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Rob's Daily Devotions for May 21-27

Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 07:45 AM Rob's Daily Devotions for May 21-27 ATTENTION: Major social media outlets are finding ways to block the conservative/evangelical viewpoint. Click here for daily electronic delivery of The Stand's Daily Digest - the day's top blogs from AFA.

Rob Gardner Retired AFA Staff Member MORE


Total Trust 

Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock (Isaiah 26:4 NLT). 

Are you trusting in God at all times while navigating life's curves? Let's face the fact that life has many ups and downs. We are broken humans with bodies that break down. We get sick. We get well. We live then we die. It's part of life. 

Are you thanking God not only in the good times but also trusting in Him when times are bad? He is our Rock, in all situations! Thanks be to God! 

Lord God, we come to you in prayer and praise. We ask that you heal the sick, enable the lame to walk, repair the hearts of the broken-hearted and give us strength to meet the needs of this day. Father, we also come to you in praise for all that you have done, are doing and will do in our lives. Lord God, we give You our lives, our hearts, and our minds. Lead us today and direct our path. Father God, Your will; nothing more; nothing less; nothing else. Amen. 



Our Path 

Show me the right path, O Lord;

point out the road for me to follow.

Lead me by your truth and teach me,

for you are the God who saves me.

All day long I put my hope in you (Psalm 25:4-5 NLT). 

We tend to travel the path of least resistance. We take what we think is the easiest trail through the woods. We deviate from the right path knowing that we are not following the roadmap. 

Many times, God shows us the “right path” but we choose our own scribbled map and compromised compass to follow. Isn't it time to stop following our desires and start reading God's word and following His map for life? 

Isn't it time that we realize that it's God who supplies all of our needs? Isn't it time to stop running from His directions? Isn't it time to put all of our hope and trust in Him and stop following the path that is paved toward destruction? 

Thank You, Lord God, for giving us the true path to a better and fulfilled life, presently and for eternity. It is in the precious name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen. 



God's Light & Truth

Send out your light and your truth;
let them guide me.
Let them lead me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you live (Psalm 43:3N NLT).

Lord, you know that all fail your standards. You know we are undeserving of your love, mercy and grace, but you chose to love us anyway. Thank You Lord.

Father, you could have let us live without you, only to die and rot in the grave, but you sent Your Son so that we might be saved. Lord, you deemed us worthy and call us to be Your children. I thank You, God, for loving us when we aren't very lovable. Lord, I thank you for being faithful, even when we are unfaithful.

Lord, I lift our nation up to you, praying that we will come to our knees in repentance and turn from our wicked ways. I pray that as a nation we will quit trying to do what “we” want and start doing what You want. Lord God, please turn us back to you. Shine Your Light on us. Let your truth reign. Lead us to You Lord, so that we might be called Your valued children. Forgive us, Lord. We pray in the mighty and matchless name of Jesus Christ. Amen. 




Paul wrote, “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances”  (Philippians 4:11 NIV).

I struggle with being content where God has me. It seems my Type A personality always wants to push me toward being restless in where I'm supposed to be and what I'm supposed to be doing for God's kingdom. I seem to be continually in search of the "next" project. I spend too much energy looking for the what's next missing out on the here and now of where God has me. This also brings on a severe case of burnout.

I am trying to learn to be content in where God has me and my life, as a whole. I doubt that I'm the only one that struggles with this.

Father God, help those of us who struggle with being content. Help us to know that You are in control and in Your perfect timing, You will open the right door at the right time, whether it be in ministry or life in general. I pray this in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.



It's Not Complicated

For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ  (Romans 5:17 NLT).

Don't make it complicated. We are all sinners. Through Adam, sin entered the world. But God had a plan. He sent Jesus Christ to die for our sin, so that we might have a right relationship with our

heavenly Father. Through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, we have an opportunity to enter a relationship with God, our Father. It is our choice, I pray that everyone realize the eternal need to choose wisely.

Accept Jesus now. Don't wait. It's so very important that you don't wait. It has eternal consequences.

Father God, let those who are trying to get themselves "right" before they come to You, know that will never happen. We can't be made "right" without You, Lord. Help them to understand that we never know when our last breath will occur and without Jesus, we are doomed to spend eternity separated from You, Lord. I pray that you will open the hearts and minds of the lost to humble themselves and know that they need a Savior. I pray this in the mighty and matchless name of Jesus, Amen. 



Triumph Over Sin, Condemnation, and Death 

And the result of God’s gracious gift is very different from the result of that one man’s sin. For Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s free gift leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins. For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone (Romans 5:16-18 NLT). 

There is but one way to escape a life of sin, Jesus Christ. 

There is only one way to avoid condemnation, Jesus Christ. 

There is only one way to secure everlasting life in heaven, Jesus Christ. 

One way, one truth, one light and it's your decision. Choose wisely. Your decision has eternal consequences. 

Thank You Father God for Your love, mercy, and grace. In the mighty name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen. 




All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV). 

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called. That has been said by many people for years, and it's so true. Through the Holy Spirit, God instructs us and directs our path. We are equipped, not by what we can do, but what God can and will do through us. 

I encourage everyone to sit down with God's word and ask the Holy Spirit to direct your reading and understanding of Scripture. It is amazing what God will show you as you read. You might even be reading the same passage that you have read many times and God will give you another point He wants you to see from it. 

God's word is refereed to as the Living Word. It's an accurate statement. God's word never changes. His word, being the Living Word, will direct your thoughts and understanding to a new level as you ask the Holy Spirit to lead and direct you as you read. His word is alive. 

Thank You, Lord, for not only giving us a roadmap for life, but giving us Your Guide to lead us in our understanding. The Holy Bible is as true today as it was when it was written. Amen.

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