Devotionals by David McGee

Pruning - Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Romans 7:5

"For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death."

The technological advancements made by mankind in the last century or even the last 20 years are astounding. Yet with all our technology, we still have to wait for lettuce to ripen and for olives to mature. Lettuce ripens a month and a half after planting, but for an olive the wait is at least four years. Some of us, like the lettuce, are maturing quickly while others, like olives, are improving more slowly. Something changed in you when you were saved, and still... God is making changes to you.

Romans 7:6
"But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter."

We should all be bearing fruit. There may be times that you need to endure pruning before you bear fruit. Pruning redirects energy to the right places. If you are not being fruitful, maybe you need to redirect energy toward the Lord. Don't just come to church, be the church. Be praying, giving, serving - joining hands with your church to achieve something far greater than any one of us could achieve alone.

Life Lesson: Christianity is not a do-it-yourself religion.

Dear God,
Thank You for loving me. Give me the desire to grow in righteousness through the washing of Your Word, in serving You and prayer. Help me to love and serve others in the place where You want me to grow and bear good fruit. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge

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Cross the Bridge Ministries is a TV, radio and internet outreach of David McGee. David McGee teaches God's incredible Word, the Bible, verse by verse to equip people to cross the bridge from death to life and from spectator Christianity to a life dedicated to serving the Lord.

About David McGee

Successful pastor, author and musician, David McGee, was born in Greensboro, North Carolina as a deaf-mute. After overcoming overwhelming physical obstacles as a child, he eventually discovered music and toured the country as a rock musician. After a dramatic encounter with Jesus Christ, he devoted his life to revealing the life-changing Truth of the Bible. From a small home Bible study to mega church in just nine short years, David has faithfully taught verse by verse through God's Word.

David's heart-warming and humorous teaching style has exploded onto the nationwide media scene that many say could redefine Christian media. David's teachings are broadcast around the world on TV, radio, and the Internet in an ever-increasing outreach to people. David has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, making appearances on ABC, CBS, CBN, FOX, NBC, TCT and TBN.

As an incredible speaker and Bible teacher, it is the passion of this man and this ministry to communicate the timeless Truths of the Bible to a lost, dying, and confused world. David McGee is the senior pastor of The Bridge near Winston- Salem, NC.

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