Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 3-8-19

March 8, 2019

Psalm 91:14-16 Contemporary English Version

Today is the third day of our 40 Day Lenten Series, “Praying for a Kingdom Heart.”  Lent should be a time of prayerful reflection, repentance, and restoration as we draw closer to the heart of God. We pursue God’s presence and enjoy time with him; we learn from his wisdom and gain valuable insights and revelations.  Having a Kingdom heart brings an attitude of surrender before the Lord.  So, today reflect on this question, “Do you perceive God as your Righteous Rescuer?”

Scripture teaches the Lord will deliver his children from every evil attack and will bring us safely into his heavenly Kingdom (2 Tim 4:18).  He is the Righteous Rescuer.  Our part is to stay close to him; to connect, attach, or bind ourselves to him.  In this connected place, we know the heart of God experientially. In other words, because of our connection in Christ we have heart knowledge of God.  This becomes a place of intimacy between God and each individual; a place of deep trust and devotion to the truth of God’s love for his creation. Has God ever pulled you from a difficult or even dangerous situation?  Or, maybe God has rescued you by providing the resources you needed to get beyond a difficult situation?  However he has chosen to rescue you in the past, it has been to reveal his unfailing love for you and to call you into a greater measure of trust and protection.

During Lent, we will be using the acronym P.R.A.Y. as we pray for a Kingdom Heart.  P=praise, R=repent, A=ask, and Y=yield.  May God bless you as you spend time in God’s Word and in prayer today.

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