Daily Devotional


February 9, 2018

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14

Every time the Olympic Games roll around on the calendar, it seems the news media is completely focused on that event. Athletes from around the world hope to win their competitions, and they have worked and trained with the prize of a gold medal in mind. Often, a gold ...

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Pennies from Heaven

February 8, 2018

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little. – Isaiah 28:10

People these days do not always see the value in a penny. They usually do not bother to pick up the ones they drop, but I pick them up!

I was born in an era when a penny bought something. Penny candy was in, a...

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The Increase

February 7, 2018

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. – 1 Corinthians 3:6

My daughter has a number of pear trees in her backyard. Each year, during the dormant season, I prune these trees. Many suckers or shoots must be removed together with diseased or dead branches. After finishing the job, there are times when the exertion leaves me physically exhausted.

Was it worth all the effort? My...

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Eat and Grow

February 6, 2018

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – Romans 10:17

When the Lord saved me, I was born again, and a very hungry newborn I was. Each morning, after my husband went to work and the children were all in school, I would sail through my housework. Then I was free to read the Bible. I would spend three or four hours reading ...

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Ready or Not

February 5, 2018

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. – Matthew 24:44

Since the 1970s, Dieudonne Wafula, a scientist in Goma, Congo, has been tracking the seismic activity on Mount Nyiragongo. Over the years, his monitoring equipment has been stolen and vandalized by rebels, but he has continued on in his work, knowing that his posted data ...

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Light for the Journey

February 4, 2018

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. – Psalm 119:105

 I enjoy the beauty of the cityscape in the morning as I cross the bridge on my commute downtown. The early light gives the city a warm glow, shows off the architecture, and sparkles on the water. One particular day, the look was quite different. As I approached the bridge, I...

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God Never Forgets His Own

February 3, 2018

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. – Isaiah 49:15

 I became a Christian as a teenager, while I was still living at home with my parents. Not very long after that, I started facing a lot of persecution from my family because of my...

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The Blessing of Friends

February 2, 2018

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. – Psalm 103:1-2

Some days, the joy of the Lord does not just bubble out of my heart. When I am feeling anxiety about a situation or am depressed, I need something that will encourage my soul. One...

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How Rich I Am!

February 1, 2018

Be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. – Hebrews 13:5

As the mother of two very young children, I felt confined at home day after day. I was unable to get out and about often because my husband drove our only vehicle to work each day, and the winter weather discouraged me from...

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Answer God’s Call Today

January 31, 2018

As he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. – Acts 24:25

When I was saved in Nigeria as a high school student, one of the first people I went to share my testimony with was my favorite cousin. I have a lot of cousins, but she was...

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