Daily Devotional

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?

October 3rd – Psalm 27:1

Oct. 3- Psalm 27:1

Even though David was constantly running for his life from King Saul, he wasn’t afraid. He knew the light of the Lord could cast out any and all darkness.  For as 1 John 4:18 tells us, “Perfect love casts out fear”. When we fill our hearts with the perfect love of Jesus, there can be no room for worry, fear, or doubt. And in these times of turmoil and divisiveness, we can find security knowing we are under the protective wings of the Lord. Do you have areas of fear that need the light of the Lord? Are you sharing the stronghold of Jesus with those seeking shelter from their storms?

October 2nd – John 8:12

Oct. 2-John 8:12

I love taking morning walks down an old familiar path just as the sun is coming up. As it rises I see the brilliance of its rays shining all around me, turning shadow into light. And as I look up to the sky to feel its warmth upon my skin, I can’t help but think of Psalm 118:27 which says,  “The LORD is God and has made His light shine upon us.” Jesus is that shining light. And when we follow His path of truth, we never need worry about getting lost in spiritual darkness. Is the light of Jesus shining brightly in your life? Have you shared that light with those still living in darkness?

 

October 1st – Matthew 5:16

Oct. 1- Matthew 5:16

We know that good works can’t save us, but rather we are saved for good works. Paul tells us, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10) I love how Dr. Charles Stanley asks, “Does anyone know you are a light burning with the fire of heaven?” Today, take time to reflect on your “good works”. Do they shine brightly for the glory of God? Do they attract others to the Father like a moth to a flame?