Lord, I do want to have the same attitude of mind and one voice as other believers so that I glorify You. Thank You for giving me endurance and encouragement daily. Without Your endurance and encouragement, all that I do would be based on my own strength, which gets me nowhere.
“I LOVE YOU JESUS. AMEN!”
We want to help you as you learn to journal and do devotions. In this section we will provide a sample of one of Pastor Sheldon's devotions. We hope you will learn from what he is learning as well as learn to journal on your own! Please be aware that as Pastor Sheldon writes his devotions, he addresses them to God. We want to stay true to what he writes in his journal so you will notice that "You" is in capital letters when he is speaking to God in his devotions.
WORSHIP IN A WAY THAT’S WORTHY
Speak to me: 'Ascribe to the Lord , all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. ' Psalms 96:7-8
Action: If worship is a lifestyle, then I need to live in such a way that is worthy unto You.
Learn: To ascribe means “To attribute something to.” To give You strength and glory seems like I can only accomplish half of that. I can give You glory, but to give You strength, I’m not sure how I can give You strength. You’re the One who gives me strength. To ascribe glory that is due Your name is tough to do, because I will always come up short. I can however bring an offering to You and come into Your presence.
Talk with God: Heavenly Father, there is no way I can accomplish what You’re asking of me when it comes to worshipping You in a way that You deserve…in a way that is due Your name. I will always come up short. But that’s only if it’s based on performance. The way to worship You in a way that’s worthy, is to do everything with all of my heart…that, I can do. Help me today to worship You with all of my heart in all I do that brings the glory that is due Your name.
“I LOVE YOU LORD. AMEN!”