Daily Devotional

Exact Identification

May 5, 2017

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12

In my line of work, I spend a lot of my time looking at vehicles that have been in accidents. I write damage reports and...

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Taking On a New Role

May 4, 2017

Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age. – Psalm 92:13-14

Sitting in a Sunday morning service a while back, I thought about how my role in the Gospel work has changed over the years. As I have grown older, I have had to give up some of the responsibilities...

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Important Details

May 3, 2017

They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. – Matthew 25:3-4

 A few months ago, my husband’s parents drove out to visit us. They had a GPS device to help them route the cross-country trip and find their final destination. They were excited and impressed at how their directional aid led them through all the big...

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A Different Kind of Lion

May 2, 2017

Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book. – Revelation 5:5

On the mantel in our living room stands a small photo of my dad, taken a number of years ago. Cradled in his arms is a lion cub, docile and cute. My parents were visiting a place where wild animals were raised to be tame. However, I am not so...

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A Solid Foundation

May 1, 2017

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 3:11

"Let’s see, there’s a one in this box and also over here, so that means a one must go in this other column! Now, what number is missing in this line?” My mind was going a mile a minute as I quickly filled in the numbers of a Sudoku puzzle. However, I...

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Hidden Treasures We Can Find

April 30, 2017

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? – Job 38:22

Gazing across the vast, unbroken whiteness that stretched for acres around our country home, I was awestruck. Where no footprint of human or animal had marred its beauty, the snow spoke eloquently of the purity belonging to a celestial realm.

Did God send such a sparkling white covering to remind us of the cleansing provided by His precious Son’s Blood,...

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Christ’s Family Tree

April 29, 2017

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. – Romans 8:15

 A few years ago my mom looked back through several generations of our family tree, and traced our ancestors to Bristol, England. Both Mom’s side and Dad’s side go all the way back to that little fishing town. I am one-hundred percent English.

While I...

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Grow Up

April 28, 2017

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 3:18

When reading about Roman history, I learned that during the Roman Inquisition, prisoners were often put into rooms with low ceilings as part of their punishment. Although they could roam around in their large rooms, they could never stand upright. Forced to keep their faces downturned, heads and shoulders...

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Creator of the Redwoods

April 27, 2017

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? – Psalm 8:3-4

 A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to go with my son’s class to outdoor school (a three-day educational camping trip). One day, we went to a national forest and...

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The Precious Word

April 26, 2017

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers. – 1 Peter 3:12

There is a young lady in our congregation who was saved recently and has been a bright spot in our church. She has attended our Sunday school for many years, but this past year she began coming to church services throughout the week. Her enthusiasm for the Gospel is...

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