Daily Devotional

October 13th – Exodus 34:30

Exodus 34:30

After spending 40 days and nights on Mt Sinai talking with God, when Moses finally descended his face radiated with the shekinah glory of God. The Israelites knew something spectacular had happened on that mountain by how brilliantly Moses shone. That’s how I want to be. I want to shine so brightly that everyone can see that something spectacular happened from my time with God. I want to glow from being in His holy presence, and become a reflection of His grace and love for the world to see.

October 12th – Colossians 1:12

Colossians 1:12

Did you know that you are royalty? The moment we receive Christ as our Savior, we become co-heirs with Jesus into God’s family. No longer are we slaves chained in darkness, but Princes and Princesses in the kingdom of God.(Gal. 4:7) We are the beloved children of the most High who because of His grace, not only allows us to share in the sufferings of Jesus, but also in His glory. (Rom. 8:17) So remember your worth, hold your head high, and proudly represent the majesty of your Father in heaven!

October 11th- 1 John 1:5

1 John 1:5

The light of the sun is so pure and so bright, that staring into it can literally burn the exposed tissue of your retina. God too, because He is perfect, holy, sinless, and true, shines so brightly that just gazing upon Him causes instant death. (Ex. 33:20) But thankfully just as we can enjoy the goodness of the sun through its rays, so too can we enjoy the goodness of God through His Son Jesus, the true light. (John 1:9) When we receive Christ as our Savior no longer do we have to walk in darkness, but instead the Lord surrounds us with His loving, glorious light.

 

October 10th – Isaiah 60:1

Isaiah 60:1

Have you ever felt deeply despaired? And when no matter what you did or how hard you tried, you couldn’t find your way out of the darkness? The people of Israel knew that feeling. They were conquered, exiled from their land, and their beloved city of Jerusalem was destroyed. Yet in their ruin, God remembered His people and pulled them out of the shadows. He shined His light of grace and redemption upon them, and promises to do the same for us. Surrender to the Lord. Lay all your sufferings at the feet of Jesus. Take of the coat of darkness. Arise! Shine! And let His glory rise upon you.

 

October 9th – Psalm 18:28

Psalm 18:28

For me one the hardest things about living in the country is the complete blackness of the night. With neither city lights nor neighbor’s porch lights, once the sun sets the darkness envelops everything it touches. If not for my trusty lantern, getting lost in the dark would be certain. Jesus is our eternal lantern. He lights the way in a darkened world, shining His glory on the path of truth, righteousness, and everlasting life. Are you letting Him lead you on His path of love and light? Are you reflecting the light of Jesus’ lantern for others to follow?

 

October 8th – Daniel 12:36

Oct. 8th – Daniel 12:36

Jesus knew His time on earth was growing short. And His warning to Israel is the same warning He gives to us. Time is growing short. Don’t wait! Receive Him as your Savior and accept His free gift of Salvation. Become a “son of Light” so that the darkness of this world will neither overtake nor overcome you. I truly believe we are living in the last days. Jesus loves you and longs to call you His own. He died so that you can live. And what He wants most of all is a close, personal relationship with you. Have you received the light of Jesus? Have you welcomed Him into your heart?

October 7th – Daniel 12:3

Oct. 7 – Daniel 12:3

Living in the country affords me the opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful starry nights. There’s nothing quite like gazing up at the glow from a million stars and getting lost in the expanse. When we walk in obedience with the Lord and have the light of Jesus inside of us, we shine as brightly as the night sky. And when we lead others to Christ, we shine with the brilliance of a star. Are you shining brightly for the Lord? Is your life a beacon lighting the path to Jesus for those lost in the darkness?

 

October 6th – Romans 13:12

Oct. 6  – Romans 13:12

Jesus tells us that His glorious return is soon at hand. And in the meantime we are to turn aside from sin and wickedness, becoming living examples of our Lord. How? By putting on the armor of light, Jesus Christ. Paul tells us, “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.” (Rom. 13:14) As they days grow dark, we are to be reflections of His shining light for all to see. The world is watching. Are you not only talking the talk but walking the walk? Do your actions line up with your profession of faith?

October 5th – Matthew 5:15

Oct. 5 – Matthew 5:15

In my lifetime I can’t recall a period where people were more afraid to speak the truth than in today’s current climate. Whether it’s their choice of political candidate or their stand on moral issues, Christians are being attacked for their beliefs. Are you dimming your light? Hiding it under a basket? Paul encourages us by saying, “The Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.” (2 Tim. 1:7-8)

October 4th – Acts 13:47

Oct. 4-Acts 13:47

Because they enjoyed their status as God’s chosen people, the Jews were quick to shun the idea of salvation being offered to all. They became jealous when they heard Paul and Barnabas sharing the Gospel with the Gentiles. But Paul quickly reminded them that they were to bring people to the Lord, not cast them away. A message he gives to us as well. God offers salvation freely to all and expects us to be His missionaries, sharing His Gospel of love and eternal life. Are you leading others to Christ? Are your actions reflecting the light of Jesus to those around you?