Weekday Devotionals

Devotional written by Samantha Mosca

Verse:  2 Coronthians 2:15-17  
For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?  Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.
There were so many points made Sunday that I took away and could write on in length. But, the one that stood out and stuck with me, the one loudest in my mind and largest when I wrote it down, “God creates Authenticity”.
He created in us the want to be real and genuine.
We face so much pressure to be what “everyone” is right now; The mom who has it all together, the teen who is the best looking or most athletic, the highly successful person, The happy hour person, the risk taker, the most caring, sensitive, understanding perfect person…..this list really has no end.
The reason for that is we have this image in our mind of what the perfect life and perfect person is supposed to look like and then we are bombarded with all of these “perfect” images of happy people doing happy things looking all happy all the time.
Life on a beautiful Facebook page!
Let me get back to where I started, Authenticity.
100% authentic coming up, there is no perfect anything here on earth and no one is happy all the time.
Our insecurities get in the way a lot of the time, causing our authenticity to flounder a bit. We want to be who God created us to be, we want to share His glory and His word, or as I like to call it the blueprint to everyday life, with every person we see. But Sunday comes and Sunday goes. We arrive at Monday and our own insecurities start to creep in. I am none of these perfect things.  I’m just not (Fill in with your words), for me I would say I’m just not the smartest and I do not have enough words memorized to back me up, so let me just fall back in line and blend in. Becoming much less than authentic, but I know that is my insecurity blaring louder in my mind than the calling God has on my life!
I am called to tell every single person I meet about His glory. His unending love. His forgiveness. His Grace. His passion for ALL THINGS PEOPLE!
When I met Jesus for the 1st time, He showed me that people are not my enemy, I am not my enemy, He is not my enemy. There is one enemy only and as Pastor Aaron said on Sunday, that enemy will sometimes use people.
Our job is clear, we MUST be authentic with every person we meet, for we may be their only lifeline in that moment to cut that tie to the enemy and find His road to redemption.


Jesus let us see those around us that need compassion. Compel us to listen to them, to hear their needs. Give us the heart to be interested in their troubles and provide us the means to help them. In your name, Amen




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