Daily Devotional

Prayer Power

August 1, 2017

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. – James 5:16

It has been impressed upon me lately that many people who are not Christians have experienced the power of prayer firsthand, perhaps without even realizing it.

A while back, a plane was forced to make an emergency landing on New York’s Hudson River. News reports said that many passengers onboard began praying to God for protection...

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Privilege Brings Responsibility

July 31, 2017

And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this; but hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know:...

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Our Hope

July 30, 2017

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. – 1 John 3:2-3

When our family emigrated from the Ukraine to the United States, we had a...

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Small Details

July 29, 2017

The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. – Psalm 115:12

One morning in Sunday school, we were talking about miracles and I was reminded of a miracle that the Lord performed for me. I am a school teacher and our class was going on a field trip to ride jet boats...

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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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