The Topic of Adrian Rogers Love Worth Finding Daily Devotional For Today 27th May 2023 is “Are You Like a Gardenia in a Desert?”
Sermon: 1947 Christian World View, Part 2
Pray Over This:
“Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.”
Has anyone ever asked what was different about you? I want to submit: if we’re living under the lordship of Christ, if we’re living as the Apostle Peter says we ought to be living, people will ask for an explanation of our lives. Paul and Silas were perfect examples of this. In Acts 16, they were in prison for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They were in the innermost prison, a disgusting place, and at midnight, they were praying and singing praise to God. The jailer had probably heard cursing from prisoners, but not praising. He’d often heard moaning, but not singing.
He could not understand it. After an earthquake hit the jail, when Paul and Silas did not flee, the jailer came and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (v. 30). Why? He saw the difference in Paul and Silas. I hope people can see a difference in my life. I hope people who know me can say, “He is different.” I hope people who know you can say, “He has hope! She has hope! This person stands out like a gardenia in a desert of mediocrity and filth.”
Who have you seen live differently because of their relationship with Jesus?
What challenges are you facing that could be opportunities to stand out in faith and joy?
Encourage a Christian you know who has stood out by living differently.
Love Worth Finding daily devotional is published by the Love Worth Finding Ministries. The ministry was founded in 1987 by Adrian Rogers where he also served as a Bible teacher.
Known for his unique ability to simplify profound truth so that it can be applied to everyday life, Adrian Rogers was one of the most effective preachers, respected Bible teachers, and Christian leaders of our time. Read More