Devotional Guide

Monday
August 12

Bible Reading:

Isaiah 5:1-2

Reflection:

Why did the well prepared vineyard produce only bad fruit?

Prayer Focus:

Give God thanks for the grace he extended to you even before you began to believe in him.

Response:

Look for ways to give God’s grace to someone today.

Tuesday
August 13

Bible Reading:

Isaiah 5:1-7

Reflection:

How do people take advantage of God’s grace?

Prayer Focus:

Pray that your life will bring honor and glory to God in all that you do.

Response:

Guard your thoughts and actions as a response to your prayer for today.

Wednesday
August 14

Bible Reading:

Psalm 80:1-2 and 8-19

Reflection:

Think about the cycle of planting, prospering, withering and dying. How does that affect you?

Prayer Focus:

Are there aspects of your life that need restoration?

Response:

Spend some time alone today, waiting on the Lord.

Thursday
August 15

Bible Reading:

Hebrews 11:29-40

Reflection:

Pay attention to how these “heroes of the faith” were sometimes less than perfect people.

Prayer Focus:

Pray that God will use you, as a very ordinary person, as an influence on someone else.

Response:

Be mindful that someone is watching you as an example of a godly person.

Friday
August 16

Bible Reading:

Hebrews 12:1-2

Reflection:

How have you felt when you knew others were watching you?

Prayer Focus:

Express gratitude for the people that support and encourage you.

Response:

Offer your support and encouragement to someone today.

Saturday
August 17

Bible Reading:

Luke 12:49-53

Reflection:

Think about circumstances in which verses 52-53 are real.

Prayer Focus:

Pray for people who have been ostracized for becoming Christian.

Response:

Do you know someone you need to call to offer your prayer support?

Sunday
August 18

Bible Reading:

Luke 12:54-56

Reflection:

How would you apply these verses to your own life?

Prayer Focus:

Pray that people will turn to God in times of trouble and hardship.

Response:

Be ready to provide guidance for some new Christian you know.