Month: January 2018

Let Your Light Shine

Scripture: Matthew 5: [16] In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Observation: I need to let others see my good deeds, but not as if I was responsible for them. If I do things under my power (which I can’t) people would praise me and not God. My light is the power that comes from God and my desire to share that love with others in the Father’s name.

Application: So whatever good I do, God deserves the credit and others need to see that. I should be sharing what God has done in my life, what God desires to do in theirs and point others to Jesus as Lord and savior, that is my light. I need to get off my lazy butt and start doing more good deeds in glory and honor God.

Prayer: Dear Father you deserve all my love, praise, worship and obedience. May I live today showing someone my light that comes from you.

Worship & Serve God Alone

Scripture: Matthew 4: 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: `Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ”

Observation: Whenever I give in to a temptation, whenever I disobey God or whenever I hurt another person I’m serving Satan. I have one God, one Lord and one master my God and I’m called to live a life in obedience to him only.

Application: Everything I do is either obeying God or sinning. Each action has a consequence. I need to put forth more thought in what I’m doing and why. Am I honoring God or not should always be the question I ask before doing anything. To live a life in obedience to my heavenly Father should always be what I’m striving for.

Prayer: Dear Father I’m here to serve and worship you only. Help me through each day and tell me what you want me to do. At the end of each day may I bring a smile to your face and have demonstrated my love for you.