When Doing God’s Work: Food For Thought – Daily Devotional Day 56

Today I read a very profound verse, 1 Corinthians 7:30

“Happiness or sadness or wealth should not keep anyone from doing God’s Work.”

Basically with this passage God confirmed something the Holy Spirit put on my heart some number of weeks ago. Long story short, a few weeks ago, I was really struggling with keeping myself on track with the will of God. I really was just feeling gray all the time. I was not in the position God wanted me to be in. At that time I was debating if I should even write and post on my blog since anyways I was going through some stuff and I didn’t want myself to be a hypocrite. Soon after those thoughts, I went back on my knees and prayed that He might help me with this situation I was in and to continue guiding me if He still wants me to do His will. I ended up realizing through the Spirit that this blog is a promise I made to the Lord about keeping up with; not a promise for people. I then still struggled with my gray days and battle with my emotions. They were still controlling a great amount of my thoughts, but that didn’t stop me from reading the Bible, sharing the Gospel, and sure enough posting on my blog. God showed me that I wasn’t doing it based on the thoughts of people, so it shouldn’t matter anyways, only what He thinks should be my concern. I pressed on because I made a promise to God to do His work and His will while I am able. 

Today I am overjoyed and excited because I found the passage that totally just canceled my previous evil thoughts such as “Well, how am I going to be an example for these people if I can’t even help myself?”. I am glad that there is a passage that tells us that our work accomplishment shouldn’t be based on emotions or thoughts or anything from this earth. Praise God that we have a Lord who is Greater than all we go through!

With this in mind, let’s not ever think “Oh well, I can’t go to church today because I sinned.” or “I can’t do this for God because I’m going to lose some money.” or “I don’t think this is the right thing to do because I’m not sure how I feel about this.” Well, guess what people! It’s not at all about us. If there is something we should do, let’s do it and not allow any emotions or earthly things to block us or prevent us from accomplishing what we must get done! Amen!

God bless you all and have a great day! Bring Him glory in your schools, workplaces, and  anywhere else you may find yourself in! 

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United: Food For Thought Daily Devotional – Day 55

When we look at the Bible and read about unity and the way it is supposed to be and then compare it to how we actually are nowadays, I don’t think it is as beautiful as it should be. We have to be more united as Christ is calling us to be. If we take a look at Ephesians 4:3-6, 

“Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.”

In this passage, we can see that we have to be one, one in mind, character, and spirit. Why can’t we be? Because the devil is fighting us. Satan doesn’t want us to have unity. Satan wants the opposite of what God wants. God wants unity, joy, happiness; and satan wants brokenness and troubles and strife.

Let’s put on the full armor of God later found in Ephesians 6:13-18. Let’s be strong and stay united as Christ wants us to be. Let’s not allow differences in and of opinion to split churches, that is SO WRONG! Let’s not allow satan to deceive us. We have God on our side and as long as we seek Him, He will not allow evil to triumph! God bless you all! You are such beautiful creations of God! AMEN!

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Constantly Changing: Food For Thought – Daily Devotional Day 54

Recently I’ve been trying to really focus all of my thoughts on heaven, the Lord, and other heavenly things. God has really worked in my heart and changed me, but I’m very joyful that the change hasn’t stopped. I am glad that the change is constant and continual and that is a true blessing. It is important that we realize that our change has to be constant. We have to be new and renewed every single day. Each and every day we must pray and want to change in a more positive Christ-like way.

In Ephesians 4:21-24 the Bible says

“Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.”

This passage is so beautiful. It really reminds us that because of Christ, we must constantly change. We must continue to throw away the deeds, thoughts, and words our evil nature. We must be constantly be renewed by the Spirit and we must display this renewal because we are made new through God. We need to constantly be righteous, holy and true!

I challenge you as I am challenging myself. Let us continue to be renewed and changed by His Spirit and presence. Let’s be examples of change and renewal!

God bless you all and have a great night. May God continue to shine through you and help us all continue to change. Amen!

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Are You Ashamed: Food For Thought – Daily Devotional Day 53

It’s sad that too many of us are ashamed sometimes of our faith, of telling others about Christ and what He did for us, to exclaim boldly who we are and whom we’re founded in. In 2 Timothy 1:8 Paul tells us that we shouldn’t be ashamed to tell others about our Lord and not to be ashamed of each other as brothers and sisters in Christ!

Let’s be bold and proclaim His name. Let’s be bold when others ask us about Christ and why we choose the way of life we do and why we do anything and everything. Let’s not be ashamed AMEN! God bless you all and have a great day!

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Be At Eye Level: Food For Thought – Daily Devotional Day 52

Recently, for the past few months I’ve been utterly disappointed and sad at the way “Christians” are acting towards those who aren’t exactly on the right path. God put this on my heart a while ago and I really just wanted to share this with you! In Romans 14 it talks all about judging and criticizing, but the focus is verse 10. “So why do you condemn another Christian? Why do you look down on another Christian? Remember, each of you will stand personally before the judgement seat of God.” 
I’m sick of the way some elders, some olders, and some youth stare and look at certain people who are lost and struggling with their lives. Instead of being nice and kind and welcoming and heart-warming, they constantly point out flaws and judge. What at all about doing this is correct? What is correct about ignoring someone because you might have stereotypes about people with tattoos, people who smoke, people who do drugs or drink, people who dress differently, people who look differently? Nothing. Nothing is right about this and we have to change!

Please, don’t look down on someone because they aren’t following Christ or because they might be stuck in sin and struggles. You were once struggling and lost as well. We need to be more loving towards others just as the father was in the parable of the lost son. Help someone the way Jesus would. Please be love and show Christ to them! Please take this into consideration and God bless you all!

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Obeying At All Costs: Food For Thought – Daily Devotional Day 51

Today I’m sharing Acts 20:22-24 where Paul is talking to the Ephesian leaders about where he is going. He says “And now I am bound by the Spirit to go to Jerusalem. I don’t know what awaits me, 23except that the Holy Spirit tells me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead. 24But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”

The Lord really put this on my heart because I many people say that they feel God is calling them to do something. They say that they know that the Lord is putting this or that on their hearts. Well we should take example from Paul in this passage where he says that he’s going to Jerusalem not knowing whats will be there, what awaits, and what he will experience. However he does know about the bad that awaits, the jail, the suffering, and the pain,but he’s going because the Lord is calling him, the Holy Spirit is guiding him. He knows his life is nothing unless he uses it to obey and do the work of God.

Let’s pray that we can put a step forward when we feel the Lord calling  us, and not put it off because of fear of what awaits us. We need to to the work of God, otherwise we are doing nothing! 

God bless you all and as always I love you! Questions, comments, concerns? Email me at jasondumitru@gmail.com or call or text me at 847-322-0518

Make Me Like David?: Food For Thought – Daily Devotional Day 50

Today God put on my heart the first part of Psalm 69:9, which says “Passion for your house burns within me.” This verse is so beautiful and convicting for me at least. I wanted to share this with you to see if maybe it would work in the same way for you as it did for me. I really stepped back and examined my going-to-churchness. I have gone to church, not to go to meet with my creator, but because it was already routine for me and because I sort of had to. But recently I’ve been in love with church and truly desire it more and more. I read this verse and I really thought to myself, “How many people feel how I felt about church before?”, “How many people go just to go?”. Well unfortunately a lot of people go to church really rarely and most times out of routine or because they feel that they are being forced. I just wanted to let you guys know that we need to be more as David was, more in love with going to church and meeting with our God, father, and our creator! We should want to go and listen to those sermons, because nearly all of them are great messages that the Lord wants to speak to us. How can we hear what God wants for us to hear if we don’t listen? We cannot listen if we don’t go, and there’s no point to go if you’re just going to go; at that point, you’re going in vain. 

I encourage you today to join me in prayer for a heart that ‘burns with passion’ for the house of the Lord! Let’s pray to be more like David in that sense. Let’s pray that whenever we go, we may not go in vain to just sing or play and instrument for the congregation or to fabricate something that’s not really there. Let’s pray for a passion for church!