Seize the Moment! – Day 6

Seize the Moment!

A Devotion

Matthew 5


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and I am reaching out to you today to bring you some hope.


Today is Monday, March 23


The days may feel dark and the news gloomy, but let us learn to “Seize the Moment” and not lose perspective. This too shall pass.


Seize the moment to love God and to love people!


In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus teaches His people: “You are the salt of the earth” and “You are the light of the world”. You are God’s plan to show the world God’s love and compassion. Jesus is calling us to be a different kind of people by giving our life a new purpose!


How will you be salt and light to at least one person today?


In light of the Henry County decision to close all non-essential businesses until May 23, please don’t allow yourself to get paralyzed by the news or let fear, anger, anxiety, or any such emotion to get the last word. Instead, make a choice right now to invest your time wisely, and choose to “Seize the Moment” as a divine opportunity.


Remember, the Church of Jesus Christ can never be closed because we are the Church!


Please pray with me, “Jesus, my life has been disrupted. I cast all my fear and anxiety on you and I ask You: how do YOU want me to be the Church today? In Jesus’ Name. Amen.” Now, be open to His still quiet voice and His providential opportunities.


God loves you and we are praying for you…


Please call the number at the bottom of this page if you would like a personal phone call and someone from First Baptist Church will get back to you as soon as possible.


God bless you.
NOTE:  The name of this devotion has changed from Siege Devotions to Seize the Moment Devotions.  This reflects a change in thinking from taking a defensive stance to an offensive one.  We want to be on the offense in this situation with the Pandemic that has hit our world.  As we understand how God wants us to live during these times, let’s all take the initiative to seek what is best for our families and communities to the glory of God.


If you prefer a video, Pastor Jerry reads his devotion on YouTube as well.  Click HERE to visit the page.  Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.