Daily Devotional

Answer God’s Call Today

January 31, 2018

As he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. – Acts 24:25

When I was saved in Nigeria as a high school student, one of the first people I went to share my testimony with was my favorite cousin. I have a lot of cousins, but she was...

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A Helping Hand

January 30, 2018

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. – Isaiah 41:10

Recently, I got the urge to rearrange my bedroom furniture. It had been in the same place for nearly sixteen years and I wanted a change. I thought I could...

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Be Still

January 29, 2018

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. – Psalm 107:29

 A man nervously paced the floor of his office. He needed an answer from God, time was running out, and he was becoming desperate. A deadline was upon him. He had prayed for the answer, yet he still did not have a clue as to what the answer would be. “Lord, you...

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Putting Off the Weight

January 28, 2018

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. – Hebrews 12:1

Recently, a man who installed an appliance in my home told me of an older lady in his church who held Bible studies at her...

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Lovely Reminders

January 27, 2018

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. – Zephaniah 3:17

My garden was ugly and dreary. Soggy leaves and mud were everywhere and all I had left was blackened, frostbitten remains of what once had been beautiful flowers. Then, in the...

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Hang On Tight

January 26, 2018

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. – Psalm 56:3

On a day when there was no school, I took my nine-year-old granddaughter to the school playground to give her a chance to try playing on the bars. At the time, she was recovering from a fractured elbow and dislocated arm due to being kicked by a young horse. Her cast had recently been...

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Finding Contentment

January 25, 2018

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. – Philippians 4:11

In early 1957, the Lord showed my wife and me that we would be moving to Puyallup, Washington, to help in the church there. At the end of July, we were asked by the ministry to move to Puyallup. One December evening, while helping clean the...

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Ask the Father

January 24, 2018

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. – Isaiah 65:24

 A few years ago, as my children grew toward adulthood, I came to the realization that they were starting to rely on themselves and others for problems which, in the past, they had brought to “good ol’ Dad” to fix.

One time in particular that I will...

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What to Do?

January 23, 2018

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. – Psalm 32:8

Many years ago, I held a position at a public school district. It was not a very good job, so when an opportunity arose to work at an office in the private sector, I did so. I had been working at the new...

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It’s Time to Rest

January 22, 2018

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. – Hebrews 4:9-11

One evening, my husband enthusiastically went into our kitchen and proceeded to sweep the floor. Not knowing what else ...

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