Devotion for Friday, June 18, 2021

“So that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10)

You have been given grace and mercy.  The Lord has died for your sins so that you might be redeemed.  The Lord has demonstrated His love for you.  What then shall you do?  Does one jilt the one they love?  May it never be!  You have been invited into a loving relationship with the Lord.  Live now in that relationship and do what is pleasing for the One who loves you and whom you say you love.

Lord, teach me how to live this loving relationship that You have established in grace.  Guide me according to Your goodness that I may learn more and more each day and walk in such a way that it is pleasing to You.  Nourish in me that fruit which You shall grow and increase in me those things which You know I need to know.  Let me never forget Your grace upon which I depend.

Lord Jesus, You are the model of godliness.  Lead me this day, Lord, in the way of life You are teaching me so that I may walk in a way that is pleasing to the Father.  Guide me in Your goodness and mercy to know that I am unworthy, but to walk as though I were, not by my might or power, but by Yours.  Lead me, O Lord, and help me to accept Your teaching so that I would humbly follow wherever You lead.  Amen.