Devotion for Saturday, July 8, 2023

“And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” Then they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them” (Revelation 11:12).

We shall all stand before the Maker of heaven and earth.  It is He who commands and no one else.  Do not be led by those who enforce their way, but by the One who will accomplish all that He has promised.  The Lord is Lord of all.  He who created you has called you into His presence.  Will you go in fear of condemnation or in the joy of the hope of salvation which is yours in Jesus?

Lord, I either bow before You because You are Lord and Savior or else play the games of this world.  Help me to be rid of games so that I may humbly walk with You, my Savior and God.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that only in You is there hope and a future.  Lead me, Lord, and help me to follow.  Guide me, Lord, and help me to learn.  Let me see and understand the way You have placed before me.

Lord Jesus, You are the Savior of the world.  One day I shall stand before You and You will judge me.  I know there are so many failings I have and many more of which I am unaware.  I need what You have done to be true for me.  I need Your grace and mercy.  Lead me, Lord, so that I may truly be humble and accept that my life has always been in Your hands.  Guide me to live as You would have me live here, now, and forever.  Amen.