Month: February 2020

Forgive Them

Scripture: Luke 23:34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

Observation: Jesus forgives even at the point of torture to those that are killing him. I can harbor unforgiveness for the smallest of offenses. My purpose in life is to be more and more like Jesus, to have a kinder heart, a more forgiving nature, make wiser decisions, to be more caring and obedient to my Father. There is nothing anyone can do to me that is worse than what I have done to God and yet he forgives me.

Application: To be more like Jesus. To stop and think before I react, what would Jesus do? To forgive any offenses and to pray to God for strength to be this man God calls me to be.

Prayer: Dear Lord I am a sinner and need your power to become this man that will honor you. Help guide me this day to draw nearer to you. Give me a forgiving heart that may glorify you.

God’s Will Be Done

Scripture: Luke 22:42 “Father if you are willing take this cup from me, yet not my will, but yours be done.”

Observation: There is so many things I would like taken away from me, such as this ringing in my ears, the tiredness, laziness, pain in my neck and shoulders and depression. I just want these things to go away, yet it’s not my will but God the Father. There are things I believe God wants me to do and He will help, like Paul he won’t take everything away, because his grace is sufficient.

Application: I need to pray and ask God’s will for things in my life. Knowing the things I need to change and ask for strength and guidance and help to change things to do his will.

Prayer: My Lord I’m weak and a sinner. Help me to change the things that aren’t honoring to you and make this life a testimony of your grace, mercy and love.