Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 22, 2015

Convenience

cb devo sept 22“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

Merriam-Webster defines convenience as “a quality or situation that makes something easy or useful for someone by reducing the amount of work or time required to do something.” To me, traveling by car is a convenience that I seldom exchange for the pleasure of flying. Why? Simply because of all the nuisance involved in getting through the check lines, having complete strangers with blue gloves digging through my luggage and being at the mercy of airport authorities that may cancel flights at their own discretion. Experience this pleasure earlier this month, my flight to Miami got canceled after having been delayed three times, which made me wait until the next day to fly out. Sometimes we miss out on something great because we forego the opportunity just because of convenience.

Our obedience to God, however, cannot come out of convenience. His Word does contain promises for His people, but He also requires their obedience to His commands. It was not convenient for Moses to wander in the desert for 40 years with whining people by his side, but out of obedience, he did so. It was not convenient for Jesus to bleed and die on a cross for our sins, but out of obedience to His Father’s plan of salvation to mankind, He did so.

The frustration caused by the cancellation of my flight almost made me forget how awesome it is to travel above the clouds. I go to watch the sun rise and set in a way we normally can’t, unless we are risen above those clouds – definitely a worth price to pay.

“Dear Lord, it isn’t always convenient for us to get out of our comfort zone and reach out to others, but thanks to Your grace, when we do it, the reward is so worth it!”
For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Coffee Break

TRBC will be hosting the I Still Do conference
Saturday, October 17th.

I Still Do, a Family Life event, is designed for married couples to reconnect and strengthen their marriages. Dennis Rainey, Alistair Begg, and other speakers and entertainers will be sharing from the stage. The conference will be hosted live at TRBC and simulcast nationwide to thousands of churches! It’s an exciting event and we’d love to see the Worship Center filled with couples committed to their marriage, especially in light of the recent Supreme Court decision.

 

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