He began 4 June 2018 writing daily, except for weekends. His first text was based on Mt 1.19.
Valdir works as a section chief in the state justice system. He is an evangelist with the Pimentas congregation, which he helped to establish. He is editor of the monthly bulletin Amo Jesus (I Love Jesus) which circulates among the city’s congregations.
“I’m happy to see people on Facebook and WhatsApp who daily appear to be waiting to receive the devotionals. I hope I have in some way brought them closer to the Word,” he wrote in an email.
A translation, done by BNC, of his last devotional is posted below.
On May 31, Valdir began writing devotionals for the Old Testament, starting with Gen 1.1.
“Night will be no more, and they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, because the Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever and ever” Rev 22.5.
“The evildoer must continue to do evil, and the one who is morally filthy must continue to be filthy. The one who is righteous must continue to act righteously, and the one who is holy must continue to be holy” Rev 22.11.
Almost one year ago, on June 4, 2018, to be exact, I began a daily reading (except for weekends) of the New Testament, in Mt 1.19.
Today I complete the New Testament and had to chose two verses from the last chapter of the book of Revelation, for they summarize well what this reading has been, as well as the reflections published here.
One of the results of this almost-daily reading was the publication of the book, Está Escrito – A Palavra de Deus para Memorizar by Editora Resgate, thanks to the encouragement and initiative of brother João Cruz.
However, the main result was being able to feed upon a portion of the Holy Scriptures each day, especially of the new covenant left by the Lord Jesus.
The daily nourishment from the Word of God produces hope, discipline, fear and a constant watchfulness in the life of the Master’s disciple.
This watchfulness is important for each of us who desires to live with the Lord and reign with him forever, just as today’s first text says so well.
Yes, to live with God and have his presence forever is the desire of every follower of Jesus.
At the same time, the second text shows that in the world only two types of people exist.
The first continues to practice more and more evil acts e to contaminate himself with this world whose system is governed by Satan.
There exists a people, however, who desire to purify themselves each day, to practice the Word of God, who thirst and hunger for righteousness, that is, that the truth of God might reign, first, in their own lives and then desire to share with all who are willing to hear the Lord’s voice.
Such a person will never fall, will always stand, looking to Jesus, or upon his knees, at the feet of the Master, receiving from him all the power necessary to win.
May these reflections, my brethren, have blessed your life in some way, just as I was touched and influenced by them. Good morning.
Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. He enjoys his new home office. http://randal.us