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?

Christian Devotional – July 12, 2018

Do we seek the Lord? How often? It’s not enough to just seek Him every so often, we are to seek Him continually. See Psalm chapter 105.

Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.
Psalms 105:4 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.105.4.NASB

It’s easy to just look for God from time to time, when it’s convenient or when the mood strikes. But we are to seek Him continually. Every day. All day. Are we seeking God in our day to day life, every day?

Christian Devotional – July 11, 2018

Do we recognize the greatness of the Lord? When we are face to face with the glory of who He is and all that He has done, how do we respond? Look at Psalm 104.

Bless the Lord , O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
Psalms 104:1 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.104.1.NASB

Splendor and majesty are due Him, for He is amazing. Are we willing to praise Him and give Him the honor due His name? He deserves it and has earned every bit of praise and glory we present to Him!

Christian Devotional – July 10, 2018

God forgives sin. He knows that we are sinful and in need of a Savior and He offers salvation through Jesus Christ. See what he says in Psalm 103.

As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Psalms 103:12 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.103.12.NASB

God then removes our sins from us. Just like east and west never meet again, so our sins are removed completely from us. We do not have to be enslaved by the memory of our sins, God has set us free!

 

Christian Devotional – July 9, 2018

How will the next generation know about God? Only if we tell them. See what the psalmist says in Psalm 102.

This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the Lord .
Psalms 102:18 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.102.18.NASB

The psalmist is encouraging people to write down their witness for God. This way, others who have not yet been born, will be able to read about how God has impacted us and moved in our lives. Do we leave a testimony behind? Would others who studied our life 100 years from now know what we believed and why? Take a look at all the things you write today and social media posts. Are they leaving the legacy of a follower of Jesus Christ?

Christian Devotional – July 6, 2018

What we think in our mind and in our heart, God knows. Not only does He know, but He will act on. See Psalm 101.

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.
Psalms 101:5 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.101.5.NASB

God know our motivations and He desires that our motivations match His. Not only do we do what God desires that we do, but we are to do it for the same reasons that He does it. Have we checked our motivations lately? Would God be proud of them?

Christian Devotional – July 5, 2018

God made us. We didn’t randomly come together from cosmic spare parts. God had a plan and a design. See Psalm 100

Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Psalms 100:3 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.100.3.NASB

Not only did he make us, but he claims us as well. God desires that we love him back, but he makes it clear why he loves us in the first place. He made us. He is our Creator. Do we love Him?