Category: Daily Devotional

I Was Lost

Scripture: Luke 15:32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found

Observation: That was me, lost. I spent most of my life living my way without concern for God or family. I didn’t care about anything but myself. Then God turned my life around. Putting people in my life, drawing me nearer to him until finally the day came to receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I can picture him running down the aisle at church and embracing me that day.

Application: It’s time to get busy and help others realize the love of God and how he waits for them. I should be busy fulfilling my calling of spreading the gospel, bringing others home to the Father.

Prayer: Dear Lord I’m weak and sinful. I need the filling of the Holt Spirit and power to do your will. Be with me Lord and guide me tonight as I’m part of the street evangelism team. Open a door for me to witness to someone in your name.

May I Be Humble

Scripture: Luke 14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Observation: Most of my life I have dealt with pride. I feel I have abilities greater than most in some areas and exalt myself above others. It wasn’t until I was saved that I realize everything I have and am is a gift from God. I have no right to be proud in myself, only to be proud that my God loves me so much.

Application: My Lord tells me to be humble, to put others above myself and to serve him and others to glorify him. I need to see myself as a servant, a servant loved by his master and go out of my way to please him.

Prayer: Dear God, my Father and my master. Humble me before you and guide me through this life. Show me how to please you and be drawn closer to you.

Bear Fruit or Else

Scripture: Luke 13:8 Sir, the man replied, “leave it alone for one more year and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.”

Observation: I’m sure that is where I was with God. He gave me so many chances that he must have been to the point of letting me go. Jesus took me after I received him and started to prune my sinful ways, fertilized me with his word, watered me with his grace, where now there is some fruit, some reason for me to be here. He hasn’t stopped working in me and I pray before I go home that a harvest of fruit would be produced from this life he saved.

Application: To continue to allow God to work in me. To fight the laziness that stops me from honoring God and serving others. To make it a priority in my life to bear fruit for my Lord.

Prayer: Dear Lord empower me with the Holy Spirit that I will be able to do the things you desire me to do. That I will produce a harvest of fruit that you will be pleased you didn’t give up on me.

The Holy Spirit Will Teach

Scripture: Luke 12:12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”

Observation: I plan to go out this Saturday with the street evangelism ministry. First I don’t want to go because it is in the evening and I feel my time is too precious to use to help save others. I’m so lazy and self-centered. When I go I’m going to be worried in what to do and say. I already have things planned out, and those plans didn’t include letting God use me. All I need to do is make myself available to God and let him use me as he sees fit.

Application: Dedicate my time and possession to God. It is all his. Make myself available to God and let him use me as he sees fit.

Prayer: Dear Lord I love you and want to serve you and others in your name. Fill me with the Holy Spirit and use this servant to please you.

Obeying the Word of God

Scripture: Luke 11:28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

Observation: The key is to obey and I know what He wants of me because his word is clear. He wants me to be like his Son, loving, giving, caring and teaching others of his Father. I have a commission and purpose to my life and to accomplish them I must be obedient to God’s word.

Application: I need to start each day speaking to my Father, asking for direction and guidance from the Holy Spirit. I need to set my mind on God’s directives and get the discipline from God to carry them out. I can’t do this in the flesh, it will take the Holy Spirit to carry them out in God’s power.

Prayer: dear God guide this servant and open my eyes to your desires. Show me how to be obedient to your word each day and to please you in thought, word and action.

Love with All Your Heart

Scripture: Luke 10:27 He answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and lover your neighbor as yourself.”

Observation: Why is it so hard for me to love God the way I should? God has given me everything and is always with me, guiding me. He deserves all of my love, praise and obedience. Yet I give him so little. My interest and desires overshadow my love for God and others. I still want to do what I want and when. I have coma a long way since I’ve been saved, but still have not followed the most important commandment.

Application: God must come first. His desires should rule my life. My love should be so intense that my focus every moment should be in honoring God. Each decision, word and action should be considered to see if it honors God.

Prayer: Dear Lord, open my soul and mind to love you completely. Give me the strength to do the things that honor you. May my love for you and others please and bring joy to you.

Who Do I Say He Is?

Scripture: Luke 8:20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”

Observation: Who do I say Jesus is? At times my speech and actions proclaim him as Lord, as it should be. Then at other times I feel like Peter denying I know him. The way I live this life, my actions, thoughts and words tell others who Jesus is in my life. If I believe in my heart that Jesus is Lord and proclaim him with my lips I will be saved.

Application: Now I need to proclaim Jesus as Lord and savior each day. My actions, thoughts and words need to be put into action to tell others of his unfailing love for us. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. My purpose is to tell others and to have them draw nearer to God.

Prayer: Dear Lord you are the son of God, the Christ and my Savior. Fill me with the Holy Spirit and give me the strength to proclaim this to the world.