Devo 7 – Always Reforming

Approaching God
Join Martin Luther who experienced God’s presence 500 years ago as he focused on these verses:

“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long.” (Psalm 25:4-5)

Listening to God
Throughout this day, ask the Lord the question, “What are you teaching me today about your ways and your truths?” Then listen and look with anticipation for Him to show you and speak to you…and be ready to obey Him.

Talking to God
What is God teaching you through the five Solas you meditated on this week? In which are you strongest when it comes to your understanding? In which are you weakest? How are you doing in spending time with Him in prayer?

Responding to God
A gem of a book to pick up is Prayers of the Reformers, by Thomas McPherson. One can read the prayers that came from the hearts of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, Thomas Cranmer, and many other teachers and pastors. The Solas are not simply theological truths, but spiritual truths birthed from one’s time with God. May they become spiritual truths for us as we go through this month of Always Reforming.

Surrendering to God
Martin Luther’s Prayer for True Understanding from Psalm 25:4 “Dear Lord God, give me your grace that I may rightly understand your Word, and more than that, do it. O most blessed Lord Jesus Christ, see to it that my search after knowledge leads me to glorify you alone. If not, let me not know a single letter. Give only what I, a poor sinner, need to glorify you. Amen.”

By David Struyk

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