Daily Devotional

February 1st – Colossians 3:14

Colossians 3:14

Over 300 times the word love is mentioned in the Bible. That’s because of all the virtues God wants us to have, love is the most important. Love is the virtue that brings unity not division. It is one of the greatest fruits of the Spirit, and one of the greatest characteristic of a Christian. For we worship a God that doesn’t just love, He is love. And the love and grace He so generously bestows upon us, we should be extending to those around us. So today and everyday, love! Love God, love yourself, and love others!

January 31st – Joshua 1:9

Joshua 1:9

One of the greatest promises of God is that He is always with us. Through the good and bad, the highs and lows, we are never alone. Through every circumstance and every situation, God is there beside us. In His amazing love, the Lord cares, guides, protects, and fights for us, always. All we have to do is trust and obey. On our own, we can do nothing. But with God in our corner, and relying on His strength, the only thing that can hinder us is ourselves. So have no fear, find your courage in God, and be unstoppable!

January 30th – Habakkuk 1:5

Habakkuk 1:5 

Do you ever get frustrated when you do all the right things, but your circumstances stay the same? The prophet Habakkuk felt the same way. Waiting to see God work in his life he cries out, “How long O Lord?” And in His answer, God reminds the prophet that things are always in His control, and happen according to His perfect will and timing. Though we might not see results right away, they will come. For God is always at work, and His plans always come to fruition. So trust in Him, wait on Him, and watch in astonishment at the greatness of the results!

January 29th – Proverbs 15:22

Proverbs 15:22

Making positive changes in our lives is always a good thing. But unfortunately, being fallen beings we don’t get it right all of the time. Sometimes we make the wrong choice, or follow the wrong path. That’s why God never calls us to do it on our own. Instead, before we make a decision, God tells us to seek the opinions of other godly people. For different eyes see different things, and can offer us different perspectives. So before you step out on your own,  save yourself some heartache and seek God’s viewpoint, and the viewpoint of other trusted counselors in your life.

January 28th – Philippians 4:13

Philippians 4:13

Although setting goals and striving to be better are important, even more important is learning to be content. The apostle Paul faced hardship and persecution, good times and bad. Yet through it all the one thing that remained the same was Paul’s contentment. Whether in times or plenty or famine, Paul rested in the fact that the strength he received from Lord would see him through. And just like Paul, no matter the circumstance, we too have that same Christ given strength inside of us to find contentment, whatever comes our way.

January 27th – Job 8:7

Job 8:7

Satan loves to see us defeated. And so he whispers words of discouragement into our ears. Words that point out all we don’t have, or haven’t accomplished. Because he knows the more we focus on what we lack, the more we forget all the blessings in our lives we do have. But as Christians, we don’t lead our lives for earthly treasures. Instead we lead our lives dedicated to glorifying God. He knows what’s best for us, and in His perfect will, the Lord will give us exactly what we need. So whether we have a lot or a little, we can depend on God’s promise to prosper us and give us a hope and future! (Jer. 29:11)

January 26th – Galatians 2:20

Galatians 2:20

The Christian life is all about change. Getting rid of the old and putting on the new. But change doesn’t just happen. It takes commitment and work. Commitment and work to lay down our sinful, fleshly desires of the past and put on the righteousness of Jesus. For once we accept Him as our Savior we no longer live for ourselves, but for the One who died to give us everything. That means becoming His ambassadors to a darkened world. Ambassadors who let Christ work through us to so that others can receive His precious gift of salvation.

January 25th – Isaiah 41:10

Isaiah 41:10

Life is full of change. But change is hard, and not all of it is good. Yet each day, through the good and bad, God is with us. He cares, and is actively involved in every aspect of our lives. The Lord strengthens us by sending the Holy Spirit to guide us, and His precious Word to direct our steps. And in His great mercy, when we cry out to Him, God will answer our call. For with His mighty right hand He upholds us in righteousness, and promises to never forsake us. So today and every day, be bold, be strong, and be fearless. For the Lord is with us and His unending love will never fail!

January 24th – Psalm 118:24

Psalm 118:24

Every day we get to experience on earth, is a gift from God. And although not every day is a good day, there is always good in every day. For not only are God’s mercies new each morning (Lam. 3:22-23), each day holds its own unique blessings and opportunities to work for His kingdom. God knows the exact number of our days, and expects us to use each one that He gives us to the fullest. So although we might not what the day ahead holds, each morning we can rejoice and be glad. For this day will never come again. Go out and make it a great one!

January 23rd – Ezekiel 36:26

Ezekiel 36:26

When we receive Jesus as our Savior, a remarkable thing begins to happen. The Holy Spirit comes to indwell us and begins His remodeling project. He breaks down the walls of our fleshly, sinful hearts, and begins a transformation. The old is thrown away and the new begins to take shape. The Spirit cleanses our sin and renews our minds, allowing our souls to become joyful reflections of our Savior.  And all this is possible through the life, death, and sacrifice of the One who gave all to call us His, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God!