Daily Devotional

The Danger of Small Deviations

May 31, 2018

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. – Ephesians 4:1

Scientists now say that a series of slits, not a giant gash, sank the Titanic. The opulent, nine-hundred-foot cruise ship went down in 1912 on its first voyage from England to New York. Fifteen hundred people died in the worst maritime disaster of the time.

The most widely...

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Led by the Spirit

May 30, 2018

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. – Acts 8:5

Three years ago, one of my sons felt the Lord call him and his family to move to another city to help with a small church there. They added seven people to the congregation.

Soon, his brother also felt called to the little church, and then another large family also joined that flock. Those...

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The Right Way

May 29, 2018

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. – John 14:6

There is a certain town that our family knows fairly well because we have visited it many times. It is easy for strangers to get lost in the town because it has so many confusing traffic patterns, and even we struggle sometimes at getting around...

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As a Memorial

May 28, 2018

Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us. – 1 Samuel 7:12

Recently, I visited Washington D.C. and went to several of the national monuments in that city. I saw the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Capitol, the White House, and other impressive places. One thing that thrilled...

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The Mountains Are Out

May 27, 2018

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. – Psalm 125:2

One of my favorite things about our home in the central valley of California is that on clear days, I can see the Sierra Mountains from our yard. Yesterday, my children came in the house and said, “Mom, the mountains are out today!” They knew...

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A Good Soldier

May 26, 2018

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. – 2 Corinthians 10:4

Every army has its code of conduct, which is expressed as commands, orders, or instructions. The United States Army has two major types of orders: general orders and special orders. It is mandatory that each soldier memorize all of the orders. Everyone, without exception, ...

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A Loving Creator

May 25, 2018

And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. – Genesis 1:25

As I held the tiny, four-week-old puppy close to me, she licked my neck and snuggled closely. I held two other puppies also, but they were not quite so friendly. In the end,...

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Pray It Through

May 24, 2018

I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. – Proverbs 8:17

The countryside was showing off its majestic beauty as we drove up the rugged gravel road that led into the hills. Lovely wild flowers stretched lazily through the cracks in a weather-beaten fence, which traveled endlessly along the primitive route we followed. Occasionally, we saw a rustic barn in...

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Company Is Coming

May 23, 2018

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming. – 1 Thessalonians 2:19

We were happily anticipating the upcoming visit of our daughter and her little son, Adam, who was not quite two years old. Since they live twelve hundred miles from our home, we had not seen them for over six months....

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Part of the Flock

May 22, 2018

For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. – Psalm 95:7

 A couple of years ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit the country where I was born, Romania. One of the things that stood out to me while we were traveling from place to place was the flocks of sheep on the hillside. Often, we saw...

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