Category: Devotions

Week 3, Day 5: Where Pleading Leads

When No Words Remain “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for… Read more »

Week 3, Day 4: What Pleading Looks Like

Pleas and Thank You “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared…. Read more »

Week 3, Day 3: What Pleading Looks Like

Just Appeal “And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:7-8 Trust in the timely verdict of… Read more »

Week 3, Day 2: Why Pleading Matters

When the News is Crushing “O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” 2 Chronicles 20:12 Pleading points our hearts to the all-powerful One. His circumstances seem… Read more »

Week 3, Day 1: What Pleading Is

God Our Refuge “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” Psalm 91:1-2 We can trust God to be our shelter in any storm. Our young family was… Read more »

Week 2, Day 6: Sermon Text Discussion Questions

In Times of Grave Sin: Worship Through Confession Psalms 51:1-19 ‘ Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me…. Read more »

Week 2, Day 5: Where Confession Leads

Come Clean “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9 Cleansing comes not to those who conceal sin, but those who confess it. “Somebody ate my Twinkie!” The thief had struck again. No one knew who had been… Read more »

Week 2, Day 4: What Confession Sounds Like

When Hiding Hurts “For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said,… Read more »

Week 2, Day 3: What Confession Looks Like

Counting Correctly “But David’s heart struck him after he had numbered the people. And David said to the Lord, ‘I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.’” Proverbs 28:13 Confess the foolishness of counting on anything… Read more »

Week 2, Day 2: Why Confession Matters

Confession is the New Coffee: Awakening Salvation’s Joy! “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” Proverbs 28:13 Confession leads to rejoicing in God’s mercy. “I just love repentance, don’t you?” Colleen breezed into the room with this unusual query. She looked as if she had… Read more »