Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Judges 1:1-36

August 28, 2017

“Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?” (Judges 1:1)

The human family needs leadership. God designed us that way, and a righteous leader is a treasure. I have been blessed in my time in the Gospel to have wonderful servants of God as teachers, ministers,...

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Safe Passage

August 27, 2017

If by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God.– Romans 1:10

My journey down the Rogue River in a drift boat was an unforgettable experience. Most of that early morning passed quietly as we floated down a ruggedly beautiful stretch of water. Then, as we approached a bend in the river, our guide rowed over to the bank...

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A Promise Is a Promise

August 26, 2017

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? – Numbers 23:19

It would be safe to say that most of us have made promises. It would probably be just as safe to say that most of us have broken one or...

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Never Forsaken

August 25, 2017

Cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day. – Joshua 23:8

Today, while walking along the edge of a bluff, my friend and I spotted an old, storm-battered tree just hanging on to the side of the bank—barely attached, but still hanging on! Half of its support had given way as the ground had crumbled beneath it, exposing sturdy thick roots...

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The Finished Product

August 24, 2017

Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. – Psalm 66:12

It is always a thrill to help out at my daughter’s school. Today was no exception! The lunchroom was buzzing with all sizes of happy students zipping along to their next classes. As the sound diminished, I opened a shiny red cart and...

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Who’s at the Wheel?

August 23, 2017

As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. – John 1:11-12

 A few years ago my family and I made a day trip to Larch Mountain, high up above the beautiful, rugged Columbia River Gorge of the Pacific Northwest. Upon leaving the mountain, we pulled out of the parking lot and began descending a steep and...

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Waiting for His Will

August 22, 2017

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6

As I neared the end of my freshman year in college, I needed to decide who would be my roommate for the following year. I prayed and asked the Lord to direct my choice—whether it...

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The Least of These

August 21, 2017

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. – Matthew 25:40

Delicious, mouth-watering brownies rest on the polished counter. The house has been scrubbed squeaky clean, a bedroom was lovingly prepared, and even the cat was told of the special...

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Are You Limiting God?

August 20, 2017

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. – Ephesians 3:20

 I love ice cream—any flavor. I like it with chocolate and nuts, berries, and even the less common flavors like pumpkin and bubble gum. And I love it in all the ways it can be served: cones, sundaes, Baked Alaska, Brownie Delight—you name it,...

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Crossing Over

August 19, 2017

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. – Psalm 116:15

Five years ago, my father died. In the days, weeks, and months preceding his death, I had been filled with fear regarding the moment of his passing. I had been to many funerals and seen deceased people before, so that was not at all scary to me. It was the passing from ...

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