May 2013 Previous Devotionals
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
...I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.
The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men."
"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you..."
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him."
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...