Check Your Treasure

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

O-bservation:

Here Jesus was talking to his disciples about what people were driven by. He let them know that ultimately, a person’s treasure is what gets them out of bed every morning.

A-pplication:

It’s time for a “Treasure Check.” What is it that gets you out of bed in the morning? Is it following Jesus? Is it your family? Is it money? Is it a mission? What is it that gets you going each day. Jesus said that your heart, (the place in your life where your decisions are made) will follow whatever it is that you consider to be TREASURE in your life. I mentioned four POTENTIAL TREASURES earlier. Perhaps all four of those are important to you. Just make sure today that you have them all in the right order.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Help me to place you at the head of every choice I make today, so that my life will have true meaning for me and those around me. Amen
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He Lifts My Head Up

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Psalm 3:3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

O-bservation:

In this Psalm, David was aware of the many enemies he had encamped around him. He said in this one verse that his God was always the one who would be his protector and the one who always lifted his head up, in the midst of trouble.

A-pplication:

You can usually tell if a person is moving forward in victory or being buried by defeat based upon the location of their head. Oftentimes I will see a person who is moping around with their head sagging towards the ground. Immediately I know that life has got them down! On the other hand, when I observe an individual with a spring in their step and their head lifted high, it makes me feel as though he or she is walking in faith that something good is just around the corner. With God’s help I want to be the second person because, “He Lifts My Head Up!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, With your help today I will not walk in unbelief with my head down. NO! You are the one who lifts my head up in all circumstances. Thank You! Amen
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What Am I Full Of?

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Luke 6:45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

O-bservation:

Here St. Luke tells us that whatever comes out of our mouths, in the form of words, is a result of what our heart is full of. If our heart is full of evil, then evil will be spoken out of our lips. If our heart is full of good, then good will come from our lips.

A-pplication:

It’s obvious that our heart is a reservoir for either good or bad things. Thoughts, meditations, motivations, and determinations are all stored in the heart of a man or woman. As I’ve often said, the “Heart” in scripture, is the place where our decisions are made. We only act upon what is lodged in our heart. So today the question you must ask yourself is simply, “What Am I Full Of?” Only you can make the decision on this matter if change is needed.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I pray this AM that you would help me to maintain a pure and grateful heart. That’s what I want to be full of. Amen
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Baptize My Heart

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S-cripture:

Luke 3:16 (NIV) John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

O-bservation:

In this declaration by John the Baptist, we witness his humility and anticipation of the coming Messiah. John acknowledges the limitations of his baptism and points to the One who is greater. The promise of being baptized with the Holy Spirit and fire signifies a transformation beyond mere ritual cleansing.

A-pplication:

As we begin this new day, let's reflect on the profound truth that John shares. Jesus, the one more powerful, offers us a baptism that goes beyond external cleansing – it's a baptism of the heart and spirit. How can we open ourselves to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives today? Let's seek a deeper connection with Jesus, inviting His transformative power into every aspect of our being.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, help me relinquish control and allow Your Spirit to work in me as You Baptize My Heart. Amen.
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A Heart For HIS House

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Haggai 1:9 “You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house.”

O-bservation:

Through the Prophet Haggai, the Almighty brings a righteous accusation. He tells the people of Israel that they've taken care of their own houses, but left His House in shambles.

A-pplication:

The house of the Lord, wherever we find it, is a meeting place with God. That's what altars were before there were synagogues or churches. When we fail to keep the meeting place with God properly cared for, in time it impacts our entire family. Families meeting together to worship the Lord help establish strong spiritual communities that stem the attack of the enemy in our lives. Let's not be guilty of taking care of our place but failing to take care of HIS House. All of us need ... "A Heart For HIS House."

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I need a daily reminder of my constant need for the House of the Lord in my life! Amen
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