Daily Devotional

Pay Attention

June 5, 2017

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. – Ephesians 6:13

Both my husband and I celebrated birthdays recently, and we are getting more health conscious with each passing year. I have become a label watcher and will not buy a food product until I first check how many...

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Faith and Works: Cause and Effect

June 4, 2017

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. – James 2:17

 I acted in faith today.

My faith was in the weather report I read before work this morning; I chose strappy heels over closed-toe flats based on the sun icon and lack of rain predicted by those who study the weather. At other times, I have allowed extra time to...

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Who You Know

June 3, 2017

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. – Matthew 7:22-23

Several years ago, I was part of a team from our church that went to Romania. During that trip, we...

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The Unshakeable

June 2, 2017

He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. – Hebrews 12:26

Some time back, I read a Brazilian fable translated by author Max Lucado. The story was about an older man who lived in poverty as a woodcutter. Though poor, he was envied by everyone, including the king, because of one possession: his beautiful white stallion. The people in his...

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Digging Wells

June 1, 2017

And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. – Genesis 26:18

My parents have a well on their property. It is close to two-hundred-feet deep, but they still do not get enough water out...

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Transformation

May 31, 2017

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. – 2 Corinthians 3:18

One of my privileges as an elementary school teacher was teaching a study unit using live butterflies. However, despite the name of the organism—“Painted Lady Butterflies”—they arrived in my classroom as small, furry...

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Is It True?

May 30, 2017

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. – 1 John 4:1

 A new kind of fishing line came out a few years ago, and it was supposed to be better than regular line. The premise was that fish would not be able to see it underwater. I read about it in an article in a...

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The Battle of Battles

May 29, 2017

He said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. – John 19:30

My son recently called and told me he had been watching a documentary about the World War II Navy air craft carrier USS Enterprise. Knowing that several men from our church had been on the Enterprise, he asked if I could find out any specifics about how they were saved.

I went to my...

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Gone Fishin’

May 28, 2017

Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. – John 21:5-6

As a young man, I went up to Canada for a camping trip with a family who had a cabin on...

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Seek the Healer

May 27, 2017

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. – 2 Chronicles 7:14

About fifteen years ago, my congregation had a wonderful experience with God’s healing power. I am the pastor of our church, and for some reason I had...

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