REPOSTToday’s AMI QT Devotional, provided by Pastor David Kwon who heads Journey Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, was first posted on November 17, 2013. He is a graduate of Drexel University (BS) and Columbia International University (M.Div.).
Devotional Thought for This Morning
“It’s Important What You Remember”
Psalm 106:1-12 (NIV)
Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare his praise? 3 Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right. 4 Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them, 5 that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise. 6 We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly. 7 When our ancestors were in Egypt, they gave no thought to your miracles; they did not remember your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea. 8 Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, to make his mighty power known. 9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; he led them through the depths as through a desert. 10 He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them. 11 The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived. 12 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
A pastor once told the following story: “A friend of mine once told me that he went to a training conference where a course was being taught on how to improve your memory. He spent nearly $200 on the books, tapes and worksheets for the course and brought it home. When he arrived at home he stored the course and then went about his daily business. He confessed to me that he has never even started the memory course because he forgot where he stored it and hasn’t been able to find it.”
Let’s face it, we all make promises and resolutions and commitments that we fail to keep (no matter how good our intentions). But God’s word is so reliable, that when He makes a promise, it’s as good as done. No matter how long it takes for Him to accomplish what he promises, we know He will. Let’s stand confidently in the promises of God today!
Prayer: Lord, motivate and empower me to commit your word and promise to my memory so that I am guided toward the right path in life. Amen.
Bible Reading for Today: Mathew 21
Lunch Break Study
Questions to Consider
- What is one thing from the Lord of which the Bible is full?
- What is one helpful thing to do with the answer to the first question?
- What encouraging promises of God have helped you over the years?
- The promises of God can be found throughout Scripture.
- Sometimes it’s helpful to commit to memory these promises so we can keep our hearts hopeful and anticipate God’s movement in our lives and the world.
- My favorite ones are as follow:
- Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).
- And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
- If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17).
- Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9).
- My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19).
- And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask
anything according to his will he hears us. (1 John 5:14).
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:20a)
God has made many promises and when we look throughout scriptures we see Him fulfilling them time and time again. And in Christ, He most greatly demonstrated His faithfulness to us. God is trustworthy to keep His promises. We can count on Him!