There are different ways this Christian daily devotional, Mountaintop Mornings, can be utilized for you to grow closer to God. Mountaintop Mornings is a 365-day devotion and 3-year journal, and every devotion is pure Scripture pieced together, ending with an Amen.
Truly, the goal of every Christian is to know God. To know God’s heart, to live His heart, and to share His heart with others. And that is the exact goal of this devotional. Prayerfully, this Christian daily devotional will help you grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ – 2 Peter 3:18, the One true God.
- You can pray the Scripture verses each day for: your family, church, friends, yourself, nation, spiritual leaders, workplace, co-workers, school, community group, or anyone else God places on your heart.
- You can study the verses each day, identifying the truths in each verse. You can also identify how they all connect -providing a greater depth of meaning. Each day, ask God to help you live out the truths He opened your eyes to. Whenever we read Scripture it’s always helpful for our growth to share what we read with others.
Are you quick to ask God to forgive you of your sin?
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. * Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men – extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. * For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet now God in his gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God’s anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us. God was being entirely fair and just when he did not punish those who sinned in former times. And he is entirely fair and just in this present time when he declares sinners to be right in his sight because they believe in Jesus. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on our good deeds. It is based on our faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law. * To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.
Matthew 5:4 NKJV * Luke 18:9-14 NKJV * Romans 3:23-28 NLT * Romans 16:27 NKJV
No matter our spiritual maturity as Christians, whether a new believer or a seasoned saint, there is always something to learn about Jesus Christ when we read Scripture. Truly, only the Holy Spirit can present information for a new believer to understand, while at the same time challenge the seasoned saint. And in that we praise God, for there is none like Him. He places us in different seasons and calls us to live out His word. That in and of itself draws us back to His word and the how to go about it. God knows His own, with eyes seeing clearer than our eyes on any given day. And He says His grace, mercy, and peace will continue to be with us who live in the truth and love- 2 John 3. So, let’s live out the truth we know, loving our neighbors as ourselves.