Devotionals are the most important part of the day. The Word declares that God came down “in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3:8). Question, when is it cool? Both evening and morning . Ever since the beginning God has always had a time that He visits His people.
King Solomon wrote “To every thing there is a… purpose…“ (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Our purpose is threefold:
Jesus said, “My sheep know My voice” (John 10:27). However, this doesn’t come naturally for many of us. Those of us who were first baptized in the filth of this world have a hard time learning His voice. These devotionals will take you step-by-step on how to develop your ears better.
I’ve heard preachers talk about a dry season, and how we all go through arid times. Brothers and sisters this doesn’t have to be so. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). The word proceedeth here is the Greek word ekporeuomai meaning “to flow forth like a river”.
Large rivers never stop flowing. I live close to the Wabash River, it flows morning, night, summer, even winter. The flow never stops.
This is like unto the Father and His Word. He never stops
speaking. He speaks by His physical Word, through dreams,
gifts of the Spirt,
experience, circumstance… and the list goes on-and-on.
The word devotionals isn’t in the Word; however, “fellowship of the Holy Spirit” is (2 Corinthians 13:14, NIV). Mankind was created for communion with their creator. God desires so much intimacy with His creation, you and me, that He set aside twice a day that He’d come and visit us. As we set aside time to do our devotionals we learn to hear God’s voice, discerning between truth and error (Hebrews 5:13, KJV).
There are two books that really helped me in learning the fellowship of the Spirit: 1) Good Morning Holy Spirit by Benny Hinn, and 2) How to Hear God’s Voice workbook by Mark Virkler. (Both can be purchased off Amazon). Communion with the Father is the sweetest part of my day. And once you learn to hear His voice it doesn’t matter if you’re at work, doing laundry, or changing diapers He’s there ready to speak.
These first two purposes are absolutely crucial when it comes
crisis time! When others are fretting, sweating, and wringing their hands
hopingGod comes through, you’ll have a sure foundation, an anchor, because you do
daily devotionals (Hebrews 6:19).
Papa, I ask that You open the eyes and ears of all reading
these devotionals that they may see in the spirit realm (Daniel 7:1). I ask
that each one will become “rooted and grounded in love” (Ephesians 3:17) and your Word. That they may hear Your Spirit,
know Your voice, and absolutely fall in love with who You are. I speak goodness
over each one in Jesus’ name. Amen.
We say morning and evening, God says "evening and morning" (Gen 1:5).
There are three ears in the Bible; an itching ear (2 Tim 4:3), a deaf ear (Mar 9:25), and an ear to hear (Rev 2:29).
1 Cor 12
It seems this is one of the main differences between mankind and the rest of creation. We can fellowship with God as Moses did "face to face" (Exo 33:11).
I like what Robert Newton, of Powerhouse Ministries, said; our hope is different than the hope of this world. The hope of this world is a gamble. This is the hope I'm referring to here. However, Biblical hope is a sure thing because we always know what God's going to do (Rom 5:5).
In its simplest form amen means "so be it". But can also echo someone else's prayer.