Devotion Seven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devotionals typically cover a time span of 365 days, for an annual year. The

general purpose is to render encouragement in the Christian's daily walk as

each day a scripture is studied and its meaning revealed for enlightenment.

For many, this helps to keep them focused in their devotion to God, hence 

the terminology.

 

However, realistically, 7 days covers the key-points of the significance of God's

purpose from the creation of man in His image, to the Father's unconditional love, to His Kingdom principles with the promised blessings and gifts, so that we may live both wholly and holy for the Father. We know seven to be God's number reflective of holiness, perfection, and completion; therefore, in order of His divine creation of mankind, we have what is necessary to live as He instructs. In light of God's holy number 7, we witness the simplicity of His divine Word. 

 

Accept that you are loved, righteous in Christ, given grace (forgiveness), for a relationship with your heavenly Father, that you may receive His many blessings and promises provided through the Holy Spirit as you walk by faith and not by sight!

 

Suggestion: Print this page and place it in your Bible and each day refer to the scriptures and meditate on God's Word. 

 

 

 

Day 1 - You are Loved

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

As a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, you are unconditionally loved. The Father's agape love has no boundaries, holds no dimensions and is forever focused on you His beloved child, who believes in His beloved Son. Simply because you accepted Jesus, God pours out His eternal love on you. God's love cannot be earned, for He first loved you and gives His eternal love because you believe. It's that simple and that profound.

 

Meditate:

 

Where do you believe the emphasis should be, God's love for you or your love for the Father?

 

Day 2 - Walk in Righteousness

 

 

In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. Luke 1:75

 

Christ gives us righteousness when He took our punishment for sins on the cross at Calvary. Cleansed by His blood, we live in righteousness in Christ before the Father. This means that we earnestly desire to live in repentance of our sins, knowing we are forgiven and pursue a lifestyle modeled after Jesus Christ. 

 

Meditate:

 

Do you accept your righteousness in Christ; and if so, how do you exemplify your righteousness in your daily life?

 

 

Day 3 - Live in Grace

Grace be with you, mercy and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 2 John 1:3

 

Upon Jesus' death and resurrection, God's new covenant is present to those reborn into the Kingdom. As a child of God, you are no longer subject to the carnal laws as the generations living under the old covenant (Covenant of Moses), but have the gift of grace when you abandon your sinful nature and live a righteous life in Christ. In grace, you are forgiven your trespasses to live a spiritual life. Because of God's grace, you have His protection and provision, always.

 

Meditate:

 

How do you associate grace in your life?

 

 

Day 4 - Nurture your Relationship with God

 

 

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrews 10:16-17

 

To truly live in a perpetual relationship with your heavenly Father, it requires understanding and accepting what He has given to each person who believes. Learn the role of Christ and the Holy Spirit in your life, for God has established His Kingdom based on His Trinity. Though God is all three personages, knowing our reliance of each ensures our relationship with our heavenly Father is secured from our perspective. This is crucial to living within the Kingdom of Heaven as a spiritual person.

 

Meditate:

 

How strong is your relationship with Christ and the Holy Spirit?

 

 

Day 5 - Blessings and Promises

 

 

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Matthew 16:19

 

Our heavenly Father has stored treasures within His Kingdom for His children; however, we must know how to obtain them. He is not going to arbitrarily throw gifts down from Heaven. His promises of blessings and gifts are readily available to each of His beloved children, but we must know His Kingdom principles in order to receive. This is where Christ's authority and the Holy Spirit's provisions are required.

 

Meditate:

 

Do you daily call upon the authority given to you in Christ and through the channel of the Holy Spirit to safeguard your life and the lives of those you love?

 

 

Day 6 - Led by the Holy Spirit

 

 

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself

maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:26

 

When Christ ascended to Heaven, He gave the Comforter to His disciples to continue His teachings of the Father and His Kingdom. Today, for those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior also are given the gift of the Holy Ghost. It is vital to

our faithful walk that we are baptized with the Holy Spirit, so that He may teach us all things of the Father. He is also our advocate before God and all things possible in God are provided through the Holy Spirit. If you notice, the Holy Spirit has

the most gifts (nine) and we should pay close attention to what these gifts are that we may utilize them daily.

 

Meditate:

 

Are you living with continual guidance from the Holy Spirit concerning all matters?

 

 

Day 7 - Living for the Father

 

 

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

 

To live as a spiritual person within a spiritual world, we have to accept, believe, and trust in things we cannot apply our senses to. It takes an unrelenting faith in what God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit have done. It is believing without compromising the teachings within the Bible and to know the eternal Kingdom of God is far more real than the carnal world we presently live in. To live in a perpetual relationship with the Father, we must see ourselves as the newborn spirit person we are in Christ. When this becomes our reality, then we are in alignment to live for the Father.

 

Meditate:

 

Is your spirit person more real to you than your physical self?