Send me…

DAILY VERSE

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Isaiah 6:8

DEVOTION

“Lord, please hear me.”

We should definitely pray this way. We should always invite God’s presence, God’s power, God’s peace to intervene in our lives. We should ask God to do miracles on our behalf. We should lift up our loved ones and remind ourselves of how God can move in their lives. We should seek the Lord for ALL of our needs.

We should also pray that He equips us for service to Him and to others — “Lord, send me…”

Sometimes You Must Be Broken

DAILY VERSE

My sacrifice, O God, is a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

Psalm 51:17

DEVOTION

It’s fine to pray for safety and blessings, but there’s always more? What if you desire power from the Holy Spirit, strength from heaven, unshakable faith, genuine intimacy with your Father?

Many times this requires for you to be broken. This can come by way of trials or by asking God to do the breaking. See, to be pliable, the clay (you and I) must be broken down to it’s original form so that it (you and I) can be reformed and used by God.

If you are broken, allow God to reshape you into something new!

There's Always More…

DAILY VERSE

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Philippians 3:12

DEVOTION

There’s always more. Until the day you meet Jesus face-to-face, you will always have more to do. More people to share the Gospel with, more people that need to hear your story, more people to encourage, more people to serve.

Jesus grasped hold of your heart to reshape it to be more like His. With Jesus guiding your steps, this life will always be an adventure!

Cleans My Heart

DAILY VERSE

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalms 139:23-24

DEVOTION

This is a profound prayer! If you want all that God has to offer, prayers like this must be uttered.

I fall short every day. I want God’s will and desire to be what I strive for, not my own. To have Him root out all of the unrighteous motives of my flawed heart and to replace them with His own.

Lord, not my will but your! Cleans my heart and direct my path.

Short and to the Point

DAILY VERSE

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:16

DEVOTION

Our prayers can sometimes become stale, a litany of repeated requests. God wants us to be honest. A short, honest prayer is worth far more than a long drawn out prayer with little substance.

Stop playing it safe and pray boldly! You have God’s ear and He longs to hear from you.

"Which way do I go, Lord?"

DAILY VERSE

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment.

Philippians 1:9

DEVOTION

Through Christ we can receive the one tool that will aid us in navigating trials and everyday obstacles; discernment.

In its simplest definition, discernment is nothing more than the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong.

How many times have you asked yourself, “Is this where you want me to go, Lord?” Knowing you’re on the right path; that the job you’re accepting, the big purchase you are making, the person you are proposing to — is what God wants for your life is vitally important.

Ask God to give you the discernment necessary, in line with His will, to keep your feet planted on the path He’s chosen for you!

Who Do You Trust?

DAILY VERSE

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.”

Jeremiah 17:7

DEVOTION

Verse 5 says this, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength.”

Many people have an initial tendency to try and do things on their own. Their first inclination is to rely on their own strength and wisdom. It isn’t until everything is falling apart and they are forced to their knees that they look up.

Being faithful means going directly to God with your troubles. He is the first thought that crosses your mind when you need help. Blessings come to those who have faith and rely on the Father!