Daily Devotional

God’s Faithfulness

February 19, 2018

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised). – Hebrews 10:23

When the young couple married, they were just like any number of others: they were in love, and that would be enough, wouldn’t it? Of course, it was not. When times began to get tough, the wife realized her need for God. She prayed and gave her heart to Jesus...

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February 18, 2018

For [God] established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children. – Psalm 78:5-6

Vanessa was old enough to hold her own cup, and she had learned to use a spoon, though it...

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February 17, 2018

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope. – Romans 15:13

The river was a comfortable drive from my home in southern Oregon. Every now and then, when my husband was at work, I would take the opportunity to put my fishing pole and gear into our car and head to the river for a time of enjoyment....

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I Am Rich!

February 16, 2018

The silver is mine and the gold is mine saith the Lord of hosts. – Haggai 2:8

In the checkout line at the grocery store, an older man behind me had only two or three items in his basket. He said to me, “If you let me go first, I’ll pay for your groceries.” I smiled and said, “I will pay for my groceries, but you can go...

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Reach Out to Jesus

February 15, 2018

What man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? – Matthew 7:9-11

"Waaaaaaa!” Oh, no! My young son has just...

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Him Whom My Soul Loveth

February 14, 2018

It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go. – Song of Solomon 3:4

Song of Solomon tells the story of a loving relationship between a man and a woman, which has many parallels to the relationship between Christ and the Church. In chapter 3 of this book, we read about a...

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Check the Recipe

February 13, 2018

Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. – 2 Peter 1:12

My husband and I eat a very light breakfast, often just tea and an egg with toast. But when my family comes to visit, I like to prepare something special. Since I can take the time to add a touch of...

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Hidden Cracks

February 12, 2018

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. – 2 Corinthians 2:11

The wind whipped down the Columbia River Gorge, hitting our house head on, and I realized that winter had unleashed its fury in full force. The wind gauge on the roof registered each bitter gust while the outside thermometer dipped below the freezing mark. Our furnace chugged along,...

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When We Give

February 11, 2018

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. – Luke 6:38

Standing in the checkout line at my neighborhood grocery store, I could not help but notice the lady in front of me. She was emptying her purse...

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Waiting On God

February 10, 2018

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say on the Lord. – Psalm 27:14

It is not always easy to wait. The other day, I was scheduled to attend a 6:00 p.m. lecture at school and I estimated that thirty minutes would be enough time for me to make the commute to school....

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