RUST REMOVER! – John 9:4-5 Devotional

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John 9:4-5 – Devotional

John 9:4-5

“I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

A friend once sent me a group of humorous pictures of items that contradicted their original purpose. One photo showed a can of rust remover that was coated with rust (perhaps that is a vivid reminder that it’s what’s on the inside that counts!).

As I laughed at the incongruity of the photo, I recalled hearing a remark to the effect that it is better to burn out than to rust out.

As I think about it, I really do not recall knowing anyone who worked to death in serving the Lord in the power of the Holy Spirit.

I am sad to admit that I have known many who became rusty in their work for the Lord. The fire they once had begun to flicker and the oil in their lamp ran dry. Instead of returning to the Lord for a fresh supply, they pressed on in their own strength. Regrettably, it wasn’t long before spiritual rust began to eat away their luster.

How do we insure that we will not fall into the same rusty rut? I think the answer is in staying close to the Lord in all that we are doing. Rather than doing things to please people, we need to always be focused on pleasing the Lord. That means we need to start each day with prayer and the Word.

That is the oil that will lubricate and preserve us for each day, but we need that fresh supply on a daily basis.

Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

The Bible in One Year & Prayer

June 19th: 1 Kings 20:1-21:29, Acts 12:24-13:15, Psalm 137:1-9, and Proverbs 17:16

New Testament Scripture & Prayer

June 19th: Acts 12:24-13:15, Psalm 137:1-9, and Proverbs 17:16

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