Daily Devotional August 30 2016

By August 30, 2016Daily Devotional

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Pray:

Ask God to orient or reorient you to himself. Confess any known sin.  Thank him for his forgiveness.  Be still and reflect on Jesus and his sacrifice for you.  Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to God’s word.  Pray for others in your life that they too would know and love God today.

Read:

1Cor. 4:2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

Understand:

Anything God has given us as a trust requires that we be found faithful with it.  Gifts, possessions, opportunities…anything.  A trust is something that belongs to someone else but we have been given temporary stewardship over.  To prove faithful with a trust means that we do with it what the owner would want done.  To do other than this is to be unfaithful. The gospel is our more precious and important trust.

Apply:

List all that God has entrusted you with in your life.  Pray over this list…remembering that the trust belongs to God, you are his steward.

Memorize 1 Cor. 4:2.  Write it on a card or send it in a text to yourself so you can refer to it throughout the day today…look at  today, the opportunities in it, the challenges in it…as a trust.

Before Bed tonight…reflect on the day behind you.  Ask him to forgive you for when you were not faithful today.  Give thanks to Jesus that he has been faithful on your behalf.  Give thanks that your relationship with God does not depend on your faithfulness but on his.

Live:

(Personalize this prayer for today, make it specific to the circumstances that face you.) Ask God to lead you through his Spirit as you go through your day.  Ask him to bring to mind the truth of the gospel and its implications for what you will encounter today.  Tell him “Yes” to his will today and ask him for his power and protection to live this “yes.” Ask him to create and reveal opportunities to proclaim the good news today. KEEP PRAYING THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY TODAY.

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