Daily Devotional

A Real Makeover

April 8, 2017

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17

People are often dissatisfied with themselves. They wish they were taller, shorter, slimmer, or maybe that they could just gain a little weight. It can be easy to get caught up in thinking too much about ourselves, imagining how much better life would be...

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Closing a Generation Gap

April 7, 2017

Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. – Psalm 71:9

Most of my peers do not use computers, and I believe they have missed out on one of the greatest inventions. At seventy-two years of age, I am sitting in my office writing devotionals for our website, which I will send via the internet to our publishing headquarters several ...

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Drop It!

April 6, 2017

And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel€s, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.  - Mark 10:29-30

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Who Am I?

April 5, 2017

And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him. And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his...

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Finishing the Work

April 4, 2017

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6

The supplies for working on my embroidered sack cloth dishtowel were purchased and ready for use. There were specific steps to follow to complete the project: first, the pattern needed to be cut out and pinned to the dishtowel; second, it would be...

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The Blueprint

April 3, 2017

According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.– Exodus 25:9

Recently we have had pages of blueprints and diagrams, with specifications and measurements carefully detailed, spread out on the dining room table at our house. They are plans for our daughter and son-in-law’s new house. Those plans were designed and laid out...

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Frantic Squirrel

April 2, 2017

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. – Titus 2:13

The frantic squirrel ran right in front of me, dug a quick hole, buried a nut, and then scampered off. I stood there amazed! Aren’t squirrels usually a little more secretive about hiding their nuts? At least you would think he would shy away from such close proximity ...

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Sunscreen, Please!

April 1, 2017

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. – Psalm 84:11

When I was a boy, we never heard of such a thing as sunscreen. We had shade trees and straw hats, but nothing to protect our skin from ultra-violet rays. However, while visiting our son in South...

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Prayer Closet

March 31, 2017

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. – Matthew 6:6

When I was a child, one of my favorite activities was rearranging my bedroom. I would shift each piece of furniture, sometimes a little and sometimes a lot. Often, I would fix it...

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Witnessing

March 30, 2017

Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord. – Isaiah 43:10

For several years, it has been my privilege to select and lead teams for outreach meetings we hold, including mission, care home, and jail services. Each individual on these teams has a testimony of God’s saving grace and a personal technique for delivering that testimony. Some have been alcoholics or bartenders; others were saved in Sunday...

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