Daily Devotional
Our daily devotionals are written with the needs of the believer in mind. Allow our devotionals to lift your spirit and provide nourishment to your soul while reinforcing your relationship with God.
 
 

March 28 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  LIVING LIFE FULL

March 28 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  LIVING LIFE FULL

Psalm 51:15 “O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.”
 
In the preceding versus, David expresses his unworthiness of God’s goodness.  David also recognized there was nothing he could ever do to earn God’s goodness.  Even now, you may feel like David because of your past, present, and future. Everyday, God makes choice of you and because He makes choice of you, you can live your life to the fullest knowing He fills in all the empty spaces.  With the life you now live, you can honor His choice of you by showing forth His praises everyday and in every way.

Sharon Hardie



March 27 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  IT’S MORE THAN WORDS

March 27 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  IT’S MORE THAN WORDS

1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”
 
Obedience to God is the key to shew forth praises to Him.  You cannot please God when you walk in disobedience. God requires that our outward expressions of praise be extensions of obedient hearts toward Him.  Today, as we lift our hands and open our mouths in praise and thanksgiving, let the lives we live before God speak louder than the words we offer Him.

Pastor Michael Bender

 


March 26 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  THE SECRETS TO A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

March 26 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  THE SECRETS TO A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

I Peter 3:16 “Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.”
 
I always remember, as a small boy growing up in the country, my mother saying, “Do it with kindness” when responding to criticism.  She would always remind me and my siblings daily that it’s not what you say but how you say it.  Say it where there is no remorse; say it where you will show love; say it where God gets the victory.  So, be mindful of the words you speak and keep peace in the middle of confusion.  The way to a good night’s sleep is to keep a good conscience and a spiritual conversation.
 
Curtis J. Forte


March 25 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  NOT FULFILLING THE DESIRES OF THE FLESH

March 25 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  NOT FULFILLING THE DESIRES OF THE FLESH

Romans 13:14 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”
 
Though we may experience times of weakness, Jesus was sent to show us that it is possible to live a saved, clean life.  We have to fight everyday to not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  With the help of Jesus, we can make it by staying in the Word of God along with fasting, prayer, and the guidance of the Holy Ghost.  Saints, don’t stop fighting and don’t give up because our reward is closer than you think.
 
Mario Gibbs, Sr.


March 24 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

March 24 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

I John 2:15 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
 
The Greek meaning of “shew forth praises” is to send a message of God’s excellences.  We as believers are witnesses to the world, an image of Christ to share His message of salvation.  I John 2:15 tells us to not love the things of the world; not referring to the people, but the sinful ways of the world.  In order to shew forth His praises, we must turn away from the dark worldly ways and be the light that shines bright in us which is Jesus Christ.  So saints, let’s be God’s mouthpiece and boldly proclaim to the world that Jesus Christ is Lord and He is here to save.
 
Charlette Barnes


March 23 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  STANDING ON HIS PROMISES

March 23 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  STANDING ON HIS PROMISES

I Peter 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:  and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”
 
We must be confident in God and boldly profess our trust in the Lord.  We must know without a shadow of a doubt that our Father is able to do all that He promised He would do.  It is our job as Christians to witness to our brothers, sisters, and the world about the goodness and salvation of the Lord.
 
Leonard Ruffin


March 22 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  SHOW OFF

March 22 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  SHOW OFF

Romans 12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

We were created to praise God and shew forth His praises by living a life that is totally committed, completely, totally, and pleasing unto God.  No, life is not easy but because of the favor of God, we can accomplish great things which will bring glory unto Him.  To shew means to present what is good and pleasing unto the Lord.  Reasonable means fair, sensible, sound judgment.  When we give ourselves unto the Lord, it’s just sound, sensible, and definitely sound judgment.

Ardis Samuels



March 21 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  WE OWE GOD A PRAISE

March 21 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  WE OWE GOD A PRAISE

Psalm 150:6 “Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”
 
As Psalm 150:6 shows us that the only requirement needed to praise is to have breath which God has given us.  Even in the midst of the pandemic and a chaotic world, there is still something for which to praise God.  When we praise God, we are not only thanking Him for what He has done, but magnifying Him simply for who He is.  Praising God brings us into His presence, allowing us to draw near to God, and it has the power to change a situation or circumstance.  The more you praise God (whether in a song, giving, dance, prayer, worship, testimony, etc) the better you will feel.

Ciera Forte-Smith



March 20 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: PRAISING HIM WITH MY MOUTH

March 20 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  PRAISING HIM WITH MY MOUTH

Psalm 109:30 “I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.”
 
Every part of our bodies was created to offer up praises to our Saviour.  We can praise God using our hands, feet, or even our mouth.  The Bible declares that God inhabits the praises of His people.  Therefore, we should declare the goodness of God among the multitude.  Dwell in His presence continually. 
 
MJ Gibbs aka Mario Gibbs Jr.


March 19 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  WE OWE GOD A PRAISE

March 19 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: WE OWE GOD A PRAISE
 
Hebrews 13:15 “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”
 
Praise is an essential part of worshiping God.  Regardless what we may face in this life, we owe God a praise.  Psalm 103: 1 says, “Praise the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless his holy name.”
 
Twanna Smith