Daily Devotional

What to Do?

January 23, 2018

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. – Psalm 32:8

Many years ago, I held a position at a public school district. It was not a very good job, so when an opportunity arose to work at an office in the private sector, I did so. I had been working at the new...

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It’s Time to Rest

January 22, 2018

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. – Hebrews 4:9-11

One evening, my husband enthusiastically went into our kitchen and proceeded to sweep the floor. Not knowing what else ...

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Follow Me

January 21, 2018

And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. – Matthew 4:19

Two drivers set out for a certain destination. One driver knew the way, but the other did not, so the one knowing the way took the lead. The driver of the second vehicle was conscious of staying close to the lead car to avoid others getting in between. He knew that ...

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He Is Always There

January 20, 2018

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. – Psalm 91:11

One of the greatest pleasures of my life is being a grandfather. When my first grandson was born we became quite good buddies, and the two of us would go out to breakfast now and then. When his cousin was old enough, he joined our party and the three of us were...

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Fifteen Minutes at a Time

January 19, 2018

But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good. – Genesis 50:20

Seven years ago, life as I knew it ended abruptly. Without warning, I became a single mom with two teenagers and one meager income. In addition to the financial struggles, a lot of doubt and confusion entered my life. I did not doubt that the Lord knew what was going ...

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Taking Inventory

January 18, 2018

I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. – Isaiah 48:17

Inventory. To retailers, this may be a dreaded word. It means hours of sorting through item after item and checking off endless lists, only to do it all over again in a short time. But there is a purpose: by the completion of the project,...

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Practice Sessions

January 17, 2018

If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan? – Jeremiah 12:5

When I was in high school, I played in the marching band. A few weeks before school actually started, we began to practice, training the new...

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Seeking the Lost

January 16, 2018

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. – Luke 19:10

My heart gave a lurch of fear as I observed the open car door and the empty seat. Where was Jeremy? I ran to the other side of the car. No sign of my toddler. Instantly, fear settled around my heart with a vise-like grip. How could he have disappeared so quickly?...

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Say Nothing

January 15, 2018

The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. – Exodus 14:14

After graduating from college, I took a position as a teacher’s assistant in a local school. The position became available after the previous assistant resigned. I found myself working with a teacher who accused me of many things and, in general, made my job unpleasant.

I began working in the classroom...

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Following Afar Off

January 14, 2018

But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end. – Matthew 26:58

As a child growing up in Africa, I enjoyed going with my father when he would hunt for game in the jungle. He was fond of telling me stories about wild animals as we traveled along. I enjoyed the serenity of the jungle and the...

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