Topic: How To Be A Shining Light For God
Scripture: I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in his love with Me.] – John 15:9 (AMPC)
Message: I will never forget when Dave decided the beautiful old tree outside our home needed pruning. It had some wild branches and was getting lopsided. I didn’t think much about it when he said he was bringing in professionals to do the job of cutting it back and thinning it out. But I was appalled when I arrived at home and found those saw-happy men had sabotaged my tree.
Dave said, “Just wait until next year. It will be beautiful again.” But I don’t like waiting. And I didn’t like looking at the toothpick limbs that had once been lush and full. But Dave was right. The next year, the tree was more beautiful than before, strong enough to withstand powerful winds for many years to come, and more fruitful and productive than ever.
Prayer Starter: Thank you, Father, for pruning me in all the right places and for bringing beauty, strength, and fruitfulness. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer Devotional 19 June 2021 Saturday Message– Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children