Category: Daily Devotional

I Need to Be A Child

Scripture: Matthew 18:3 And he said, “I tell you the truth unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven.”

Observation: A child is open and trusting. They get excited and love unconditionally. That is what God is asking for us to trust him and love him. To get excited about heaven and what our Father wants to do for us. We are to grow up with our Father and his word, and always dependent on him. We are not to live this life alone we depend upon our Father always for guidance.

Application: To wake up each morning with my Father and allow him to plan my day. Always be on the lookout for Him and keep in constant communication with him during the course of the day. Be obedient in what He asks me and be thankful for all he gives me.

Prayer: Dear Father I love you and want to spend my day with you. Hold my hand and guide me through this day and show me how to bring a smile to your face.

Why Do I Have Such Little Faith

Scripture: Matthew 17:20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith I tell you the truth if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move from here to there and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Observation: My faith is small even though I serve a big God. He has performed miracles in my life, yet I’m afraid and worried a lot of the time. I know there are things God wants of me, yet my lack of faith stops me from even trying.

Application: God has given me gifts and abilities that he wants me to use for his glory. He is always with me and by faith they will be accomplished. I need to keep my focus on my Savior and by faith the mountains in my life will be moved and I will accomplish the purpose I was created for.

Prayer: Dear Lord increase my faith. Open my eyes to your desires and walk with me. May this servant glorify your name with the works I do.

You Are the Christ

Scripture: Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Observation: When I became a Christian I was proclaiming that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I’m suppose to be living my life with Christ as the head of my belief. To live a life glorying God. Yet the way I live my life has not changed enough. I still do what I want to do, use the precious time that God has given me for my desires and not God’s will.

Application: It’s time to live my life with Jesus being my Lord and Savior. To take the self pity from my spirit and be a true follower of Christ, giving my Lord what he deserves from me, my praise, my obedience and my time.

Prayer: Dear Lord I give you this life as a living sacrifice may it be Holy and pleasing to you. May you speak to me and that I will hear your voice on how to live this life in glory and honor to you.

My Mouth Makes Me Unclean

Scripture: Mathew 15:11 What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him unclean, but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him unclean.

Observation: That is a lesson that God has been teaching me, to control what I say to others. It is so easy when I get hurt to lash out at others. I know how the words of others can hurt and how the words I speak can show others the type of man I am. All that I try to show others that I belong to God can be destroyed by what comes out of my mouth.

Application: Think before I speak. Ask myself if what I’m about to say shows that I’m a child of God, will it hurt or offend someone, am I saying it to glorify myself? I could possibly say half of what I normally say in a day and listen more.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for your love and the wisdom you have given me. May I use it as I speak to others, may no hurtful words come out of my mouth. Use me to love, encourage, speak the truth and glorify you.

Jesus’ Compassion

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

Observation: I look back on my life when Jesus had compassion on me. I wasn’t following him or even thinking about him, but he was always there, protecting me, supplying my needs with his grace and mercy. I will never understand why he loves me so much and why he would have compassion on this sinner, but he did and healed me.

Application: As Jesus has compassion for me I need to share that with others. My testimony of God’s love for me will open the eyes of others so they may see the compassion Jesus has for them. Each day my Lord shows me his love and compassion as he gives me another day to share.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for your love and compassion. May I honor you by fulfilling the purpose you have created me for. Take this laziness away from me so I may serve you totally.

Lack of Faith

Scripture: Mathew 13:58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.

Observation: Jesus still does some miracles, but because of our lack of faith he doesn’t do that many. God has done miracles in my life, but I can only imagine how much more he wants to do but my lack of faith keeps him from doing them. I want Jesus to do the miracles of opening my eyes and doors to ministry he has planned for me, but my doubt that he can use me must hold him back.

Application: That my faith would increase not in my abilities , but in my God. I know I’m here for a purpose and I can see the miracles God has used to get me where I am. I need faith that God will complete the task and use me to glorify him.

Prayer: Dear Lord increase my faith and open my eyes to your plan for my life. Please take this pride, laziness and any other thing away that is keeping me from fulfilling the purpose you have created within me.

Will of the Father

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

Observation: Am I a relative of God? How often do I do the will of the Father? Am I distant cousin or close relative? I know my desire is to do the will of God yet my laziness and pride keep me from becoming fully effective.

Application: My only purpose here is to do the will of the Father. I was created for a mission. I can’t afford to let anything get in the way of doing my Father’s will. Each morning ask for God’s guidance throughout the day of what He desires of me and make that my top priority. Focus on my Father’s will to honor him.

Prayer: Dear Lord open my eyes to your will for my life and guide me in doing it each day that I may glorify your name. Help me Lord I’m not strong enough to do this in my power but your will be done.