Month: August 2020

Actually The Word of God

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:13 And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.

Observation: The word is from God, everything that He said is true and has come about in my life. God’s word is working in my life continually changing me and drawing me nearer to him. I don’t do what I used to do before Him and my attitude and the way I see things has changed to what his word said it would.

Application: I need to keep in his word and spend the rest of my life drawing nearer to him and obeying what he tells me. To finish this race in a way that will glorify him. That this work He begun in me will be finished when I go home.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your word and your love. Continue to speak to me and open my eyes to what you desire of me. Help me get through this day without sinning and be a model of what you what me to be.

Chosen By God

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you.

Observation: What I wonderful way to address someone as loved by God, and we are. We are also chosen by God. What an honor that God calls me to be a Christian and that I have been chosen to do specific work for my Father. Loved and chosen, how could I feel bad about myself?

Application: I need to remember who I am for God and not who the world says I am. I have a purpose and have been chosen to do good works and it’s time I get busy and do them. Pray each morning and have God guide me to fulfill the purpose he has created me for.

Prayer: Dear Lord open my eyes today to see the things you desire me to see and do the things you called me to do. I am here for you, use me to please you.

Speak with Grace

Scripture: Colossians 4:6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Observation: No matter who I’m talking to I must be loving, full of grace so they may listen to me when I speak of God. My thoughts must be of God so I may see the opportunity to present the gospel without turning them away. I’m here to represent Christ and help open the eyes to those who do not know him.

Application: It is difficult for me at times to speak with grace because I have my own opinion and I want to be heard. I need to realize who I represent and my purpose in life is to bring others to Christ so the only agenda I should have is His. To look at each person through the eyes of God and speak to their hearts so they may hear.

Prayer: Dear Lord soften the heart of your servant and teach me how to speak with the grace you give me each day. You are worthy of my best and I ask you to use me today to come closer to you.

Working for the Lord

Scripture: Colossians 3:[23] Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

Observation: I am going through some hardships at work and really don’t like my job and would really want to just quit. I focus on how bad my future would be with this company and how I dislike the type of work I’m doing. I’m so focused on the negative part of my job that I’m not focused on my job I do for Christ. God has put me here and as given me the abilities to do a good job.

Application: Stop focusing on how I dislike my job and put my attention on my Lord. Do a job that will glorify Him each day so my earthly boss will see the person that my heavenly boss sees. At the end of each day glorify God with the work I accomplished and let him lead me to either a different job or a renewed spirit for this one.

Prayer: Dear Lord I’m your workmanship and you deserve the best I can do. May the end of each day give you pleasure by your creation, that the job is done to please you and not others.

The Fullness in Christ

Scripture: Colossians 2:10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.

Observation: If I have the fullness of Christ, which God has promised me, then I have the power to overcome the things of this world if I choose to accept it. So why don’t I accept it? I get so focused on this world and my troubles I forget to go to God and instead I get overwhelmed with the things of this world, forgetting that God loves me so much He doesn’t want me to live that way.

Application: Wake up each day in the power of Christ. Realizing whatever may happens God is in control and that he loves me and wants me to prosper and complete the task He set before me.

Prayer: Dear Lord I need your power to make it through this day. Give me strength to serve you and obey you today. Guide me that today you can look down on your servant and be pleased.

Living a Life Worthy

Scripture: Colossians 1:10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.

Observation: How can we live a life worthy of the Lord? I don’t know if you can. The Lord is worthy of my total best in everything. It deserves all of my time, love, obedience, resources and dedication to do his will. I give him such a small percentage of what he deserves.

Application: I will continue to do more good works and increase my knowledge each day and to try to live a better life for my Lord and may God call it worthy. I need to search out new ways to serve others in God’s name

Prayer: Dear Lord I am not worthy of you, but help me live a life glorifying your name. Show me what you desire of me today and may I please you and live a life pleasing you.

Do Not Be Anxious

Scripture: Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Observation: Do not be anxious, that is the opposite of me, always worrying about something and everything. My lack of faith must be such a disappointment to my heavenly Father. I pray each day, but can not release my requests and trust in God to take care of me. I am thankful for all God does and I know He wants to do so much more in my life if I let go and let Him.

Application: Know in my heart God is in control and trust Him. Stop worrying and start trusting in him. Take my list of worries and turn it into a prayer list offering it to God each day and be thankful for all He has already given me. Look at my past is a prayer list of what God has already done and thank him always for his love, mercy and grace.

Prayer: Dear Lord increase my faith. Take my burdens away from me and clear my thoughts so I may be focused on your desires for this life and glorify your name. Help this servant be the man you call me to be.