Christian Devotional – April 24, 2015

Read Psalm chapter 98

VERSE:

Psalm 98:3–He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

TRUTH:

God remembers His love and faithfulness. He knows what He has done and He is mindful of all that He is going to do. Because of all that God has done, the earth has seen the salvation that god provides. No one has an excuse that they didn’t know God or were ignorant of what God has done. Do we recognize that God’s salvation is evident throughout the world? God has not forgotten His children and He has not forgotten us.

RESPONSE:

Father, thank You for remembering me and remembering Your faithfulness to me. You are over the while earth and You are seen through the whole earth. I will praise You and lift up Your name for I have experienced Your love and faithfulness.

Christian Devotional – October 23, 2014

Read Hosea chapter 2

VERSE:

Hosea 2:20–I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.

TRUTH:

Even though the people had not been faithful to God, God was willing to forgive and to continue to be faithful to the people. God knew that they would turn back to Him. We may not always be faithful to Him, but He is always faithful to us. Do we repent and return to God when we have fallen? He will b there waiting for us.

RESPONSE:

Father, Your faithfulness is amazing. Even when I falter, You remain faithful to me. I pray You will help me to turn back to You when I stumble and fall. Thank You for Your grace and mercy!

Christian Devotional – September 10, 2014

Read 1 Corinthians chapter 2

VERSE:

1 Corinthians 2:5–so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

TRUTH:

What does our faith consist of? When we say we trust God, do we require proof for our trust? There are things about the Christian life that defy logical, worldly explanation. If we can rationally and logically explain how something works, then we don’t have to have faith. The power of God, which is beyond our comprehension, is the basis for the faith that we have. We are to have faith in the power of God, not trust solely in our own wisdom.

RESPONSE:

Father, it’s easy for me to get caught up in the idea that I need to know and understand everything that happens. But, I don’t. I just need to know You and place my faith in You for You are powerful and Your wisdom is so much greater than my own.

Christian Devotional – April 28, 2014

Read Romans chapter 10

VERSE:

Romans 10:17–Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

TRUTH:

Faith comes from hearing. People must be told. We can talk about living out our faith to others, and we must certainly do that, but we must also recognize that the message is heard through the words we speak. Are we sharing with people about the hope we have in Jesus Christ?

RESPONSE:

Father, help me to be bold to share Your message for it is a powerful testimony. Your word in the hearts of those who hear is powerful and draws people to faith in You. Give me boldness along with people to share Your message with.

Christian Devotional – April 27, 2014

Read Romans chapter 9

VERSE:

Romans 9:32–Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.

TRUTH:

Paul is explaining why the people of Israel had missed out on the best that God had to offer for them. They missed it because they thought they could earn it. They thought they could work it up and could see God do amazing and wonderful things because of what they themselves had done. However, they missed the fact that God blesses because of our faith and His mercy. Are we trying to pursue God based on our works? If so, we’re stumbling over the same stumbling stone. We are to come to God by faith, not by works.

RESPONSE:

Father, my works are not even close to good enough. I come to You by faith, begging for Your mercy. I know that if it wasn’t for Your mercy, I would be lost without hope. I will hope in You, not myself.

Christian Devotional – April 22, 2014

Read Romans chapter 4

VERSE:

Romans 4:21–being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

TRUTH:

Abraham had received a promise from God, yet when he looked around at his life, he couldn’t see any natural way for that promise to be fulfilled. Still, Abraham believed and was fully convinced that God was powerful enough to keep His promise. Do we completely believe that God will keep His promises to us, even when we can’t see how? Abraham had faith in God, do we have the same faith in God?

RESPONSE:

Father, I can’t see the “how” sometimes, yet I know that You have promised to glorify Yourself through me. I will have faith that You will work and move in amazing and miraculous ways to keep Your promise. I will have faith in You and in Your power.

Christian Devotional – April 16, 2014

Read Deuteronomy chapter 32

VERSE:

Deuteronomy 32:4–He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.

TRUTH:

As Moses began to sing a song, he starts out with praise to God. God is so many things and He had shown Himself to the people in so many ways. The Lord is perfect. He is a Rock we can hold on to in every situation for He does not change. He is faithful, upright, and just. Do we praise God for who He is? Do we trust in Him and rely on Him for everything?

RESPONSE:

Father, You are my Rock. I will trust in You for You are trustworthy. You are faithful and just and Your ways are perfect. I will praise You, O my God!

Christian Devotional – January 3, 2014

Read Proverbs chapter 3

VERSE:

Proverbs 3:3–Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

TRUTH:

Love and faithfulness are often quickly cast aside when we encounter trouble and difficulties. We start to assume that we must become selfish and trust in our own abilities to get out of situations instead of continuing to love people and trust in God. It requires discipline to continue to love and have faith in God in the midst of difficult situations. We must actively choose these things because they do not come naturally. What will we choose when we are faced with difficulties?

RESPONSE:

Father, I will choose to keep love and faithfulness at the front of my mind no matter what is happening or going on in my life. I will allow You to work through me to love everyone regardless of how they have treated me.

Christian Devotional – December 7, 2013

VERSE:

Numbers 21:8–The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.”

TRUTH:

The people grumbled and complained again, so the Lord allowed poisonous snakes to come into their camp. The people were dying as a result. They came to Moses and repented. Then the Lord told Moses to make a snake and put it up on a pole. Anyone who was bitten could look up to the pole and live. That would take such faith to do, because it makes no logical sense. It’s easy to look back and say that of course we would have looked up at the pole if we had been bitten, but the Bible doesn’t say whether everyone did or not. When we are facing difficult situations, do we have the faith to look to Jesus and to trust in Him to help us with our problems? Will we take that step of faith?

RESPONSE:

Father, sometimes it’s easiest to have faith when we have nothing left to lose. The people of Israel who had been bitten by the snakes had nothing to lose and even it didn’t make sense, they would trust that God would heal them as He said. I will trust You to heal me and to make things right in every situation because I have faith in You.

Christian Devotional – November 11, 2013

VERSE:

Nehemiah 9:33–In all that has happened to us, you have remained righteous; you have acted faithfully while we acted wickedly.

TRUTH:

The people of Israel were recounting all that God had done for them over the years. The people stated with creation and went forward telling every instance when God had been faithful to them. Yet, they were also honest about their own failings over the years. This verse is the conclusion of their review of the entire history. We could say the same. God is a God of great mercy and He continues to be faithful even when we don’t. Are we turning back to Him? He is always faithful to us even when we call short.

RESPONSE:

Father, thank You for Your forgiveness. You have always been faithful to me and will always be faithful. I will rest in Your promises and return to You when I stray. Thank You for Your mercy and grace.