Devotional Guide

The greatest honor we can give anyone is our undivided attention.  God, who created us in His image and loves us unconditionally, deserves our attention and devotion more than anyone.  The Devotional Guide is a means to that end.  Start by finding a place that is comfortable, quiet and free from distractions.  After getting situated, relax your body, take a deep breath slowly, and let it out slowly.  Continue doing so, while softly saying, Lord, as you inhale, followed by, Jesus, as you exhale.  When you feel at ease and relaxed, address the Lord personally with the words that appear in italics below.  Follow by speaking out loud the words in bold, pausing to reflect upon each statement, and doing likewise with corresponding phrases in italics.  Continue this worship experience by pray-reading and studying Scripture in communion with God.

Lord, help me to be still, and know that you are God. (Psalm 46:10)

Eternal – You exist forever and ever

From everlasting to everlasting you are God.  (Psalm 90:2)

Creator – You made everything from nothing

In the beginning, you created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

Sovereign – You reign over all creation

You are the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15)

Lord – You rule all of creation

You established your throne in the heavens, and your kingdom rules over all. (Psalm 103:19)

Holy – You are the perfect One

Holy, holy, holy are you, Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of your glory. (Isaiah 6:3)

God – You are the only One

You are the first and the last; besides you there is no god. (Isaiah 44:6)

All mighty – You can do anything anytime

What is impossible with me is possible with you. (Luke 18:27)

All present – You are everywhere at once

If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in the grave, you are there. (Psalm 139:8)

All knowing – You understand everything and everyone

Oh, the depth of the riches of your wisdom and knowledge; how unsearchable are your judgments and inscrutable your ways. (Romans 11:33)

All loving – You care unconditionally and endlessly

You loved the world so much, that you gave your one and only Son. (John 3:16)

I acknowledge Your Greatness

Great are you Lord, and greatly to be praised; your greatness is unsearchable. (Psalm 145:3)

I appreciate Your Goodness

I give thanks to you, dear Lord, for you are good, your love endures forever. (Psalm 136:1)

Eternal Father – You protect and provide

You are my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

You provide my every need according to your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

Eternal Brother – You redeem and restore

In you I have redemption through your blood, the forgiveness of my sins. (Ephesians 1:7)

If I am in you, I am a new creation.  The old is gone; the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Eternal Lover – You comfort and convict

Spirit, I receive you as another Comforter, to be with me forever. (John 14:16)

Convict me concerning sin, righteousness and judgment. (John 16:8)

Cleanse me

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity; cleanse me from my sin. (Psalm 51:2)

Fill me

You say be filled with the Spirit.  Please, Lord, fill me. (Ephesians 5:18)

Lead me

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

* Verse links above are from the English Standard Version (ESV)