Devotion

Devotion

DEVOTION – The Right Way & Place to Vent or Complaint

Psalms 63:1–65:13 1 Oh God, listen to my complaint. Protect my life from my enemies’ threats. 2 Hide me from the plots of this evil mob, from this gang of wrongdoers. 3 They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows. 4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent, attacking suddenly and fearlessly. 5 They encourage each other to do evil and plan how to set their traps in secret. “Who will ever notice?” they ask.…

His Life & Sacrifice – My Identity & Forgiveness.

1 JOHN 2:1-6 At times we may feel as if we are the worst sinner on earth. We just seem to keep doing the same bad things over and over. We feel guilty! Can God just wink at our sins and pretend that everything is all right? How can he repeatedly forgive us for committing the same wrongs? The apostle John said: “My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone…

Loving & Obeying God Unconditionally

Read Hosea 1:1–3:5 2When the Lord first began speaking to Israel through Hosea, he said to him, “Go and marry a prostitute, so that some of her children will be conceived in prostitution. This will illustrate how Israel has acted like a prostitute by turning against the Lord and worshiping other gods.” 3So Hosea married Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, and she became pregnant and gave Hosea a son. 4And the Lord said, “Name the child Jezreel, for I am…

Effective Prayer

Daniel 9:1-19 During the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, was studying the writings of the prophets. I learned from the word of the Lord, as recorded by Jeremiah the prophet, that Jerusalem must lie desolate for seventy years.Daniel 9:2 Occasionally people talk about “wrestling in prayer.” They are referring to the fact that prayer is not easy. Saying prayers may not be difficult if it means simply reciting what we learned as children. But really praying, really laying…

A true prayer & Devotion to God

Dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know…

Humility

“She was admired by everyone who saw her.” ESTHER 2:15 – 20. We live in a world 🌎 where the idea of being humble is often construed to be ” weakness “. And so, many people dislike the idea of being humble rather they desire to present a front of strength. But, such is not the story of Esther, her story speaks of Humility and strength that is found in being humble. ESTHER STORY. A young orphan leaves the care…

Thankful Life

• How many blessings do you think God sends your way every day? No need to be precise; you can just round to the nearest million. • What keeps you from saying “thank you” to God as much as you should? And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 Every day is Thanksgiving for a Christian—at least, it should…

Power of Godly Counsel

Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.Proverbs 11:14 (NKJV) Have you ever heard this? “You’re the one with the problem. I do not need counseling.” The person who thinks he or she are always right is mistaken. None of us are perfect or fully mature in all things. All of us need help. The book of Proverbs says that “in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” I must as…

Jesus – Our Good Shepherd

A shepherd enters through the gate. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they recognize his voice.John 10:2-4 This passage from John tells us important things about the shepherd-sheep relationship. The shepherd calls his sheep by name and leads them out; he…

Attitude of Thanksgiving

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18. If you are in a bad relationship, you may be tempted to run, but you know there must be a better way. There is, and it comes from making the most of what you have, one day at a time. Don’t spoil your future by allowing bitterness to consume your spirit. Don’t destroy yourself with self-pity. Don’t drive your friends…

Personal Choices & Consequences

1 Chronicles 10:1–12:40 1The Philistines attacked Israel, and the men of Israel fled before them. Many were slaughtered on the slopes of Mount Gilboa. 8The next day, when the Philistines went out to strip the dead, they found the bodies of Saul and his sons on Mount Gilboa. 9So they stripped off Saul’s armor and cut off his head. Then they proclaimed the good news of Saul’s death before their idols and to the people throughout the land of Philistia. 10They…

God of Protection

O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for help! . . . Take control of what I say, O Lord, and keep my lips sealed. Don’t let me lust for evil things; don’t let me participate in acts of wickedness. Don’t let me share in the delicacies of those who do evil.Psalm 141:1-4 In this psalm David not only called on the Lord for protection from the enemies that were hunting him…