Hey friends! This week’s worship devo is brought to us by our very own, Vance Davis (worship leader, keys player, songwriter, bro).
“God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life. This new life is starting right now, and is whetting our appetites for the glorious day when our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, appears. He offered himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark, rebellious life into this good, pure life, making us a people he can be proud of, energetic in goodness.”
Titus 2:11-14 MSG
God is always here for you. The Lord is not like that “friend” who says “I’m here for you” then leaves at the first opportunity. He promises that he will never leave you nor forsake you. He’s our faithful Father. God knows what you’ve been through, and he loves you even through your failures and falls. He doesn’t require you to be spotless when you come to him, because he’s already been with you in your trials. All he asks is that you don’t wait to draw closer to him to look for him. He wants you to jump in, right now. No landmark moments are required to get started. He just wants us to be “energetic in goodness” and hunger for the Spirit’s presence. God wants us to actively seek him, to not be ashamed or “wait for the right moment.” God knows who we are, and he refused to hesitate in his offer of love and life.
What events might be holding me back from pursuing God?
What can I do to be more energetic in following God?
What can I do to show others that salvation is available, not just for the composed, but for those in chaos?
What does a God-filled, God-honoring life look like? What are my next steps to live that life?
How does this passage affect my view of God, myself, and our relationship?