Devotionals by Steve Arterburn

Service

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. -  >1 Peter 4:10

Finding a way to help others is an expression of faith. It shows that we believe in the sovereignty of God. We don’t’ have to wait until the pain in our life is gone, because we know God can use it for good.

Finding a way to help others requires that you ask two questions:  What is God doing?  and  How can I get into the flow of his activity? When we ask these questions, ideas will come. And once we begin doing this, the ‘why  is this happening’ question, which once seemed so important, becomes irrelevant.

The best answer to  why  is always  what. When we stop asking, “Why  has God allowed this?” And begin asking, “What  does he want me to do with it?”, we’re ready for God to start his work in us, and that prepares us for service, and that prepares us for service.

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” - Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

  

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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright  © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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About Steve Arterburn

Steve Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministriesand host of the #1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk showNew Life Live! heard and watched by over 2 million people each week on nearly 200 radio stations nationwide, on XM and Sirius Satellite radio and on NRBTV. Steve is also the host of New Life TV, a web-based channel dedicated to transforming lives through God’s truth. Steve is the founder of the Women of Faith conferences attended by over 5 million people. He also serves as a teaching pastor in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Steve is a nationally and internationally known public speaker and has been featured in national media venues such as OprahInside Edition,Good Morning AmericaCNN LiveThe New York TimesUSA TodayUS News & World ReportABC World News Tonight, and ironically in GQand Rolling Stone magazines. Steve has spoken at major events for theNational Center for FatheringAmerican Association of Christian CounselorsPromise Keepers CanadaLife Well Conferences in Australia and The Salvation Army to name a few.

Steve is a best-selling author of books such as Every Man’s Battle,Healing Is A Choice and his latest books, The 7-Minute Marriage Solution, The Book of Life RecoveryIs This The One? and recently co-authored Worthy of Her Trust with Jason Martinkus. With over 8 million books in print he has been writing about God’s transformational truth since 1984. He has been nominated for numerous writing awards and has won three Gold Medallions for writing excellence. Along with Dr. Dave Stoop, he edited and produced the #1 selling Life Recovery Bible. For a more comprehensive list of his books, visit our store site.

His speaking topics address issues common to leaders, adult men and women, including Every Man’s BattleLose it For LifeThe 7-Minute Marriage SolutionEvery Heart Restored, and Healing is a Choice. Steve’s ministry endeavors focus on identifying and compassionately responding to the needs of those seeking healing and restoration through God’s truth.

Steve has degrees from Baylor University and The University of North Texas as well as two honorary doctorate degrees and is currently completing his doctoral studies in Christian counseling.

Steve resides with his family in Fishers, Indiana.

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