Woodland 101 Daily Devotions
Woodland 101 Daily Devotion Guide – Week 3
Thursday, September 20
Psalm 30:4-5 offers a great deal of hope. Hope, that God’s favor and love outweighs his temporary anger. Each morning brings hope that there is a new opportunity to rejoice and praise God. The psalmist eludes to the temporary nature of tears and sadness, because there is a fresh chance to remember the joy God provides every morning.Take a few moments to consider the reasons you can rejoice in God today.
Scripture continues to offer guidance on the complex nature of God by stating two additional characteristics of God’s nature. These include that: 1) God is Love and 2) God is Triune.
As you read 1 John 4:8, Matthew 28:19 and Mark 1:10-11 consider the following questions:
- As you consider that one of God’s distinct characteristics is love, what specific instances in your life have proved the truth of this characteristic?
- The term “Trinity” is not found in Scripture, but share how the verses for today prove the existence and concept of the Trinity.
- Jesus heard the phrase “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased”immediately following his baptism. As you consider that you are a son or daughter of God, how does it bring you hope to know God loves you and is pleased with you?
As you approach your time of prayer today, spend it thanking God for the reasons you can rejoice. “God, I thank you that you give me a chance to rejoice every morning and today I rejoice because (share with God what you rejoice about today). May I never forget to rejoice in your goodness and love. Amen.”