Last Minute

May 8, 2020

Word of the day: 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Luke 23:40-41 NIV

Whatever crime we may have done, a sin we may have committed, mistakes made, it is never too late to have faith in Jesus. Today’s verse shows this. Earlier in the book of Luke, this criminal gave his trust to Jesus, and he forgave him. Do not hesitate to get friends and family members that do not believe in Jesus to give their life, their faith to Jesus. It is not late at all. The reality is we need some self-assessment tests to remind ourselves of our self-worth. Our sins, our crime, our mistakes do not define who you are. Those labels are not worth listening to. How else are we to learn when if we don’t make a mistake? God uses those mistakes to build ourselves and others up. Look at Earvin “Magic” Johnson. He is an activist for aids. He can teach others and lead those because of his mistake. Moral of the point? Turn to Jesus and let him use those life lessons to become a better you. Give him your faith, even if it is at the last minute.

Father, thank you for today. I pray for us to be active in bringing people to you before you come. It is never too late as faith in you is open. I pray for wisdom and the right approach to bring those to you that are not willing to listen. Thank you for our fellowship. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.