Daily Devotions for Friday, September 4, 2020

Good Morning Watsontown United Methodist Family,

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

Theme: The Centrality of Christ

My Lord and friend, in the quietness of this hour, reconcile my contrary motives and conflicting desires. Give me a singleness of purpose that I may come into your presence unashamed and sit under your gaze without blushing. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Psalm: Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD; 
Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. 
If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? 
But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. 
I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. 
I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. 
Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. 
He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

Song: Amazing Grace

Reading: Luke 6:37-42

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

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

And now, my Lord, I think you for reconciling me inner conflicts and healing my brokenness. Send me, I pray, from this place as Christ’s ambassador of reconciliation to those whom I meet this day. In the name of Jesus. Amen.