Today in the 40 Day Devotional series, we read…

Day 39 Strengthen What Remains

Read Revelation 3:1-6

“Be alert and strengthen what remains, which is about to die, for I have not found your works complete before My God.” Revelation 3:2 (HCSB)

After Jesus had evaluated the church at Sardis and given his assessment, He then gave them a divine action plan. Christ said to, “Strengthen the things which remain.” It sounds as if there were some things in the church that were good and pleasing to God but which needed attention before they lost their vitality.

Most churches have one or more areas of strength. Some congregations are great mission churches which go on mission trips and give money to missions. Others are really good at welcoming outsiders in and making them feel loved and valued without feeling judged by people. Some are great worshipping congregations where folks are invited into the presence of God through singing and other means.

Are you able to identify one or more areas of strength for your congregation?

Prayer

Would you pray today that God would reveal to you and others in your church those areas where your congregation is strong. Ask God to help you build on that area of strength for His glory and the good of the church and the community where God has placed you.