Category: Daily Devotional

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.

Doing My Duty

Scripture: Luke 17:10 So you also when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, “We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.”

Observation: Sometimes I think I’m better than most because I do a few things to honor God, but reality is I do very little of all I should be doing. I’m not worthy of God’s love or grace and I owe everything to him. I am an unworthy and lazy servant, yet God loves me. I deserve no praise or payment for what I do. I’m just trying to do my duty to my master.

Application: To be a better and appreciative servant. To complete the tasks God has given me with a thankful and willing spirit. To find ways to please my master and realize most of what I do is only a fraction of what I should be doing for God.

Prayer: My Lord and my master, guide this servant of yours to do what is right and pleasing in your sight. May I complete the duties you set before me in glory and honor to your name.

Can’t Serve Two Masters

Scripture: Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Observation: This is so true, I can’t be focused on my money and serve God whole heartily. Lately we have saved up some money and I’m thinking about buying cars, doing things around the house or a vacation, but I haven’t asked God what he wants me to do with His money. My master is God and everything is His.

Application: Live for my master. Ask what he desires of me and be obedient to his calling. Everything I have has been given to me by God and he can have it back whenever he desires. Put my Father first in all I do.

Prayer: Dear Lord open this servant’s eyes to your desires. You are my Lord, master and love and deserve all that I have. Fill me with the Holy Spirit and guide me to fulfill my purpose.

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.