Daily Devotional

Our Personal Best

April 15, 2018

For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. – 2 Corinthians 8:12

How fast can you run? If you are my age, then probably not very fast. Even as a young man, though I was blessed with good health, I never was a fast runner. The expression “slug slow” comes to mind. I...

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Good Neighbor

April 14, 2018

When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. – Proverbs 16:7

 A few years ago, my husband and I decided to build a new house. We found a building lot in a nice neighborhood, and it did not take long for us to become the new owners of that piece of land. The lot had a great deal of...

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On My Mind

April 13, 2018

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. – Philippians 4:8

Songs that are used in advertising do not have a reputation for being musical masterpieces. These “jingles” have one goal—to get stuck in listeners’ heads! They...

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Freeways and Highways

April 12, 2018

Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. – Psalm 50:15

My fifteen-year-old daughter was given her learner’s permit and had been driving around town and on the freeways. She was doing very well, but she needed experience driving on two-lane highways. On a trip to the beach (along a two-lane highway), we decided to let her drive.

I...

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Get the Living Word

April 11, 2018

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. – Matthew 4:4

Have you witnessed the effects of a timely, well-delivered speech? In the sports arena, we see how a pep talk from Coach can reinvigorate a disheartened team on the verge of defeat. Or consider the energy and enthusiasm speakers generate at a political rally or business ...

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Time to Rebuild

April 10, 2018

And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. – 1 Kings 18:30

Have you ever seen a house that has been allowed to run down? For lack of attention, the yard and the lawn have become overgrown. The paint is blistered and peeling off the house. A...

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Invest in a Friend

April 9, 2018

A friend loveth at all times. – Proverbs 17:17

As a child, Charlotte attended the Apostolic Faith Church with her family but did not become a Christian. Later, as an adult, the Lord began speaking to her heart again, and she found a neighborhood church where she gave her life to the Lord.

When Charlotte was in her early forties, her sister decided to return to the church of their...

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Our Source of Comfort

April 8, 2018

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

When our first daughter, Monica, was a little over a year old, we found out that she had leukemia. The news was devastating to us. We really had to lean hard on the Lord. She was terribly sick for a while, but after a time,...

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Fix Your Heart

April 7, 2018

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. – Psalm 57:7

 I watched in amusement as our twenty-year-old grandson crossed the few feet between his home and ours, striving to keep his toes in the tennis shoes that he had not bothered to put on all the way, and had not even taken time to untie from the night before. It ...

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Remembering What Matters

April 6, 2018

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. – John 14:26

On one wall of our home hangs a little plaque bearing an old preacher’s daily prayer. He asks the Lord to help him to remember that nothing will come his way that...

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