Christian Devotional – July 4, 2018

What’s God done in the past? Knowing and understanding how God has responded in the past gives us insight into how He will respond in the future. God’s character doesn’t change. See what the psalmist says in Psalm 99.

O Lord our God, You answered them; You were a forgiving God to them, And yet an avenger of their evil deeds.
Psalms 99:8 NASB

As the psalmist remembers what God has done in the past, he can have hope because God will continue to respond to situations according to His character. Do we know who God is? He hears and answers. He forgives. He gives hope. We can trust in Him today.

Christian Devotional – July 3, 2018

Many times we ask God for help when we are in trouble. Do we go back and praise him when God brings us through? Read Psalm 98.

O sing to the Lord a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.
Psalms 98:1 NASB

God gains victory. God is the one who wins. Yet, after our prayer for help, do we come back and thank Him for doing all that He did during that time?

Christian Devotional – July 2, 2018

Who or what do we serve? When we slip and fall and put something or someone else on the throne of our heart besides God, do we recognize how serious that is and do we repent? See what the psalmist says in Psalm 97.

Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images, Who boast themselves of idols; Worship Him, all you gods.
Psalms 97:7 NASB

Sin is serious and we must see our sin the way that God sees it. When we fall, our sin impacts is and sffects our relationship with God. Do we recognize that impact and seek to rebuild and restore the relationship? Let that be our focus today.

Christian Devotional – July 1, 2018

We are not the only ones to praise God. All of His creation praises Him. See what Psalm 96 says.

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea roar, and all it contains; Let the field exult, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
Psalms 96:11‭-‬12 NASB

All of God’s creation cries out with joy to praise and glorify the Creator. Do we cry out as well? Do our actions demonstrate our love and joy in the Lord? It’s interesting, but we have to consider that the trees and the fields are better at this than we are. Will we glorify God today?

Christian Devotional – June 30, 2018

Does joy characterize our attitude toward life? When others look at us do they see God’s joy pouring through our life? Look at the psalmist in chapter 95.

O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord , Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
Psalms 95:1‭-‬2 NASB

Everything about this screams joy. The joy of the Lord is in and through everything him. It defines who he is. How would others characterize you. Would joy cone to mind?

Christian Devotional – June 29, 2018

Who is our go-to person? Often we all have that person who is the most trusted, reliable, and helpful that we call up first when going through tough times. For the psalmist, that was God. See psalm 94.

But the Lord has been my stronghold, And my God the rock of my refuge.
Psalms 94:22 NASB

God is the stronghold and the one who is the most trusted. We can always trust that He will do what he says he is going to do. He wants to be the first one that we go to in hard times because He already knows what we are going through. Will we make him our go-to person?

Christian Devotional – June 28, 2018

God is in control. Not only is he in control but he is capable of handling the control. When we look around at all that God has done and is doing, do we accept his control?

The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The Lord has clothed and girded Himself with strength; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
Psalms 93:1 NASB

No matter what happens, no matter what goes on, God is still God. He is not surprised. Do we trust what God says and does in every situation? He is God.

Christian Devotional – June 27, 2018

Are we excited about what God is doing? Do we even notice what God is doing. God is constantly at work in our lives and all around us. See what the psalmist said in Psalm 92.

For You, O Lord , have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.
Psalms 92:4 NASB

When we consider all that God does, do we praise Him? Do we sing for joy? Does it make us glad? As God moves and works in our lives and in the lives of those we are around, we can get excited for all that He is doing. When was the last time you were excited about what God was doing. Go out and seek Him and all that He is doing today.

Christian Devotional – June 26, 2018

Do we call upon God in our times of trouble? Whenwe see all the negative things that life can bring our way, do we call upon Him? God promises that He will answer us and will be with us. See Psalm 91.

“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.
Psalms 91:15 NASB

God sees us. But more than that, God reacts to us and to what we have gone through. If we will call upon Him, He answers us. He will be able to rescue us and He will honor us. Where do we turn in the midst of trouble?

Christian Devotional – June 23, 2018

Do we come to God in the morning? When we come, do we expect much from him? See Psalm 90.

O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Psalms 90:14 NASB

God is the one who satisfies and He is the one that gives us a reason to rejoice and be glad. If we are not coming to him or don’t truly know Him, then it is difficult to experience the joy that comes from Him. Are we seeking our joy from Him every morning?