First Steps – July 6, 2020

Sometimes the best devotional is not something that one reads but what one does.  Therefore, for today, I hope that you will spend some time in reflection of the many freedoms that have been provided for you.  At the same time, I hope that you will spend time in prayer, giving thanks for what others have provided, secured, and continually give so that others can be free.

On a cosmic level, that is what Jesus did for every soul and circumstance.  John’s Gospel reminds us, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).  “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:34-36).
Give thanks for freedom and liberty in whatever forms they are presented to you.

This Week’s Readings:

  • Monday – Revelation 2
  • Tuesday – Revelation 3
  • Wednesday – Revelation 4
  • Thursday – Revelation 5
  • Friday – Revelation 6

Please Pray for:

  • Our ministers and their families.
  • Those who are unwillingly absent.
  • The United Methodist Church family.
  • Our nation and our leaders.
  • The World.
  • The Lost.
  • The lives of those touched by the Coronavirus.