Daily Devotional

Jesus is Able to Help

Scripture: Hebrews 2:[18] Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Observation: I’m always tempted whether to do something I shouldn’t or do nothing at all. Several times I’ve been tempted to give up all together. My mind is constantly going and in most cases going in the wrong direction. I get so busy in my thoughts I don’t stop to give them to the only one that could truly help me, Jesus, and ask for his direction.

Application: To be silent and ask for God’s help and direction in my life. To find out what he wants and not to give in to the temptations that face me each day. To know not only can God get me out of the pit I’m in , but that he wants to and is only waiting until I ask him to.

Prayer: Dear Lord I’m helpless without you and I need you to guide me and tell me what you want from me. I need your help to stay away from temptation and to live a life pleasing to you. Take charge this day and calm my spirit that I may see want you desire.

The Radiance of God’s Glory

Scripture: Hebrews 1: [3] The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

Observation: Jesus is the exact representation of God, he reflects who God is and we are called to become like Christ so that we may reflect God’s glory. What an awesome responsibility we have been given and I know that I can’t do it on my own. Unfortunately most of the time I represent myself or the reflection of the world and only through the Holy Spirit can I possibly show God’s glory in my life.

Application: Allow the Holy Spirit to take charge in my life. Start every day in prayer and ask God to fill me with is spirit and use me to reflect his glory through my life. Realize I represent my God in all that I do and say and be aware of my actions to those around me. People should be able to look at me and see a glimpse of God.

Prayer: Dear Father I am not worthy of this task, yet I know it is your desire. Please take charge of this servant and allow your will to be done in my life.

Sharing My Faith

Scripture: Philemon [6] I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.

Observation: I need to get more active in sharing my faith with others. When I do the Holy Spirit can speak through me and as I’m sharing I’m also learning what God is trying to teach me. I can’t however imagine understanding every good thing we have in Christ, because there is so much.

Application: Make a conscience effort to share my faith with those around me. Be bold in proclaiming who I am through Christ and then let others know how Jesus has touched my life and what he wants for them.

Prayer: Dear Lord give me boldness and opportunity to share my faith in you with those you put in my path. Fill me with the knowledge of you that I may share with others and grow in your love.

To Be Obedient to Those In Charge

Scripture: Titus 3:1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good.

Observation: I need to remind myself at times that I’m not in charge, but the ones God has put over me. At times my pride gets the best of me and I feel the gifts and talents God has given me makes me better than those that are my boss. I’ll criticize and make light of them to raise myself up instead of humbling myself to their authority.

Application: To realize God put these people over me and if I want to be obedient to God I must be obedient to them and that is the only way God will bless me and what I do. I must humble myself to their authority as if I would be humbling myself before my Lord. Jesus called me to serve, not to be served, to humble myself and not lift myself up. To support and help those that are in authority of me is honoring God.

Prayer: Dear Lord guide this servant to be the man you call me to be. To serve those you put over me and show you how I may serve you. May I use the gifts and talents you have given me to honor you and be a light in this world.

Nothing Bad Can Be Said About Me

Scripture: Titus 2:8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

Observation: I seem to always be putting my foot in my mouth because I can’t keep my mouth shut. I’m always giving my opinion and talking about others instead of listening. People do have the opportunity to say bad things about me because I say bad things about others.

Application: I need to listen before I speak and be careful of what I say. I need to live a life of integrity so that my Lord may shine through me. I must live a life that no one can accuse me of anything, that I may be God’s representative to the people he surrounds me with.

Prayer: Dear Lord forgive me for the way I talk at times and show me how to be someone that can guide others to you. That when I speak people will know that it is the truth because of the example I have set.

Encouraging and Refuting Others

Scripture: Titus 1: [9] He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Observation: This verse is telling me I must believe everything in the Bible before I can help others. Everything is God Breathed and is true. I need to use this truth to encourage others and grow them closer to God ands also use these truths to refute those who lie and try to draw others away from God.

Application: To know the Word better. To continue to read each day, but to start to go deeper, in meditation and studying so the Word is in me and available anytime I need it. I have a job to do and unless I understand what it is I’m suppose to be doing and have the proper tolls and training I will not be able to accomplish my job in the manner it should be carried out in.

Prayer: Dear Lord speak to me and guide me through your word. Give me the discipline to study and retain your thoughts and commands that I may use it to bring others to you and correct those that may be lost or confused.

Am I Fighting the Good Fight?

Scripture: 2 Timothy I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Observation: Am I fighting? Am I being a soldier for God or am I complacent and allowing sin to reign in my life? I have a purpose to spread the gospel of Jesus and if done properly it will be a fight, because this world is so corrupt.

Application: I need to put on the armor of God each day and be ready for battle. Stop feeling sorry for myself and realize the mission God has given me and focus on that. Reach the finish line of this life in victory so when I see my Father He will be smiling with joy and receive me with open arms.

Prayer: Dear Father show me how to fight, give me strength to run and help cross the finish line. May I win the crown of righteousness so that I may place it on the alter as a sacrifice to you.