Daily Devotional

A Mind of Wisdom

Scripture: Revelations 17: 9 “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits.

Observation: Living this life for Christ calls for a mind with wisdom. Wisdom to discover right from wrong, to make right decisions, to know when to listen and when to speak, and a mind that serves God and others before yourself. A wisdom that can only come from God, time in His word and patience to hear His Voice.

Application: To strive to obtain that wisdom each day. To always read the word each day, to pray for wisdom and to live a life for Christ, not self. To make right decisions each day for the right reasons.

Prayer: Dear Lord I ask for wisdom to live this life in glory and honor to you. Please give me the knowledge to do what is right and the courage and strength to do it.

God’s Judgments are True

Scripture: Revelations 16: 7 And I heard the altar respond:”Yes, Lord God Almighty,true and just are your judgments.”

Observation: I wonder at times why God does what He does. Last night I found out our pastor has bleeding on the brain and there is nothing they can do. I’m not sure what is going to happen and Easter is only a couple of weeks away. Why would something like this happen to a servant of God at this time?

Application: God is in complete control and everything He does is just and right. I need to remember we were not created for this place, but to be with God in heaven. I need to stop questioning and start trusting in God in all circumstances.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for loving and creating me. Increase my faith that I will trust in you completely and serve you and do my part to glorify you.

Victories Over the Beast

Scripture: Revelations 15: [2] And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name. They held harps given them by God

Observation: I want to be victorious each day over the beast (the temptations, my pride, my greed, etc.) The beast is Satan and my sinful nature. It is a fight each day that I need to win, but can’t alone. I need God each day to fight the beast for me, but I always need to be aware that I am in a fight.

Application: I need to realize I’m in a battle each day with the beast. I need to be aware of the enemy and it’s tactics. I need to call on the Holy Spirit for help to overcome the beast each day.

Prayer: Dear Lord thank you for my life here and especially my life with you forever. Be with me in battle today so I may be victorious over the beast and glorify you.

No Lies

Scripture: Revelations 14: [5] No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Observation: Before Christ it seemed all I did was lie. Even when it didn’t matter I choose to lie. I lied to get out of trouble, to make myself appear better then I was, to hurt others and it truly the language of the devil. After Christ renewed my mind I lied a lot less, but still find myself lying for the dumbest reasons, usually trying not to take the blame for something I did.

Application: Make it a point to never lie, and if I catch myself, admit it right away and make it right. Realize every time I do lie it hurts God and honors Satan. I’m here to live a life honoring God and if I lie it dishonors Him.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for another day to honor you. I need your strength and heart to always be truthful for You are the truth, the way and the life.

The World Follows the Beast

Scripture: Revelations 13: [3] One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast.

Observation: I’ve been watching the news and some of the television shows and it appears as though the world is following the beast. Murder, greed, rape, deception and hate in this world, we must be coming close to the end.

Application: I can’t conform to the world, I need to be the opposite, generosity, love and truth should show through my life. I’m here for a purpose and it’s to help lead people away from this horrible life and lead them to Christ.

Prayer: My Lord show me the part you want me to play in this world to counter the evil around me. Give me knowledge, strength to follow your love.

God’s Offspring

Scripture: Revelations 12: [17] Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring–those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

Observation: I strive to be God’s offspring, to obey His commandments and to hold to the testimony of Jesus. What an honor to be a child of God, but with the privileges I have some responsibilities. To obey my loving Father and to hold on and tell others of the testimony of my savior.

Application: Realize my position in this world as a child and servant of the most high God. Represent my Father and my Lord to others. Share His love through my actions to those God surrounds me with.

Prayer: Dear Father teach this child your ways and desires. May you look down on me and be proud.

Fall on My Face

Scripture: Revelations 11: 16 And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God,

Observation: Every day I should start by falling on my face before God and worship Him. Giving Him all the glory and praise, which He deserves. Offering my life as a living sacrifice. Drawing near to Him and not to stop at that, but the whole day, each day staying in that posture of worship. Taking time to tell God what He means to me.

Application: Take time during the course of the day to praise God. Thank Him for all He is and live each day in glory to Him.

Prayer: My Lord you are deserving of all I am and you deserve all the glory, honor and praise from me. May I live this day in honor to you.