Day 20: December 3, 2021
Read: For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. – 2 Corinthians 4:6
Respond: Jesus, Light of the World, I praise You. You shine in the darkness, giving me light to see that which is around me. You shine Your light on my sin and shame so that by coming to You, I may be healed from my unrighteousness. The light of the knowledge of the glory of God is on You, Jesus, and because of You, that light is on my face as well. Your Word says, “those who look to him are radiant and their faces shall never be put to shame. Praise You for the radiance of Your glory.
Read: For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone. – Ephesians 2:18-20
Respond: You are a sure and firm foundation, Father. I am grateful that I have access to You through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. I am thankful that I am a fellow citizen with the saints and members of the household of God. I praise You that Your Kingdom is built on the strong foundation of Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone.
Read: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
Respond: You are to be praised, O God, for You have given me a share in bringing others to You. Through the power of the Holy Spirit working in me, I can be a witness about Your Son, Jesus, to a lost and dying world. I promise to never take this privilege for granted. Your love and Spirit within me compels me to go and tell others about You. Thank You for allowing me the honor of serving You by telling others about Jesus.
Take every opportunity the Lord gives you to tell others about Him and thank Him for using You to advance His Kingdom.
Further Scripture Reading Today: Psalm 34, Matthew 28:16-20, Romans 12
Prayer Focus: Father, give us boldness to speak about Jesus.
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.