Siege Devotions – Day 4

Follow Jesus!

Matthew 4


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and I am reaching out to you to bring some hope to your day with a short, daily, devotion.


Today is Saturday, March 21

Today is day 4 for our daily devotions so please turn with me to Matthew 4, which is an amazing chapter of how Jesus faced His wilderness experience and the temptations to give into His circumstances. Jesus was victorious and used God’s Word to win the day! So can you!


In Matthew 4:19, Jesus invites with a promise: “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of [people].” This is Jesus’ call to become His apprentice—to walk with Jesus on the Journey, through all that is happening today, and learn from Jesus, our Master Teacher.


Who are you following: Jesus or the world?


What is informing you: God’s Word, Social Media, or Network News?

Jesus’ promise is fulfilled through the work of the Holy Spirit, in and through you. God’s desire is for you to trust the work of God’s grace in you to do the impossible through you. God is going to use you today when you trust the Holy Spirit’s power and presence to show the world Jesus, in and through you.


Let us pray, “God, I ask You to fulfill in us what You began in faith. I believe that You can do this and I come to You now with all of the heavy burdens and weariness of this day. I find rest in Your sovereignty and sufficiency. Please O Lord, rescue me and use me for Your glory. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”  


God loves you and your church is praying for you today! Please follow Jesus to reach out to at least one person, today, to share this encouraging message from God’s Word. May your life point people to Jesus.


Please our church at the number at the bottom of the page if you need a personal phone call someone from First Baptist Church will get back to you as soon as possible.
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.