Category: Daily Devotional

Treasures in Our Heart

Scripture: Luke 2: 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.

Observation: Mary remembered all the things Jesus did and placed those memories in her heart. She felt the emotions when she thought of what her son did. That is what we are called to do is treasure in our heart what Jesus has done for us. His sacrifice, the miracles He has worked in our lives, past experiences that He has got us through, the people He surrounds us with and not just memories in our minds, but to look back and feel the love He has for us.

Application: I need to be more observant of how God is working in my life and take those moments and treasure them in my heart. Then I need to share them with others.

Prayer: Dear Lord open my eyes to see what you are doing in my life, then store them in my heart.

I’m 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: Those should be every Christian’s words, I am the Lord’s servant, but not just every once in a while, but at all times. I serve God when it’s convenient for me or if I’m not doing anything else. That’s not what a servant does. A servant is always available to his Master.

Application: I must always be available to my master, always having an ear towards Him so I may hear when He calls me. Being able to say to him, May it be to me as you say.

Prayer: My Lord give me a soft heart, an obedient one that I may honor you in all that I do. Give me an attentive ear to hear your voice. Command your servant.

Lack of Faith

Scripture: Mark 16: 14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.

Observation: At times I feel that is what Jesus wants to do with me, He wants to rebuke me because of all He has done for me I still have a lack of faith and live a life of anxiety and fear. Maybe I’m just stubborn and refuse to let Jesus take over.

Application: I need to freely give Jesus my life as a living sacrifice and allow him to guide me on this journey. I need to stop taking back my control over my life due to my lack of faith.

Prayer: Dear Lord I know you have something to show me. Something you want me to do in your name. Guide this servant and take charge.

Crucify Him

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

Observation: I believe the worst pain Jesus endured was the people shouting, “crucify him.” The people He healed, ministered to, loved, and taught were crying out, crucify him. I can imagine Jesus looking out at the crowd and seeing so many familiar faces as they shouted, his heart had to be broken. How many times do we as Christians with our actions, thoughts and talk yell out, “crucify him.”

Application: I want to be that person in the crowd that would yell, save my king.” I want him to look down on the crowd and notice me with tears in my eyes and love in my heart, yelling his name, “save my King.”

Prayer: Dear Lord I know I have hurt you. My actions are of a sinner. Forgive me and lead me on the path, that will glorify you.

Not My Will but Yours

Getting Over Depression Journal

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’m suppose to be getting more like Jesus, my life is suppose to reflect the love of my Savior. So why do I continue to do my will instead of God’s? I was created to do God’s will and fulfill a purpose that He has created me for, yet I continue to disrupt His plan by doing what I want and leading an empty life.

Application: I may not know God’s exact purpose in my life, but by His word I know his will. I need to make sure my actions, thoughts and speech reflect my Lord’s will in my life.

Prayer: Abba fill me with the Holy Spirit and show me how to live this life in glory and honor to you. That your will, will be done.

The Holy Spirit Speaking

Getting Over Depression Journal

Scripture: [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: There has been several times when I talk the words that come out of my mouth are not mine. The Holy Spirit has been able to encourage others, pray and give Biblical advice through me. It is the most wonderful thing being used by the Holy Spirit and hearing the words come out of my mouth.

Application: Make myself more available to be used by the Holy Spirit. Keep in prayer and by faith speak out when I know when God wants to use me.

Prayer: My Lord your servant is available anytime you want me. Speak through me to others, use me to glorify you.

Love the Lord

Getting Over Depression Journal

Scripture: Mark 12: [30] Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

Observation: God is not asking for a partial love or even most of our love He requires all. All our heart, soul, mind and strength and He deserves it. He has given His all to us and to give any less would be an act of ungratefulness. I wish I could say I give God what He deserves, but I fall so short each day. My thoughts end up in things of the world and myself.

Application: Any time my thoughts or actions drift away from honoring God I need to stop and beg for His forgiveness and pray for His direction. Everything I do must show my love for God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.

Prayer: Dear Lord I love you more then anything. Keep my heart soft, my soul saved, my mind fixed on you and give me the strength to glorify you this day.