Proverbs Devotional 9.12.20

By September 12, 2020September 17th, 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 12

Reflect:

Proverbs 12:19
19 Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue, only a moment.

One desire all humanity shares is that our lives count for something. It’s true. The words we speak can have a positive, lasting impact if they are truthful words, not reckless words. Lying words are reckless. Lies are always exposed at some point. They last only a moment, and once they are exposed, they are gone. In the end, they are really nothing. Why? Because lies do not align with reality; they’re a false truth with no power. Truth, on the other hand, is something that endures forever! Truthfulness outlives a lie—always.

Respond:

Rest in the truth of the Gospel today. And as you go about your day, put on Christ and determine to speak words of truth—lasting words that will have a lasting impact.

 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 12:25

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

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