Follow Him Unconditionally - Friday's Dose - 28th July 2017



"Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away to follow Him." - Mark 1:20 NASB.
Thoughts for Today

James and John made a decisive commitment. When Jesus called them, they immediately left everything to follow Him. They were making an enormous decision, since they were skilled fishermen and sons of fishermen, part of a family business. Being fishermen, for them, was an obligation, the way they supported their family, how they demonstrated loyalty and respect.

This must have made their decision to follow Jesus even more controversial. Can we imagine the agony this caused? The divisions and criticism?

Even after they were following Jesus, these thoughts must have remained in their minds. We see this kind of issue when a man asked Jesus how to inherit eternal life. He was told to sell his possessions and "give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." But the man had higher priorities and was not willing to leave his possessions.

In contrast, Peter reminded Jesus that His disciples had "left everything and followed You." Clearly in reference to the sacrifices made by the disciples, Jesus explained that all who left anything "for My sake and for the gospel's sake" would "receive a hundred times as much now in the present age" (Mark 10:17-31).

We see the same kind of choice being presented to another man who had been following Jesus. However, this man had qualifications, and asked, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father." Jesus knew that the man needed to make a choice: Was he truly going to follow Him unconditionally, or set qualifications and limitations on his commitment? Not interested in a halfhearted follower, Jesus told this man, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead"-(Matthew 8:21-22).
Although the Bible makes clear that family is important to God, we must realize that we only can have one highest priority. That priority is to follow Jesus. Nothing is more important.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, 
I commit my life to You. It is my desire to be Your disciple. Lead me and guide me. Use me to impact lives for Your Kingdom. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, 
Amen."

Have a Blessed Friday and God Bless you.
source: Daily Dose Devotionals Team
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For example, a natural cranberry juice is great for your health.

The cranberry is a small but great-tasting fruit that many native American tribes used frequently—not only because of the great taste, but also because it’s rich in antioxidants and helps in hydration.

Try giving a glass to your children at breakfast. They’ll probably drink it before they will eat broccoli and spinach, and that’s fantastic because cranberries actually have a higher nutritional value than either of those two green vegetables.

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Design and Desire for His Creation - Thursday's Dose - 27th July 2017


“The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.” Genesis 2:8 .

Thoughts for Today

It was a perfect world. Everything was desirable and good. There was abundance and beauty, harmony and joy, health and prosperity. This was God’s design and desire for His creation. But everything changed when Satan deceived Adam and Eve by distorting God’s Word and convincing them that God actually was withholding His blessings.

Down through the ages, Satan has continued to distort God’s Word and convince people to believe his lies and doubt the goodness of God. But the Bible reminds us that God has not changed! He still desires to bless His people with abundance and meet their every need.

We may doubt this truth when we look at the world around us. We see poverty and sickness, people struggling, marriages and families torn apart. How easily we can forget God’s design and desire.

What is His desire? To find out, we just need to look at the garden He created for Adam and Eve. However, just like Adam and Eve, each of us has choices. Will we trust in and obey God? Will we focus on His plan and design? Will we believe His promises? Or will we believe the lies of the devil? Will we, too, be deceived?

Today, ask God to give you a revelation of His design for you. Be aware of the choices you face: What will you allow into your mind? What will you believe?

Make a declaration that you will believe God’s Word. Make a commitment to obey Him. Commit your life to trust and serve Him. Seek to be a faithful steward, wisely using the resources He gives you.

Remember: He wants to bless you so you can be a blessing to others (Genesis 12:2). Believe that He will supply your every need according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19).

Prayer : Our Loving Heavenly Father, 
I declare Your promises to be true in my life. I trust You. I will Sow into Your Kingdom with the resources You’ve given me. Thank You for Your blessings. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team
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