Category: Daily Devotional

The Fullness of Grace

Scripture: John 1:16 From the fullness of his grace we have received one blessing after another.

Observation: I have surely received one blessing after another only because of the grace of God. I deserve nothing but pain and death, there was no good in me and even now the only good is what God has put in me. Yet God watches over me and blesses me with a wonderful wife, health, work, friends and he always meets my needs and desires.

Application: To make sure I give God all the glory and praise that he deserves. Not to take credit for anything, because whatever I accomplish is through the grace of God and not of my own abilities.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for the many blessings you have given me and I ask for your guidance on how to fulfill the purpose you have created me for. May I honor and glorify your name and be drawn close to you.

How Foolish

Scripture: Luke 24:25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.”

Observation: That is me, foolish and slow to believe. Each day I continue to suffer what the day will bring, because of my lack of belief that God is with me and wants the best for me. Not that I won’t have trials, but that he will be with me through them. I don’t know why my heart is so slow to believe, God has proven himself true again and again in my life. I’m so much worse than Thomas.

Application: I know in my heart the love of God and that he is with me. I need to believe in all that happens to me He is with me. He has filled and blessed me and I need to honor him with my obedience and love.

Prayer: Dear Lord you are so worthy of all my love, praise and obedience. Increase my faith, open my eyes to glorify you.

Forgive Them

Scripture: Luke 23:34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

Observation: Jesus forgives even at the point of torture to those that are killing him. I can harbor unforgiveness for the smallest of offenses. My purpose in life is to be more and more like Jesus, to have a kinder heart, a more forgiving nature, make wiser decisions, to be more caring and obedient to my Father. There is nothing anyone can do to me that is worse than what I have done to God and yet he forgives me.

Application: To be more like Jesus. To stop and think before I react, what would Jesus do? To forgive any offenses and to pray to God for strength to be this man God calls me to be.

Prayer: Dear Lord I am a sinner and need your power to become this man that will honor you. Help guide me this day to draw nearer to you. Give me a forgiving heart that may glorify you.

God’s Will Be Done

Scripture: Luke 22:42 “Father if you are willing take this cup from me, yet not my will, but yours be done.”

Observation: There is so many things I would like taken away from me, such as this ringing in my ears, the tiredness, laziness, pain in my neck and shoulders and depression. I just want these things to go away, yet it’s not my will but God the Father. There are things I believe God wants me to do and He will help, like Paul he won’t take everything away, because his grace is sufficient.

Application: I need to pray and ask God’s will for things in my life. Knowing the things I need to change and ask for strength and guidance and help to change things to do his will.

Prayer: My Lord I’m weak and a sinner. Help me to change the things that aren’t honoring to you and make this life a testimony of your grace, mercy and love.

Give God What Is God’s

Scripture: Luke 20:25 “Caesar,” they replied. He said to them, “Then give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”

Observation: So what is God’s? Everything, everything I have was given to me by God and belongs to him. My love, obedience, praise, worship and life is his. Even what I give to Caesar is what God commands me to give.

Application: Live this life giving back to God what is God’s. My life is his, may it be a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to my God. May my life be of value so as I dedicate it to God it may be worthy.

Prayer: Dear God I love you with all my heart even though I don’t always show you. Help me give to you what is yours and that it will be pleasing to you. I love you Lord.

Seeking the Lost

Scripture: Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.

Observation: I was created so that I would become more like Jesus, that is my goal each day. I should imitate his ways, teachings and actions. Jesus came to save the lost which I was one. That is also what I should be doing, seeking the lost and doing what I can through the Holy Spirit to save them.

Application: Seek each day those who need to hear the Word of God and speak it into their lives. Be more like my Lord and savior by showing everyone love and being the best representative I can for God.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for seeking me out, then reaching out and saving me. May you fill me with the Holy Spirit and show me how to reach out to others in your name.

Have Mercy

Scripture: Luke 18:13 But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, “God have mercy on me a sinner.”

Observation: God has had mercy on me, this sinner. I may not have come as humble as I should have and only asked that he would just allow me to go without eternal punishment or reward. He showed me mercy and guided me through the rest of my life, never leaving me or forsaking me.

Application: I need to humble myself each day to my Lord. For I’m not worthy of Him, but he still loves me. I shouldn’t take his mercy lightly, but with gratitude and repentance, living a life worthy of the love he has for me.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for the mercy and grace you show me each day and I ask that you guide me this day, that I will honor and glorify your name.