Devotion - September 30, 2014

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

Romans 13:1-2


Being the President must be a thankless job. It must be a stressful job. No matter what side of the aisle you are on, no matter what decisions you make; roughly 50% of the people are not going to be happy with you. Close to half of the country inevitably will disagree with your decisions.

Prayer: 

Dear Father in heaven, thank you for blessing me in so many ways through the government you have established. Help me to see my governing authorities as your appointed representatives. Bless our nation’s leaders with wisdom and grant them a willingness to listen to your Word. Amen.

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Devotion - September 30, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 13:1-2.

Length: 
0:03:43

Devotion - September 23, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 12:1-2.

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0:03:57

Devotion - September 23, 2014

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy … Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Romans 12:1-2


Little hands shape Play-Doh into so many things: hot dogs, stars, and colorful creatures. And when they finish they make something else.

How much like Play-Doh we are! What’s molding our hearts, minds, and character? Either the world is shaping us to conform to its standards or the Lord is changing us inside and out.

The world works hand-in-hand with our inborn, sinful nature.

Prayer: 

(Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal - 70:4):
Jesus, be with me and direct me;
Jesus, my plans and hopes inspire;
Jesus, from tempting thoughts protect me;
Jesus, be all my heart’s desire;
Jesus, be in my thoughts all day
And never let me fall away.

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Devotion - September 16, 2014

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Romans 11:33-36


What will be the first question you ask God when you get to heaven?

Prayer: 

Dear Father in heaven, I am often full of questions. Thank you for planning my salvation through Jesus. Help me to trust in you and your will and to know that your plan is always good. Amen.

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Devotion - September 16, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 11:33-36.

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0:04:06

Devotion - September 9, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 11:30.

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0:03:29

Devotion - September 9, 2014

You who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy.

Romans 11:30

What God means by Mercy

The story goes something like this. Long ago, in a faraway land, there was an old man in a small village. The old man was a Christian. He also had the reputation for receiving direct messages from God. One day another Christian came through that village—a Christian haunted by his past.

Prayer: 

God of mercy, so often I choose to cling to memories of sins from my past. But you do not. Help me to absorb this truth. With your gospel, heal my wounded heart. Amen.

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Devotion - September 2, 2014

Daily devotion from Romans 9:5.

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0:03:46

Devotion - September 2, 2014

…from [the patriarchs] is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all.

Romans 9:5

The Rescue

During World War II, an American soldier by the name of Bert Frizen was on the front lines in Europe. One day, his patrol reached the edge of a wooded area with an open field before them. But unknown to the Americans, a unit of Germans waited in trenches about 200 yards across that field.

Bert was one of two scouts who moved out into the clearing.

Prayer: 

Lord Jesus, at a time when every fiber of my being was your sworn enemy, you chose to rescue me. And now you are my dearest Friend. Thank you, Lord. Thank you. Amen.

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