Month: March 2021

The Faith to Trust God

Scripture: Romans 4:[5] However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.

Observation: I repeat Proverbs 3:5,6 and my Lord has been so trustworthy, why don’t I trust Him all the time. I’m now worried about starting my new job and concerned about the hours I will need to work and if I will get stuck in this job for the rest of my working life. Jesus told me not to worry about tomorrow, yet every day I do. How can I ever be called righteous before God?

Application: Live the Word and trust God, He has never let me down. When I catch myself beginning to worry give the burden to God and ask for His guidance. Live life day by day and trust in the Lord to guide me on the path He has chosen.

Prayer: Dear Father forgive me for my lack of faith and please increase my faith that I may honor you. I’m only here because You desired it help me fulfill the purpose You have created me for.

Righteousness from God

Scripture: Romans 3:[22] This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference,

Observation: My righteousness comes from faith in Jesus, so how righteous am I? I believe in my Lord and savior, but my faith is weak and wavers so much. If my faith was strong I wouldn’t worry the way I do about every little things. Jesus tells me not to worry because it doesn’t do anything for me and to have faith in God. I still try to make my good deeds make me righteous in front of others instead of being righteous before God the Father and that is only possible through the faith I have in Jesus.

Application: To focus more of my thoughts and time on Jesus and the Word. To try to please God and not impress man. To lay down my anxieties at the cross and trust Jesus on the outcome. Be faithful and trust in Him.

Prayer: Dear Lord forgive this stubborn servant and increase my faith that I will please you. I believe, help my unbelief.

I Want to Be Righteous

Scripture: Acts 2:[13] For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

Observation: Obeying God is a problem I have from time to time. He asks very little from me yet I seem to have much more time for what I want to do then for what He wants of me. I finally was obedient yesterday as He asked me to do a prayer table at the pier, almost a year later.

Application: I need to be more obedient when God calls. I need to search out God’s will for my life and not wait and hope He doesn’t call me. I should be standing out in front desiring to please God and stop trying to please myself.

Prayer: Dear Lord forgive your servant and that is what I should be. Asking each day how to serve you and please you. Help me be obedient to you each day and take this laziness from my spirit.

Living By Faith

Scripture: Romans 1:[17] For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Observation: Do I live by faith? I wish I did. Today God has asked me to set up a table at Oceanside Pier to pray with those who need prayer. I will go, but I’m afraid and it is only due to the lack of faith I have. God is with me and I know this is His will so I should be full of joy at the chance to honor Him.

Application: I think and worry so much for no reason and it is all do to the lack of faith I have. I need to look at each day the way God has intended it to be and search for ways to do His will. Today is an opportunity to honor God and fulfill the purpose I have been created for.

Prayer: Dear Lord help me this day and give me courage. Increase my faith and show me favor today that I will be and do what you are calling me to do. Keep my eyes open and let me see what you see.

Boldly Preaching the Gospel

Scripture: Acts 28:[31] Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Observation: That’s how I want to preach the gospel and yet I barely speak of my Lord and Savior. I find myself afraid at times to tell others how Jesus has touched my life and how He wants to touch theirs. I will have an opportunity today and next week to step out in faith and boldly proclaim the gospel.

Application: I’m coming to the end of my race and I need to finish well. Take the opportunities to tell others the good news and trust God that He will guide me. To have my eyes set on the finish line and the prize of using the talents and gifts God has given me for His purpose.

Prayer: Dear Lord fill me with the Holy Spirit today and that my testimony will touch the life of someone you love. Use me today and everyday You desire me to be here for your glory and not mine.

Giving Up Hope

Scripture: Acts 27: [20] When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.

Observation: Most of my life I gave up hope, if I even had any in the first place. I didn’t even know about being saved I thought I was here all alone. I wanted to perish, life here was too hard and hurt so bad. I was headed for doom and couldn’t take it anymore, I had no hope.

Application: Jesus changed this for me and gave me hope and showed me the way out of my pain and hopelessness. I know He is asking me to guide others to Him so they may be able to live a life of fullness.

Prayer: My Lord guide me and show me how to touch others in your name. Use me tomorrow to give someone who has lost hope a chance to speak with you and that you would comfort them as you did me.

Appointed As A Servant

Scripture: Acts 26: [16] `Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you.

Observation: Jesus as appointed me to be a servant. He has saved me and gave me a testimony to share with others to bring them close to Him. I did not see Jesus with my eyes, but I have seen Him through the things He has saved me from. He has always been there for me and I need to be a witness to others of His great love.

Application: To make a stronger effort to reach out to others in His name. To continue to write to churches about my testimony and book, to do more outreaches and to obey what He has called me to do.

Prayer: Dear Lord guide me through each day and direct me on the path you have chosen for me. Help me be obedient to you for you are worthy of all my love, praise and obedience.