Daily Devotional

Facing Judgment

Scripture: Hebrews 9: [27] Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

Observation: Am I ready to face judgment? Have a lived a life in glory and honor to God? Unfortunately the answer is not yes and if the time was now I know it might be disappointing to hear what God would have to say. The good thing it’s not over yet and I have a day at a time to live for Christ.

Application: I need to dedicate each day for living for God and to fulfill the purpose he has created me for. To do things that honor him and that could be read back at my day of judgment pleasing to God.

Prayer: Dear Lord bless this day may it glorify you. Open my eyes to the things that are pleasing to you. When it is time may I hear the words will done good and faithful servant enter.

Our New Covenant

Scripture: Hebrews 8:10 This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel
after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.

Observation: When I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior, something happened in both my mind and heart. I couldn’t talk the way I use to and my thoughts were so different. I couldn’t swear, didn’t want to lie and I saw people different than before. I would cry easy and things and people touched my heart in a way that it was never touched before. He is my God and I belong to him.

Application: Continue to allow God to change me both in mind and spirit. Pray that his will be done in my heart and my eyes open to what he wants to show me. Show God each day how much he means to me and how much I love and trust him.

Prayer: Dear Lord I do love you and I know how much my mind wanders from you. Help me grow closer to you and see the things you have in store for me. Help me complete the task you created me for in glory and honor to you.

My Lord is Perfect Forever

Scripture: Hebrews 7: [28] For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.

Observation: I can testify about man being weak. I experience it more each day, that there is no man on earth that is strong enough to manage the affairs of God or man. Only Jesus living in our hearts can guide us through this life and into eternal life with God the Father.

Application: To submit myself fully to Jesus deity and power over my life. To obey God with all of my heart with his purposes as my objective to accomplish and not my own. To tell others of my high priest and first love so they may be guided by his power and love.

Prayer: Dear Lord help me please see your desires for my life. I seem to get a little more lost when I focus on the things around me instead of you. Purpose in my heart the things of you and guide me through this day and the rest of my life that I may glorify you.

Do Not Become Lazy

Scripture: Hebrews 6: [12] We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Observation: I’m here sitting at my desk at home wondering what to do after I write this journal. It is so hard at times looking for work and the constant rejection I feel because no one calls back. So I debate whether just to relax, walk on the beach or maybe go swimming and do nothing. My patience is growing short even though it has only been a week since I was laid off, where is my faith. I need to be busy looking for work, but also looking why God has given me this time, I know there is something I should be doing.

Application: Continue looking for work, putting in applications, talking to anyone that might have a lead and then be patient and quiet so I may hear from God and then have faith he will talk to me. God never wastes a hurt and he works the good in all things.

Prayer: Dear Lord forgive this servant for his impatience and lack of faith. You have always been faithful and have blessed me beyond measure. Increase my faith and open my eyes to what it is you desire of me.

Am I Willing to Submit?

Scripture: Hebrews 5:7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

Observation: My petitions are not heart felt. Most of the time when I pray my mind wanders and I forget what I just said. My focus is not on God, but the things that are in the world. Now I’m without a job and I don’t know why God has me in this place and I should be crying out to him and then listening. Instead my mind is running wild trying to figure out a way out of my situation, yet I don’t fully submit to my God.

Application: To submit myself to my Lord and cry out for his will in my life. To be focused on his desires, not mine and to trust him with all of my heart, with all of my life.

Prayer: Dear Father make me this man that you desire me to be. I can’t do it on my own, there is no good thing within me. Continue to change me and strengthen me and open my eyes to the things around me that you want me to see.

Grace In My Time of Need

Scripture: Hebrews 4: [16] Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Observation: There is something I lack is confidence, but not confidence in myself but confidence in God. The creator of all things, the one who protects me each day and supplies my needs, how can I not have confidence in him? Maybe because I’m so wrapped up in myself I can’t see beyond that. I’ve just been laid off with no job prospects at this moment, we will most likely lose our home, unless God has other plans. I need God’s mercy and grace more than ever and I should be confident in him that his will, will be done in my life.

Application: I need to approach the throne and ask for God’s will in my life. Not a job that I think will make me secure, but the guidance to fulfill the purpose God has created me for. If I’m obedient and pray, read and do good works in his name God will bless me and it may not be with riches in this world, but treasures built up in heaven.

Prayer: Dear Lord I talk a good game, but I’m scared as always. My lack of faith is obvious. Increase my faith, grow me closer to you that I may hear your voice guiding me through this darkness into your light. I do love you more than anything and I realize I don’t show you that love as often as I should. Help me be the man after your own heart.

We Are His House

Scripture: Hebrews 3: [6] But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

Observation: The people of Christ is the house and body of Christ, but we must have faith in our Lord and strength that only comes from God. We are the people that will show this world the promise and love of Jesus. We are his representatives, his house, in this world and all are welcomed.

Application: I need to be part of the house of God and have the desire to be the welcome mat. That people will see the house and want to enter and be part of the promise of God. To draw my strength from God and not of myself or this world and to be focused on the purpose God has created me for.

Prayer: Dear Lord open my eyes and give me the strength to fulfill the purpose you have created me for. May I be part of your house and show others the way to enter. I’m here only to obey you and show my love for you, may I be successful.