Devotion for Monday, October 8, 2018

“Fire goes before Him and burns up His adversaries round about. His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled.” (Psalm 97:3-4)


Moderns discount the Lord as if He were a play toy. The Lord is the One who made everything and the earth listens to His voice. Come into His presence and know the One who was before all things. Fear the Lord but do not be frightened. Know that the God of all creation has called you into His loving presence. He desires that you be with Him now and always, and know His goodness.

Lord, help me through the malaise of this world which is forever shouting all kinds of contradictory things. Lead me to humbly hold fast to the goodness You have made possible that I would now and always live into the life to which You have called me through Your Word. Guide me, O Lord, in the way I should live that I may not be as those in this age who scoff at You.

Lord Jesus, apart from Your grace it would not be possible. You have come into the world to lead the way for as many as would believe that together we can stand in Your presence eternally. Lift me up and teach me respect, honor and humility that I may learn to become as You are. Guide me through Your Word that I would learn each day things that are useful in this walk. Amen.

Devotion for Monday, May 21, 2018

“He destroyed their vines with hailstones and their sycamore trees with frost. He gave over their cattle also to the hailstones and their herds to bolts of lightning.” (Psalm 78:47-48)

Nations rise and nations fall. The Lord blesses whom He blesses and the nations continue as if His hand were not there. The Lord is the One who is the author of history. When He withholds His hand, wickedness reigns. When He gives His blessing, the nations flourish. It is the Lord God who is the source of all kindness, goodness and mercy. Abide in the One who provides for all.

Lord, You are there in every season and yet the nations continue as if You were something made up. We are the ones who are made up and we have been made up by You. Lead me away from the insanity that visits every generation and into the truth that You are God and there is no other. Lead me into the way, truth and life that You have established once for all.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead the way for as many as would follow You. In You alone is there hope and a future. Guide me, O Lord, in the way You would have me go today that I would walk the path You have set before me. Lead me to do those things which are pleasing in the Father’s eyes and know that in You is the hope for all people of every time. Thank You, Jesus, for leading all who follow. Amen.