As the National Day of Prayer approaches on May 6, the next 5 days of devotions will be prayers.
To You, O Lord, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts. Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices; Requite them according to the deeds of their hands; Repay them their recompense. Because they do not regard the works of the Lord Nor the deeds of His hands, He will tear them down and not build them up. Psalms 28:1-5 NASB
🌹 May we regard Your word diligently, applying it to our lives in obedience, praying for our neighbors and others around us to seek You while praising you for the work, You Lord God, are doing. In Jesus name, amen.
The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and just is He. Deuteronomy 32:4 NASB
Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His faithfulness to a thousand generations for those who love Him and keep His commandments; Deuteronomy 7:9 NASB
🌹Faithful God, work Your perfect way in me. Make my desire be to love you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and to be obedient to Your commands, faithful to your kingdom cause, all to Your glory!
Sing to the Lord, all the earth; Proclaim good news of His salvation from day to day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place. Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples, Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him; Worship the Lord in holy attire. 1 Chronicles 16:23-29 NASB
🌹Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His faithfulness is everlasting. Then say, “Save us, God of our salvation, And gather us and save us from the nations, To give thanks to Your holy name, And glory in Your praise.” 1 Chronicles 16:34-35 NASB
“But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
Where then does wisdom come from? And where is this place of understanding?
And to mankind He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to turn away from evil is understanding.’ ” Job 28:12, 20, 28 NASB
Sounds so simple but such a struggle. Turning our eyes upon Jesus with reverence (fear) is wisdom. The wise will turn to Jesus and seek Him. With eyes upon Jesus we have no desire for evil. The true understanding of who Jesus is will turn the heart away from evil.
🌹Seek and cultivate a relationship with Jesus. Minute by minute.
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20 NASB
knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for the one who has died is freed from sin. Romans 6:6-7 NASB
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:24 NASB
But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6:14 NASB
🌹 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. Romans 8:10 NASB
Are you living in freedom from sin or are you still walking in the flesh with its passions and desires? Do you look like the world around you or like Christ?
“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you accursed people, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:41, 46 NASB
Evil will bring death to the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will suffer for their guilt. The Lord redeems the souls of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will suffer for their guilt. Psalms 34:21-22 NASB
🌹 Eternal life is something all will experience. Where and how you experience it is another story. Where will you spend eternity?
I too could speak like you, If only I were in your place. I could compose words against you And shake my head at you. Or I could strengthen you with my mouth, And the condolence of my lips could lessen your pain. Job 16:4-5 NASB
Words from the mouth of a wise person are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him; Ecclesiastes 10:12 NASB
Let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but if there is any good word for edification according to the need of the moment, say that, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 NASB
Your speech must always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. Colossians 4:6 NASB
🌹Are the words of our mouth bringing life or death?
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21 NASB
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:37 NASB
And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Matthew 24:3 NASB
And at that time many will fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will rise up and mislead many people. And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will become cold. Matthew 24:10-12 NASB
Are we seeing this today?
But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved. Matthew 24:13 NASB
This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14 NASB
🌹 Come, Lord Jesus, come. When the whole world has heard, is His answer. Is the gospel being proclaimed in your little corner of the world?
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.