September 28th, 2016
1 Samuel 2:1-11
A 36-year-old man had been in and out of jail since he was 11. With no father figure and a mother with her own issues, he was alone. He found solace and acceptance in gang life. Then he went through The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center program and was genuinely gloriously saved and transformed by the power of Jesus Christ.
Now, he brings joy to all around him. He is always smiling, working hard, and spreading joy as a dishwasher in a senior center. When asked why he is so joyful, he says that he prays every morning for 30 minutes. He asks God to help him bring happiness to all he meets.
By all standards, he should be a throw-away convict. But he relies on God as his Guide, Father, and Comforter; God is his Rock. Make God your Rock and your life will have purpose.
This man sings God’s praises every day. You, too, can bring joy to others through your attitude. This man allows God to work a miracle in his life every morning. You can, too.
Author: Kari Rudd