daily devotional (531)

by Dudley Anderson  

 

1 Peter 1:25
“But the word of the Lord endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

This motivational thought is based on God’s words to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the return of the Jews to Jerusalem after 70 years of Babylonian captivity. Jeremiah said, “This is what the Lord says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Within its his

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 by PamFord Davis  

 

What’s your idea of the good life?

Maybe you have a page long bucket list; there are things you’d like to do and places you want to do.

Many think of the good life as living in luxury and rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.

They'd have household servants at their beckoned call.

We don’t have to be wealthy to experience the good life.

The good life is a blessed life.

“Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

Elijah prayed, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word (1 Kings 18:36b ESV).”

Elijah’s faith and obedience inspires me.

At times I’m afraid or discouraged. 

God’s remedy might be rest and nourishment.

“Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, sa

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 by Bobby Bruno  

When I was a child, I didn't want to go to school. In fact I hated it, and I barely made it through by the skin of my teeth. I even tried a semester of college because I believed that it was expected of me, but I didn't return because I was bored with what I was learning. Now I go to school because I want to, because I have found something that I am passionate about learning. I liked when the video said that we as adults are" active, interactive, and proactive" in how we apply

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by Angela Willingham  

 

When Starting a New Challenge it is important that you have a strategy and motivation.

A rock climber cannot just start climbing the side of a mountain without first examining the terrain. They must find the best route to the top, which way will be the safest? As we start a new challenge we must determine what our Goals are and what will keep us going when we get tired? A rock climber cannot decide what to do after they get tired. You cannot decide what to do after you ge

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by PamFord Davis  

 (Something triggers a memory) and I’m taken back through time to the basement of our Mycenae home. We called it the cellar and it was the original Man cave.

I’m a young girl alone in a far corner of our damp and musty cellar. Cinder blocks go from floor to ceiling to make cellar walls. I’ve learned the hard way that getting too close to the jagged blocks can cut my fingers.

Standing on the concrete floor, I look up at my father’s workbench. It intrigues me. I wonder what all th

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by Stephen A. Peterson

Private Bert DeBrute, a member of Lance Corporal Carlos Ruiz’s Marine squad, was shot in the back during the Marine’s push to take the city of Fallujah, Iraq from foreign fighters. Before his evaluation, Private DeBrute requested Lance Corporal Ruiz pray for him. Almost as soon as Private DeBrute had been removed for medical treatment, the word had come back that he had injuries that left him paralyzed. Lance Corporal Ruiz recalled he had promised his subordinate that he wo

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Earma Brown


The Lord gives the word (of power); the women who bear and publish (the news) are a great host. Psalm 68:11, TAB


In a study conducted with ten thousand people they were asked, "Who has had the most positive influence on your religious faith?" "My mother," was the most frequent answer from every age group. "My wife," was the second most frequent response from men. This poll confirms woman's gift of influence.


The gift commonly taken for granted is the woman's ability to influence.

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Nothing is impossible in the eyes of your heavenly father, he alone created the world. He alone brought all life into existence. If he can do this, he can turn your situation around, because nothing is too difficult for him. Do not let your earthly pain and advice from others stop you from running to God in your hard and difficult moments, because what God cannot do doesn't exist. Ignore that doctor telling you that your sickness has no cure; that boss that tells you that you're not qualified fo

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God will never take something away from you without the intention of replacing it with something much better. Trust that God will put the right people in your life at the right time and for the right seasons. God's plan is always the best. Sometimes the process is painful and hard, but don't forget that when God is silent, he's doing something for you.

Romans, chapter 8:28, says,

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to

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The Bible admonishes us as Believers to trust in the Lord. Do you know why? Because even God knows that it is hard to trust without knowledge, information or physical evidence. However, true faith is tested when you do not understand the full scope of things, but choose to believe that someone has your best interest at heart. Trust is a choice. One that is made actively and not passively. The same way a man would accept to be joined to a woman forever, knowing full well that this woman can chang

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Trust is a necessity in both human and spiritual relationships. We lean towards people who have our best interests at heart. Trust is simply the ability to rely on something or someone. God is our maker and our heavenly father in the same way that a child would put all their trust in their parents to guide them. That's why we, as Christians, should put our trust in God to guide us. There can be no relationship without trust. Trust Works hand and hand with faith, because we can't have faith in so

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Here's today's devotion, today's scripture 1 Peter 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejo

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Sin has caused an eternal war between man and his maker, Yahweh. Sin is the complete opposite of everything our God stands for. The first man and woman created by God, sinned against him in the Garden of Eden by eating the tree of knowledge, which God had instructed them against sin, is complete disobedience to laws and rules. It can be caused by several reasons, traced to selfishness, lust greed, anger, pride and laziness. A sin is an immoral act, considered a transgression of Divine Law.

Every

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Life is full of the unknown. We cannot know what will happen tomorrow or next week. One of the biggest shockers that most people got in this generation is probably the coronavirus and the lockdown that had to happen. No one saw it coming. This is how unpredictable life can be. Only God is referred to as the Alpha and the Omega. This means that only he knows what will happen at the beginning and the end life will always be filled with unpredictable events. No one expected the war in Ukraine and R

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If we're being honest, we would realize that many things are fighting for our attention. In life, we have relationships to manage Financial burdens, to settle businesses, to work on career goals, to meet and other things that draw our attention. Unfortunately, many of us put God in the last place on our list of preferences. We don't spend enough time with God.  We try to use God to satisfy our other needs, but this isn't meant to be, while those other needs are valid and need our attention, God

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Today's topic is relatable and applies to so many youths at this age. Let me share the story of one of my closest female friends. For this illustration, I'll call her CL. So CL is a vibrant young lady who passionately loves God. She sought to please him and live in his love for her. She had a male best friend, who also loved God extremely. CL, and her best friend would challenge themselves, go on evangelism, win souls and get them saved and disciplined. They did so many great things togeth

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God is always working behind the scenes. God can be described as a movie director. You can never see in a real movie, but his presence is always felt. It is the movie director that brings a movie to life. Imagine watching a movie where you see the director keep shouting cut, repeat action. You will immediately get tired of the film. This is why they work behind the scenes, and this is how God works. Unlike a movie director, God doesn't come before us and Lord his desires over us. He can suggest

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An interesting quote by Avijeet says,

Never stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done, winners are not those who always win, they are the ones who always fight.

You must realize that the devil is not fighting you because you are weak. He is fighting you because you are strong. The devil is clever and knows better than to waste his efforts on nothing. So when the devil throws darts at you, it is because you have something on your inside that he needs. You have something on your inside that

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We may need moments to feel happy, but to always experience the joy of the Lord, we need faith in all of God's promises:. When you look through the scriptures, we are often told to rejoice, always be full of joy in the Lord, or be of good cheer. You will notice that these statements do not come as a recommendation, but rather as an instruction. This shows us that joy is something we must practice as believers.

 

Therefore, whatever the surrounding circumstances or situations, your disposition sh

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