Devotion for Saturday, May 13, 2023

“All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:  “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever.  Amen!” (Revelation 7:11-12)

Where is the center of your life?  Is it you?  Is it your circumstance?  Is it the Lord?  Look at the reality in heaven.  All praise, thanks and honor belongs to the Lord.  Are you moving in the direction where the worries of this world are becoming secondary to your praise of the One who holds all things together.  This is not a show to watch, but an invitation to come and join the reality of eternity.

Lord, I do sit on the sidelines and watch things.  In my mind, I constantly worry about all kinds of things, leaving little room for You.  I need a new and clean heart.  I need to be saved yet again to begin again the journey of faithfully walking with You.  Guide me on the path of salvation so that I may join with all of those in heaven who sing your praise.  Help me come to the place where I know there is nothing else to worship but You.

Savior and Master, You know all that is before me.  You know the obstacles I will face.  Guide me, dear Lord, in the way of everlasting life.  Lead me up and out of the pit of sin and help me to bear to my own cross as I follow You.  You are Lord and Master, and rightly are You to be praised.  Let all I do this day be a praise and thanksgiving to You, my Master and Savior.  May I walk in Your promises this day.  Amen.