Day 15 – Journey to the Cross – Rev. Jonathan Rager

Hello First Family!

I am looking forward to seeing all of you in church tomorrow! Today’s devotional thought comes from our Pastoral Care Pastor Jonathon Rager. Enjoy!

Pastor Kevin


Code Word: MENU


Face it, our lives revolve around food. We are always looking for that perfect meal when we order from a menu. If we find more than one item that we really like, we must make a choice which one to order.

Does God care what food we put into our bodies? How about what we drink? What about the things we do throughout the day?

During His agonizing prayer in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus made it very clear He preferred that something different would be considered and allowed by the Father other than the agony, pain and suffering that was ahead. However, His obedience to the will of the Father took priority over His desires. He said to the Father; “Not my will, but thine be done”.

Are we willing to set aside our desires and preferences in all our decisions and submit to the will of God? 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whatever we eat, Whatever we drink, and Whatever we do; Do all to the glory of God”. The next time you look at a dinner menu, ask God for guidance before you order. Then thank Him for the meal and to guide you on how much of it to put into your body. Even the small decisions in life must bring “Glory to God”.


Rev Jonathon Rager

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