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A Daily Devotion for August 13, Thursday

Acts 2: 44-47

verses 46b-47: They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

This is such a beautiful, yet simple description of the early church. The people who had come to Christ were happy in their new faith, and happy to be with other believers. Other concerns were not in their way- they were free to give up possessions and live simply with others of like minds. Today our lives are so complicated- there are so many things pressing for our attention. Everyone is expected to take a side- from supporting a presidential candidate to whether to wear a mask to educating our children. I can’t imagine such a simple time as the time of the early church. It is so appealing. The culture we have created makes it difficult for us to fully live out our faith.

What is the answer, Lord? Can I do better and live my life more fully with you and for you? Will you show me the way? I humbly ask this of you, God. Help me. Amen

Becky, transforming

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