Devos 10/17-10/21

Monday

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” – Psalm 119:105 (NLT)

I have heard people say the Bible isn’t relevant and doesn’t help us make decisions in today’s world several times. I do not agree with that in anyway because it was written to be everlasting. If you read it with an open heart, an open mind, and open ears, you’ll be surprised to find that it’s very relevant.

When you read God’s word you get the chance to learn things that help you with your everyday life. Whether you need advice on dealing with others or wisdom for your finances, God’s Word has what you need.

God’s Word is ready and available to give you light to the decisions you’re needing to make. God cares about the path you’re on. He has wisdom for you today. Read God’s Word today and let it speak truth to you and light your path.

Tuesday

I had a friend who told me that she would start coming to church with me once she got her life together. She said that she was too messed up to go to church and needed to work on herself before she felt like she could go to church.

If you wait to go to church until you’ve worked on yourself, you’ll never go. That’s like saying I’m going to wait until I’m no longer sick to see a doctor. If you’re sick, you need to see a doctor then, not when you get well. In the same way, if you’ve not got your life together and you’ve got sin in your life, that’s the perfect time to get yourself into church.

“God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant.” Romans 5:20

This Bible verse talks about how the law was given so that we could see how sinful we are. And as we realize how sinful we are, we realize that we can’t get rid of sin on our own. We need God to help. God’s grace is always more that enough to cover whatever sin you have in your life.

So if you’re going through something or if you have sin in your life, don’t hide from God or feel like you need to get things together before coming to God. Rather, go to God. Get His help. Walk life with God and have Him help you fix the sin in your life.

Wednesday

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens. – Ephesians 1:3

Being a student at school can be challenging. Whether you struggle with school work, with relationships, or just the stress of everyday life this verse is encouragement for you today.

This verse tells us that we are blessed. That means we can expect good things to happen to us. We don’t have to walk the halls of our school with our heads down, feeling bad about ourselves. Instead we can hold our head up high because we are blessed.

Don’t let classes get you stressed, choose to focus on the fact that you’re blessed which means you’re able to conquer everything that comes your way today!

Thursday

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” – Psalm 91:2

What do you think of when you think about trust? Do you think of someone always having your back? Do you think about someone who does what they say? What does trust mean to you?

When it comes to relationships, most of the time trust comes with time. As time passes, you see the person in a variety of different situations and you begin to see who they really are. You begin to see how they think and respond to situations. And over time, you begin to trust that person. You begin to know if what they say is true and if they’ll follow through.

This verse is all about trust. Can you say that God is who you trust? Have you spent time getting to know Him, getting to see how He responds in different situations, and building trust with Him? God is someone you can rely on and trust in, but to build that trust, you’ve got to spend time reading your Bible. That’s one of the best ways you can get to know God. You begin to see in the Bible how God responded to different people throughout history. You can see that God always comes through and is faithful. To build trust in God, you’ve got to spend time in the Word.

So challenge yourself today to spend time getting to know the God of the Bible. Take some time out of your day to read some of the great stories in the Old Testament of how God came through for His people. As you do, you begin to realize that He will do the same for you!

Friday

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. – Phil 4:6 (NLT)

Worry is such an easy habit to fall into, I mean we’re in college..If its not a test than its a paper, or a project. Its so easy to start looking at what is going on around you and begin to worry. You might worry that you won’t pick the right major. Or that you’ll never meet the right person and you’ll end up alone. There are so many things that are uncertain in life, and its easy to fall into the trap of worry. But, this verse tells us what we should be doing when we’re tempted to worry. It says that we should not worry, but pray about everything. We should be giving those worries to God and telling Him what we need. When we begin doing this, it helps us because we don’t have to carry those worries and fears any longer.

A final thing this verse tells us to do is to thank God for what He has done. So instead of spending all your time getting worried and worked up over a problem, choose to spend some time thanking God for all He has done in your life. If you do this, worry doesn’t stand a chance in your life!

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