Devotion for Friday, June 30, 2023

“And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth” (Revelation 11:3)

Even though the world goes mad, the Lord always gives a testimony for those who will listen.  The wicked one destroys and the Lord rebuilds.  That is the way of this age.  Why is the church such a mess?  Because there is wickedness.  If we would simply and humbly submit to the Lord, all would be well with our souls.  Does it need to get really bad before you will listen?  Listen to the Lord now.

Lord, You have sent those who have shared the Good News of salvation with me.  Thank You for being persistent.  Guide me in Your goodness and mercy with open ears to hear and a mouth willing to speak the truth of Your salvation.  Lead me, Lord, in the way I need to go.  Even if the world around me gets much worse, help me to be faithful to the calling You have given me by grace.

Lord Jesus, You taught me to take up my cross and follow You; whatever that means.  You have told me to pray without ceasing; whatever that means.  You have promised to be with me always.  That I can understand.  Help me to learn how to be with You always.  There are so many things that distract me.  Keep me from being distracted so that I may focus upon abiding with You forever.  Amen.