Daily Devotional

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

January 31, 2019

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God. – Psalm 146:5

After a telephone call to transfer a sizable amount of money from one bank account to another, I was able to write a large check. Later that day, I needed to go to the bank and debated about whether to go to the same branch...

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Spiritual Accountability

January 30, 2019

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. – Romans 14:12

When we become Christians, we have great privileges. We have forgiveness and redemption. We have peace with God and a relationship with Him. But these privileges demand accountability. Accountability is “being subject to giving an answer or an explanation.” In other words, accountability is being asked, “Why did you do this?”...

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Knock, Knock

January 29, 2019

Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. – Matthew 7:7

Knock, knock! My little niece knocked on her own front door. “Come in!” her daddy said as he opened the door. She laughed gleefully and, still standing on the porch, she closed the door. Knock, knock! Daddy opened the door again, only to get another giggle and see the door close once more. On and ...

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A Blessing from Loss

January 28, 2019

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God. – Romans 8:28

There are times as Christians when we suffer a severe loss, and we wonder how any good can come out of the situation. This is especially true if the loss is that of a beloved spouse or child.

It has been almost seven years now since the Lord called my husband home...

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Following the Conductor

January 27, 2019

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. – James 2:26

The Bible assures us that if we are following God, the things that happen to us are for our good. If we are willing to be led, God will direct our lives.

Think of an orchestra and how it is led by a conductor. Sometimes the conductor turns to the brass section,...

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Connecting to the Power

January 26, 2019

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. – John 15:1-2

Recently, I was called to help with a malfunctioning plastic shrink-wrap machine. The workers told me they had pulled it out for cleaning, and it would not run when...

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Staying Spiritually Healthy

January 25, 2019

Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever. – Psalm 136:25

It is hard to imagine anyone deliberately starving himself! Most of us who live in the United States have much more to eat than we really need, as well as having a good variety of food from which to choose.

Recently, I had a...

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Tell a Friend!

January 24, 2019

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace. – Isaiah 52:7

“The ants go marching one by one. Hurrah! Hurrah!” Perhaps you know the song that has words to that effect. This event has been true on too many occasions in my house! I never know where I will find ants—in the bathroom, in the kitchen, even...

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God Meets Our Needs

January 23, 2019

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. – John 15:7

Recently a prisoner wrote this:

I want to share some wonderful answers to my prayers, and to glorify God for His majestic love. Since I am confined by concrete walls and floors 24/7, I asked the Lord to cause a flowering...

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How to Pray

January 22, 2019

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought. – Romans 8:26

Altar services are an integral part of each of our church meetings. After the minister concludes the preaching of God’s Word, we are invited to apply what we have heard by praying at benches, which are located at the front of the sanctuary between the platform and the ...

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