daily devotional (380)

by PamFord Davis  


Do you toss and turn all night?

Maybe you’re blessed with a good night’s sleep.

Do others tip-toe through the house to avoid awakening you?

Mothers of newborn babies look forward to the day when their children will sleep through the night and during naps. That will allow mom to catch up on her own sleep and housework during nap time.

Aren’t you glad that God never sleeps? His prayer room is always open.

In faith, we can rest easy. He’s awake and watching over us.

We ca

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by PamFord Davis  



A life transformed…

Saul’s life was completely changed by the Lord, Jesus Christ.

He would never be the same.

“Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’

And he said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’

Then the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’

So he, trembling and astonished, said, ‘Lord, what do You want me to do?’

Then the Lord said to him, ‘Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must

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by Lorraine Taylor  



"We know that all things work together for good, for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose?" Romans 8:28 NRSV

Believers, you, I, and we are personally and intricately loved by God whose holiness grasps hold of each human being. It is the pursuit of divine love who is orchestrating all events, all circumstances, and all challenges, inviting each one nearer to his passion.

The ‘things’ that occur can be ones allowed, consequences from poor choices, an

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by Dale Buchanan  


II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people which are called by my name, shall HUMBLE THEMSELVES, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

 Humility is not a common character trait today.  In fact, the very opposite seems to be encouraged.  We are urged to build our self-esteem and help others build self-esteem.  All people have worth or self-esteem simply because God loves us a

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by Jessica Gerald  


One day, as I was thinking of some different areas that frustrated me about my life, I came to a startling conclusion. Many of my so-called problems were simply a lack of self-discipline. I made a little list of improvements to incorporate. Maybe something here will help you, too. These may seem
oversimplified, but sometimes I need to get back to simplicity!

1. Regular Bedtime and Wake-up time.

When I work during the week, I am forced to comply with this. But as a te

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by Sonja Mattison  



Life is full of opportunity, and in between its chance to move forward lies many difficulties. For instance, if we desire to move forward, life often presents us with challenges of progressing with situations that can be challenging. For example, if we want to live or vacation on a beautiful island or in a vibrant, exciting city but are unemployed or have substantial debt going to those places may seem impossible.

In the instance that our finances prevent us from reaching

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No matter what happens, giving up should be the last thing on your mind. Life can throw all it can on you but you must choose not to give up! You should choose to hope. Hope for the best. What are you passing through now? Are you downcast? Are you helpless? Are you afraid and you think that God has forgotten you? Do not be dismayed because the Lord will never leave you nor forsake you. He says that no matter what happens in life, he will be right there by your side, just like a Father. He will k

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by PamFord Davis  

Is it turkey dressing or stuffing?

Who’s to say? There is a difference. Not all cooks stuff the bird.

Thanksgiving dressing (or stuffing) serve as spiritual reminders.

Luxurious dressing is provided by the Father.

“I will rejoice greatly in the Lord,
My soul will be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,
He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,
As a groom puts on a turban,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels (Isaiah 61:10 NASB

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Not everyone will be happy with your blessings and promotion. Learn to keep your mouth shut.
The adverse danger of talking too much is that you do not know who is happy or unhappy with the news you are sharing. A bitter truth is, not everyone is happy with your blessing, not everyone is happy with your progress. While some people are just jealous, envious and toxic wanting no good for their neighbors, some other persons just have not mastered how to deal with other people’s success without the

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Daily Devotional: Purposeful Prayer

By PamFord Davis

Before calling men to follow in His steps, Jesus prayed with passion. It started by calling out to God with purposeful prayer.

Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles: Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; Ja

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Daily Devotional: A Public Example

by PamFord Davis  



No one likes to be made a public example for bad behavior.

My husband Norm has often shared a story from his school years. Students were talking amongst themselves in the school auditorium. They were chatting when they should have been listening to a presentation by the school principal. Annoyed, the principal looked out among the crowd; he pointed to my husband and told him to come up to the platform.

Norm just happened to be wearing a bright red shirt that day. He stoo

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Daily Devotional: Reminiscing

By PamFord Davis  



More and more the celebrations of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day blend together.

Why not add Veteran’s Day to the mix?

We recently returned from Branson, Missouri. There, city leaders, residents and tourists show their appreciation to members of the armed services, veterans and their families. Patriots are asked to stand in concerts and shows as audiences give them a round of applause.

This year’s Brett Family Christmas Show includes a Patriotic tribute title

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We live in a society where worth and value is measured by our possessions, position, and power. So many women struggle against the strain of trying to keep up and compare themselves to other women who seem to have it all. As women, we feel we are not worthy and valuable when what we do would be looked-down by most of society, hence the all too familiar game of comparison and feelings of being unworthy crouch upon us.
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Jesus’ ministry comprised of many things. There was salvation, transformation, deliverance, healing and many more. One of the key ministry of Jesus was the miraculous. The miraculous are things that do not make sense to the normal man but it works. Through the scriptures, we see God do many strange things. This mystery of the miraculous is an advantage for the people in the kingdom of God. It is to show that God is indeed the creator of the world and He sustains the ability to do all He wants to

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by Dudley Anderson  

2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Now I know the Holy Spirit had not yet been universally poured out when the woman with the issue of blood touched the edge of Jesus’ tunic but I like to think she knew the healing power Jesus commanded came from the Almighty. Jesus had a reputation as a healer and preached the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit, who is God, had come upon him at his b

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Daily Devotional: Will We Surrender?

by PamFord Davis  




What would Jesus do?

WWJD was more than an abbreviation or fad; it was a serious question to ask ourselves.

What would He do, (if in the same situations and circumstances we experience)?

‘In His Steps-WWJD’ was a book written by Charles Monroe Sheldon and first published in 1896.

Today, we continue to ponder the question… What ‘would’ Jesus do?

He would submit to His heavenly Father.


What would Father do?

“My Father is working until n

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Daily Devotional: Endearing Name

by PamFord Davis  



“And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba, Father (Galatians 4:6 HCSB)!”

Da-da and Daddy are often a child’s first words.

It seals the relationship between father and child.

The bond is unbreakable between God the Father and God the Son.

Jesus was an obedient Son; He pleased the Father.

“After Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water. The heavens suddenly opened for Him,and He saw the Spirit of God de

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