• Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    The Gift

    “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7 I hear a lot during Christmas how people are dreading all the shopping they are going to have to do, and how broke they will be. Then you have people who starts months in advance, and careful plan and budget toward their gifts. I like to put a lot of thought into my gifts, and think about who I’m giving it to, and what message I want to convey. Sometimes I give in response to what the need…

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    Penitence, Pardon, Peace

    “Peace comes when there is no cloud between us and God.  Peace is the consequence of forgiveness, God’s removal of that which obscures His face and so breaks union with Him.  The happy sequence culminating in fellowship with God is penitence, pardon, and peace – the first we offer, the second we accept, and the third we inherit.” – Charles H. Brent “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” – Acts 3:19

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    No Two Alike

    The first snow is magical to me.  It invokes many different emotions for people.  Some become bitter; however, if you are like me, you become like a little kid in the playground ready to stick on your snow suit and dive right in!  We haven’t had a true snowfall as of yet, but I wait for it patiently.  There is a time and a season for everything on the earth.  (Ecclesiastes 3) It’s like a miracle, because it is a miracle!  Like a thousand perfect hexagonal prism like diamond pieces falling out of the sky, illuminating when the light hits them just the right way.  I could stand and watch…

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    Praying For Paris

    “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 I was horrified to hear on the news that Paris had been the victim of a terrorist attack. My first thought was, Isis. This world is so full of evil, and corruptness. Not to say that there isn’t any good in the world, but it’s so evident every time I turn on the news what we are dealing with.  A lot of people want to blame God, because He isn’t evidently stepping in. But what do you…

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    Burden bearer

    “And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.” – 2 Chronicles 2:18 Every person in the Body of Christ has a purpose. There are many callings, gifts, and talents to be used. There is the five fold ministry (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers) There are Leaders; Overseers; Bearers of Burdens. There are Seven Gifts of the Spirit to be operated. Some have the gift of hospitality, friendship, the call to be a mother or father, or spiritual mother. In God’s classified…

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    Lest We Forget

    “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13 The song, “O Canada,” says, “God keep our land, glorious and free.  Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee.” In the bible God commands us to be on guard.  To stand firm in our faith; be courageous, and strong. That’s exactly what the men and women who are represented on November 11th did, when they fought for Canada.  Remembrance Day stands for all of these things. If it weren’t for these men and women, we may not be able to stand with liberty for…

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    The Road To Damascus

    “But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ.” – Acts 9:22 What do you want to be when you grow up?  We come across many points in life where we ask the questions.  Who am I? What do I want to be? Where I want to go?   There is nothing wrong with having dreams and setting goals for yourself; however, the problem comes when it becomes all about, “I.” We are all put on this earth with gifts and a purpose in using them.  Not just for ourselves but for others, and to glorify our…

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    Faith In Action

    “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1 Trust is an act of faith.   Faith is not evident in your life if you do not activate it.   “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” – James 2:17 It takes faith to trust in God. You can’t see Him, but you know in your heart He is there, and that He loves you beyond measure.  Jesus died on the cross and left his Holy Spirit as our comforter; to encourage us in our faith, as signs and wonders follow them that believe. (Mark 16:17) The Lord…