Month: October 2020

God Is Worthy

Scripture: Revelations 4: 11
“You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.”

Observation: Sometimes I forget who I’m praying to, God creator of all things. I don’t give him all the glory, honor and obedience I should be giving him. He is worthy of all that I can give of myself, he deserves my utmost attention and whatever I do I should be doing in glory to him.

Application: I need to stop for a moment each day and think of who God really is. He is everything and nothing exists without him, including me. It is time I lay my life on the alter and allow him to use it however he desires.

Prayer: Dear God Almighty, creator of all things, your servant asks a moment of your time. Show me how to live this life in a way that honors you and fulfill the purpose you have created me for. I belong to you, use me as you will.

Inviting Jesus to Dinner

Scripture: Revelations 3:[20] Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

Observation: Jesus is right there just on the other side of the door knocking. Why don’t I hear him? The distractions in my mind and heart are so loud I can’t seem to hear him. If only I could be quiet and hear the knocking I can have dinner with my savior. A banquet of love.

Application: To spend more time in meditation and thinking of God. To listen for the knocking and to be ready to open the door when I hear it. Wait to eat until he comes in.

Prayer: Dear Lord help me hear you at the door. Make me aware of your presence and your desire to be with me and increase my desire to spend more time with you.

Doing God’s Will to the End

Scripture: Revelations 2:26 To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations–

Observation: That is what I want to do is God’s will until the end. Unfortunately I don’t overcome a lot of the time and spend to much time dwelling on those moments or getting overwhelmed by them. It’s not that I want authority over nations but that God would be pleased with me.

Application: I can overcome anything with God and I need to depend on my Lord and God to get me through. His will must be my ultimate goal in life and serving him my purpose.

Prayer: Dear Lord take charge of this servant and lead me through this life that I will glorify and honor you. You are worthy of all I have show me how to please you and make you proud of me.

Taking Prophesy to Heart

Scripture: Revelation 1: [3] Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

Observation: It is one thing to read about prophecy in the Bible and it’s another to believe and take it to heart. The entire Bible is like that I’ve read it over nine times, yet I‘ve read and closed it and couldn’t remember what I just read. The Word of God needs to be taken into the heart and mind so I can live the life God calls me to live.

Application: To take my time in reading and meditate on the verses to hear God completely when he is instructing me. Place the scriptures in my heart so when I need them I’ll have them near by.

Prayer: Dear Lord open my heart and mind to your word so I may live a life in glory and honor to you. Open my eyes to the path you have chosen for me and may I stay on it always.

Keeping in God’s Love

Scripture: Jude 1 [21] Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

Observation: I need to keep myself in God’s love, in other words I must make a commitment to stay in God’s love. I need to realize each day that God does love me no matter what I do and he deserves my love and obedience. I need to focus why I’m here and it’s only because God wants me here and has a purpose for my life.

Application: To live in God’s love and realize the mercy he has shown me and shows me each day. Then show that love to others, always giving God the credit and directing others to Him.

Prayer: My Lord I know am not worthy of your love, yet you love me anyway. May I live a life in your love knowing that you are always with me.

Imitating Good

Scripture: 3 John 11: 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 try to imitate good all the times, but I fall so short a most of the time. I know what I want to do, but my thoughts and judgment lead me to do what is wrong. The word tells me to imitate good as if it’s a deliberate action, but lately my default is to do what is wrong.

Application: I must make the effort to imitate good, God has but it on my heart so I have no excuse of not knowing what is good and what is evil. Always think of God first and what He desires of me and then do it.

Prayer: Dear Lord put on my heart to do and think what is good and the desire to always do it. Show me this day what will please you and form me into the vessel that will glorify and honor you.

Do Not Lose What You Worked For

Scripture: 2 John 1: [8] Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.

Observation: My work is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and to live a life worthy of him that others may see his love through me. It’s so easy to lose that witness, people are watching to see if I slip into the world so they may have an excuse not to believe. It is so easy for me to slip, my thoughts are still of this world at times and I still have a selfish nature.

Application: I need to depend on God to keep me strong. I have no strength in myself but need to be dependent on God’s grace to keep me. Each day I must be in prayer and in study to assure that I know what to do.

Prayer: Dear Father take charge of your servant’s thoughts and actions. Use me to honor you and to touch the lives of others in your name.