Psalms 91:1 Devotional

Psalms 91:1 Daily Devotional

 

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“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’”

 

– ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:1-2‬‬‬

Observations:

This passage is all about resting in God. In him, we find rest and protection. There’s nothing we need to worry about when we stay in his shelter because we can trust God to be there for us.

Applications:

Resting can be difficult, especially if you have the drive to keep on pressing on. However, rest is so important that it’s written about a lot in the Bible. You can rest by taking time away from work to do something you really enjoy. Even if you enjoy your job, taking time to do something else can help you come back feeling refreshed and ready to take on more. If you can’t do any of that, try finding some quiet time in your busy life to just breathe in silence. Enjoy God’s presence and just breathe.

Prayer:

Thank you for your presence, Lord. It’s rest and protection for me, and I’m thankful for that. Help me to rest in you knowing that I can trust you fully and completely. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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1 Corinthians 12:25-27 Devotional

1 Corinthians 12:25-27 Daily Devotional

 

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“…so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:25-27‬

Observations:

The Apostle Paul is writing to condemn division within the church. He’s saying that each believer has should have equal concern among one another. Suffering doesn’t just happen to a localized part of the body, but when part of the body is in pain, the whole body is in pain. Likewise, if one part is happy, the rest is happy as well. The church is just like the human body and each believer is a part of it.

Applications:

The best way to apply this verse is to serve and honor one another. Doing that brings joy to the body of Christ. Have compassion and concern yourself with how others are being treated.

Prayer:

Lord, help me to love others well. We are all part of one body, and any suffering is shared throughout it. Help me to address that suffering and bring life to those around me. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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1 Corinthians 13:4 Devotional

1 Corinthians 13:4 Daily Devotional

 

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“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

– ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4‬

Observations:

Oftentimes we treat 1 Corinthians 13 as a chapter about romantic love. While that’s included, it goes beyond just romance. This isn’t how we should love just our spouse, but this is how we should also love our family, our friends, our neighbors, strangers, and everyone else in our lives.

Applications:

Put this kind of love into practice. Be patient and kind with people. Do your best to not envy what other people have or be boastful and tear other people down for not having what you have. This takes practice and it takes time. Continue to pray that the Lord will give you the ability to love in this way.

Prayer:

Thank you for love, Lord. Help me to love others as you love me. Give me patience and kindness while I’m with people. Help me to not be envious or boastful. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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John 14:1 Devotional

John 14:1 Daily Devotional

 

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”

–‭ ‭John‬ ‭14:1‬‬‬

Observations:

Jesus is saying that we sometimes allow anxiety in our lives. I’m not discounting real, clinical anxiety, so don’t misread that. Mental health issues are very real. What I believe Jesus is saying here, though, is that we often let the troubles of the world trouble our hearts. Belief in God and Jesus as the son of God is enough to bring courage and overcome the trouble we put our hearts through.

Applications:

Submit your concerns to God. He knows them already but he wants to hear them from you. Use prayer to combat the worries of today and see the peace God brings you through that process.

Prayer:

I thank you that you care so deeply about someone like me. Help me to recognize anxiety, worry, and stress in my life that needs to be handed over to you. In moments of unbelief, help me draw closer to you. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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Jeremiah 31:25 Devotional

Jeremiah 31:25 Daily Devotional

 

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“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
‭‭— Jeremiah‬ ‭31:25‬‬‬ 

Observations:

This is an Old Covenant promise from God to the people of Israel, but this is within God’s character today as well. God gives the weak the strength they need to keep going. He also gives energy to those too tired to move on.

Applications:

God refreshes and satisfies us of his own accord, so there’s nothing to apply there. However, we do need to receive the strength and energy he provides. In order to do that, we need to slow down and recognize what he’s doing in our lives. Take time to rest, pray, and worship, which will then allow your spirit to rest, refresh, and be satisfied. You don’t always have to be moving. You’re significant to God whether or not you’re performing, so take time to rest.

Prayer:

Thank you for this promise, Lord. Help me to rest in you knowing that you will give me strength and energy. I look to you for my rest and satisfaction. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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