Devotion for Thursday, November 1, 2018

“My days are like a lengthened shadow, and I wither away like grass. But You, O Lord, abide forever, and Your name to all generations.” (Psalm 102:11-12)


The time in this age is short. If one thinks of eternity, the time is but a moment, the exhaust of a breath. Why do you strive for what is temporary? Why do you worry about things that are momentary? Come into the eternal presence of the One who made you and walk humbly before your God. Know that He knows all whom He has made and has called all to walk in His presence.

Lord, teach me the way of eternal life. I have the moments of time in this age with all of its difficulties, but You have promised that they have purpose. Lead me to walk the way You know I need to walk that I may now and always live into the life to which You are calling me. Guide me each day, for each day has enough challenges of its own. May I walk humbly before You always.

Holy Spirit, transform my heart that I would live into the life to which I have been called. Guide me, O Lord, that I may now and always live the life You have created for me to live. You know what is needed in every moment. Help me to listen to You and not be distracted by the noise and nonsense of this world. Lead me by Your grace in this age to become perfect in the next. Amen.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 Devotion

“Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”  (Psalm 51:1-2)


I want to think that my sins are not so bad.  Yet in Your sight, anything less that the perfection You created is pure iniquity.  You declare the Way for those who would turn to You that You would blot out transgression and wash thoroughly all who come through grace into salvation.  The invitation is made by grace and You have declared Your intent for all to hear.


God, You are gracious and Your ways are so far above our ways that who can understand them.  Yet, it is not for destruction that we have been created, but in love and mercy, You pave the way for those who will follow Your provision.  Guide my heart to learn and listen to the way You have established and then help me to follow.  You have given the words of eternal life for any who would hear.


Lord Jesus, in You is the hope of the ages.  In spite of all the sin in the world, for which the world is already judged, You have come to offer grace and salvation.  Lead me in the way You have established that I may go the way of Your leading.  Help me look to You for all that is needed that I may walk with You.  Guide me by Your Spirit to learn and live according to the Father’s will.  Amen.