Devotional for Sunday May 29, 2022
It is so hard to clean a house, then to turn around a short time later to see it in disarray all over again. How quickly the house needs to be cleaned again and it feels like it was never cleaned in the first place. All that work lasts so little time. Those who live in the house promise to always keep it clean, but they are not always able to live up to their promise.
Any Landlord, seeing how little interest the tenant has in keeping up with the property, would take it away from them.
It’s similar to our spiritual life. Jesus came into our heart and cleansed it with His precious blood. We must not act like the tenants of the house. We must keep it clean, not only for a time, but for whatever time God grants us here on earth.
It is difficult, sometimes, for those who do not know Christ to understand this, but for that we are the hands of God. Bringing the gospel to souls that are submerged in sin and sadness. We should do our best so that they understand that Jesus Christ died for all humanity, no matter what they have done or what conditions they are in. Isaiah tells us: “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6 Come to Jesus, He awaits you.
Written by Emilia de Gracia
Translated by Nelson Baires
Morning John 3:15-17
15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
Noon Psalm 30
1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.
8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.
9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Evening 1 John 1:5-7
5 And this is the declaration which we have heard from him, and declare unto you: That God is light, and in him there is no darkness.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.
7 But if we walk in the light, as he also is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Prayer Guide: [Cuba-San Pedro De Mayabón] and [Ecuador-Bajo Alto]
This month's challenge is: Identify each character virtue of Christ and incorporate it into your own character. Spend more time with the people you love. Evaluate daily if your behavior resembles that of Jesus. Constantly ask yourself before making a decision or doing anything, what would Christ have done in my place? Study more deeply the life of Christ and ask God to help you be a better Christian.