Category Archives: David Jeremiah

April 4 Life-Changing Moments With God

Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.

Lord, I have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, but I have come to Mount Zion to You, my Holy God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant. Jesus, Your Son, is the author and finisher of my faith. I do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with my weaknesses, but He was in all points tempted as I am, yet without sin. Let me therefore come boldly to Your throne of grace, that I may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

You, Lord God, the King of Israel, and my Redeemer, the Lord of hosts, say: “I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God.” You are Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Are You not from everlasting, O Lord my God, my Holy One? Who is God, except You, Lord? And who is a rock, except You my God?

Thank You for calling me to know You, Mighty God and Everlasting Father!

Revelation 1:17; Hebrews 12:18, 22–24; Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 4:15–16; Isaiah 44:6; Isaiah 9:6; Habakkuk 1:12; 2 Samuel 22:32[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 107). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

April 3 Take Hope in the Risen Christ

1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The resurrection of our Lord is the single greatest event in history. Had the Lord merely died, He would have been considered a great teacher and a moral leader, but He would not have proven Himself God. By coming out of the grave, He triumphed over death and hell, showed His sacrifice on the cross as being acceptable to God, and gave hope of eternal life to everyone who puts their trust in Him.

Every other religious leader lies buried in the earth. Mohammed lies dead and buried. Buddha, Confucius, Zoroaster, and all the others who have attempted to lead men and women into a religious experience apart from Almighty God could not defeat death. But Jesus Christ, in what is one of the best documented facts in history, rose victorious from the grave. In this troubled world today, we can take hope in the risen Christ.[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2002). Sanctuary: finding moments of refuge in the presence of God (p. 98). Nashville, TN: Integrity Publishers.

April 3 Life-Changing Moments With God

Beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness.

Lord God, Your thoughts are not my thoughts, nor are my ways Your ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Your ways higher than my ways, and Your thoughts than my thoughts. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, so shall Your word be that goes forth from your mouth; it shall not return to You void, but it shall accomplish what You please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which You sent it.

For You have committed us all to disobedience, that You might have mercy on us all. Oh, the depth of the riches both of Your wisdom and knowledge, Lord God! How unsearchable are Your judgments and Your ways past finding out!

I praise You, God, who are infinite in wisdom and love, in power and justice, in mercy and grace!

2 Peter 3:8–9; Isaiah 55:8–11; Romans 11:32–33[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 106). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

April 2 A Note of Victory

Psalm 98:1

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.

Did you know there is someone who really gets bent out of shape whenever you go to church? No, not that fellow in the next pew who objects to your singing. It truly torments the devil and every one of his “assistants” when you worship God, in the public sanctuary or the private one. It throws a wrench into the detailed agenda of demonic works. In all the other things we do, from watching television to grocery shopping to taking business trips, there are countless windows of opportunity for the devil to steal in and do his thing. But when you worship God devotedly, Satan is out of his league. He is completely stripped of power, and that’s always been the one thing the devil can’t abide.

Worship has always been our weapon. Consider that midnight in a Philippian jail, when two prisoners named Paul and Silas lifted their voices and sang praises to God. Think of all the psalms in which David begins in deep depression, lamenting the injustice of his enemies’ success. In so many of these, he turns his attention and poetry to the praises of God, and his psalm finishes on a note of victory.

That can become the pattern of your life.[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2002). Sanctuary: finding moments of refuge in the presence of God (p. 97). Nashville, TN: Integrity Publishers.

April 2 Life-Changing Moments With God

If you return to the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and prepare your hearts for the Lord, and serve Him only.

Father, You command me, Your child, to keep myself from idols. “Come out from among them and be separate,” You say. If I do not touch what is unclean, You will receive me. You will be a Father to me, and I shall be Your child, a child of the Lord Almighty. I cannot serve You and mammon.

So I shall worship no other god, for You, Lord, whose name is Jealous, are a jealous God. I will serve You with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for You, Lord, search my heart and understand all the intent of my thoughts.

Surely You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. For man looks at the outward appearance, but You, Lord, look at the heart. If my heart does not condemn me, I have confidence toward You, Lord God.

You know the idols that compete for my wholehearted devotion to You. Help me turn from them and serve only You.

1 Samuel 7:3; 1 John 5:21; 2 Corinthians 6:17–18; Matthew 6:24; Exodus 34:14; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalm 51:6; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 John 3:21[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 105). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.