See below for daily devotionals for Monday, January 16 - Friday, January 20.
Video devotional - Monday, January 16
Read: CLICK HERE to read Genesis 17:1-2
Observation: In this passage, God refers to Himself as “El Shaddai” - which means “God Almighty.” God was making a covenant with Abraham that only He could keep. He does not start off asking if Abraham can do it or is able; instead He starts off telling Abraham who He is - the God who would supply Abraham’s every need.
Pray for you: In what situation do you need God to be “El Shaddai”? Pray and ask God to highlight an area in your life where you need to put more trust in Him. Once He reveals it, ask God to give you the capacity to trust Him more in that area.
Pray for others: Who do you know in your life that needs God to do something big? Whether it’s healing, restoring, blessing, guiding, etc., pray for that person and ask God to supply their need in a way that only He can do.
Read: CLICK HERE to read Genesis 17:4-6
Observation: The name Abram means “exalted father.” But the name Abraham means “the father of many.” When God made this covenant with Abraham, He was not only changing his name, He was changing his identity! He was doing what Ephesians 3:20 states as “infinitely more than we could ask or think.” When we listen to and obey God, He is able to use our lives to accomplish so much more of His plans and purposes!
Pray for you: Ask God to show you what He wants to change in you in order to accomplish more of His plans and purposes for your life.
Pray for others: Ask God to show you how your life can make an impact beyond you - to your family, friends, children, co-workers, neighbors, strangers, etc. - and then how He wants to go about doing that in this season of your life.
Read: CLICK HERE to read Genesis 12:10-20
Observation: Before God changed Abraham’s name, he seemed to be a very different man - a man who doubted, a man who lacked courage, a man who manipulated circumstances to make life easier for himself. It is amazing how quickly Abraham went from a man who fearlessly left everything he had ever known to step out and follow God’s call, to one who lacked the courage to trust God to protect their journey. While these struggles occasionally tripped him up, even after the name change (see Gen. 20), he was no longer defined by his failures, but instead by God’s promise.
Pray for you: Take a moment today and confess where you doubt or lack faith. What areas of your life have you lacked the courage to follow God’s call? Have you struggled to believe He would provide for you and protect you if you did step out and follow His call?
Pray for others: Pray for Hope’s re|engage ministry (launching February 16), where we will provide hope to couples seeking to rebuild marriages that have been marked by failure and doubt.
Read: CLICK HERE to read Hebrews 6:11-15
Observation: The writer of Hebrews reminds us that a major part of spiritual maturity and receiving God’s promises is to “love others as a long as life lasts” (vs. 11). Just like Abraham had faith and endurance in God’s promise, so should we.
Pray for you: Ask God to help you love those around you well, whether they be friends, family, the lost, or fellow believers.
Pray for others: Pray for Hope as we seek to renovate the Frisco East campus, so that our mission to ‘Love, Connect, Grow, and Serve’ can continue to expand.
Daily Devotionals Archive
Monday, January 9 - Friday, January 13
Monday, January 16 - Friday, January 20
Monday, January 23 - Friday, January 27
Monday, January 30 - Tuesday, January 31