Christian Devotional – July 26, 2018

Do we want glory for ourselves? What do we do to try and get glory for ourselves? In truth, only God is worthy of glory and if we are focused on Him, we will desire to see Him glorified. See Psalm chapter 115.

Not to us, O Lord , not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.
Psalms 115:1 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.115.1.NASB

When we truly understand who God is and what He does, we will understand that He truly deserves all glory and praise, not us. Are we seeking to give Him the praise and glory that He deserves? Will we point people toward Him?

Christian Devotional – July 25, 2018

God is over everything. Do we recognize the awesome power and greatness that is His? Read Psalm chapter 114.

Tremble, O earth, before the Lord, Before the God of Jacob,
Psalms 114:7 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.114.7.NASB

God is amazing and wonderful. He is worthy of praise and glory. Do we give Him that? We are to be in awe before Him and reverence and respect Him. Does our life reflect that?

Christian Devotional – July 24, 2018

When should we praise God? The easy, and correct, answer is “all the time.” While that may be easy to know and to say, it is much harder to do. See how the Psalmist discusses it in Psalm 113.

From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised.
Psalms 113:3 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.113.3.NASB

From the rising to the setting of the sun, we are to praise God. From the moment we awake until we fall asleep, we are to praise God. Do we recognize the importance of praising God in every area and circumstance we face? God is worthy, even when we don’t understand why He is doing what He is doing. Don’t miss an opportunity to praise God today!

Christian Devotional – July 23, 2018

How would people describe you? When we think about the characteristics that define how we act and react in situations, how do others see us. What should be the defining characteristics? Read Psalm chapter 112.

He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord .
Psalms 112:7 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.112.7.NASB

No fear, steadfast, and trusting are all words that the psalmist uses to describe the person who follows the Lord. When we look at our lives, do our actions reflect that? How do we respond when faced with difficulties and struggles? How do we respond when experiencing positive, happy situations? God is there during both. Do we lean and depend on Him?

Christian Devotional – July 21, 2018

Wisdom can be hard to find, especially when thinking about and dealing with other people. Fortunately for us, God is wise and offers to share His wisdom with us. Read Psalm chapter 111.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
Psalms 111:10 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.111.10.NASB

Seeking God, no matter the circumstances is where wisdom starts for us. As we continue to follow Him and seek after Him, that is how wisdom grows. Are we seeking the source of wisdom?

Christian Devotional – July 20, 2018

We have someone in our corner. Even when we feel alone, we’re not. Read Psalm chapter 110.

The Lord is at Your right hand; He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.
Psalms 110:5 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.110.5.NASB

The Lord is with us and He will overtake all the difficulties that we face. He knows what we are going through and he is going to make all things right in His time.

Christian Devotional – July 18, 2018

How should we expect God to deal with us? As we spend time with God, we better understand his character and we are then not as bothered by the character of others. Read Psalm 109.

Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your servant shall be glad.
Psalms 109:28 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.109.28.NASB

God desires to bless us. Those who come against Him are just trying to curse what they can, but God desires to bless us. We can be glad in the Lord. The others who desire evil, in God’s perfect timing, they will be ashamed.

Christian Devotional – July 17, 2018

Help! We’ve all cried out to God for help before. However  are we only crying out to God for help and are we patient to wait on Him to provide that help? See Psalm chapter 108.

Oh give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.
Psalms 108:12 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.108.12.NASB

Often, when we are crying out for help, we are looking for whatever or whoever is moving fastest to fix it. Only God’s help will provide the long lasting results that we are needing. Do we wait for Him to provide that help? Deliverance from anywhere else is vain and will fall apart.

Christian Devotional – July 16, 2018

Silence. There are many times in which we value silence and quiet. However, the times that God has worked and moved in our lives are not that time. See Psalm 107.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary
Psalms 107:2 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.107.2.NASB

We have a story to tell. We have a great opportunity to share what God has done and is doing in our life. We should be taking full advantage of this and sharing all that God has done for us. We have been redeemed! The whole world needs to know!

Christian Devotional – July 13, 2018

Why do we ask God to save us? When we are experiencing difficulties, why do we desire God’s rescue?  Why should He rescue us? Read Psalm chapter 106.

Save us, O Lord our God, And gather us from among the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name And glory in Your praise.
Psalms 106:47 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.106.47.NASB

The psalmist was asking for salvation and rescue also, but he was asking for a purpose. He reminded God that by saving His people, God is also causing other people to praise and give thanks to God. God is worthy of praise and glory. The things that He does are done with the purpose of resulting in praise. Do we seek His praise snd desire to have others seek His praise as well?