Category: <span>Daily Devotional</span>

The Angels Rejoiced Over Me

Scripture: Luke 15: [7] I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Observation: I remember when I repented and asked Jesus into my life. I forget that at that moment heaven rejoiced, because I was and am a sinner. I forget how important it is to God that we repent and that He gives his children an order to bring in the lost, which I was one of. Since I have been found am I going out and helping to find the lost and bring them home?

Application: Today I received an email about two outreaches that might happen feeding the homeless. For the first time I didn’t make an excuse of why I can’t, but was joyful that others were trying to make a difference in others’ lives. That is my purpose, actually anyone that calls himself a Christian is to help gather the harvest and fulfill the great commission. If it wasn’t for someone reaching out to me, I might still be lost and headed in the wrong direction.

Prayer: My Lord you have blessed me with so much and have changed my heart and given me gifts and talents that can be used for your glory. Guide me each day in fulfilling the purpose you have created your servant for that I will help in the harvest.

I Need to Follow Jesus

Scripture: Luke 14: [27] And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

Observation: I’m not carrying my cross the way I should. I need to submit fully to my Lord, yet I don’t put Him first in my life. I get so caught up in this world and in myself at times I leave Jesus out and give Him only a fraction of what He deserves from me. I’m only here because God wants me here and this life I’m using is His. Not mine.

Application: I need to live this life as His. It’s not when I have time for my Lord, but that all the time I have is His already. I need to submit fully to Christ’s authority and live a life of righteousness that will be pleasing to my Savior.

Prayer: Dear Lord you have blessed me so much and I know I don’t deserve any of it. All I have is yours, including the precious time you allow me to have. Show me how to use everything for your glory.

I Don’t Want to Be Cut

Scripture: Luke 13: [9] If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’ ”

Observation: I keep putting off doing God’s will. I have good intentions, but when the opportunity comes along I put it off, thinking I’ll do it later. God must keep coming to the tree hoping to get some fruit from it. I wonder how long He will go before he cuts me off.

Application: Tomorrow is promised to no one and all we have is the present. So now I need to decide what steps I’m going to take to make a difference in this life and to begin to bear fruit for my Lord. There is so much I can be doing, starting a Bible study, a depression class, get more involved in the ministries. I just received a phone call from someone who wanted to do an outreach in Escondido to feed the homeless, I almost made an excuse, but told Him let’s see how we can get this done. God is Good.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for the phone call and ask you to give me the strength and skill I will need to assist to make sure this happens according to your desire. May this be some fruit that will honor you.

All I Do Is Worry

Scripture: Luke 12:22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.

Observation: All in this chapter Jesus tells us not to worry.. Worry is the opposite of faith and trust, which Jesus tells us we must do. It doesn’t take me long to start thinking of things that worry me, finances, health, work and so many things I have no control over. Satan must use this weapon against us so we have little time left to do God’s will.

Application: I need to realize that God is in control and to always seek His guidance in my life. There is a big difference from planning and worrying and I need to trust God so much more. This life isn’t mine but God’s and He is in control I need to lay down this life in worship to Him and allow Him to take over.

Prayer: My Lord I freely give you this life as a living sacrifice, may it be Holy and pleasing to you. Please take charge over your servant and give me peace and take this anxiety form me.

May I Be Blessed

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

Observation: God’s word says to hear and obey, then you may be blessed. I read the word each day without fail and continue to have a better understanding. I have a hard time hearing, because I don’t listen, but when I do I try obey? However there are times that I hear but if it’s not convenient for me a pretend I didn’t hear anything. God’s blessings are reserved for those who obey all of the time.

Application: I need to be obedient in all things at all times. I know that I waste my time and that’s not of God’s will. He has a reason and a purpose for my life and it’s not to be wasted. I have a command to bear fruit, to tell others the gospel, to bring them to the promise of God, to serve and other duties that are summed up in His word.

Prayer: Dear Lord help me receive the blessings you desire to give me. Help me be obedient to all you say and that I will be pleasing in your sight. That these talents you entrusted me with will multiply and be a blessing back to You.

Am I a Harvester?

Scripture: Luke 10: [2] He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

Observation: Jesus has given us the great commission, truly our only job is to spread the gospel and bring others to Christ and eternal life. We each will do it in different ways, that is why God has given us specific gifts and talents and has placed us each in different circumstances with different testimonies. Am I harvesting or just watching others do all the work?

Application: God has given me direction and I have a choice whether to ignore it or be obedient. I just got finished watching television again and fortunately I got up to write in this journal, but what could I have been doing as a harvester of God? There are so many lost and as I watch the news we continually take God out of our country and our lives. Somebody needs to remind them of God’s love for them and that what He calls us all to do.

Prayer: Dear Lord speak to me and show me how to harvest others and bring them into the fold of your love. Use me and direct me to the harvest field that I may reap a harvest pleasing to you.

Daily Take Up the Cross

Scripture: Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Observation: I’ve noticed in the Bible the word daily, that God provides daily for our needs and daily we must walk with Him. Even the Manna was given daily except for the Sabbath were a double portion was provided the day before. Each day is new even though we pit each day into a routine. We are to be alert and look for ways to serve God each day and take out blinders off. God will provide the way and supply what we need if we walk with Him every day.

Application: I need to get out of my routine and open my eyes each day to what the Lord has in store for me. If God allows me to do something in His name, I don’t take the next day off but look for new opportunities to serve Him. God has in store for me new blessings each day, but I must go get them and I don’t want to miss any more.

Prayer: My Lord I’m writing this at the beginning of a new day you have blessed me with. May I not waste it. Help keep my eyes open to what you have in store for me and may I not rest until I see your presence in my life.