Christian Devotional – January 8, 2016

Read Genesis chapter 24

VERSE:

Genesis 24:15–Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkal, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.

TRUTH:

We have so many requests that we bring to God. Sometimes it seems to take forever to see the results of those prayers. Sometimes the results come immediately. If we are following God moment by moment, we will bring our moment by moment needs to Him. God is concerned even with the little things in our lives. He is working out the very specifics of how we can be in line with His will and He will guide us each and every step of the way when we ask Him. In this case, the servant was able to see his prayers answered even before he finished praying and as we are focusing on God each and every moment, we will see that in our lives, too.

RESPONSE:

Father, I pray that You will help me to follow up and focus on Your will each and every moment so that my prayers and Your answers seem to happen simultaneously. I know that You are leading me and I pray that Your will is clear every day.

Christian Devotional – November 28, 2015

Read James chapter 4

VERSE:

James 4:16–As it is, you boast in your arrogant scheme. All such boasting is evil.

TRUTH:

James has been talking about the foolishness of holding to our own plans when we don’t know what the Lord’s will has for us each day. This is the height of our arrogance when we feel that we can make our own plans and assume that everything will work out the way that we plan it. James reminds us that boasting on our own plans is not only the height of arrogance, but it is also evil as well. We Are we trusting in God’s plan for our lives each day?

RESPONSE:

Father, I will trust You and not allow my own pride and arrogance to cause me to boast in my own plans. I know that is evil and I will allow You to direct my path each day. Thank You for all that You have for me and all that You desire. I know that Your will is perfect and I will trust in You.

Christian Devotional – November 27, 2015

Read James chapter 4

VERSE:

James 4:15–Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

TRUTH:

None of us know what tomorrow will bring. we can make all different kinds of plans and goals and one phone call can change absolutely everything. We must remember that our lives follow according to God’s plan for us and that we can have plans, but they must be in line with God’s plan for our lives and not just our own. Will we seek the Lord’s will and plan for our lives today?

RESPONSE:

Father, I will serve You and love You today. I know that You have a plan for me and I am excited to see what that plan entails. Thank You for all that You have brought to me, even when I didn’t expect it and it wasn’t part of my plan. If it is Your will, I will continue to follow through on the plans You have given me today.

Christian Devotional – July 14, 2015

Read 1 Samuel chapter 8

VERSE:

1 Samuel 8:22a–The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”

TRUTH:

When we pray and beg God for things, sometimes God gives us what we want. In this case, having a king did not turn out well for the people. We must be careful what we are praying for and make sure that it is in line with God’s will for us. If not, God may give us what we ask for, and we end up wishing He hadn’t.

RESPONSE:

Father, I want You , so I will pray to have more of You. I desire You in my life. Thank You for all that You have done for me and please only give me Your best, even when I don’t know what that is at the time.

Christian Devotional – August 5, 2014

Read 1 John chapter 5

VERSE:

1 John 5:14-15–This is the confidence we have in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears. And if we know that he hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him.

TRUTH:

When we pray, are we seeking God and His perfect will for our lives? We can be assured that He hears us. Even more than that, He gives us the assurance that He will provide what we ask according to His will. When we pray, are we praying for God’s perfect will to be done? Do we seek after His will in ever area of our lives? Then, once we have lifted up His will in prayer, do we have that blessed assurance that God will do what we have asked through His will?

RESPONSE:

Father, I will seek to pray for what is in Your will in each and every situation. I know that I can trust You to do all that You have promised. I will rest on You and Your promises knowing that since I have lifted Your will up to You in prayer, You will see it done.

Christian Devotional – April 14, 2013

VERSE:

2 Peter 3:9–The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

TRUTH:

God has promised to return and to put right all things, so many people wonder why He’s not done that yet. The answer: He is being patient and waiting to allow everyone to come to Him and repent. He does not desire that anyone would be found in that day without the saving grace of Jesus Christ, so He waits. He gives us opportunities to share and others opportunities to accept. Are we taking advantage of the time He’s giving us to share with everyone before His return?

RESPONSE:

Father, You are patient and You are just. You desire that everyone would be ale to come to You, but You will not force them, only wait and provide opportunities. Father, use me as an opportunity for others to hear about You and know You.

Christian Devotional – March 19, 2013

VERSE:

2 Chronicles 18:6–But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no longer a prophet of the Lord here whom we can inquire of?”

TRUTH:

Jehoshaphat and Ahab had a plan and wanted to ensure that God was going to bless it. Ahab had┬áseveral false prophets who came in and said exactly what Ahab wanted to hear, but Jehoshaphat didn’t want just a bunch of “yes men,” he wanted to know what God had to say. When we are seeking advice, do we know the difference between Godly advice and people who just tell us what we what to hear? Are we actively seeking to know what God’s desire is for us in every circumstance?

RESPONSE:

Father, I will seek You and Your true word regarding what I will be doing. I do not want people to just tell me what they think I want to hear, but will tell me Your word so I can seek after You and all You desire.