August 21st

Scripture - Acts 16

Observation - When the jailer realized that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and got ready to impale himself. He knew that the penalty for allowing a prisoner to escape was death. But then he heard the voice of Paul cry out to him. He is shaken by not only the earthquake, but his own near-death experience. He cried out and asked what is necessary for him to have the faith that has allowed the persecuted band of missionaries to sing and extend grace to those that hold them captive. They simply invited him to believe in the Lord Jesus.

Application - It really is simple to live a life full of love and joy. You don’t have to follow a list of do’s and don’ts. You don’t have to memorize the whole Bible. There is no probationary period to prove yourself. It is simply allowing your heart to cry out the name of Jesus Christ. It is not a religion, but true relationship with our Savior.

Prayer - Jesus, I pray that you take over and consume my life. I surrender all I am to you. I seek your face Savior. Help me to walk out this life journey with you. Give me what I need to face problems head on. Thank-you for the works you have already done in my life. In your name I pray, amen.