Category: <span>Daily Devotional</span>

Make Disciples

Scripture: Mathew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all Nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the3 Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Observation: God asks are obedience, to use our gifts, to have faith, but no matter what are purpose is to bring others to him.  Each Christian’s end result is to make disciples of others.

Application: Everything I do should have some hint of my main goal whether at work being an example so people may want what I have in Jesus.  Being the man God calls me to be will help bring others.  Using the gifts and talents God has given me needs to have an end result of bringing others to him.

Prayer: God may I live this life you have given me in a way that Jesus shines through me, being a light of love to others.

Forced to Carry the Cross

Scripture: Mathew 27:32 As they were going out they met a man from Cyrene named Simon and they forced him to carry the cross

Observation: Forced him to carry the cross.  Jesus says to take up your cross and follow me.  How many times I feel I’m forced yet my Lord willingly took the cross for me.  He asks so little for giving me so much

Application: I should gladly take the cross and carry it knowing my Lord is with me and carry it honor to him.

My burdens are so small yet how I complain. I need to stop complaining and just do what I know my God wants me to do.

Prayer: My Lord give me the strength to gladly take my cross and follow you knowing you are with me each step of the way.

Watch and Pray

Scripture: Mathew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.

Observation: It is so easy to fall into temptation because in this world were tempted all the time.  With television, newspaper, billboards, internet and people that surround us it is so easy to stray.  We are caught up in satisfying our flesh we loose track of why we’re here and that is to serve God.  So if we don’t watch out for temptation and stay close to God by prayer, temptation will take over.

Application: To stay in a constant mode of prayer so when temptation comes I can ask for God’s help to defeat it.  When I feel tempted to recite the words of Jesus “away from me Satan, as it is written worship the Lord your God only.”

Prayer: Lord keep me alert and be with me to fight temptation and to be focused on you.

You Did for Me

Scripture: Mathew 25:40 The King replied, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did for me.”

Observation: It’s amazing how I can pray each morning and tell God I want to glorify him, give him my best, do His will and please him.  Then I think how I treat his children with harsh judgment, unconcern, putting my wants ahead of others needs.

Application: I need to start looking at others as if it was Jesus, thinking first before I speak or to stop a negative thought about someone.  I need to start living as if I’m standing with Jesus, which I am

Prayer: Lord may I look at everyone through your eyes seeing the beauty you placed in each one of us.

Be Ready

Scripture: Mathew 24:44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.

Observation: We must be ready.  What does ready mean.  I believe from the time we are saved we have things to accomplish “our Purpose.”  Being ready is being in the midst of doing God’s will to fulfill my purpose.  We may never finish all but we should be doing what God called us to.

Application: I need to get busy doing the things God has called me to do.  I know how to get started and God will guide me, but getting started is hard to do sometimes.  I need to get ready and busy.

Prayer: Lord take the laziness away I know there will not always be a tomorrow to get it done, put a sense of urgency in my spirit.

Humbling Self

Scripture: Mathew 23:12 For whoever exalts himself will be humbled and whoever humbles himself will be exalted

Observation: I feel I’m humble but when I think of the things that happen throughout the day I try to get my own way or think that I’m right.  To be humble is to think of others above yourself and act in a way that honors them and in turn honors God.

Application: I need to let my feeling go and focus on others feelings and needs.  I need to think of myself less and others more.  Need to lay my pride on the alter as a sacrifice to my God.

Prayer: My Lord calm my mind and may my focus be on you.  May my thoughts be on the needs of others and may anyone who meets me leave feeling better of themselves.

Loving God Totally

Scripture: Mathew 22:37 Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all you soul and with all your mind.”

Observation: When I read this I realized how short I am from truly loving God the way I should. All my heart should be above anything or anyone. Even loving my wife should reflect God honoring love to glorify God. All my soul is to be able to worship God for all eternity and to honor God not myself. My mind I should not worry if I truly love God because to do so shows that I don’t trust Him.

Application: I need to live my life with a deep love for God. No matter what is happening in my life He comes first, my only true love.

Prayer: Dear Lord may my love be evident to you at all times that you may never doubt my love for you.