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November 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Goode Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 1 Chronicles 29:14

"For all things comes from You, and of Your own we have given You."

James 1:17 tells us that every good and perfect gift comes from the Father. It isn’t earned, but it’s something He decides to give. That’s why Deuteronomy 8:18 warns us to remember the Lord, "for it is He who gives you power to get wealth." A businessman may think he is a self-made man, but the very power to succeed came from God. As Paul said in 1 Timothy 6:7 and 17, "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.… [It is] God who gives us richly all things to enjoy."

After one of the greatest offerings in history, King David had to actually tell the people to stop giving because they had given so much. After he had received the offering, David prayed these words, recorded in 1 Chronicles 29:14: "For all things come from You, and of Your own we have given You." I love those words, for they remind me that anything I give to God is merely a giving back of His own abundant blessing. I’m simply giving back to God what He already owns.

November 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning,

All I can say is Pray, Pray, Pray and then vote.

Bro. Paul

November 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Philippians 2:4

"Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others."

Theodore Roosevelt’s child once jabbed, "Father always had to be the center of attention. When he went to a wedding, he wanted to be the bride. When he went to a funeral, he was sorry that he couldn’t be the corpse."

Although we may find humor in this illustration, it reflects a harmful "me-first" philosophy. This philosophy can best be defined by the motto, "Look out for number one." Self is enthroned as king; people, circumstances, and life are subjects that must bow down. After all, every individual deserves to be happy. Embracing this philosophy, self becomes the epicenter of the world. But according to God’s Word, self is not to be the focal point of our lives. God’s plan is for us to focus our thoughts, time, and energy on loving Him and others (Matthew 22:36–39).

If you were to write your life motto, what would it say? Look out for number one? Or look out for the needs of others? Ask God to help you live a selfless life.

Bro. Paul

November 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 1 Corinthians 12:24

"There should be no schism in the body, but … the members should have the same care for one another."

Courtesy is one of those things that is so simple we forget about it. Most of us want to get involved in the large, huge, loving things. But you see, courtesy isn’t the great big love involvement. Courtesy is love in the little things. Courtesy is the simplicity of love.

You can take the most untutored person and put him into the highest society, and if he has a reservoir of courteous love, he will not behave unwisely. A person who is committed to God’s kind of love, as simple as he may be, will know what to do and will be accepted. Carlisle said of Robert Burns that there was no truer gentleman than the plowman poet. "He loved everything, and all things great and small that God had made. So with this simple passport he could mingle with any society and enter courts and palaces from his little cottage, and be accepted."

I’ve known people like that. Maybe they don’t have the right clothes or don’t know just the right words to say, but because of their simplicity and their easiness with people and their courtesy in conversation, they seem to be accepted in any strata of society. That is the simplicity of love.

Bro. Paul

November 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning,

Here is another scripture collage

"Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Lord, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so my eyes look to You, my God, until You have mercy on me.

You commanded a continual burnt offering throughout the generations at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, where You would meet Your people to speak with them. In every place where You record Your name You will come to Your people, and You will bless us.

Where two or three gather together in Jesus’ name, He is there in our midst.

The hour is coming, and now is when the true worshipers will worship You, Father God, in spirit and truth; for You are seeking such to worship You. Lord, You are Spirit, and when I worship You I must worship in spirit and truth.

I will pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. I will pray without ceasing.

Keep me listening for Your voice, Lord, as I pray, worship, and enjoy Your presence with me."

Proverbs 8:34; Psalm 123:2; Exodus 29:42; Exodus 20:24; Matthew 18:20; John 4:23–24; Ephesians 6:18;

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Bro. Paul

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