[CF Devotionals] 2019-02-19 - Missing Ingredients

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I recently made Richard a Red Velvet Cake for a special occasion. I was eager to see how it turned out, but after it had been in the oven for about 15 minutes, I was shocked to realize that I had forgotten to include the three required eggs!! I was dismayed, but there wasn’t anything I could do. The cake tasted fairly good, but it was a bit thinner than it should have been. It just wasn’t quite the same; there was something missing.

Our discipleship is like a recipe. Every ingredient is essential to a healthy Christian life. We can go to church for worship and fellowship, and we can work to help the homeless, but if we aren’t praying regularly, something is missing. Likewise, we can go to church every week, but if we aren’t being a blessing to others in some way, our walks with God are missing an important piece of the picture. This service to others is naturally based on our gifts and abilities. Even believers who cannot leave their homes or are bed-bound can serve - by praying for others, making a cheery phone call, sending an email or giving a donation to outreach ministry, through their church or other reputable organizations.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Be praying unceasingly (Disciples’ Literal New Testament-DLNT)

Hebrews 10:23-25 (ESV) Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Ephesians 4:16 (DLNT) Christ, 16 from Whom the whole body, being fitted-together[m] and held-together by every joint of supply according to the working in measure of each individual part, is producing the growth of the body for the building-up of itself in love.

It’s all in God’s word, the Bible, so may we not leave out any of the vital ingredients.

[email jan] Janice P. Moser


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