It Is Finished (Week 2): SATURDAY
With all the noise in the world, do you hear the voice of God? Your calendar tells you what to do, but do you remember who you are? Being comes before doing. This is a call to put first things first. Return to the Lord with this daily pattern of prayer and devotion. Set aside this time as a sanctuary. Find a space free of distraction and follow this pattern.
Lord, I have a one word prayer today: Help! You are the Savior of those in desperation. What else can I say? I cannot get out of this. I have no answers. I don’t know what to do, even in the next moment. All I have is a child’s call: Help! Amen.
O God of salvation, have mercy on me, according to your steadfast love.
At discouragement, I lose heart. Give me patience and a steadfast heart.
At success, I want more. Give me gratitude and contentment.
At pain, I flee. Give me courage and fortitude.
At temptation, I give in. Give me faithful endurance.
At criticism, I get angry. Give me humility and growth.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love.
Word: Acts 4:12
“There is salvation is no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Even those who follow Christ are tempted to find salvation elsewhere. We love the security that wealth promises. We are inspired by dynamic leaders. We admire what power and influence can do. We feel fulfilled when we see what our hard work can achieve. But all of these have limits, and all of them will ultimately let us down.
The word salvation means “to deliver out of a desperate situation.” Only one Person can do that. Only one name can be called upon. Only Jesus. Reflect upon how you will lift up his name this week.
Name above all names, inspire my tongue to declare your name - Jesus Christ. In my proclamation, inspire others to see that your name is above all. Amen.
Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (II Peter 3:18)
*Today's devotion is taken from It Is Finished by Jeff Cloeter, published by CTA – Christ to All at ctainc.com