Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 7-27-21

Psalm 111:7-10 (TPT)

All God accomplishes is flawless, faithful, and fair,
    and his every word proves trustworthy and true.

They are steadfast forever and ever,
    formed from truth and righteousness.

His forever-love paid a full ransom for his people
    so that now we’re free to come before Yahweh
    to worship his holy and awesome name!
Where can wisdom be found? It is born in the fear of God.
    Everyone who follows his ways
    will never lack his living-understanding.
    And the adoration of God will abide throughout eternity!

In our passage today from the Psalter, this worshiper refreshes our thoughts about the grandeur of our God and Savior; the Author of our faith. The Lord proves over and over again He is faithful in all that He is and does as Creator. The biblical definition for the word ‘prove’ means: 1) to test or try; 2) to establish, demonstrate; or 3) to find by experience.

When we seek God and make ourselves available to live for accomplishing His purpose in the world, He begins to prove His love for us through every experience. Sometimes we may face tests and trials that overwhelm us; but, in the midst of the pressure He proves that with God all things are possible (Mark 10:27). The more dependent we become upon the Lord, the more we reflect the image of Christ who obediently carried out the will of the Father (John 5:30). We must follow His ways to increase our spiritual capacity and prove our trust and faith in Him.

Neal A. Maxwell (religious scholar) once said, “God does not begin by asking our ability, only our availability, and if we prove our dependability, He will increase our capability.”

Prayer: Lord, thank you for proving your love for me over and over, again. Continue to increase my capacity to serve you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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