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Christian Daily Devotional for the Jewish Calendar - The Month of Iyar | May 6th – June 3rd, 2019

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Iyar is the ninth month of the Jewish year. The original name of the month was Ziv, which means light.

Monday, May 6, 2019 | Iyar 1, 5779

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” – Genesis 1:1-3

Holy Spirit, You are always hovering above the waters of my chaos darkness. I trust You to shine Your light.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | Iyar 2, 5779

“So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could see anyone else or move about for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.” – Exodus 10:22-23

Father, I thank You for Your blessings. I pray for those who don’t know You so that they can experience Your blessings as well.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | Iyar 3, 5779

By day You led them with a pillar of cloud, and by night with a pillar of fire to give them light on the way they were to take.” – Nehemiah 9:12

Jesus, I will follow the path You light for me. Help me to keep my eyes on You in all situations.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | Iyar 4, 5779

“You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light.” – 2 Samuel 22:29

Mighty God, You can change any situation. You are my hope.

Friday, May 10, 2019 | Iyar 5, 5779

“He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.’” – 2 Samuel 23:4

Holy Spirit, let me be the light coming after the rain in the life of someone else today.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Iyar 6, 5779

“The next morning, I got up to nurse my son—and he was dead! But when I looked at him closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn’t the son I had borne.” – 1 Kings 3:21

Jesus, give me Your light so that I can see clearly. Refresh my mind from making false assumptions and give me a discerning spirit.

~Week 36~

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | Iyar 7, 5779

“But now, for a brief moment, the Lord our God has been gracious in leaving us a remnant and giving us a firm place in His sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes and a little relief in our bondage.” – Ezra 9:8

Father, I know that You won’t take away all of my troubles at once. Help me to find hope in the glimpses of light that You give me.

Monday, May 13, 2019 | Iyar 8, 5779

“The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken.” – Job 38:15

You are a just God. Help me not forget Your righteous wrath as I live in the joy of Your forgiveness.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | Iyar 9, 5779

“What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings?” – Job 38:19-20

Lord, You are the creator. You are the majestic one. You are the power behind all things. Keep me humble before You.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Iyar 10, 5779

“Many, Lord, are asking, ‘Who will bring us prosperity?’ Let the light of Your face shine on us.” – Psalm 4:6

Yes, Lord, as a Father smiles on their child, let Your face shine on me. Give me Your Fatherly blessings and help me to use the gifts that You give for Your glory.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Iyar 11, 5779

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” – Psalm 18:28

I live by your will. I breathe because You let me. You are the flame that lights my lantern, the light that lifts the shade of my night.

Friday, May 17, 2019 | Iyar 12, 5779

“The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.” – Psalm 19:8

Holy Spirit, give me wisdom to understand Your Word. Give me an obedient sprit to follow it.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | Iyar 13, 5779

“The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” – Psalm 27:1

Yes, Father, You light my path even through the valley of the shadow of death. I am confident in You.

~Week 37~

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Iyar 14, 5779

“For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” – Psalm 36:9

Jesus, I know what righteousness is because I see it in You. Give me the strength to imitate You.

Monday, May 20, 2019 | Iyar 15, 5779

“Send me Your light and Your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to the place where You dwell.” – Psalm 43:3

Father, You’ve given me everything I need to come to You. Your teachings and Your care for me show how much You want me to be with You. I praise You for loving me like only You can.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Iyar 16, 5779

“It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face, for You loved them.” – Psalm 44:3

Lord, help me never to glory in my own efforts, but only in You. I can only succeed when You smile down on me. I can only succeed when Your right hand holds me up.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Iyar 17, 5779

“You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence.” – Psalm 90:8

Holy God, I can’t hide anything from You. Your light shines into the deepest part of me. I pray that You would show me the sin that hides there and cleanse me of it.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Iyar 18, 5779

Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.” – Psalm 112:4

Holy Spirit, help me to exhibit Your qualities. Grow Your character in me.

Friday, May 24, 2019 | Iyar 19, 5779

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” – Psalm 119:105

Jesus, give me a passion for Your Word. Give me a desire to study it and learn it and know it so that I will always walk in Your light.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Iyar 20, 5779

“The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” – Psalm 119:130

Father, I praise You for Your Word. It is simple on one level yet so deep that I know that I can never understand it fully. Give me the understanding I need to follow You today.

~Week 38~

Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Iyar 21, 5779

“In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” – John 1:4

Jesus, You are my light. Your very essence, Your nature, Your character shows me the way to life.

Monday, May 27, 2019 | Iyar 22, 5779

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12

Jesus, help me to follow You in all things. I want Your light to shine on my life at all times.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | Iyar 23, 5779

“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness.” – John 12:46

Lord, You’ve shown me the way out of the darkness of my sins, my negative attitudes, and my dead relationships. Help me to point others to Your light so that they don’t have to stay in darkness either.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Iyar 24, 5779

I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen—that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to His own people and to the Gentiles.” – Acts 26:22-23

Loving Lord, how dark it is for those who believe that this life is all there is! Give me opportunities to spread the hope of eternal life to those around me.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Iyar 25, 5779

“The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” – Romans 13:12

Holy Spirit, clothe me with your impenetrable armor. Give me the strength to stand against any temptation that would seek to drag me back into the darkness.

Friday, May 31, 2019 | Iyar 26, 5779

For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 4:6

Father, I thank You for revealing the truth to me. Before I looked to You, You were working in my heart so that I could understand Your message. Use me to prepare the heart of someone else.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | Iyar 27, 5779

“God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.” – 1 John 1:5

Father, I praise You for who You are. You do no wrong. No temptation has any sway over You. You are pure and good, and I can trust You.

~Week 39~

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | Iyar 28, 5779

Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.” – 1 John 2:9-10

Jesus, give me a loving heart toward all Your children. Give me a forgiving heart toward all those who have wronged me. Give me an open heart toward all those who are different from me.

Monday, June 3, 2019 | Iyar 29, 5779

“There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” – Revelation 22:5

Yes, Father, I look forward to Your new creation when I will reign with You. The light of Your glory is all that I need.

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