Daily Devotional

Prayer Closet

March 31, 2017

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. – Matthew 6:6

When I was a child, one of my favorite activities was rearranging my bedroom. I would shift each piece of furniture, sometimes a little and sometimes a lot. Often, I would fix it...

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March 30, 2017

Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord. – Isaiah 43:10

For several years, it has been my privilege to select and lead teams for outreach meetings we hold, including mission, care home, and jail services. Each individual on these teams has a testimony of God’s saving grace and a personal technique for delivering that testimony. Some have been alcoholics or bartenders; others were saved in Sunday...

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On Your Tombstone

March 29, 2017

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. – Ephesians 5:1-2

Driving behind a truck, I saw a logo that read, “What do you want on your Tombstone?” It was obvious that the question was about what I wanted on my Tombstone pizza,...

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March 28, 2017

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. – Psalm 37:4

Think about the word delight. My first thought was to list all the things that I enjoy: eating chocolate, watching a funny movie, learning new things, spending time with friends and family, etc. But really, do those things truly delight me? I enjoy them, but delight is...

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Quick Obedience

March 27, 2017

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. – Ecclesiastes 9:10

Have you ever read a newspaper column and wondered how the writer comes up with something new to write about every day? I have! As a member of the group of volunteers who write daily devotionals for our church website,...

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Brain Fade

March 26, 2017

And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. – Luke 12:11-12

How many of us have had an experience of forgetting something? At times it seems that the harder we try to remember, the...

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March 25, 2017

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. – Psalm 16:6

Where are the boundary lines? One of the first questions a prospective buyer asks when looking at a piece of land concerns the boundaries. He wants to know the exact length and width of the property. He feels more secure if he is shown the surveyor’s stakes.

More than one person has built without...

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Walking by Faith

March 24, 2017

Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying, To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines. – 1 Samuel 9:15-16

The first time in my life that I felt seriously concerned...

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Today Is the Day

March 23, 2017

For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. – 2 Corinthians 6:2

 A while back, I made plans to purchase new furniture for my home office. After doing some research and reviewing my budget, I finally decided what pieces I would buy and just how they...

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Almost Home

March 22, 2017

Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. – Isaiah 33:17

Recently during a lunch with my dad, I mentioned to him that our pastor and his wife were at that moment flying toward home at the close of a two-week international trip. I glanced at my watch and realized that if all the connecting flights had been made and...

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