Month: April 2020

I Want Praise from God

Scripture: John 5:44 How can you believe if you accept praise from one another yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?

Observation: I do try continually to get the praises of others. I want to be liked, and thought of highly by others. I can’t count the times I did that and compromised what God wanted of me.

Application: Everything I do and say should honor God in some way. I’m a child of the Father and I should act like it trying to get praise from Dad for doing His will. I need to come up with ways that are praiseworthy and plan out how to do them.

Prayer: Dear Father you are worthy of all my praise, obedience and worship. May I honor you this day in some way that will please you and be worthy of your praise.

My Food

Scripture: John 4:34 “My food”, said Jesus. “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”

Observation: My food that sustains me, should be is doing God’s will. There is nothing more important then completing the work God has given me. I should have the satisfaction of eating a wonderful meal when I honor God with what I do.

Application: Make doing God’s will my top priority. Everything else is minor in comparison of doing what God has created me for. To put things in perspective each day, putting God’s desires always first.

Prayer: Dear Lord teach me your will, give me knowledge, wisdom, strength and discipline to do your will. Place in my heart and mind how to honor and glorify you. May I complete the task you set before me before coming home to you.

He Must Become Greater

Scripture: John 3:30 He must become greater; I must become less.

Observation: God should be so great in my life that is what others see, not me. I don’t want others to see this sinful man, but the loving Son of God who took away my sins and has given me eternal life and a new life in this world.

Application: I need to become less, my desires, my words, my thoughts and actions need to come from God. I need to make sure all I do reflects the love of my God, that he becomes so great in my life that it’s all anyone can see. I need to humble myself to my God and master.

Prayer: Dear God take charge of your servant. Show me how to live this life in glory and honor to you, that people can see you in my eyes and life I lead from this point on.

My Father’s House

Scripture: John 2:17 His disciples remembered that it is written, ”Zeal for your house will consume me.”

Observation: What is God’s house? Is it the church? Our body is called his temple or is it anywhere we worship him? I know the church is special, Jesus gave his life for her and He tells us to love our wives as He loves the church. The church needs to be Holy and sanctified to God’s work. When people visit a church they should feel the love of God surrounding them and to represent the goodness of God in his people.

Application: To represent the church in a way that is honoring to God, all the time. I need to act and speak in a way that others will know my love for Christ and our Father’s house. Treat the church body with the respect God’s house deserves.

Prayer: Dear Lord show me how to honor you with my body. May I help in bringing it up and making it holy in glory and honor to you, my Lord.