RENEWAL Devotional: Living for God
Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Chaplain and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital
“And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.” Titus 2:11-14
Sometimes we think that we must wait to come to God until we have cleaned up our lives, and become perfect for Him. Actually, God wants the total opposite. God loves you just as you are. No matter what you have done, God loves you just the way you are. He hates sin, because God knows that sin destroys people, and even the nation. But God loves His people so much that He wants His children to come to Him as they are.
You see, living for God is to draw yourself to Him. He will take anything that you are struggling with and turn it around. God’s sole desire for you and I- is to have deep and meaningful fellowship with Him. When we live for Him and not our own selfish desires, God will begin to work in your life. This is what turns your life around, and changes you, as a person, for the better.
Make that choice today- live for God! If you are struggling and need help, call us at 888.298.HOPE (4673). We are here for you!