Daily Devotional

Enjoy the Journey

March 21, 2018

And the Lord said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them. – Deuteronomy 10:11

At one time I owned a 1949 needle-nosed Studebaker coupe. They do not make cars like that anymore, fortunately. The day I purchased that car, I believe the dealer saw me coming, because...

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Preventative Maintenance

March 20, 2018

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. – 1 Peter 5:8

Some years ago, my parents were driving along a highway in the state of Washington near Mount Adams. A decrepit old barn near the highway caught my dad’s attention, and he stopped the car to capture a dramatic picture of the crumbling structure with the majestic...

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Action Zone

March 19, 2018

And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. – Isaiah 64:7

When it comes to food, I have always been adventurous. I like trying new recipes or going to a restaurant that offers something a little out of the ordinary. I will often try...

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Hearing His Voice

March 18, 2018

As it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. – Hebrews 4:7

Under the shade of the lilac bushes was always one of my favorite spots. The bushes were across the gravel road from our house, and many leisurely days were spent lounging there with a book. If I sat just right with my back against the fence and my legs propped up ...

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Be Spiritually Refilled

March 17, 2018

In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. – Psalm 138:3

 A coworker asked me to pray for him. The doctors told him he has only six months to live and that he should spend the time getting his affairs in order.

My child’s friend, who is having problems with his parents, came to me for help, so I took time to...

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The Bread that Satisfies

March 16, 2018

This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever. – John 6:50-51

My mother baked the most perfect and beautiful bread ever made. Every other day, she baked eight loaves and often made cinnamon rolls at the same time...

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The Fish and the Coin

March 15, 2018

Go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee. – Matthew 17:27

Our little church had always seemed to do quite well financially, even though the congregation consisted of many children and young people and few adult...

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Use What You Have

March 14, 2018

And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. – Exodus 4:2

 A number of years ago, I was traveling with my uncle at night through the countryside. All of a sudden something happened to the car. Although we were driving over a rough gravel road, this jolt was different. The front ball joint had come apart, making it impossible ...

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The Faith of a Child

March 13, 2018

Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. – Mark 10:15

My third-grade Sunday school class had been studying the Wordless Book. Each Sunday, I told the children that Jesus could come into their hearts and take away all the sin and make them ready for Heaven, but that it was up to each one of them...

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Your Burden Bearer

March 12, 2018

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. – Psalm 55:22

Burden carrying is a fact of life, for we live in a world full of problems. Some people have to carry heavier burdens than others, and some seem to move from one difficult situation to the next, frustrated at every turn...

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