Daily Devotionals

Blessings From a Rooftop

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Scripture: “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” – Galatians 6:10

We are called to use our bodies for the good of the Lord. As a summer intern at Eastminster, I began to see this on a mission project where we were replacing a roof for a woman in need.

We prayed before we began the project, and tears filled not only the homeowner’s eyes, but also those of the interns as well. The power of Christ could clearly be seen moving through the group.

In the terrible Columbia heat, we worked on the roof, and the homeowner constantly checked on us to make sure that we were ok. When we finished, she had a big cookout with hotdogs and snacks for us. She went out of her way to help us, as we did for her.

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered” (Proverbs 11:25).

Giving money to the Church is absolutely vital. In addition, if you want to feel the power of giving, give your time to someone in need and see how it blesses you.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship” (Romans 12:1).

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for giving me the breath that I have today. I ask that you use me as your candle in this world so that I may be a light for someone else. Give me the courage to sacrifice my time, that I may use it for your glory. Amen.

Submitted by Max Childress, E2 Intern 

(Max is a rising Sophomore at The Citadel, and the son of Mark and Laurie Childress.)