Daily Devotions for Friday, July 17, 2020

Good Morning Watsontown United Methodist Family,

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

Theme: Listening and Obeying

Invocation

O merciful God, help us to live always in the realization of the account we must one day give. May we pray rightly, listen keenly, and live as faithful. stewards of your good gifts. With the assistance of your Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Psalm: Psalm 62

1Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. 2Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 3How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down— this leaning wall, this tottering fence? 4Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse. 5Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. 6 ruly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 7My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. 8 rust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. 9Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. 10Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. 11One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God, 12and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.”

Song: Trust and Obey

Reading: Philippians 2:12-18

12Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. 14Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

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  

I have heard your word for my life today. I bind it to my heart, pledging my full obedience. Help me, my Lord, to keep this pledge.  Amen.