daily devotional guide

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  • Monday:

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    Monday 21 October 2019

    Do Something Worthy for Jesus’ Love!

    1 John 4:9–11; Colossians 3:12–14

    How much do you owe the Lord? Has He ever done anything for you? Has He forgiven your sins? Has He covered you with a robe of righteousness? Has He set your feet upon a rock? Has He established your goings? Has He prepared heaven for you? Has He prepared you for heaven? Has He written your name in His book of life? Has He given you countless blessings? Has He laid up for you a store of mercies, which eye has not seen nor ear heard? Then do something for Jesus worthy of His love. Give not a mere wordy offering to a dying Redeemer. How will you feel when your Master comes, if you have to confess that you did nothing for Him, but kept your love shut up, like a stagnant pool, neither flowing forth to His poor or to His work. Out on such love as that! What do men think of a love which never shows itself in action? Why, they say, “Open rebuke is better than secret love.” Who will accept a love so weak that it does not actuate you to a single deed of self-denial, of generosity, of heroism, or zeal! Think how He has loved you, and given Himself for you! Do you know the power of that love? Then let it be like a rushing mighty wind to your soul to sweep out the clouds of your worldliness, and clear away the mists of sin.

    “For Christ’s sake” be this the tongue of fire that shall sit upon you: “for Christ’s sake” be this the divine delight, the heavenly inspiration to bear you aloft from earth, the divine spirit that shall make you bold as lions and swift as eagles in your Lord’s service. Love should give wings to the feet of service, and strength to the arms of labour. Fixed on God with a constancy that is not to be shaken, resolute to honour Him with a determination that is not to be turned aside, and pressing on with an passion never to be wearied, let us manifest the constraints of love to Jesus. May the divine “Load-stone” draw us heaven-ward towards Himself.

    Meditation:

    "He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings". Psalm 40:2

    Prayer Point:

    1. In righteousness enrich me with grace of sacrificial service onto dear my Saviour.

    2. O Lord, help me to constantly realize, dwell and live worthily of your love for me.

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Jeremiah 7-8; 1Timothy 3

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Tuesday:

     

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    Tuesday 15 October 2019

    Make Your Calling and Election Sure onto His Coming

    1 Pet. 2:1-15

    His first coming was without external pomp or show of power, and yet in truth there were few who could abide its testing might. Herod and all Jerusalem with him were stirred at the news of the wondrous birth. Those who supposed themselves to be waiting for him, showed the fallacy of their professions by rejecting him when he came. His life on earth was a winnowing fan, which tried the great heap of religious profession, and few enough could abide the process. But what will his second advent be? What sinner can endure to think of it? “He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips shall He slay the wicked.” When in His humiliation He did but say to the soldiers, “I am He,” they fell backward; what will be the terror of His enemies when He shall more fully reveal Himself as the “I am?” His death shook earth and darkened heaven, what shall be the dreadful splendour of that day in which as the living Saviour, He shall summon the quick and dead before Him? O that the terrors of the Lord would persuade men to forsake their sins and kiss the Son else He be angry! Though a lamb, He is yet the Lion of the tribe of Judah, rending the prey in pieces; and though He breaks not the bruised reed, yet will He break His enemies with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

    None of His foes shall bear up before the tempest of His wrath, or hide themselves from the sweeping hail of His indignation; but His beloved blood washed people look for His appearing with joy, and hope to abide it without fear: to them He sits as a refiner even now, and when He has tried them they shall come forth as gold. Let us search ourselves this morning and make our calling and election sure, so that the coming of the Lord may cause no dark forebodings in our mind. O for grace to cast away all hypocrisy, and to be found of Him sincere and without rebuke in the day of His appearing.

    Meditation:

    "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences". 2 Corinthians 5:11

    Prayer Point:

    1. Lord give me the grace to cast away all hypocrisy and be found in You, with a sincere heart

    2. Lord Jesus, please keep near the cross and in readiness of mind towards Your second appearance.

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Isaiah 59-60; 1Thessalonians 5

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Wednesday:

     

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    Wednesday 16 October 2019

    Come and Dine with the Master for Strength

    John 21:1-15, Ezekiel 3:1-4

    In these words, the believer is invited to a holy nearness to Jesus. “Come and dine,” implies the same table, the same meat; yea, and sometimes it means to sit side by side, and lean our head upon the Saviour’s bosom. It is being brought into the banqueting-house, where waves the banner of redeeming love. “Come and dine,” gives us a vision of union with Jesus, because the only food that we can feast upon when we dine with Jesus is Himself. Oh, what union is this! It is a depth which reason cannot fathom, that we thus feed upon Jesus. “He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him.”

    “Come and dine,” is also an invitation to enjoy fellowship with the saints. Christians may differ on a variety of points, but they have all one spiritual appetite; and if we cannot all feel alike, we can all feed alike on the bread of life sent down from heaven. At the table of fellowship with Jesus we are one bread and one cup. As the loving cup goes round we pledge one another heartily therein. Get nearer to Jesus, and you will find yourself linked more and more in spirit to all who are like yourself, supported by the same heavenly manna.

    If we were more near to Jesus we should be more near to one another. We likewise see in these words the source of strength for every Christian. To look at Christ is to live, but for strength to serve Him you must “come and dine.” We labour under much unnecessary weakness on account of neglecting this percept of the Master. When none of us need to put ourselves on low diet; on the contrary, we should fatten on the marrow and fatness of the gospel that we may accumulate strength therein, and urge every power to its full tension in the Master’s service. Realize how nearness Jesus is to you; unite with Him; love His people and receive strength from Him, you must “come and dine” by faith.

    Meditation:

    " And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness". Ezekiel 3:3

    Prayer Point:

    1. Thou Spirit of God, strengthen me as I dwell and dine in the Lord’s presence.

    2. Help me oh Lord to be in constant fellowship with You, united with You, longing to be like You on daily basis unto perfection.

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Isaiah 61-63; 2Thessalonians 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Thursday:

      

     

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    Thur. 17 Oct. 2019

    God Does Not Forsake His Own

    Deut 31:1-6

    The thought of David’s heart at this time was a false thought, because he certainly had no ground for thinking that God’s anointing him by Samuel was intended to be left as an empty and unmeaning act. On no one occasion had the Lord deserted his servant; he had been placed in perilous positions very often, but not one instance had occurred in which divine interposition had not delivered him. The trials to which he had been exposed had been varied; they had not assumed one form only, but many—yet in every case He who sent the trial had also graciously ordained a way of escape. David could not put his finger upon any entry in his diary, and say of it, “Here is evidence that the Lord will forsake me,” for the entire tenor of his past life proved the very reverse. He should have argued from what God had done for him, that God would be his defender still. But is it not just in the same way that we doubt God’s help? Is it not mistrust without a cause?

    Have we ever had the shadow of a reason to doubt our Father’s goodness? Have not His loving kindnesses been marvellous? Has He once failed to justify our trust? Ah, no! our God has not left us at any time. We have had dark nights, but the star of love has shone forth amid the blackness; we have been in stern conflicts, but over our head He has held aloft the shield of our defence. We have gone through many trials, but never to our detriment, always to our advantage; and the conclusion from our past experience is, that He who has been with us in six troubles, will not forsake us in the seventh. What we have known of our faithful God, proves that He will keep us to the end. Let us not, then, reason contrary to evidence. How can we ever be so ungenerous as to doubt our God? Lord, throw down the Jezebel of our unbelief, and let the dogs devour it.

    Meditation:

    "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all".  Psalm 34:19

    Prayer Point:

    1.  At perilous times, grant the grace o Lord to remain faithful onto a victorious end

    2.  O Lord, please have mercy upon me in any way I have mis-interpreted or misrepresented you at my trial moments.

    3. Lord, throw down the Jezebel of my unbelief, and let it be devoured by the fervency of faith.

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    Read the Bible in one Year:  Isaiah 64-66; 2Thessalonians 2

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Friday:

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    Friday 18 October 2019

    Special Lord’s Paths that Drop Fatness

    Psalm 91:1-10, John 16:23-26

    Many are “the paths of the Lord” which “drop fatness,” but a special one is the path of prayer. No believer, who is much in the closet, will have need to cry, “My leanness, my leanness; woe unto me.” Starving souls live at a distance from the mercy- seat, and become like the parched fields in times of drought. Prevalence with God in wrestling prayer is sure to make the believer strong, and happy. The nearest place to the gate of heaven is the throne of the heavenly grace. Much alone, and you will have much assurance; little alone with Jesus, your religion will be shallow, polluted with many doubts and fears, and not sparkling with the joy of the Lord. Since the soul-enriching path of prayer is open to the very weakest saint; since no high attainments are required; since you are not bidden to come because you are an advanced saint, but freely invited if you be a saint at all; see to it, dear reader, that you are often in the way of private devotion. Be much on your knees, for so Elijah drew the rain upon famished Israel’s fields.

    There is another special path dropping with fatness to those who walk therein, it is the secret walk of communion. Oh! the delights of fellowship with Jesus! Earth hath no words which can set forth the holy calm of a soul leaning on Jesus’ bosom. Few Christians understand it, they live in the lowlands and seldom climb to the top of the mountain: they live in the outer court; they enter not the holy place, they take not up the privilege of priesthood. At a distance they see the sacrifice, but they sit not down with the priest to eat thereof, and to enjoy the fat of the burnt offering. But, reader, sit you ever under the shadow of Jesus; come up to that palm tree, and take hold of the branches thereof; let your Beloved be unto you as the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, and you shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. O Jesus, visit us with Your salvation!

    Meditation:

    "Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness." Psalm 65:11 (KJV)

    Prayer Point:

    1.   Let my starving soul find peace at Your mercy seat

    2.   Father, I plead for grace for prayers and to always dwell in your presence.

    3.  O Lord, crown my day and the year with your goodness, and your paths that drops with fruitfulness and fatness, in Jesus name, amen.

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    Read the Bible in one Year:  Jeremiah 1-2; 2Thessalonians 3

     

          

     

     

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  • Saturday:

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    Saturday 19 October 2019 

    Being Justified is what Count Most! 

    Gal 2:14-21; Rom 8:28-34 

    Are you mourning, believer, because you are so weak in the divine life: because your faith is so little, your love so feeble? Cheer up, for you have cause for gratitude. Remember that in some things you are equal to the greatest and most full-grown Christian. You are as much bought with blood as anyone else. You are as much an adopted child of God as any other believer. An infant is as truly a child of its parents as is the full-grown man. You are as completely justified, for your justification is not a thing of degrees: your little faith has made you clean every bit. You have as much right to the precious things of the covenant as the most advanced believers, for your right to covenant mercies lies not in your growth, but in the covenant itself; and your faith in Jesus is not the measure, but the token of your inheritance in Him. You are as rich as the richest, if not in enjoyment, yet in real possession. The smallest star that gleams is set in heaven; the faintest ray of light has affinity with the great orb of day. In the family register of glory, the small and the great are written with the same pen. You are as dear to your Father’s heart as the greatest in the family. Jesus is very tender over you. 

    You are like the smoking flax; a rougher spirit would say, “put out that smoking flax, it fills the room with an offensive odour!” but the smoking flax He will not quench. You are like a bruised reed; and any less tender hand than that of the Chief Musician would tread upon you or throw you away, but He will never break the bruised reed. Instead of being downcast by reason of what you are, you should triumph in Christ. Am I but little in Israel? Yet in Christ I am made to sit in heavenly places. Am I poor in faith? Still in Jesus I am heir of all things. Though “less than nothing I can boast, and vanity confess.” yet, if the root of the matter be in me I will rejoice in the Lord, and glory in the God of my salvation. 

    Meditation: 

    "Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness" Psalm 30:11 

    Prayer Point: 

    1.  O Lord, let the consciousness of my justification and election by fully paid price of Jesus at Calvary His be overwhelming in my heart. 

    2.  I declare every feeble faith in me be fizzled out, let trust in the power of His saving grace be waxed great and greater in me. 

    3. This day, I receive joy evermore in the Lord God of salvation.

     

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Jeremiah 3-4; 1Timothy 1

       

       

     

     

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  • Sunday:

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    Sunday 20 October 2019

    Grow onto Maturity and Fruitfulness

    Ephesians 4:1-15

    Many Christians remain stunted and dwarfed in spiritual things, so as to present the same appearance year after year. No up-springing of advanced and refined feeling is manifest in them. They exist but do not “grow up into him in all things.” But should we rest content with being in the “green blade,” when we might advance to “the ear,” and eventually ripen into the “full corn in the ear?” Should we be satisfied to believe in Christ, and to say, “I am safe,” without wishing to know in our own experience more of the fullness which is to be found in Him. It should not be so; we should, as good traders in heaven’s market, covet to be enriched in the knowledge of Jesus. It is all very well to keep other men’s vineyards, but we must not neglect our own spiritual growth, maturity and fruitfulness. Why should it always be winter time in our hearts? We must have our seed time; it is true, but O for a spring time—yea, a summer season, which shall give promise of an early harvest. If we would ripen in grace, we must live near to Jesus—in His presence—ripened by the sunshine of His smiles. We must hold sweet communion with Him. We must leave the distant view of His face and come near, as John did, and pillow our head on His breast; then shall we find ourselves advancing in holiness, in love, in faith, in hope—yea, in every precious gift.

    As the sun rises first on mountain-tops and gilds them with its light, and presents one of the most charming sights to the eye of the traveler; so is it one of the most delightful contemplations in the world to mark the glow of the Spirit’s light on the head of some saint, who has risen up in spiritual stature, like Saul, above his fellows, till, like a mighty snow-capped mountain, He reflects first among the chosen, the beams of the Sun of Righteousness, and bears the gloss of His effulgence high aloft for all to see, and seeing it, to glorify His Father which is in heaven.

    Meditation:

    "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen". Psalm 3:18

    Prayer Point:

    1. Today, I declare a commitment to grow in grace by grace for Grace in all things.

    2. I shall not be dimmed any longer, but shall glow brighter and brighter at all times to reflect the image the “Greater One” in me.

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    Read the Bible in one Year: Jeremiah 5-6; 1Timothy 2

     


        

     

     


     

     

     

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