Category: <span>Daily Devotional</span>

Jesus’ Compassion

Scripture: Matthew 14: [14] When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Observation: It is so hard to understand Jesus’ compassion for us. I know it was something I don’t deserve yet I know he cares and loves me. It is something you can’t earn and don’t deserve, but he gives it so freely. So I won’t attempt to understand, but just freely accept it as my gift given from God.

Application: To live the best life I can in appreciation of God’s love for me. I know I can’t earn it, but I need to do my best to bring some joy to my Lord who continually gives me joy, peace, love, protection and a reason to go one each day. I need to show the compassion to others that Jesus gives to me.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for who you are and the compassion you have on this sinner. Help me fulfill the purpose you have created me for and guide me each day to be this man you call me to be. I’m here only for you, help me show you.

I Want to Produce a Crop

Scripture: Matthew 13: [23] But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

Observation: The seed fell on good soil when I received the word, yet I have not produced a crop in accordance to what was given me. I hear the word and read the word and each day I understand more what is in it. Yet I’m not putting everything into practice. I’m not allowing the nutrients of God’s love to enter me so that I may grow and reproduce the crop.

Application: This life was not given to me for me alone. I’m here to share what I have whether possessions, time or the knowledge I’ve been given. I’m to go out and spread the word to find the good soil so others may be saved by the grace that was given to me.

Prayer: Dear Lord thank you for counting me worthy of the hope you have given me. Strengthen my knowledge of the word and what I’m to do as your servant. You are worthy of all that I have and am use me to produce a crop in glory and honor to your name.

Being Jesus’ Brother

Scripture: Matthew 12: [50] For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Observation: That is my purpose to do the will of the Father at all times. I fall short of that goal and my thoughts for my will overrides the will of the Father more times than not, but besides pleasing God which is the ultimate pleasure I can also be Jesus’ brother, how can I not want all of that?

Application: Before making any decision or doing anything I should ask myself why, is this God’s will, will it please him and draw me closer to my true family. My focus from the first thing I get up in the morning is to do the will of God and plan out how to do that.

Prayer: Dear Father show me how to do your will direct me in the things that will please you this day and each day that I’m here. Grow me near to you and show me the purpose you have created me for and then show me how to fulfill that purpose in glory and honor to your name.

Weary and Burdened

Scripture: Matthew 11: 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Observation: That is me wearied and burdened because of the way I choose to live this life. I worry about so many things even though my God tells me not to. I’m burdened because I choose to fill my life with anxiety instead of trusting my Lord has he directs me to. I do everything the opposite of how God directs me and I wonder why I have no peace.

Application: All I need to do is come to him and obey him. Peace rests in God not in me and I need to free myself of the bondage of living this life my way and trust in my God and do has he calls me to do.

Prayer: Dear Lord help me to obey you each day. Direct my path and guide me through this life in a way that it will honor you. I’m here to serve you only show me how to be obedient in that.

May God Speak Through Me

Scripture: Matthew 10: [20] for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Observation: I worry about what to say at times. I try to come up with this great speech to impress others or worry about praying with others. It is not my job to determine what to say my job is to have faith enough to approach a situation with confidence that God will use me.

Application: To trust in my God who is so trustworthy. To be bold knowing God is with me and has a plan for my life. To make fulfilling that plan my number one purpose in my life and allowing God to work that plan out.

Prayer: Dear Lord increase my faith. Show me how to be bold and trusting so I may fulfill the purpose you have created me for. You are worthy of my best, help me give that to you.

Harvesting the Crop

Scripture: Matthew 9:[38] Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Observation: God is asking , no telling me I should be harvesting the people so others may know the love of God and not perish. He had people harvest me so that I may enjoy the gift of salvation and have my mind renewed so I would understand his love for me and now it is my turn.

Application: Ask God what he wants me to do. Look for opportunities to touch others with the gospel and do my part as a harvester. Make it my top priority to be a harvester and not something I do out of convenience. Remember where people are going if I don’t do my job and how I will hurt the heart of God by not caring.

Prayer: My Lord there is nothing I can do apart from you so please fill me with your power and show me how to bring others to you. Show me how to be bold and proclaiming the gospel to others and may I touch the hearts of those that don’t know you.

As We Believe

Scripture: Matthew 8: 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.

Observation: My believe is so weak because my faith is weak. Every day I worry about things that I trusted God for. If I would have just believed when I asked my Lord for them knowing he loves me and wants the best for me. He tells me it will be done just as I believed it would be, yet I can’t seem to believe and trust.

Application: I need to let go of my lack of faith. I want to trust and it’s time I let go and let God run my life, it’s his anyway. I need to stop worrying and begin to trust my creator.

Prayer: Dear Lord please increase my faith. You are trustworthy and true and there is no reason for me to just let go of my ambitions and trust them all to you. May I live my life as a model to others of your faithfulness.