devotionals (189)

Daily Devotional: Before and After

by PamFord Davis  

 

Before and after pictures are frequently used in weight loss advertisements. Our eyes are quickly drawn to the images when we see a drastic change and improvement.

There were no cameras at Legion’s transformation; yet, there were eye witnesses.

Legion before …

“Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.  And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, n

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by Lorraine Taylor  

 

In the strange events of life, it is impossible to visualize or picture what the next 'thing' or even what the next moment will bring.

There is no pandemic, no doubting, no behavior, no questioning, no mistake, no regret, and nothing that will ever keep us from the love of God. The harsh adversities we experienced in the past, now or in the future, will never remove God's love.  

As unexpected circumstances crash into our now, and we find ourselves in dark places, feeling

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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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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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Daily Devotional: Wonderful Father

by PamFord Davis  

 

 

Ladies, does this situation sound familiar?

You’ve been invited to attend a party or preparing to celebrate a special occasion. After looking through your full clothes closet, you talk to yourself.

‘I don’t have a thing to wear.’

Wild flowers…

Wonderful Father!

“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one o

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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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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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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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Through signs we can determine many things. For example, if the clouds are gathering and become darkened, we know that rain might fall. Signs are indications that things will happen. In today’s devotional, we will talk on the topic “Signs your breakthrough is near”.


Everyone wants breakthroughs. Humans are wired to always want more than we have. And this isn’t a bad thing because Jesus Christ has made provision for us. It is the will of God for us to be blessed. If you look through the Bible,

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