Devotion for Friday, November 3, 2023

“And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!” (Revelation 19:4)

Keep your eyes upon the Lord.  Too often, we are distracted by circumstances and forget that the Lord has already prevailed.  Know that in the Lord is goodness and hope.  In the Lord is life and the true liberty He gives to those who walk in His ways.  Come and be led by the One who is worthy of all honor and praise.  We may be living in the pre-dawn that is this age of darkness, but dawn is coming when the light of eternity will reveal all that He has done for us.

Lord, I can become absorbed in this world’s way of living, thinking, and acting, or I can look to You with praise and thanksgiving.  It is really an easy choice in my mind, but living in the filth of this world, it is hard to do day in and day out.  Grant me the fortitude to hold fast to the truth of Your promises and live in the hope You give.

Lord Jesus, You struggled with the principalities of this age throughout Your ministry.  They were constantly confronting You.  By Your strength and in Your grace, lead me to live looking to You.  You are my help and stay.  I need You, for You alone can help me overcome the obstacles that are before me.  Teach me how to praise and worship You throughout the day.  Guide me in Your goodness now and forever.  Amen.