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June 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

One more scripture collage for the week:

"The Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.

Father, I am blessed for I fear You, and walk in Your ways. When I eat the labor of my hands, I shall be happy, and it shall be well with me. I trust in You, Lord, and do good; I dwell in the land, and I feed on Your faithfulness. I delight myself also in You, Lord, and You shall give me the desires of my heart. I will not be afraid, nor dismayed, for You, the Lord my God, are with me wherever I go.

I seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, and all these things shall be added to me.

As long as I seek You, Lord, You make me prosper. I stay aware not to forget You, Lord God, by not keeping Your commandments, Your judgments, and Your statutes which You command me today. May I never say in my heart, "My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth."

Are not You, the Lord my God, with me? And have You not given me rest on every side?

Great is Your faithfulness—and countless are Your blessings in my life! I praise You, Lord!"

Genesis 39:3; Psalm 128:1–2; Psalm 37:3–4; Joshua 1:9; Matthew 6:33; 2 Chronicles 26:5; Deuteronomy 8:11, 17; 1 Chronicles 22:18

Bro. Paul

June 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is another scripture collage:

"Men always ought to pray and not lose heart.

Lord God, if I have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, "Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him"; and he will answer from within and say, "Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you." Jesus taught that, though he will not rise and give to me because I am his friend, yet because of my persistence he will rise and give me as many as I need. So I will pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

As Jacob, I say, "I will not let You go unless You bless me!" Answer me the same way: "You have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed." I will continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.…

Vigilant like Jesus who went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to You, Lord God.

Thank You, Lord, for calling me and enabling me to persist in prayer to You."

Luke 18:1; Luke 11:5–8; Ephesians 6:18; Genesis 32:26, 28; Colossians 4:2; Luke 6:12

Bro. Paul

June 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

We have not had a scripture collage in a while, so here is one for today:

"He will quiet you with His love.

Lord God, as with Israel, You did not set Your love on me nor choose me because I was more in number than any other people, for I was among the least of all peoples; but because You love me. I love You because You first loved me. You have reconciled me in the body of Jesus’ flesh through death, to present me holy, and blameless, and above reproach in Your sight.

In this is love, not that I loved You, but that You loved me and sent Your Son to be the propitiation for my sins. You demonstrate Your own love toward me, in that while I was still a sinner, Your Son died for me.

Suddenly, at Jesus’ baptism, Your voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." You love Him, because He lay down His life that He may take it again. Your Son, being the brightness of Your glory and the express image of Your person, and upholding all things by the word of Your power, when He had by Himself purged my sins, sat down at the right hand of Your Majesty on high.

Great is Your love, Lord God! All praise to You!"

Zephaniah 3:17; Deuteronomy 7:7–8; 1 John 4:19; Colossians 1:22; 1 John 4:10; Romans 5:8; Matthew 3:17; John 10:17; Hebrews 1:2–3

Bro. Paul

June 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional


Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Romans 8:28

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

When President Roosevelt was in office a madman once took a shot at him, wounding the president in the arm. A steel glasses case, which the president kept in his breast pocket, deflected the bullet and saved his life. The funny thing is, President Roosevelt hated that glasses case. It was heavy and burdensome, and he had often complained about it. But in the process of God’s providence, the thing he hated saved his life.

Joseph’s is a similar story. Though at times Joseph may have hated his situation and wondered about God’s purposes, eventually his life was an example of the rule of God’s providence. God took the darkest events and used them as stepping stones to move Joseph into position. Even when Joseph couldn’t understand what God was doing, the Lord was still at work. God had been arranging the situation, even when it seemed like He was far away. In the end, Joseph realized God had worked all things out for good.

Joseph had it all in perspective. He saw that God was using even the evil things of this world to illustrate His providential work in the lives of men.

Bro. Paul

June 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at John 7:38–39 this morning:

"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." But this He spoke concerning the Spirit."

The greatest danger to any ancient city during a time of siege was not the enemy without; it was the lack of resources within. More often than not, when an army like the Assyrians attacked a walled city like Jerusalem, they would simply surround the city and wait for it to run out of food and water. Then, when the people were weak and desperate, the city could be taken almost without a fight. But Hezekiah made sure that would not happen to Jerusalem. He rerouted a spring of water outside the city walls so it flowed inside the walls of the city.

Interestingly, Jesus referred often to the Holy Spirit as the living water given by God to the believer which constitutes a secret, powerful resource in times of trouble. When you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you, you possess a resource that can give you abundant life through the longest siege of the enemy. The enemy can camp at your doorstep for an indefinite period of time and it won’t matter to you. The Holy Spirit is your indwelling source of life.

Bro.  Paul

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