daily devotionals (28)

by Irma Green  

 

Women of God, you have been given divine destiny. You are a powerful woman of God. You are called appointed and anointed. There is a power in you that will propel you into your destiny. I want you to know that God has called you to be a woman of influence.

You have the power to see your purpose, recognize your anointing, and look forward to your destiny. The big things you've only dreamed of before are now in your reach. The things you've only imaged are about to be manifested

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

I’m serious when it comes to food temperature; I like my hot foods HOT. There’s something else I like; that’s soup. It just might be at the top of my comfort foods list. Today, I got what I like.

An area church held an association missions meeting. I was pleased to find a variety of crock pot soups at the luncheon and chose hearty vegetable. It was piping hot. In my haste to eat and rush home, I ate too fast.

As much as I enjoyed the soup, I didn’t like burning my tongue

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by Lorraine Taylor  

 

 

"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

 The words 'be still' were written in the context of a time of war; therefore, we should consider the verse with that context in mind. The English interpretation of to 'be still' is to "cease striving, or stop struggling."

To stop struggling is to learn to let go of that which we as a human cannot ‘fix’, resolve or remedy; confessing our helplessness. We then place our belief in God, who is faithful to fulfill all his promise

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“Amplified Bible John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation, distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]”


So many places in the Bible speak of peace, this means that if peace is important to us, it is of even more importance to God. But, this perfect peace the Bible speaks of seems only to be

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Daily Devotional: White Gold

by PamFord Davis  

 It’s not Jed Clampett’s Texas tea (oil). It was once called white gold. King Cotton was one of the leading exports in early 1800’s America. Rural Northeast Louisiana has produced high amounts of cotton; now most farmers plant corn and soybeans. Yet, I do see some beautiful cotton fields. My husband and passed a bumper crop yesterday.

Hats off to farmers who plant the seeds!

 “Listen then to the parable of the sower.  When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does no

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Daily Devotional: Thirsty?

 by PamFord Davis  
 

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6 NKJV).”

It’s not by chance or so called coincidence.

God is persistent; He uses repetition to get His point across. A common spiritual theme will pop up repeatedly.

I pay attention.

In this instance, the theme is thirst. The LORD creates a thirst for intimacy with Him; He alone satisfies and quenches that thirst.

“As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul fo

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by Tesse Wilson  

 

What's hurting you?
What's eating you up on the inside?
What is it that is sabotaging your progress?
What is it that stands in the way of your success?

It's something inside of you
Self- destructive thoughts
Wrong ways of thinking
The limits you place upon yourself
The negatives words you dwell on
Rewinding painful memories in your mind
Fearful thoughts about the future
Living in the prison of the past
Worried, confused
Living with a wounded heart
But masking

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Daily Devotional: Two Disciples

by PamFord Davis  

 

 

Two disciples…

One betrayed the Lord.

“And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.

Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, ‘Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him.’  Immediately he went up to Jesus and said, ‘Greetings, Rabbi!’ and kissed Him (Matthew 26:47-49 NKJV.”

Guilt overwhelmed Judas.

“Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had

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Waiting is not one of the things humans are used to. No one likes to wait; especially when the results of other people can be seen. Another reason why waiting seems so difficult is because most people do not know what to do during this period. They then begin to feel their life is on hold. In today’s devotional, we will talk on the topic “The other side of waiting; testimony of God’s faithfulness in hard times”


• It’s hard to keep waiting when it seems everyone else is ahead of you. What we fa

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

It’s all about Him…

“He must increase, but I must decrease (John 3:30 NASB).”

To God Be the Glory {1875/ Lyrics: Fanny Crosby/ Music: William Howard Doane/ Public Domain}                                                                                            
1 To God be the glory, great things he hath done:
so loved he the world that he gave us his son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.

Refrain:
Praise

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As compassionate and as loving as God is, he isn't bound to react to your struggles or your cries. He only reacts to your prayers. Many people feel God is all powerful and can cause anything to happen anytime. Whilst this may be true, it's also not true. God gave man power to have dominion on earth, God isn't sharing that power with him. He gave earth to man. So the only way to involve God in the activities of the earth is through prayer. God is limited to your prayers. So where you struggle,

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Psalm 27:14- Wait in the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

The topic of today, “Why is God asking me to wait?” Waiting is actually one of the things people struggle with the most. Keeping a person waiting usually ends up in making the person annoyed, so when we realize God is telling us to wait, a lot of questions go through our through our hearts and one foremost question, “Why should I wait?”
Sometimes these questions drive us away from G

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by Shandha Woodard  

 

 

Amaziah: But I have already paid 7,500 pounds of silver to the Northern Kingdom's troops. What should be done?  Follower of God: Don't worry about the money. It is nothing compared to what the Eternal has to give you- 2 Chronicles 25:9 The Voice.

If you're anything like me, you don't have money or time for that matter to waste. So, I can relate to Amaziah saying, hey, what about the money that I've already spent, especially since 7,500 pounds of silver equates to $2,507,

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by Ken Barnes  
9/23/2021 / Christian Living

 

 

Unfailing love and truth have met together.
Righteousness and peace have kissed!  
(Psalms 85:10 NLT)

Jesus always moved in lovingkindness and truth.  When you elevate either love or truth above the other, you always distort the character of God.

In July of 1967, the Beatles released the song “All You Need is Love.”

It had a very catchy title and became the rallying cry for the counterculture movement of the 1960s.  Unfortunately, especially for

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“One expression in Titus 2 deserves special notice. It is the word homemakers. The Greek word is oikourgous, which literally means “workers at home.” Oikos is the Greek word for “home,” and ergon means “work, employment.” It suggests that a married woman’s first duty is to her own family, in her own household. Managing her own home should be her primary employment, her first task, her most important job, and her true career.”

– JOHN MACARTHUR

Proverbs 12:4: “A virtuous woman is a crown to h

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Often times, I have heard this question asked: can your worrying change anything? Can it make the sun go down, or the moon come up at night? The answer is, and will always be, No. We cannot change anything when we worry, but still we worry.. we worry for the future, we worry for our partners, we worry for our kids, we worry for our finances. But never has anything good come from worrying. “NLV Philippians 4:6-7 Do not worry. Learn to pray about everything. Give thanks to God as you ask Him for w

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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."

You are a candidate for revival IF:

You are born-again – You need to possess spiritual life before there is anything to revive.  The Bible says that unsaved persons are DEAD in trespasses and sins (Eph. 2:1).  New life is available by grace, not

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“There is no jewel in the world so valuable as a chaste and virtuous woman.”

– MIGUEL DE CERVANTES

Proverbs 12:4: “A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.”

Matthew Poole’s Commentary on Proverbs 12:4:

A crown; a singular ornament and matter of his glorying and joy.

That maketh ashamed; that by her folly or wickedness bringeth shame to herself and to her husband. As rottenness in his bones; loathsome, and vexatious, and pernicio

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