Christian devotionals, Poems and Bible Scriptures to Encourage & Inspire Others.
Category: Paul’s teaching
Wednesday’s Devotional Romans 8:26 kjv Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Inspiration Have you ever been so upset and overcome with emotion you didn’t know what to pray? I have seen times when I knelt to pray and all I could do was cry and say Jesus, Jesus over and over again. At times likes these the Spirit sees our heart and interceds to the Father on our behalf. I am so thankful for that Holy Spirit send by the Lord to comfort, guide, and interced for us especially when we are at our lowest. God’s love for us is beyond anything our human heart can comprehend and He is always waiting with outstretched arms to comfort us.
Prayer Heavenly Father, I am so thankful for Your love to me. I know as You look down on Your children You only want the very best for us. Thank for sending Your Holy Spirit to watch out for us and to interced on our behalf. I humble myself before You, giving You all the honor, praise, and glory that is Yours and Yours alone. In Jesus Name, Amen
Friday Devotional 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Inspiration Paul says here to study to show thyself approved unto God; we are to not just read God’s Word but we are to study it, ponder it, asking the Lord to reveal the living meaning into us. I find myself to many times just reading and not mediating on the Word. If we are not careful we can be put in a situation where someone asks us about something in God’s Word and we are unable to answer because we have not gasped the meaning in our heart. This can put us to shame as a Christian. One of our greatest gifts to others is to be able to rightly divide God’s Word and pass it on to them.
What we put our time into is what we will be knowledgeable about. For example I know people who are very knowledge about movies especially old western. They can tell you who starred as most of the characters of those movies. They have invested their time into them and became knowledgeable in them. Me, on the other hand know very little about them because even though I enjoy watching them I have not invested time in them. On the other hand I can tell you most things about running a title on property because I have invested my time in it for 24 years.
As Christian we need to invest time in God’s Word as much as possible, study and mediate upon it so we are able to answer any person’s question about the Lord and Salvation through Him. Don’t get me wrong; it is alright to love other things and be knowledgeable about them but our first priority should be to know God personally in our heart and to be knowledge in His Word. When we do this we will never be ashamed and God will always be able to use us to bring others to Him.
Prayer Heavenly Father, help me to arrange my time so I will be able to invest in You and Your Word regularly. Teach me to make You a priority in my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me knowledge and wisdom so I can rightly divide Your Word and pass it on to other; helping them come to know You as their Lord and Savior. In Jesus Name. Amen
Philippians 4:8 kjv Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Inspiration This time of year as the trees start to change color it is so easy to see the beauty the Lord has put around us. I love to paint but try as I might my brush cannot compare to the touch of the master’s hand. No one can because His touch is beyond this world. Just as when He touches the trees of fall with beauty the Lord touches our lives with all the wonderful things spoken of in this verse. How amazing our Lord is; with His touch He makes everything beautiful, from the creation around us to the new creation we become through Him.
Prayer Heavenly Father, remind me to stop and enjoy Your beauty around me. But more than that teach me to grasp the goodness, honesty, and virtue of those around me who are filled with Your wonderful Holy Spirit. In Jesus Name. Amen