Daily Devotional

Clean Out the Closet

June 24, 2021

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. – Joel 2:13

This one does not fit right; this one is worn out; maybe someone else would like this item; this “bargain” was not such a bargain after all! These were just some of the...

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A Friendship Worth Fighting For

June 23, 2021

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24

Have you ever wondered how long a particular friendship would last? I remember a time when it seemed a dear friend and I were drifting apart. Living in different cities and both facing busy college schedules, it seemed the e-mails and phone calls were getting fewer ...

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No Ditto Marks

June 22, 2021

And he that offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah. – Numbers 7:12

Had you ever heard of Nahshon prior to reading today’s focus verse? Probably not. I looked him up in my Bible’s concordance and found his name mentioned several times, but this is the only verse that really says he did anything. The only other references to him...

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Lead On, O King Eternal

June 21, 2021

For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death. – Psalm 48:14

As a relatively new driver, I needed directions when asked to drive to an unfamiliar part of town for my job. When I asked my mom, she gave me precise directions right down to the correct freeways to take and the right bridge to cross. Just to see if...

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A Daddy’s Heart

June 20, 2021

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 7:11

The Lord has blessed my husband and me with two beautiful girls. And like most little girls, it did not take them long to figure out which one of us was...

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My Dad

June 19, 2021

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me? – Jeremiah 32:27

When I was a child, I thought my dad was perfect. He stood 5 feet 10 inches, and weighed 155 pounds, but to me, he was humongous. And he was strong! In my eyes, there was nothing my dad could not do—he could beat your dad, for sure!...

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Answering the Lord

June 18, 2021

And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time . . . So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. – Jonah 3:1,3

 A while back, my computer was on the fritz. Whenever I would open up a certain program, the next time I would click on an icon a strange info box would pop up. It said something to this effect:...

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How Real It Is!

June 17, 2021

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. – 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18

 A year or two ago, I had a dream that has come to my mind many times since. I dreamed I heard the Trumpet sound, and suddenly I was entering...

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The Family

June 16, 2021

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. – James 5:16

Recently, a family member of mine faced a very serious health problem. She was expecting a baby and because of conditions that were not normal, it had to be a Cesarean birth. After the birth, they found...

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A Good Name

June 15, 2021

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. – Proverbs 22:1

At the close of the Civil War, a representative of a large insurance company offered Robert E. Lee the presidency of the firm at a salary of $50,000 a year. Lee replied that while he wished to earn his living, he doubted whether his services would be worth so large a sum....

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