Category: Daily Devotional

Fix Your Eyes on Your Maker

Scripture Isaiah 17:7 In that day a man will look to his Maker, And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel.

Observation: It seems that there is always a day in the future when we will look to our maker, but why not today? It seems like it takes something dramatic before we look to our God, when we want to plea our case and seek His mercy. What about today, when things are calm to stop and look to Him with a grateful heart. To take time out and thank Him for His mercy and love. Why does a day have to go by that we don’t look for our Maker.

Application: I will not let a day go by from this day forward without looking to my Maker, do whatever I can to draw closer to Him and always come with a grateful heart no matter what the situation. He deserves everything that I have including my undying love.

Prayer: My Lord I look to you for guidance. I realize I’m here only because You desire it so, please show me the purpose you have for me and speak to me today that I may come closer to accomplishing all that you want of me.

Our Lord will Be on His Throne

Scripture Isaiah 16:5 In mercy the throne will be established; And One will sit on it in truth, in the tabernacle of David, Judging and seeking justice and hastening righteousness.”

Observation: Isaiah has several prophesies of Jesus coming and this prophesizes how Jesus will sit on His throne judging and seeking justice and hastening righteousness. I can’t wait to see Jesus come again to judge this world. Then it will be time to go home.

Application: The thing that makes the Bible unique is prophesies. No other religion can boast about the coming of the Lord with the accuracy of the Bible. It assures me that my God is real and all that is said in the Bible will come about and the Bible has a very happy ending.

Prayer: My Lord I pray that the end is coming soon. This world has become so wicked and out of control. My Lord open my heart to what role you desire me to play now and direct my path.

Your Abundance Will Be Carried Away

Scripture Isaiah 15:7 Therefore the abundance they have gained, And what they have laid up, They will carry away to the Brook of the Willows.

Observation: This passage is about Moab a city that will be destroyed, but it can also be said about us. No matter what we feel we have accomplished, or treasures we might have saved up, when it’s time to leave here nothing will matter. The poorest of all men and the richest will have the same amount when they enter Heaven. The only thing that will be saved are the heavenly rewards we earned while on earth.

Application: Need to invest what I have now in the kingdom to come. To store up treasures in Heaven where rust or moth do not destroy. Instead of buying anything else for me, to take that money and give where God directs me to give. After all it’s all His anyway, I’m just called to be a good steward of what He has entrusted me with.

Prayer: My Lord help and guide me in how you what your possessions to be used. Give me wisdom to invest the gifts and talents you have blessed me with and that I might one day see the rewards of these choices.

Rest from My Sorrows

Scripture Isaiah 14:3 It shall come to pass in the day the LORD gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve,

Observation: I just finished teaching a class on Heaven and I’m more homesick than ever. To imagine to have rest from my sorrows and fears, when now it is hard to sleep with all that is on my mind. The hard bondage of making a living and being held captives to my thoughts.

Application: However, I’m called to live this life for Christ and to help lead others home. I need to have heaven in my heart and thoughts at all times living this life to glorify God. My journey is getting closer to an end and the prize of being with my Lord is greater than anything I can imagine. Allow God to guide me to the finish line.

Prayer: My Lord help me to have thoughts of you. Help me get through these fears and sorrows I now suffer and fill my heart with thoughts of you and of home. May I live the rest of my life here in glory and honor to you.

It’s Coming to An End

Scripture Isaiah 13:11 “I will punish the world for its evil, And the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Observation: The world has become a cesspool of evil and every day it gets worse. The world rejects God and does evil and sin is celebrated. The Bible tells of the end of this world that He created and all of it is coming to pass just like His word says. We’re not sure when the end will come, but we do now it is coming. Our hope is not in this place however but in the new heavens and earth that are being prepared for those who love the Lord. There will be sorrow at the end of this world but the rejoicing of the new will overwhelm the sorrow.

Application: I know how the story end and I need to be vigilant to tell others no matter what the cost. I have only one job and that is to spread the gospel so more of God’s children will enter into His kingdom and be part of the eternal family.

Prayer: My Lord only you know the time. Use me please to spread the word of your second coming and put the words in my mouth that will touch those that don’t know you. I’m your servant use me as you desire.

Exalt His Name

Scripture Isaiah 12:4 And in that day you will say: “Praise the LORD, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted.

Observation: I pray and read God’s word every day, but do I praise Him before others? No, I praise my Lord at church with everyone else, where it’s safe and without conflict. I’ll where Christian T-shirts and walk around in public, but I don’t mention His name at work or in front of those that don’t know His awesome deeds.

Application: I need to find opportunities to share with others all that God has done for me. He has given me a testimony and reason to be thankful for all His many blessings and I’ve been silent too long. Get back involved in missionary trips and find other ways to reach others, so they may know the love of God.

Prayer: My Lord I just want to thank you and tell you that I love you and want to be a bigger part in reaching those in your name. Help me not to be silent any longer but to be a voice for you.

We Have the Same Spirit

Scripture Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

Observation: Isaiah is prophesying about Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Jesus told us when he left this earth the first time that He was going to have that same spirit rest on us. If we call on the Holy Spirit, He will give us wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge and the fear of the Lord. We have everything we need if we would only ask.

Application: I need to be calling on the Holy Spirit every day for guidance and wisdom to do what will honor God. So often I do things on my own trying to satisfy self and almost every time things go wrong. I need to wait on the filling of the Holy Spirit before I move forward.

Prayer: My Lord please fill me with the Holy Spirit and show me how you want me to finish this race. Help me not depend on my own mind put wait for the guidance of the Spirit.