Proverbs Devotional 8.30.20

By August 30, 2020September 3rd, 2020Daily Devotional

I. Prayer to enter the Lord’s presence:

Be still for a moment. “Lord, I give the day that is now past to you.  It is yours.  I give the day that is to come to you; help me to see where you are working and to join you there.  Speak to me during these moments.  I commit them and myself to you.”

 II. Prayer of Confession:

“Lord, you are faithful to forgive me and cleanse me of my sin when I confess it to you.  I confess my sin(s) of ______________.  Thank you for forgiveness.” (1 John 1:9)

III. Prayer of Thanksgiving:

Choose to be thankful, speak out loud of what God has done.
“Thank you, Father, for _________________.  Fill my heart and my mouth with gratitude throughout this day.”

IV. Scripture Reflection

Read: Proverbs Chapter 30

Reflect:

Proverbs 30:15-16

15 “There are three things that are never satisfied,
four that never say, ‘Enough!’:
16 the grave, the barren womb,
land, which is never satisfied with water,
and fire, which never says, ‘Enough!’

Are you satisfied with what God has given you and where He’s placed you? Do you find yourself looking at Facebook and Instagram and envying other people’s lives? If you do, stop! These kinds of thoughts aren’t good and only feed discontentment. They tear your life apart because, as the sage says, you will never be satisfied. This “feeding of discontentment” only leaves you longing for more and more, and in the end, takes you off the path of wisdom and puts you onto the path the folly. Like in The Lord of the Rings, this longing for other things only twists and distorts our being until we completely transform into something we were never truly meant to be. Shake yourself free from its snares and stand firm in Christ, the author and perfecter of your faith!

Listen to Paul’s words: “I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.“  (Philippians 4:11-13 NLT)

Respond:

Take some time right now and center your heart on God. Let go of the things fighting for your heart and humbly come before the Maker of heaven and earth. You might even speak out loud those things that want to take the place of God in your heart and say, “I’m letting go of ________. Jesus, You are enough for me.”

V. Prayer for others:

Pray specifically for the concerns of your life and the lives of others. 

VI. Prayer of commitment:

Lord God, I commit to love you with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my strength and with all my mind and to love my neighbor as myself.  Empower me today to love you and others with everything that I am.”  (Luke 10:27)

This Week’s Scripture Memory:
Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

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