Hi there Everyone. I hope you all had a great week and enjoyed your Friday. I did a little shopping for some room decor and had an egg sandwich for dinner so I would say I had a pretty good evening lol. (:
I thought I would just come on here and share my devotion from tonight because it really spoke to me and I feel like It might do the same for others. Im not really sure what the best way to format this would be and I might change the formatting later, from post to post. Usually for my devotions I use the “S.O.A.P” method. The letters stand for scripture, observation, application and prayer. Breaking the reading into these four sections really allows me to focus on one thing at a time and really absorb the most from my reading and personal time with God. I will use this process for my devotion tonight so you can see how its done. Of course if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments for me!
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-54:17
Observation: God has had our redemption plan all mapped out from the very first day! He knew that we would fall short and he loved us so much that he already had a back up plan in store. We are such selfish people. We look at only our needs or the needs of our family and lets be honest, sometimes we have a very hard time looking past ourselves and on to someone who may not even “concern us”. God gave up his only Son, sent Him down here to earth and had Him walk, talk, eat and live with us in hope that He could spread the good news and shed light upon the unbelievers. Jesus gave up all His glory to come down to earth to live among us and save us from our own chosen ways. I just can’t wrap my head around that. He put all he had on hold and put his life on the line (literally) for us, because he wanted us to be saved. Jesus knew what was to come. He knew He was going to be dying on a cross and can you believe he never even complained once! He could have ended it all and backed out, but he never even thought twice. That is some reckless, love right there! Even those who didn’t chose the right path of life were loved and died for and some don’t even know that yet. Jesus spent his days on earth teaching and trying to shed as much light to those who were in the darkness.
“But he was pierced because of our rebellion, crushed because of our iniquities; punished for our peace was on him, and we are healed by his wounds.” (Isaiah 53:5)
AND WE WERE HEALED BY HIS WOUNDS
Application: God knew I was going to sin. I am human and I have Imperfections. I feel like sometimes I can brush aside the fact that I am unconditionally loved but I don’t want to forget, or disregard how big of a deal it is that God send down his ONLY Son for me. I wasn’t even born yet and God wanted to make sure that I was covered. He wanted me to want to have a personal relationship with him! How special is that. And because he loved me, He made a tailored plan for my life, and to fulfill that plan he gave me specific talents that would help me carry out that plan and fulfill his purpose for my life! God is great and so complex! I don’t ever want to forget how amazing His love for me is!
There it is. That was my devotion from tonight and I hope some of you were able to take something away from that. I hope I can get better with my wording and organization from here on out. Only time will tell. Make sure to close out this devotion with a prayer! Its always good to talk to God one on one! He talks back, you just have to ask and be still!
Have a good weekend everyone!