Day 18: December 1, 2021
Read: But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 2:4-6
Respond: Rich in mercy, grace-filled, raised and seated at the right hand of the Father, Jesus You are to be praised and honored. Thank You for the rich mercy You have given me. Thank You for Your great love that loved me even when I was dead in sin. Thank You for making me alive with You, Jesus. It is by Your grace, not my own merit that I am redeemed, raised and seated in the heavenlies. Glory to You, Lord Jesus.
Read: He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. – Colossians 2:15
Respond: All-powerful ruler, King, God Most High, I praise You for triumphing over death, over rulers and authorities in the spiritual realm. I praise You for putting them to shame and making them powerless. You have all authority in heaven and on earth. Darkness has no dominion over You. Death has no dominion over You. You are light and love, kindness and compassion, justice and mercy. Your wrath is unmatched against Your enemies. I am thankful that You redeemed me, and that I am on Your side.
Nothing touches me outside of Your sovereign and just hand.
Read: Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. – 1 John 4:4-6
Respond: “Greater is he who is in me than he who is in the world.” The enemy has no chance against You, Father. You have overcome the enemy. Death was defeated when Jesus died on the Cross and was raised in power. I praise You that I know You and have ears to hear Your voice over the voice of the enemy. Thank You for speaking to me through the Spirit of Truth that lives in me. Hallelujah!
Contemplate the power of God working in your life today. Thank and praise Him for it often.
Further Scripture Reading Today: Ephesians 6:10-20, Colossians 2:13-20
Prayer Focus: Father, may the marriages of Thomasville First Baptist be strong, vibrant, and Christ-centered. We pray that struggling marriages will be healed and healthy marriages will become stronger.
Devotions inspired by Ruth Myers, 31 Days of Praise; Meyers, Ruth. 31 Days of Praise. Sister, OR: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. 1997
© Warren Baptist Church, 2020. Dr. David H. McKinley, Pastor-teacher. warrenbaptist.org. Jacqueline C. Heider, Writer. Used with permission.