Daily Devotional

Reach Out to Jesus

February 15, 2018

What man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? – Matthew 7:9-11

"Waaaaaaa!” Oh, no! My young son has just...

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Him Whom My Soul Loveth

February 14, 2018

It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go. – Song of Solomon 3:4

Song of Solomon tells the story of a loving relationship between a man and a woman, which has many parallels to the relationship between Christ and the Church. In chapter 3 of this book, we read about a...

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Check the Recipe

February 13, 2018

Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. – 2 Peter 1:12

My husband and I eat a very light breakfast, often just tea and an egg with toast. But when my family comes to visit, I like to prepare something special. Since I can take the time to add a touch of...

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Hidden Cracks

February 12, 2018

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. – 2 Corinthians 2:11

The wind whipped down the Columbia River Gorge, hitting our house head on, and I realized that winter had unleashed its fury in full force. The wind gauge on the roof registered each bitter gust while the outside thermometer dipped below the freezing mark. Our furnace chugged along,...

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When We Give

February 11, 2018

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. – Luke 6:38

Standing in the checkout line at my neighborhood grocery store, I could not help but notice the lady in front of me. She was emptying her purse...

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Waiting On God

February 10, 2018

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say on the Lord. – Psalm 27:14

It is not always easy to wait. The other day, I was scheduled to attend a 6:00 p.m. lecture at school and I estimated that thirty minutes would be enough time for me to make the commute to school....

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Goals

February 9, 2018

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14

Every time the Olympic Games roll around on the calendar, it seems the news media is completely focused on that event. Athletes from around the world hope to win their competitions, and they have worked and trained with the prize of a gold medal in mind. Often, a gold ...

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Pennies from Heaven

February 8, 2018

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little. – Isaiah 28:10

People these days do not always see the value in a penny. They usually do not bother to pick up the ones they drop, but I pick them up!

I was born in an era when a penny bought something. Penny candy was in, a...

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The Increase

February 7, 2018

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. – 1 Corinthians 3:6

My daughter has a number of pear trees in her backyard. Each year, during the dormant season, I prune these trees. Many suckers or shoots must be removed together with diseased or dead branches. After finishing the job, there are times when the exertion leaves me physically exhausted.

Was it worth all the effort? My...

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Eat and Grow

February 6, 2018

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – Romans 10:17

When the Lord saved me, I was born again, and a very hungry newborn I was. Each morning, after my husband went to work and the children were all in school, I would sail through my housework. Then I was free to read the Bible. I would spend three or four hours reading ...

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