Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 68

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from 2 Chronicles 18:1-7 NKJV

Summary: King Jehoshaphat aligns himself with an ungodly king, is influenced by him and nearly gets killed.

1 Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance; and by marriage he allied himself with Ahab.

2 After some years he went down to visit Ahab in Samaria; and Ahab killed sheep and oxen in abundance for him and the people who were with him, and persuaded him to go up with him to Ramoth Gilead.

3 So Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, “Will you go with me against Ramoth Gilead?”

And he answered him, “I am as you are, and my people as your people; we will be with you in the war.”

4 Also Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire for the word of the Lord today.”

5 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I refrain?”

So they said, “Go up, for God will deliver it into the king’s hand.”

6 But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not still a prophet of the Lord here, that we may inquire of Him?”[a]

7 So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil. He is Micaiah the son of Imla.”

And Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say such things!”

Questions:
1. Are we aligning ourselves with people who are encouraging and challenging us to be more like Jesus or distracting us from pursuing God’s plan for our life?
2. Are we consistently getting time in God’s word and in prayer so that we’re able to discern and hear His will for our lives? With that said, do we truly even want His plan for our life or do we honestly just want him to support our own agenda?
3. What action steps do you know you need to take immediately to be obedient to God plan for your life?

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 67

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Galatians 2:20 (NKJV)

Summary: Dead to the flesh yet fully alive in Christ.

20 I have been crucified with Christ; 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 for me.

Check out this awesome song, I am crucified with Christ, by Phillips, Craig & Dean on YouTube.

Song lyrics:

As I look back on what I thought was living
I’m amazed at the price I choose to pay
And to think I ignored what really mattered
Cause I thought the sacrifice would be too great
But when I finally reached the point of giving in
I found the cross was calling even then
And even though it took dying to survive
I’ve never felt so much alive
For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live
Not I but Christ that lives within me
His Cross will never ask for more than I can give
For its not my strength but His
There’s no greater sacrifice
For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live
As I hear the Savior call for daily dying
I will bow beneath the weight of Calvary
Let my hands surrender to His piercing purpose
That holds be to the cross but sets me free
I will glory in the power of the cross
The things I thought were gain I count as loss
And with His suffering I identify
And by His resurrection power I am alive
For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live
Not I but Christ that lives within me
His Cross will never ask for more than I can give
For its not my strength but His
There’s no greater sacrifice

For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live
And I will offer all I have
So that His cross is not in vain
For I found to live is Christ
And to die is truly gain
For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live
Not I but Christ that lives within me
His Cross will never ask for more than I can give
For its not my strength but His
There’s no greater sacrifice
For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 66

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Ephesians 4:1-6 (NKJV)

Let’s walk worthy of our high calling:

1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,
2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 65

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Isaiah 6:8 (NKJV)

The only appropriate response to God’s call on our life:

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

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 64

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Colossians 4:2 (NKJV)

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 63

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Psalms 100 (NKJV)

A Song of Praise for the Lord’s Faithfulness to His People
A Psalm of Thanksgiving.

1 Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and [b]not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 62

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 9:9-13 (NKJV)

Who is This Jesus Who Says Follow Me?

9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.
10 Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 61

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 8:28-34 (NKJV)

Do we want Jesus or our pigs? Ouch!

28 When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way.
29 And suddenly they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?”
30 Now a good way off from them there was a herd of many swine feeding.
31 So the demons begged Him, saying, “If You cast us out, [b]permit us to go away into the herd of swine.”
32 And He said to them, “Go.” So when they had come out, they went into the herd of swine. And suddenly the whole herd of swine ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and perished in the water.
33 Then those who kept them fled; and they went away into the city and told everything, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men. 34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw Him, they begged Him to depart from their region.

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 60

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 7:24-29 (NKJV)

Are you building on the Rock?

24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:
27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

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Quick Daily Devotion, Episode 59

Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from 2 Corinthians 3:17 (ESV) & Romans 8:1-2 (NKJV)

Freedom & Liberty are found in Jesus!

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” – ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:17‬

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” – Romans 8:1-2

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