Daily Devotional

May 4th – 2 Peter 1:4

2 Peter 1:4

Through His glory and excellence, God promises to give us everything we need to lead a Christian life. And these glorious promises have the power to accomplish awesome things, including changing us to become more like Jesus. When we abide in Him, we become partakers in His divine nature. That means, through the Holy Spirit, we have the unlimited power of Christ inside of us. The Spirit equips us to run from sin, stand strong in God’s Word, and escape worldly corruption. So claim the glorious promises of God, and be transformed by His greatness and goodness!

May 3rd – Galatians 5:16

Galatians 5:16

Human nature comes with its share of frailties, both physically and morally. And with Satan ruling this world, the pull of a fleshly life is strong. But when we abide in Jesus, the Holy Spirit is always working in our lives. He tears down the strongholds of sin, and builds up a fortress of protection around our hearts. A refuge we can run to when facing the Tempter. The Lord knows we are weak and under attack daily. But if we keep our eyes on Him, trust in His Word, and follow His guidance, we can withstand any temptation.

May 2nd – John 16:33

John 16:33

Are you in the middle of a trial and feeling hopeless? Turn to Jesus. For no one understands tribulation and pain like our Savior. He is our great Overcomer, and His victory at the Cross is the proof. And to those who abide in His love and rest in grace, Christ promises peace. A perfect peace that surpasses human understanding, and one that will heal our hearts and quiet our minds. Living in a fallen world brings with it troubles. But knowing we have a mighty High Priest interceding on our behalf, gives us the strength we need to face head on any circumstance. So keep your eyes on Jesus, and through Him claim the victory that is yours!

May 1st – Psalm 91:1

Psalm 91:1

When we see a storm approaching, the first thing we do is seek shelter. And when as Christians we face the storm, the safest place to run is to God. It is His presence is where we can rest in safety. For He is our refuge, and His faithfulness our shield. And to those who love Him, God promises to rescue from all evil. “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high because he has known My name.” (Ps. 91:14) So let the storm rage and the wind howl. For we are safe under the shadow of Almighty!

April 30th – 1 Timothy 2:5

1 Timothy 2:5

Despite what the world tells us, there is only one God. And only one road to the living God, who is holy and righteous. And as such, there is absolutely no way we can stand before Him on our own without a mediator. Because of His amazing love, Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, became that mediator. And as God in the flesh, Christ is the only one who is worthy to stand before the throne of grace. For the Lord Himself paid for our sins with His precious blood. And as our High Priest, Jesus mediates for all who calls Him Lord, declaring us innocent, forgiven, and His.

April 29th – Luke 23:43

Luke 23:43

There is a beautiful lesson we can learn from the two thieves hanging on either side of Jesus. While we are alive, it’s never too late for salvation. Because of His great love, the Lord will never turn anyone away who comes to Him in genuine faith and repentance. Whether declared early in life, or with a last breath, all who confess Jesus as their Savior will enter paradise. For His mercy is so great and His grace so plentiful, Christ accepts everyone who loves Him, regardless of the timing. And no matter who we are, all who put their faith and trust in Him, will receive everlasting life!

April 28th – Psalm 31:3

Psalm 31:3

No matter who we are, we all face storms in life. But unlike those who put their faith in the world, Christians have a safe haven in Jesus. Through His precious blood, we are adopted heirs into the family of Christ. And as such, we are welcomed into God’s great fortress. So regardless of the strength of the attacks from the Enemy, we are safe behind His impenetrable walls. For the sake of the name of His precious Son, our Father will allow no barrage to defeat us. So let the wind rage. Because we are under the protection of the One who controls the storm.

April 27th – John 15:9

John 15:9

It is often said the three most beautiful words one can hear are, “I love you.” And these words are what Jesus says to each of us as His beloved. But the love Christ has for us surpasses any other kind of worldly love we could ever know. For His is an all encompassing, unmerited, unconditional, and unmeasurable love. A love with no beginning, and no ending. One that is selfless, sacrificial, and beyond any love this world could offer. And better yet, Jesus wants to remain in His perfect love. Letting it guide, protect, and fill us with His precious grace and peace.

April 26th – John 13:14

John 13:14

One of the last acts Jesus performed on the earth was to wash the feet of His disciples. In a display of great love, grace, and humility, the Lord took a basin of water and wiped away their filth. And just like the unmerited favor He showed His followers, Jesus wants us to show each other. We too need to grab our basins and wash the feet of others in that same humility, grace, and love. How? By sharing with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For the Word of the Lord washes away every sin, leaving us clean and declared righteous.

April 25th – Colossians 3:12

Colossians 3:12

Did you know that one of the many hats Jesus wears is that of a personal stylist? As our Redeemer, He provides us with the perfect Christian outfit. Once we were clothed in darkness, eternally separated by sin from our Creator. But out of His great love, Jesus pulled us from that darkness and purchased us at great cost to Himself. And because of our relationship with Him, we are now citizens of heaven and should dress like it. No longer are we to wear the filthy rags of immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed. Instead we proudly wear the designer clothes of righteous glory that reflect “those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved.” (vs. 12)