Daily Devotional

Choosing the Right Friends

July 28, 2017

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? – 2 Corinthians 6:14

During my college years I met a wide array of people. Naturally, I got along better with some than others, and a few were “instant friends.” One instant friend I met in a computer class. Neither of us was especially interested...

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A Powerful Weapon for God

July 27, 2017

David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee. – 1 Samuel 17:37

After I was saved, God began to teach me about using my testimony as a spiritual weapon for Him. I used to...

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Mirrors

July 26, 2017

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. – James 1:23-24

 I am bald! Oh, there are selective amounts of hair on my head in certain locations, but, as many men of my age, I am basically...

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Strengthened by a Storm

July 25, 2017

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him. – Ecclesiastes 7:14

Many times God has used the outdoors, which I love very much, to teach and guide me. Years ago I was going through a trial that had lasted six months, ...

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The Call to Witness

July 24, 2017

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. – Mark 16:15

Although my family did not go to church, I remember my mother reading The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes to my two brothers and me. We moved several times as I was growing up, and sometimes I asked my mom if I could go to church and she would...

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Proving Prayer Works

July 23, 2017

The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer. – Psalm 6:9

My childhood was overshadowed with prayer. Often when coming home from school, I would hear my mom in her room communing with God. Many times I drifted off to asleep listening to my dad praying in his study. At a young age I gave my heart to God,...

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Rejoice in the Lord

July 22, 2017

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength. – Habakkuk 3:17-19

When...

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Filled

July 21, 2017

That ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. – Ephesians 3:17-19

Every year when canning season comes around, I get excited. If you love home-canned fruit as I do, you know the feeling of looking...

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Can You Hear Me Now?

July 20, 2017

Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me. – Job 13:22

Like most people these days, I almost always carry a cell phone with me. I remember when pay phones were popular, and people would even wait in line to use them because they were the best way to make a call when you were away from home. Today things...

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Keep Thy Heart with All Diligence

July 19, 2017

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. – Proverbs 4:23

While working in the yard, I noticed a cocoon attached to the bottom of our fence. I thought, What an opportunity to give my kids a lesson in nature! Placing the cocoon in a glass jar with a lid, I set it aside and explained to my children that we would watch one ...

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