Daily Devotions for Friday, January 15, 2020

Good Morning Watsontown United Methodist Family,

Today’s Daily Devotions will be a “Lead Yourself” devotion.

Theme: The Kingdom of God Is Among You

Opening Prayer

O Lord, the world and all that is in it belongs to you. Let us give praise to your glory and give thanks each day for the kingdom you have established among your people, a kingdom unlike the ones of this earth that fade and fall but a heavenly and everlasting kingdom that endures throughout all ages. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Psalm: Psalm 24

The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob. Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is he, this King of glory? The LORD Almighty— he is the King of glory.

Song: How Deep The Fathers Love

Reading: Deuteronomy 30:11-14

Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.

Reflection

What “new” insight did you gain from today’s text ? How might you be able to apply today’s reading to your day today? Who would you like to share today’s reading with?

Closing Prayer

Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news! May the knowledge of God’s kingdom established among us bring us joy and comfort this day and always. In Jesus Name, Amen.