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PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Jan
21

No Matter What!

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture
Even those closest to you—your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends—will betray you. They will even kill some of you. And everyone will hate you because you are my followers. But not a hair of your head will perish! By standing firm, you will win your souls. (Luke 21:16-19)
Observation
The kind of insights involving the "end times" Jesus shares with some disciples are alarming and disturbing. It's going to be pretty messy, ugly and down right horrible. I have the promise of Jesus being for me, with me - through the persecution. WIll persecution come, will there be troubles, will there be innocent-God fearing, on fire, radical for God Christians killed? It sends chills up and down my spine thinking about all this. But I don't want to be spineless during these times.
Application
No matter what - I want to love God!
No matter what - I want to live for Him with all my heart!
No matter what - I desire to be faithful till the end of my life to God!
No matter what - Disciplines, commitment, devotion to be obedient to His voice is my covenant!
No matter what - Telling others of Jesus love, spreading and preaching the gospel is my call!
No matter what - Making disciples, mentoring and coaching leaders is my passion.
No matter what - Beckie, Kai, Koa, Malia are my 1st love next to the Godhead!
No matter what - I will fight the good fight of faith till the end!
No matter what - I will live each day, with all my heart, soul, mind and strength unto Him!
No matter what - God says, "I am with you - I am for you - till the end! Stand firm Rod - Stand firm!"
Prayer
Thanks for Your "no matter what commitment to me Lord! When I stray, falter, fumble the ball of obedience and wholehearted passion to go all out for You, You still love me - No matter what! I love You too Lord!

Devotions for January 21

Exodus 1,2
Psalms 88
Luke 21

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