“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God. This very night your life will be demanded from you.” Luke 12:20-21
My Father, you are in heaven. Your storehouse is in heaven. Today help me to have your view of what matters most.
“He who disowns me before me will be disowned before the angels of God. Anyone who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” Luke 12:10
Lord, this is a hard saying. A terrifying word. I cannot stand before you, but through your strength I can stand in you. Please give me the strength of your Spirit.
“There is nothing concealed that will not be made known.” Luke 12:2 “What you have whispered in the ear in the inner room will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Luke 12:3
May my secret prayers and petitions for others be fulfilled in You. Today, Lord, please help me to keep my tongue and avoid saying anything that does not honor you.
Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. Oswald Chambers.
“Do not judge and you will not be judged.” Luke 6:37
Lord, I beg you, PLEASE give me your Spirit of Forgiveness. Help me to resist the urge to judge others.
“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.” Luke 6:45
Father, please change my heart to be like that of Your Son. Place good seed in my heart.
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46
May I racal your words today and DO what you call me to do.
Be a “living sacrifice.” You are of no value to God dead. Oswald Chambers
“Do good to those who hate you.”
“Bless those who curse you.”
“Pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28
Lord, please give ME this Spirit of patience and forgiveness.
“Give to everyone who asks.”
“Lend to those from whom you do not expect repayment.” Luke 6:34
Father, help me to have compassion and your Spirit of charity towards others.
“Then your reward will be great and you will be son (or daughter) of the Most High.” Luke 6:35
Once we get intimate with Jesus we are never lonely and we never lack understanding or compassion. Oswald Chambers
True friendship means identifying with someone in thought, heart, and spirit. Oswald Chambers
The Christian who is truly intimate with Jesus will never draw attention to himself but will only show the evidence of a life where Jesus is completely in control. Oswald Chambers
“Woe to you who are rich. You have received your comfort.” Luke 6:24
Lord, thanks for your comfort.
“Woe to you who are well fed. You will go hungry.” Luke 6:25
Lord, thanks for my daily bread.
“Woe to you who laugh now. You will mourn and weep.” Luke 6:25
Lord, thanks that through your Holy Spirit I can laugh at my problems because I know you care for me.
“Be my witness.” Luke 1:18
Testify as to what you have seen, heard, smelled, touched, and tasted. List the evidence of ways you have seen Christ act in your life and in circumstances. Do that and, “You will be my witnesses.” Luke 1:18
“Jesus got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Mark 4:39
Oh that you would do that for me today, Lord. Knock down the waves and make the wind be still.
“Go to your family. Tell them how much the Lord has done for you.” Mark 5:19
Lord, have mercy on me today.
“Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” Mark 6:4
“Come with me by yourself to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31
Lord CARRY me to a quiet place with you today. I need rest. I need peace. I need healing.
My experiences are not worth anything unless they keep me at the source of truth – Jesus Christ. Oswald Chambers
Never support an experience that does not have God as its source and faith in God as its result. Oswald Chambers
God stirred up the spirit of Pul. I Chronicles 5:26
The battle was God’s. I Chronicles 5:22
So God handed over their enemies because they cried out to him. He answered their prayers because they trusted in him. I Chronicles 5:20
Lord, today I ask that you stir up within me YOUR Spirit. My battles are yours. I cry out to you. I need your help! Please answer me. Please fight this fight for me. I trust in you. You alone are my savior. Please help.
So many people are devoted to causes and so few devoted to Jesus. ~ Oswald Chambers
Jesus Christ is deeply offensive to the educated minds of today. ~ Oswald Chambers
The characteristics of a Christian life is its seeming insignificance and meekness. ~ Oswald Chambers
A spirit came forward and said, “I will entice him. I will go and be a lying spirit.” The Lord replied, “Go and do it. You will succeed in enticing him.” II Chronicles 18:20-21
Lord, please keep me from lying spirits, from being enticed to do things that are contrary to your laws and commands. May those who seek to deceive me fail.
Add to your faith virtue. II Peter 1:5
“God will not do what we can do.” Oswald Chambers.