Daily Devotions: Feb. 25 - March 2, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
Read: 1 Samuel 28:5-15
Saul, knowing that God has abandoned him, is desperate enough to disturb the departed Samuel by consulting a medium. Lonely and afraid, Saul tells Samuel, “God has turned away from me. He no longer answers me, either by prophets or by dreams.” How can we know that God is with us? Start with Matthew 28:19-20.
Pray: Thank You, Lord, for Your constant presence in my life. Amen.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Read: Psalm 81:1-16
Most of us are not tempted to worship other deities and images. But there are some things that become so important that we become addicted to them. We become addicted to pornography, alcohol and drugs, spending to acquire clothing, purses, and so forth. All these distract us from God.
Pray: Lord, You know what I’ve made more important to You. Deliver me, O Lord! Amen.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Read: Isaiah 28:16-26
Much more than a continuous state of mind, trusting is a repeated choice of risk in a relationship. Can you think of some experiences where there was no other thing to do but trust God? Was it worth it? Did you see God in action?
Pray: God, thank You for the gift of faith that enables me to firmly trust in You alone. Amen.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Read: Mark 9:38-50
Sometimes we become competitive with other people, organizations or churches. Often when we’re competitive we feel threatened; we’re driven to prove we possess a special knowledge, better method or more honorable motive. While competition can be healthy, it can also be divisive and unhealthy.
Pray: Lord, help me curb my competitive juices so that I work willingly and helpfully with others. Amen.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Read: Romans 8:1-17
Read verse one over again, slowly. Let the words sink in. Since you are “in Christ Jesus,” you are covered by His blood, forgiven of your sins and holy and acceptable to God the Father. Memorize this verse!
Pray: Thank You, Jesus, for saving me from everlasting condemnation. Amen.
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Read: 1 John 4:7-21
What a wonderful thought with which to wrap up your week. God is love! Such a simple but accurate and powerful description of God’s nature.
Pray: Lord, I love only because You first loved me. Let me rejoice in Your love this weekend in worship. Amen.