Day 19: December 2, 2021
Read: For nothing will be impossible with God. – Luke 1:37
Respond: You are the God of impossibilities. You take that which man cannot do and by Your power and might You act. “Some trust in chariots, some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” You make a way when there is no way. You forge a path when I can’t even see. Thank You for exercising Your power and great influence over the details of my life and the life of those I love. Thank You for working miracles all around me every day.
Read: Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. – Zechariah 4:6
Respond: Lord of Hosts, great battler, thank You for sending Your army to wage war and defend the weak. Thank You that the power of Your Spirit works and moves in lives today. I praise You for Your might and power. I praise You for your steadfastness. I praise You for Your Spirit at work within me to help me do the impossible. I know that it is You in me doing those things. I have no power outside of You. I am completely dependent on You, Lord. Thank You for teaching me dependence on You.
Read: Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21
Respond: Abundantly more—that is You, Lord. You always exceed expectations. Even when I don’t see Your presence in a situation, I can be sure that You are there, carrying out the details, working in power for Your Glory. Thank You for doing more than I could ever ask or think. Thank You for surprising me by what You do. Thank You for showing me what abundance looks like in a world that is always chasing after more, You have shown me that the “more” is You. What an extraordinary truth. You are more.
Praise God today for His abundance—His lavish love, grace upon grace, and continued work in Your life.
Further Scripture Reading Today: Psalm 20, Psalm 66, Ephesians 3:14-21
Prayer Focus: Father, we pray for a yearning for spiritual growth, that we might fully build our lives on you.
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.