Month: April 2017

To Him Who Overcomes

Scripture: Revelations 2: 26 To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations-

Observation: I need to overcome my selfish desires, the sin in my life and the laziness that keeps me from doing God’s will. Each day I have choices to make, some lead me to do God’s will, and others grow me away from Him and I know the difference.

Application: I need to have the heart and mind of Christ. I need to persevere and do what is right. I need to overcome what is not of Christ and stay on track to do His will.

Prayer: Dear Lord thank you for another day, another opportunity to do your will. Keep me on the path of righteousness to fulfill your purpose today.

Blessed are those Who Take It To Heart

Scripture: Revelations 1: [3] Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

Observation: Blessed are those who hear it and take it to heart. I read the bible each day and for the most part my mind wanders and I don’t remember what I read. I should be hearing the words and putting them in practice. Not only hearers of the Word, but doers and yet for the most part I don’t even hear.

Application: I should make the time I read a more special. To focus on what I’m reading then to take some time to plan what is it I’m going to do with the information I read. I need to read and take it to heart.

Prayer: Dear Lord open my heart to your Word. Place within me the ability and desire to put in practice what You tell me. May I not lead an empty life, but one full of your grace, that I may please you.