Category: <span>Daily Devotional</span>

Moved by the Spirit

Scripture: Luke 2:[27] Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,

Observation: We should be moved by the Spirit going where God leads us. I’m so busy with all of my own thoughts I can’t hear the Spirit and miss God’s leading. At times however I will be moved by the Spirit and he leads me to some wonderful places and when I get there, there is God waiting for me to fulfill the desires he has but on my heart.

Application: To be silent and listen for God’s leading. To wait on the Spirit and not go out on my own. To be where God wants me and when I get there listen to what He wants me to do to glorify him and not please myself.

Prayer: Dear Father fill me with the Holy Spirit and take charge of this servant of yours. Show me how to be guided and to be where it is you want me to be and to do the things you desire me to do. I was created for you show me how to fulfill the purpose you created me for.

I am the Lord’s Servant

Scripture: Luke 1:38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her.

Observation: I am the Lord’s servant, we all are. God created us for him to have fellowship and to love him. Jesus died for me and humbled himself as a servant to take the price of my sin. At the very least I can serve and obey him.

Application: Jesus told me to serve others as he showed us when he washed the feet of his disciples. As my Lord’s servant I am called to serve others and that is what I need to be doing. Looking for opportunities to serve others in his name.

Prayer: Dear Lord I am your servant, show me what you desire me to do. I am here to live a life of servanthood in glory and honor to your name show me how. May I please you today with my service and draw nearer to my master.

Go and Preach the Good News

Scripture: Mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

Observation: This is not a suggestion or request this is a command from God. We are to preach the good news so others will be saved. God wants none to perish and it is our duty to do the best we can by telling others about our Lord. This is our purpose in life to preach by word, action or deed that Jesus is our Lord and Savior.

Application: To fulfill my commission to use the gifts, abilities, talents and testimony to tell others how Jesus suffered died for us and that they have eternal life by accepting Jesus as Lord and savior.

Prayer: Dear Lord show me how to preach the good news to others that they will receive you as their Lord and savior. Give me courage to speak out in your name and fulfill the purpose you have created me for.

Crucify Him

Scripture: Mark 15: 13 “Crucify him!” they shouted.

Observation: With our actions and sinful ways it’s like yelling “crucify Him” Jesus died for our sins, we are the ones who put him there. Every sin I commit, and unfortunately there are quite a few, was the reason he died.

Application: Stop sinning! Tell others about our King who was crucified so that we may be free and have eternal life. Spread the gospel and live a life while shouting long live our King.

Prayer: My Lord forgive me for being in that crowd that day. Forgive me for the hurt I caused you and others and show me how to live a life glorifying you. I’m here to serve and not accuse.

Your Will Father

Scripture: Mark 14: [36] “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

Observation: I will never go through anything like Jesus did but even my small trials I don’t want to go through. I rather everything be smooth sailing and not go through the troubles of this life. God has a plan and the plan will involve trials, Jesus told us so and we do live in a fallen world. God’s will needs to be done and not mine and he will give me the strength to make it through.

Application: To be focused on God and his plan for my life and not the trials that come. To depend on God to get me through and allow God to work through me each day giving way to his will for my life.

Prayer: Dear Father you are a loving and caring Dad and I submit my life to you. May your will be done in my life and I freely give it to you. Use me as you desire and guide me today as I put my trust in you.

Allow the Holy Spirit to Speak

Scripture: Mark 13:[11] Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

Observation: I have had several moments in my life where the Holy Spirit speaks through me and it’s wonderful. It’s like standing next to yourself listening, not knowing what you are going to say next. At that time you must forget yourself and be still as the words flow forth, being in submission to God.

Application: Allow myself to get in the situation where the Holy Spirit can speak through me. Be bold in those situations and not be focused on my abilities but on what God wants to do.

Prayer: Dear Lord please work through me. Empty me of any pride that might prevent me being used by you. Take charge of this servant and guide me to fulfill the purpose you have created me for.

Believe and Receive

Scripture: Mark 11:[24] Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Observation: I pray each day and enjoy my time with the Lord. Unfortunately my mind wanders and I ask myself do I believe I will receive what I just asked for. My prayers are weak because of my lack of belief. Though I receive so much from my Lord and He has been so faithful I still lack faith to believe completely.

Application: My prayers will only be answered if I have the type of faith that Jesus calls me to have and only at that time will I be able to please God. All of Jesus’ miracles were done by faith and I need that faith to fulfill the purpose God has called me to.

Prayer: Dear Lord increase my faith and help me overcome my unbelief at times. Draw me closer and open my eyes to the man you call me to be. Use me to touch the lives of others in your name.