Morning Devotional

Confess Your Sins

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. [James 5:16]

Thinking about confession can bring up emotions prompting you to run away. Try to overcome them. Confession is an uncomfortable action, but is important to the path of healing. When we hide our sins, it only makes things worse. Instead, bring them into the light by sharing your sins. Start today.

The Love Dare

 

Morning Prayer

“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”

[Mark 11:23]

Father God,

Today, as I am going along living life, things may change that will cause me to want to cling to doubt and fear instead of faith and hope. Give me mountain moving faith.

Amen

Morning Bible Verse

 

Trust Him With Your Children

And Jacob their father said to them, “You have bereaved me: Joseph is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin. All these things are against me.”

[Genesis 42:36]

Recommended Reading

Genesis 50:15-21

Few people worry more than parents. It’s hard to raise children in a culture like ours; most parents have lots of sleepless nights worrying about their kids, whatever their age. Sometimes we worry more about them as young adults than we did when they were schoolchildren or teenagers. Jacob’s sons nearly drove him crazy. When we read the story of Jacob’s twelve sons, we can understand why he told them, “You have bereaved me.” It’s a saga of corruption, rivalry, and even violence.

Yet somehow the sons of Jacob were ultimately resolved in the end. By the end of Genesis, they are reconciled; and by the end of the Bible, their names are on the gates of New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:12).

Parenting is filled with highs and lows. Store up the good moments, the golden moments, to get you through the tough ones. And whatever the moments bring, pray. The prayers of a righteous parent are powerful and effective. Whenever you’re tempted to say, “All these things are against me,” remember Romans 8:28—all these things are working for the good of those who love Him.

~ Dr. David Jeremiah ~

Morning Prayer

“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”

[Mark 11:23]

Father God,

Today, as I am going along living life, things may change that will cause me to want to cling to doubt and fear instead of faith and hope. Give me mountain moving faith.

Amen

Morning Bible Verse

 

The Glory

 

Jesus Says

 

What Makes You Tick?

I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you.

[Colossians 1:25]

What motivates you? What takes all your energy, dominates your time, and makes you tick? For the apostle Paul, it was the progress of the gospel. What might happen to his own body or career was of little consequence to him. In Acts 20:24 he said, “Nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I May finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus.” He yielded up his life, possessions, clothes, recognition, reputation, and prestige to one goal: “to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.”

To the church in Rome Paul wrote, “I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also” (Rom. 1:15). And in 1 Corinthians 9:16 he testifies to what compelled him, “Necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.”

Paul was driven to see the gospel move forward— he is a model for every Christian. Is your life like Paul’s?

~ John MacArthur ~

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