Daily Devotional

Get the Living Word

April 11, 2018

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. – Matthew 4:4

Have you witnessed the effects of a timely, well-delivered speech? In the sports arena, we see how a pep talk from Coach can reinvigorate a disheartened team on the verge of defeat. Or consider the energy and enthusiasm speakers generate at a political rally or business ...

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Time to Rebuild

April 10, 2018

And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. – 1 Kings 18:30

Have you ever seen a house that has been allowed to run down? For lack of attention, the yard and the lawn have become overgrown. The paint is blistered and peeling off the house. A...

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Invest in a Friend

April 9, 2018

A friend loveth at all times. – Proverbs 17:17

As a child, Charlotte attended the Apostolic Faith Church with her family but did not become a Christian. Later, as an adult, the Lord began speaking to her heart again, and she found a neighborhood church where she gave her life to the Lord.

When Charlotte was in her early forties, her sister decided to return to the church of their...

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Our Source of Comfort

April 8, 2018

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

When our first daughter, Monica, was a little over a year old, we found out that she had leukemia. The news was devastating to us. We really had to lean hard on the Lord. She was terribly sick for a while, but after a time,...

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Fix Your Heart

April 7, 2018

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. – Psalm 57:7

 I watched in amusement as our twenty-year-old grandson crossed the few feet between his home and ours, striving to keep his toes in the tennis shoes that he had not bothered to put on all the way, and had not even taken time to untie from the night before. It ...

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Remembering What Matters

April 6, 2018

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. – John 14:26

On one wall of our home hangs a little plaque bearing an old preacher’s daily prayer. He asks the Lord to help him to remember that nothing will come his way that...

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A Solid Connection

April 5, 2018

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. – Isaiah 65:24

The phone rang, and I picked it up expecting to hear from my daughter who was on her way through town. She had promised to meet us for lunch for a short visit. I was looking forward to the time with her. Since she was...

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Remember This!

April 4, 2018

Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel. – 2 Timothy 2:8

As my wife and I are getting older, we have decided we would like to do some things we have never done before. She would like to learn how to use the computer, and she wants me to teach her. I would like to learn a little more...

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Weeding

April 3, 2018

If ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. – Romans 8:13

Gardening is therapeutic. It gives us a chance to pit our energy and wits against the elements and reap a harvest of tasty vegetables. I spend time each spring preparing my garden for the summer growing season. That usually entails getting rid...

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Homesick

April 2, 2018

Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. – Psalm 73:25

My mother has been gone for fifty years. She was Irish with black hair and deep blue eyes, and she liked to sing Irish songs. When she sang “Over in Kilarney,” I felt homesick for Ireland, even though I have never even been there! “Forty Shades of Green” stirred...

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