Daily Devotionals

June 1st, 2022

Read Ephesians 3:16-19 

And I pray that He would unveil within you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power. Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life. Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences—the great magnitude  of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!

The road was narrow, winding, and steep heading to our campsite. When we arrived at the site, we paused to observe the area and how we were going to back our 34’ RV into it. As we began the attempt, we noticed we were blocking a truck waiting to get through. The couple mentioned they were our neighbors and a few minutes later, the gentleman offered to help us. He had a larger RV and also had difficulty backing in despite twenty years of experience. As they worked through the process of backing in, the man never stopped smiling. He was just a happy guy more than willing to help a total stranger in a difficult moment. His wife was equally helpful in sharing conversation with me while they parked. I had the passing thought of how God had sent such kind people into our lives when we needed them most. 

The interesting part of this story is that we were the ones on a mission to serve and here we were the ones being served. It would have been easy to say “no thank you, we’ve got this”, but instead we accepted the grace of others. Although we did not think we were serving at this moment in time, it turns out we were. This couple had been praying for people just like us to come into their lives.

Like this story, we must be willing to accept God’s love and provision to genuinely know what providing service to others truly is. Regardless of who we are or what our situation is, God loves us. He doesn’t ask for our driver’s license to prove who we are, He already knows – and yet He still loves us. When we understand and openly accept that, we can then offer a helping hand or a word of encouragement to anyone, regardless of who they are or where they have been. 

We are so thankful we understand and accept God’s love for us so that we could receive and display that love to these total strangers who have now become our dear friends. Let’s not miss an opportunity – learn to understand and accept God’s love for you and soon you may find your journey! After all: “…who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14b)