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Rob's Daily Devotions July 15 – July 21

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 8:34 AM Rob's Daily Devotions July 15 – July 21 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


Deeper and Deeper

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him.  Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”  (Colossians 2:7 NLT)

The closer we get to our Lord and the more time we spend in His Word, the more we understand the need for Him.  As we grow deeper in our relationship with God, the more He reveals to us about His Kingdom and His plans for our lives.

I challenge each of you to start a Bible reading schedule.  There are many to choose from, so start with an easy-to-do, schedule.  A 3-year plan works great.  Just start and watch God reveal Himself to you.

Thank You God for giving us Your written guide to life.  Amen.



Light is Available

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world.  If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12 NLT)

Are you tired of stumbling around in the darkness of this broken world?  Do you need Light?  It's amazing what can be seen when God shines His Light over your life.  Let His Light shine into your life.  It will be the most important thing you will ever do.

Lord God, thank You for Your Light.  In Jesus' name, Amen.



Sin and Repentance

Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins. (Ecclesiastes 7:20 NLT)

When we call attention to other people’s sin, just remember that we are sinners too.  Those who are unrepentant over what God calls sin will face eternal separation from God.

We must confess and repent today.  God is the answer and will give us the power to defeat the devil and his devious temptations.

Lord God, open the eyes of the lost and let them see what sin is in their lives.  Lord, bring them to repentance and back into Your kingdom.  We ask and pray in the mighty name of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.



His Light Shines – Forever

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” (John 1:5 NLT)

No matter how hard Satan and his band of demons try to extinguish Christ's Light, it will never happen.  His truth, His glory and His light will never be extinguished.  This world cannot hide from Jesus.  This world cannot hide from Christ's light.  Our Savior will continue to shine His bright light into the shadows of this world.  He will have victory.

Lord God, thank You for Jesus and the gift of Salvation, redeeming us from our past sin.  Let Your Light Shine!!!  We praise Your Holy Name, Amen.



Planted by the River

“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.  But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.  They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.  Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” (Psalms 1:1-3 NLT)

Have you set your roots in good soil?  Are you close to the river, so that you might take a drink of salvation?  Stay close to the source of true life, currently and eternally, Jesus Christ.

Lord God, lead us to Your river of flowing, everlasting water.  Lead us to the cool stream of salvation.  Open the hearts of the lost that they might taste Your glory through a long, cool sip of Your living water.  We pray in the name of the One that gives us that opportunity to quench our thirst – by the mighty and magnificent name of Jesus, we pray.  Amen.



Our Good, Good Father

“My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you.  For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.” (Proverbs 3:11-12 NLT)

Our Father in heaven corrects us when we get off course.  His correction is out of His great love for us.  Accept the adjustment, get back on the right path, and thank God for His amazing love.

Dear Lord, we all tend to get off track.  I pray for Your gentle hand of correction to bring us back to where You designed us to be.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.



No Fear, Only Hope

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.  Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you.  I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NLT)

It's your choice on how to deal with life.  You can worry and fret over problems in life and stress over stuff that you can't control, or you can let God handle these issues.  It's your choice.  I can guarantee (from my experiences) that God will and can handle these problems better than you.  He just might handle these issues in a totally different way than you would.  He just might amaze you in His solution.  What you have to do is get out of His way and let God work in your life.

Thank You Lord for being the God of relationship.  You created us Lord and will never leave us.  Thanks be to You, Father God.  Amen.

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