Posts from May 2019 (Page 3)

DEVOTIONS – TUES. MAY 7, 2019

I Samuel 10:6   (Samuel to Saul)  At that time the Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them. You will be changed into a different person. Saul had a good beginning. He was humble (9:21). God changed his heart (10:6, 9) and was with him (v. 7). The Spirit of God came upon him (v. 10) to enable him. He was modest (v. 21-23), silent in opposition (v. 26-27), and little in…

DEVOTIONS – MON. MAY 6, 2019

I Samuel 8:19-20 But the people refused to listen to Samuel’s warning. “Even so, we still want a king,” they said. “We want to be like the nations around us…” When the nation of Israel requested a king, it was tantamount to the rejection of God’s throne rights. In trying to be like the nations around them they were saying “yes” to the world and its expectations and “no” to holiness and divine calling. Samuel was clear about where this…

DEVOTIONS – SAT. MAY 4, 2019

John 21:16b (NLT) “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said. Jesus had come to save the “sheep” at the cost of His own life (John 10:15). He asked Peter to take up the task. “Feed” (vs. 15, 17) means to supply with food, or to take to pasture. “Tend” (vs. 16) includes all the care a shepherd would give to his sheep. Both lambs and sheep, whether small or grown, would be the object of Peter’s new mission in…

DEVOTIONS – FRI. MAY 3, 2019

John  21:16b  (NLT) “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know that I love you.”   Jesus sought to prove Peter’s innermost purpose in following Him. “The desire for personal success, eminence, achievement, reward, or even the relatively unselfish motive of doing something for needy humanity was not enough. Only a complete love for Christ would be sufficient to carry Peter and his fellow disciples through the careers which awaited them.” Peter’s response was sincere. He had learned that he could not…

DEVOTIONS – THURS. MAY 2, 2019

John 21:15 (The Message) After breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”  How many times have you heard Jesus say these words to you? What things gain ground unexpectedly in your life, making it necessary for the Lord to question your wholeheartedness? How easy is it for you to honestly and humbly respond? It happens in different stages of life. Somehow we get busy and Jesus asks for a fresh…