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Adam’s Devotional – October 22-28, 2020

From Adam…

You’re all talk! Proverbs 14:3 goes like this. In all toil there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Jesus says this, too, in the gospels of both Matthew and Luke. Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them, will be like a wise man… and then at the last supper in John’s gospel, Jesus says this: If I, your teacher and Lord have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. … if you know these things you are blessed if you do them. It is not enough merely to talk about God, simply to ponder about what God is like. The Holy Spirit invites us into communion with God, into a passionate relationship with Christ. Have you ever confused an intimate faith life with mere talk about God? God loves us, not so we can just talk about God’s grace and mercy but so we can experience, receive, and share it. What would it look like this week, if you put the truth of God’s love for us into action? What would it look like if you acted on Christ’s calling and teaching? The good news is this, it doesn’t matter what you do, in all toil there is profit. Do one thing this week out of a desire to live and actively practice your faith more fully. God’s up to something . . . be a part of it!

Adam’s Garage Talk – 10/22/20

Tik Tok Tuesday – 10/20/20

Adam’s Garage Talk – 10/15/20

Tik Tok Tuesday – 10/13/20

 

Adam’s Devotional- October 8-14, 2020

From Adam…

Ever written on your hand so you don’t forget something important? Guess what, you are following the advice of Proverbs. The first 7 chapters of Proverbs sound like this: Listen, learn, keep, remember, repeat. Listen to the words I’m teaching …  keep (7:3). It doesn’t say write it on your hand – it goes further saying, write it on your heart. Proverbs knows that all the knowledge and wisdom God created for us from the very beginning will be of no use unless we remember it and put it into practice. What are we supposed to remember? How are we supposed to practice? Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge God, and God will make your paths straight (3:5,6). The temptation in the garden of Eden, and the temptation today is the same. We are tempted to lean on our own understanding. We are tempted to live without God. What would it look like if you acknowledged God’s presence with you in all the things you do and in all the places you go? The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 12 not to be conformed to the pattern of this world but to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. That’s what Proverbs is talking about. The more time you spend in prayer, the more time you spend reading scripture, the more time you spend in fellowship with followers of Jesus, the more time you spend in worship, and the more time you spend trusting God, the more you will be transformed by the renewing of your mind. God’s up to something . . . listen, learn, keep, remember, repeat.

Adam’s Garage Talk – 10/8/20

Tik Tok Tuesday – 10/6/20

Adam’s Devotional – October 1-6, 2020

From Adam…

In this season of intense elections, a persistent pandemic, and racial tension, our nation needs a big dose of wisdom. There is an entire book all about wisdom smack dab in the middle of the Bible . . . you guessed it, Proverbs. The opening chapter teaches that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Wait a second, isn’t the most repeated command in all of scripture fear not? Isn’t God love? And doesn’t perfect love cast out fear? How can fear be the beginning of wisdom? It’s not, but the fear of the Lord is. The fear of the Lord is different from being afraid of God. Fear of the Lord means we know that God is God, and we are not. Adam and Eve forgot that in the garden, and look where that got us. The fear of the Lord is kind of like fire. If people don’t have a healthy fear of fire, someone is going to get burned. Fire can cook, purify, and sustain life through the cold, but it can also burn, kill, and destroy. This analogy breaks down immediately, God is obviously not fire. However, if we misunderstand our relationship with fire or our relationship with God, it can lead to disastrous results. Have you forgotten that you are not God? Are you trying to live your life without God – trying to get your identity and worth from something other than God’s judgment and grace? We cannot do this life without God. The first step toward wisdom is a step towards admitting your need for God. What if this week you did just that? Slow down, be still, and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you about the fear of the Lord. God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

Adam’s Garage Talk – 10/1/20

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