD FOR LIFE.
Often I hear, “Nice purse!” “Cute skirt.” “nice car, bro”. -Is that giving you life? Really?
Everything we have will burn up. Gone. The word of God will stand.
One day, Christ will come again. Making everything broken in this world right and He will reign, with Mercy triumphing over Judgment. Everything that is not God or of God, will burn up.
I chased parties and goals for over 5 years, thinking that the next football victory would give me hope or if I just got a scholarship to a DIV 1A school to play, or winning the WAC Championship or getting to the NFL. And most of those I achieved, however I never found life there, just a yearning for more. By God’s grace and mercy I didn’t make it to the NFL to play, it would have destroyed me. Every time I achieved one of the previous goals, it was all about me. I never realized that the only way to find life was to trust His word. Give everything to God; partying, life, wealth, football, education, my sin, my victories, and let Him take them, just as He intended, and trust His Word.
What is most important to you?
What is your favorite thing in this world?
Is anything in your life worth coming between you and Christ?
Jer. 29.11 says “For I know the plan that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to give you a hope and a future.” Do you trust God for your future today?