Set into the sidewalk outside the front door of our church on
Frederick Street in Staunton, Virginia is a stone into which are carved these words:
                                                      THE DOORS THROWN WIDE OPEN,
                                            INVITING ALL IN AND WELCOME.
                    We hope you'll come to worship with us, so that we can physically throw 
               open the doors and invite you in.  In the meantime, however, we hope you'll 
               look around here.  Please let us know if there are any questions or any way in
               which we can help you.  We're just a 
click away.

Daily Devotional from Sailboat Church

Day 33

Scripture: Ephesians 3:7-21
Focus Text: "Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more that all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory..." (vv. 20-21).

Listening to God: It grieves me that you think in such cramped terms about what I can do. I am the God of the universe, and I have promised to do whatever you ask in my name. Where is your imagination? Why do you dream so small when the needs around you are so great? And why do you settle for so little of my grace and power in your life and in your church? If you can imagine it, I can do it and more. Spend time with me getting in the flow of my will, then dream big!
Day 34
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-15
Focus Text: "The work of each builder will become visible, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each has done" (v. 13).
Listening to God: Much is done in my name that has very little to do with me and my purposes in the world. Much energy is spent doing religious activities that will count for nothing in the end. If you are not listening to my direction, your work will not endure, no matter how successful it looks now. You are called to be my disciples. Are you asking my guidance each day about what to do and how to do it? Is what you are doing for your glory or for mine? If you work for yourself, you have your reward. But if you truly work for me by walking with me, your reward will be great in heaven.
Day 35
Scripture: Micah 6:6-8
Focus Text: "What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God" (v. 8).
Listening to God: I demand integrity from my disciples. You cannot walk humbly with me and walk in arrogance with your brothers and sisters. You cannot be a saint in prayer and a tyrant in your job or with your family. I have given you many things that I intend you to use for the good of those in need around you. The quality of your human relationships shows the true quality of your relationship with me. If you are truly walking with me, I bring you face to face with the needs of my other children. As you treat them, so you treat me.

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