Devotion for Friday, November 2, 2018

“You will arise and have compassion on Zion; for it is time to be gracious to her, for the appointed time has come. Surely Your servants find pleasure in her stones and feel pity for her dust.” (Psalm 102:13-14)


Whenever you see the word “Zion,” think of those who walk in the way of the Lord. Focus upon your walk and do not worry so much about the others, who is and who isn’t walking with the Lord. The Lord has promised to work all things together for those who love the Lord, for Zion. God’s goodness and grace is given to those who are walking with Him, yet there will be troubles in this age for all.

Lord, I often become so conditional in my desire to have things go the way I think they should go. Help me, I pray, to see in You the hope of eternity. Often, in spite of the difficulty of this age, I forget that You are working all things together for good. Help me, I pray, to see in You the eternal hope of glory and know that in You is life and liberty and direction. You have already provided all that is needed.

Lord Jesus, You have come that Zion may have grace. Guide me through the grace You give that I may walk humbly with You through all things. Lead me to not be anxious, but instead to be bold in faith, humble in attitude and willing to do all that You give me to do. Lead me, O Lord, in the way I should go that I may now and always walk with You into eternity. Amen.

Devotion for Thursday, November 1, 2018

“My days are like a lengthened shadow, and I wither away like grass. But You, O Lord, abide forever, and Your name to all generations.” (Psalm 102:11-12)


The time in this age is short. If one thinks of eternity, the time is but a moment, the exhaust of a breath. Why do you strive for what is temporary? Why do you worry about things that are momentary? Come into the eternal presence of the One who made you and walk humbly before your God. Know that He knows all whom He has made and has called all to walk in His presence.

Lord, teach me the way of eternal life. I have the moments of time in this age with all of its difficulties, but You have promised that they have purpose. Lead me to walk the way You know I need to walk that I may now and always live into the life to which You are calling me. Guide me each day, for each day has enough challenges of its own. May I walk humbly before You always.

Holy Spirit, transform my heart that I would live into the life to which I have been called. Guide me, O Lord, that I may now and always live the life You have created for me to live. You know what is needed in every moment. Help me to listen to You and not be distracted by the noise and nonsense of this world. Lead me by Your grace in this age to become perfect in the next. Amen.