Month: April 2016

Loving God

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8: [3] But the man who loves God is known by God.

Observation: If I truly love God I would obey His commands. God would always be on my mind and my utmost desire would be to please Him. Love is not just an emotion but a decision. God knows me and my weaknesses and I will depend on Him always to become the man He wants me to be.

Application: I need to make a commitment to honor God with this life. To agape Him always and live this life in glory and honor to Him. I want to draw nearer to God and hear His voice and follow His guiding.

Prayer: Dear Lord I love you with all of my heart and I ask for your forgiveness for the times I don’t show you. Fill me with the Holy Spirit and take charge that I will glorify you.

Where God Calls Me

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7: [24] Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation God called him to.

Observation: I am responsible to God. I am called by God for a purpose that will serve Him, not me. Most of what I do serves me. God has called me and I need to discover what He wants of me.

Application: Be aware of what is going on around me. Notice God’s hand at work and constantly pray to see what God wants of me. To live this life in glory to Him and not to think of myself so highly, but as a humble servant of my Lord.

Prayer: Dear Lord I am yours in heart, mind and body. Open my heart to what you desire of me. May I complete the purpose you have created me for in glory and honor to you.

Uniting Myself with My Lord

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6: [17] But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

Observation: How do I unite myself with the Lord? By doing what He desires and making myself more like Christ. God has put it on my heart what He desires of me and it is my choice what I actually will do. If I stay focused on Him and live my life for God, He can fill me with the Holy Spirit and guide me.

Application: I start my day in prayer, but I need to be focused on God’s desires all day long. Every action and thought needs to be addressed to see if it honors God. God needs to be my priority in living so I can be one with Him.

Prayer: My Lord strengthen me and draw me near to you. Open my eyes today and show me what you desire that I may be guided by you.

Jesus is Present

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 5: [4] When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present,

Observation: Yesterday we had the Autumnfest and a group of us from CARE fed and took pictures and I know Jesus was present. Teri and I made Pizzas and they came out great, because our Lord was overseeing even the food. Every time I’m involved in serving God in a group you can feel God’s hand on it.

Application: I need to make more of an effort to be involved in more things at the church. To be a part of a group that serves others in the name of God.

Prayer: My Lord guide me in serving you. Make me a part of the body that serves others in your name.

Why Am I Different?

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 4: [7] For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?

Observation: Everything I have and am was given to me from God. At times I think of my abilities and compare them to others and become prideful. I should be thinking I have all these abilities how am I using them for Christ. That would surely humble me. I am created specifically to accomplish a purpose I need to get busy before it’s too late.

Application: Make a list of my abilities and talents and figure out and pray how they can be used for God. Then set a plan and start using them.

Prayer: Dear Lord you created me in my mother’s womb and designed me for your purpose. I freely give you this life, use it in glory and honor to you.

A Fellow Worker of God

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3: [9] For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.

Observation: I’m God’s fellow worker which means I should be working for God, not being idle, but putting forth effort to accomplish my purpose. I’m a field, I should be growing and producing a harvest for Christ, producing fruit in glory and honor to God. I’m a building created by God for His purpose, I should stand for His glory, mercy and grace.

Application: I need to be working for God all the time in everything I do, producing fruit and standing for my God. There should be no doubt that I’m a Christian by the people God surrounds me with.

Prayer: Dear Lord fill me with the Holy Spirit and guide this servant’s life. Give me the strength to work for you and help me stand strong in my believes, producing fruit in glory and honor to You.

Spiritual Words

Getting Over Depression Journal

Scripture: I Corinthians 2: [13] This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.

Observation: For me to speak the words of God I need to be in the spirit. My life needs to be given to God. To read His word with an open mind and heart avoiding distractions. That my heart and soul is prepared and focused on Him. I need to get out of the way and let the spirit take charge so I may do the will of the Father. When I open my mouth to speak it needs to be the words of love from the Holy Spirit and not the babbling of me.

Application: I need to allow the holy Spirit to work through me by being open and focused on God. Stop spending so much time pleasing me and start living this life to please God.

Prayer: Dear Lord give me peace and open my heart totally to you that the words that come out of me are yours to help others know you better.