Daily Devotions – The God who Emboldens

Daily Devotions – The God who Emboldens


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Acts 4:23-31 (NIV)
The Believers Pray
23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:

“‘Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain? 26 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed one.’

27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.


Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Acts today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A –  Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
– Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I  –  In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O  – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U  – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life


Lord, You are the God of all creation, the King of the heavens and the earth. You are a powerful and almighty God. I know that, but yet I struggle to trust You with my health, my family, my finances, my church, my country or my future. Forgive me, Lord. Today, I leave my concerns at Your feet and boldly proclaim my faith in You. I trust Your plan for my concerns and I thank You for taking care of them. I ask that You help me not pick them up again because You have it covered but instead to submit my life to You. I thank You for loving me and having a plan for my life. I pray that You fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that can confidently and follow You with Your joy and contentment in my heart. Amen