Daily Devotion-August 11, 2023

Daily Devotion-August 11, 2023

Philippians 1:6

I am convinced of this very thing: that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you for the faith that your Holy Spirit has instilled in us. For all who trust in you, you have established your promise of sustaining us until the last day; when Jesus comes again in all his glory. Your will is for all people to come to know you and have eternal rest in heaven.

However, faith is not forced upon anyone; we are not robots who do your bidding. Our sinful nature works against your will, desiring to pull us away from you, so you established your plan of salvation for us. You sent your Son to suffer our punishment in our place for all our sins. Jesus removed all the sins that separate the world from you so that by believing in Him, we have salvation; this is an excellent thing because it leads to eternal life. So we pray that you send us your Holy Spirit so we are confident of the forgiveness which comes through your Word.

We pray for your sustainment; for all who know you, we pray that you will continue to sustain our faith and carry it out until Christ comes again. For those who do not know you, please use us to share your Word with them—the forgiveness of sins and your love for them. Please create a good work in them that they, too, will have faith in your Son. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Faith in God is voluntary, no one is forced, but the gift is given to all. Those who refuse God’s gift of love, he honors their request to be separated from him. For those who receive that gift of love and forgiveness and believe in Jesus, He gives them salvation and eternal life.