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  • Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    Do Not Lose Heart

    Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Corinthians 4:1 Rest assured that when you do a work for the Lord adversity will come. It is easy to buckle under the pressures of life, and enemy schemes. You will want to quit many times, and may fall, but we are commanded not to lose heart. If you fall, get back up (Proverbs 24:16). What has God asked of you? Jesus had a task to do also – save the world! That is one big request! But nothing is too big for God to overcome. He overcame death! He took on every sin, emotion, sickness,…

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    The “F” Word

    The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked. Proverbs 24:16 I love the “F” word. I used to hate it because it sounded awful coming out of my mouth, but it really is a very effective one when used properly. The word I’m talking about is “Failure.” Failure is a part of life and it can be your greatest asset. How would you know true victory if you haven’t first learned the alternative? You must fall in order to learn how to get up. If a baby were to stop trying to walk after it fell a few times, it would never learn to walk. It’s like trial and error – finding the best way to accomplish what you set out to…

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    Keep your fork!

    This day came ye out in the month Abib. And it shall be when the Lord shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month. Exodus 13:4-5 Abib is a word that means – ear of grain. Abib is the first month of the Jewish calendar corresponding to our March/April. This time is significant as it was around this time the Israelite’s were led out of Egypt into a land flowing with milk and honey. Spring is significant…

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    Ready, Set, Go!

     “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.” Genesis 12:1-2 When Abram received the call from God, he was not given many specific details on how God’s promises would come to pass, just that they would. He told him to, “Go!” We all hate change, and have trouble leaving our comfort zones, but it is necessary. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a…

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    Hook, Line, and Sinker

    Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:15 The expression “Hook, Line, and Sinker” was birthed in 1865. Literally it means the fish took not only the bait, but swallowed the hook, line, and sinker whole. If someone played a trick on you and you fell for it immediately, they might say you fell for it hook, line and sinker! Fish are sometimes smart and will test things out before biting. Others just impulsively go for whatever is dangled in front of them. They face a moment of decision; one that is a matter of life or death.…

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    The rock and the hard place – the “but” in the valley.

    And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines. And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them. 1 Samuel 17:2-3 The saying, “I’m between a rock and a hard place,” is a place of two possibilities, neither of which seems acceptable. The place we are at seems like it is hard enough but getting to the place we want to be can seem harder. We know God is on both sides as He is everywhere, but when we…

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    This little light of mine

    In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 I didn’t grow up in a christian home. I celebrated Halloween like all the other kids, and thought nothing of it. All I knew is that I got to dress up and collect a bunch of candy! Seems innocent enough. I remember going by certain houses and they had their lights completely turned off. No decoration or sign of life; nothing. Everyone said they were Christians and they don’t believe in celebrating Halloween. We simply didn’t go to those houses because we didn’t feel invited,…

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    Cause and Effect

    The dictionary explains cause and effect this way: Cause and effect is a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others. This is a combination of action and reaction. Every make a volcano for a science experiment and watch as the baking soda and vinegar explode, or stick something metal in the microwave by mistake? Well, I have and certainly never did it again. I am always so curious about finding out how and why things are the way they are, and how everything works. The moon is pretty cool, it gives us light and is responsible for causing the tides to become high. I…

  • Devotionals,  Poetry

    Deep calls to deep

    Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. Psalm 42:7-8 God showed me a river in a vision. It was calm and still; glassy in appearance, mirroring the sun and sky so beautifully. The Lord said, “go deeper.” As I meditated on the river, I realized that although the top of the water seemed still and calm, there was much activity going on underneath the surface. How then, does the…