devotions

Saturate Yourself in Scripture

July 24, 2016

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” 2 Timothy 2:15, NKJV.

It is important that our prayer life, our responses, our words, and thought life become saturated with God’s Words found in the Bible. When a friend or family member comes to us with an issue, do we tell them what we think? Or do we direct them to what the Lord says in the Bible? Each day, make it a daily habit to spend time in the Word of God.

There are several rewards for giving God’s Word our full and undivided attention. It will:

  • Convert our soul and make us wise (see Psalm 19:7)
  • Enlighten our darkness or ignorance (see Psalm 18:28)
  • Nourish us and help us grow spiritually (see 1 Peter 2:2)
  • Guide us through life (see Psalm 119:105)
  • Help purify our hearts (see Hebrews 4:12)
  • Minister life to us and to those around us (see John 6:63)
  • Help us become more like Jesus (see 2 Corinthians 3:18)
  • Renew our minds and change our thinking (see Romans 12:2)
  • Teach us how to live right (see 2 Timothy 3:16)
  • Equip us to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives (see 2 Timothy 3:17)
  • And the list goes on…

The life we desire to live is found in a deeper relationship with God’s Word. One that goes from simply knowing what the Bible says to applying it in our lives. Let it become our bottom-line that settles every issue in our hearts and minds.

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for giving me wisdom, knowledge and understanding of your Word. I pray you deepen my relationship with Your Word and cause it to change my life and the lives of those around me. In Jesus name, Amen.

(Read Psalms 119)

devotions

Your best life is in front of you.

July 23, 2016

“Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing indeed: Forgetting the things behind and reaching forward to the things ahead” Philippians 3:13, Berean Literal Bible.

I’m just going to say it…You’re not hurting anyone but yourself when you give in to the enemy because of what someone did to you. I’m sorry they hurt you. I’m sorry they didn’t believe in you. I’m sorry they weren’t there when you needed them most. It hurts, I know it does. But you know what, my friend? You can either use this as fuel or as an excuse. The greatest revenge is to go full force into the things of God, to go full force into your purpose, to give God your broken heart and let Him kiss it and make it better.

God can give you more new memories that will take the place of all the old hurtful ones. He can show you that there is life after heartbreak. There is more life to live. Your best life is in front of you, not behind you. Reeeaaacchh forward. Reeeaaacchh forward. Reeeaaacchh forward into God’s perfect plan. You can do it. You will find grace waiting in front of you. You will find happiness waiting in front you. You will find healing…waiting… in front of you.

Prayer: Lord, I pray for my sister reading this now. You know exactly what she is feeling. Help her Lord to see the same thing You showed me when I was hurting beyond belief. You showed me the same love that I encountered the first day I surrendered to you. Show her that Powerful, Everlasting, Unconditional, Never Changing Love. Dissolve her fears. Heal her pain. Hug her heart. Remove all hopelessness, and help her Reeeaaacchh forward. In Jesus name, Amen.