Monday, January 27, 2014

January  27, 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . When We Serve Others And Christ, Everyone Wins (MQ)
Bible Study Verse
Matthew 16:25 
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
One of the best examples of learning to be a servant is in the movie Fireproof. Caleb Holt wasn't getting along with his wife and tells his father that he is about to get a divorce. Caleb's dad asks him to wait 40 days before moving forward. Dad's challenge is to work a day-at-a-time through a handwritten book The Love Dare.

The plan in the 40-day exercise was to change Caleb from a self-centered person to a willing servant. Caleb was especially stubborn, for him it took more than 40 days. The lesson is that if you commit yourself to serving, it will make a difference in any relationship. 
(Steve S)

Action Point
One of the most difficult lessons we must learn is that we're not here on earth to serve ourselves. When we think we are, we lose. When we serve others and Christ, everyone wins.

Find your purpose outside yourself through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day 
Keep an extra set of batteries ready for whenever a hunting partner or fishing buddy needs them. D cells and AA cells are the sizes most equipment uses.