Month: July 2017

Who Do I Serve?

Scripture: Acts 27: [23] Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me

Observation: I belong to God and He should be the one I serve, but do I? Every morning I wake up and pray and ask Him how I might serve and please Him that day, but it doesn’t take long before I’m doing my own thing. This morning first thing I had a call from my boss which turned my stomach and turned my thoughts to anger and even now I can’t let it go. If I truly belonged to God and served Him I would trust Him and not be in the state I’m in now.

Application: To belong and serve I must trust God with everything and know He is in charge. Every action and word should show others I belong to my God, that is the way to serve Him.

Prayer: Dear Lord take charge of this servant and open my eyes to all you desire of me. May I serve you this day and others notice who I belong to.

Good is from God

Scripture: 3 John 1:11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

Observation: I want and try to do what is good. I find myself however in times of wandering, thinking what is evil. Knowing I belong to God helps prevent me from doing the evil things I think at times. I want to do more than imitate what is good, I want that to be my only desire to be and do good. I want good to be my nature not my choice.

Application: To study more of the Bible to know this man God calls me to be. To shun immediately any evil, judgmental or lustful thoughts and focus on God. To spend the rest of this life becoming the man God calls me to be.

Prayer: Dear Lord I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Strengthen me Lord to be good and righteous in Your eyes.

The Seal of God

Scripture: Revelations 9: [4] They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

Observation: I have the seal of God because of Jesus. Satan may tempt me but is limited by God what he can do to me. I’m under God’s protection.

Application: I need to live a life knowing I’m protected by God. To trust in Him in all situations, knowing He is with me. To serve my master and do what I’m called to do. Nothing can harm me, I’m sealed by God.

Prayer: Dear Lord thank you for your love and protection. Dear Jesus thank you for sealing me as yours. I will never be worthy, but show me today how to show others that I’m sealed in your love.

Our Prayers Go to God

Scripture: Revelations 8; [4] The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel’s hand.

Observation: The prayers of the saints went up before God. I still have a difficult time believing that the God of all would listen to me. It is also hard to call myself a saint, yet I am a believer of my Lord and Savior, Jesus and the Word of God tells me He hears my prayers and answers me according to His will and purpose in my life.

Application: Never stop praying and pray more earnestly throughout the day. Verbalize what is in my heart and ask according to God’s will the desires of my heart. Pray knowing that God is listening and is pleased His child is talking to Him.

Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for listening and caring about me. My desire is to complete this journey in glory and honor to you, fulfilling the purpose you have given me.

Wipe Away Every Tear

Scripture: Revelations 7: 17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;
he will lead them to springs of living water.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

Observation: The Lord is at the center of the throne, shouldn’t He be at the center of my life? My actions, thoughts, speech and love should be focused on Him, my Shepard. God will guide me through this life and the next if I will allow Him and listen to Him. He loves me so much He desires to comfort me, but also wants me to accomplish the purpose He has given me.

Application: Live my life with my shepherd at the center and have Jesus guide me. Stop ask and listen to what my shepherd wants of me. Live this life proud to know my shepherd, my Master and my God and point others to Him.

Prayer: Thank you Lord for wiping every tear dry and always being there and guiding me when I would listen. Guide me now to living waters and the purpose you have created me for.