Daily Devotional – Lead the Way Lord

By on December 25, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from John 4: 27-34. Doing the will of the Father determines the success or failure of our work and not the work itself. Biblical principles of authority reign throughout scripture and can be used as a test and measurement of the authority one is given in the government of God. The word obedient actually means “coming under or being submissive to the restraint or command of another.”

Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”

28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.

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31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”

32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”

33 Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”

34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

By our act of obedience, we are establishing the kingship of God in our lives. Once properly aligned with God as our leader, we may proceed in the establishment of His Kingdom on earth where we act as His chosen vessels to fulfill His plans and purposes. To establish the authority of God on earth, we must first walk in submission to His authority. To come against authority it is to come against God.

The authority of God is supreme, unconditional, and absolute. His Word is His authority. It is unchanging and eternal, and all authority in heaven and earth is derived from this authority. Obedience to God’s Commandments and to His written Word is the first step in any ministry.

Throughout scripture, we are taught that God desires hearts that will submit to Him. He gave us, through Spirit-filled men, a thorough set of guidelines and expectations that we are to follow. These laws are to protect us from the consequences of sin. The law itself can be looked at as a type of governor or a model of all truth. Moses wrote it down, Noah declared it to men long before, and God established it before the foundations of the world. Hence, Jesus said He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. When we choose to do it God’s way that is when we will have fruitful work for His Kingdom.

And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Luke 10:2

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for sending me out into the world as your messenger. Thank you for your word which leads me into righteousness. Help me Lord to come under your authority and not my own. I choose to obey and I choose to follow. Now help me, Father, to do it.

In Jesus name
Amen

EncouragementRobin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

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Daily Devotional – Lead the Way Lord