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.
 
 

July 3 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR: WHAT GOD HAS FOR US IS OURS, BUT WE MUST POSSESS IT

July 3 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR: WHAT GOD HAS FOR US IS OURS, BUT WE MUST POSSESS IT   

 

Deuteronomy 1:21 “Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee:  go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.”

What is God requiring of you in order to take possession of His promises? Are you listening, seeking, and obeying the Spirit of God? When the time came for Israel to possess the Promised Land, the vast majority of them succumbed to discouragement and fear.  But as Joshua and Caleb believed and obeyed God despite what they saw, let us have this same mind to lean and depend on God and grasp by faith the things He has promised.  Possess it!

Bernard Saddler, Jr.



July 2 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR: GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF US

July 2 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF US

Matthew 6:34 “Take therefore no thought for the morrow:  for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

We have no reason to fear or fret.  God takes care of the birds and the lilies of the field.  So we know according to His Word that God will take care of us.  Just trust, have faith, and walk in His Word each day.

Sis. Ethel Wren



July 1 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR: THE HOLY GHOST IS YOUR PARACLETUS

July 1 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  THE HOLY GHOST IS YOUR PARACLETUS

Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee:  be not dismayed; for I am thy God:  I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

 

As saints of God, you do not have to walk in fear.  But to operate at such a level, you must have something in you to keep your heart from failing to fear.  The Holy Ghost is the prerequisite needed to provide an unshakable, unyielding faith in God.  I challenge you today to work the Holy Ghost that is in you, for it is your Paracletus (your Helper).  It will uphold and keep you despite any scare tactic the enemy may bring.

Pastor Michael Bender



June 30 ~ PERFECT PEACE: THE PRICE PAID FOR MY PEACE

Isaiah 53:5 ~ “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:  the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: THE PRICE PAID FOR MY PEACE
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who knew no sin, was beaten, pounded, crushed, and mutilated beyond recognition for our immoral behavior!  The very Prince of Peace endured physical abuse, mental anguish, and relentless reprimands to provide us peace!  With this fact in mind, we can and will go through these trying times, knowing that our God has completed the work to provide us with a peace so calming, so freeing, and so healing.  Life and all that it brings can invoke fear and anxiety in men’s hearts, and a pandemic such as this can be overwhelming.  Saints, be encouraged and allow God to surround you with His perfect peace that soothes all doubts and calms all fears.   
 
Natosha Harris


June 29 ~ PERFECT PEACE: HEAVEN BOUND PEACE

Hebrews 12:14 ~ “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”
 
PERFECT PEACE: HEAVEN BOUND PEACE
 
As we pray and desire righteousness, God so graciously fills us with His love, peace, and joy.  As we love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind, He gives each of us the ability to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Brothers and sisters, in these uncertain times,“men’s hearts are failing them for fear” (Luke 21:26), but let us be encouraged to trust God to fill us with His peace as we keep our minds stayed on Him.  This is the peace that will take us to heaven.
 
Carolyn Perryman


June 28 ~ PERFECT PEACE: BE A PEACE-CHASER

Psalm 34:14 ~ “Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: BE A PEACE-CHASER

In the midst of these unfortunate events in our world today, we still must remember that holiness is a requirement.  Be willing today to resist sin and turn away from anything that is not in the will of God.  Keep your mind on Him (who is Peace), and chase after Him.  Delight yourself in the Lord, focus your thoughts toward abiding in His presence, and sing praises unto Him.  Your praise will lift up your spirit, and there you will find peace.

LaPorsha Hill



June 27 ~ PERFECT PEACE: GOING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC GRACEFULLY

Philippians 4:9 ~ “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do:  and the God of peace shall be with you.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: GOING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC GRACEFULLY

Perfect peace is only achieved through much prayer, fasting, and studying God’s Word.  These are the fundamentals that will keep us equipped to gracefully handle anything that comes our way in any crisis or pandemic.  Like Paul encouraged the Philippian church to do what they had been taught, let’s continue to do what our Bishop Johnson, and Bishop Bender now instills in us.  With this new day that the Lord has given, let’s read a few extra verses of scripture and add a few more minutes in prayer.  As we do these things by faith, believe that “the God of peace shall be with you.”

Marsha Steele



June 26 ~ PERFECT PEACE: BY YOURSELF, BUT NEVER ALONE

Psalm 23:1-2 ~ “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:  he leadeth me beside the still waters.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: THE TRUE SOURCE OF PEACE
 
“When you’re by yourself, you are still not alone.”  These words from our Pastor mean more to us now because of social distancing.  The Lord is our Shepherd, our Peace, and our Provider whether we’re one among many in a crowd or an audience of one at home.  Let’s be careful to stay within the boundaries the Good Shepherd has created for us by reading the Word of God, fasting, praying, listening, and obeying our Pastor’s voice, as he is the Under-shepherd.  Danger awaits when we veer off the path set before us or when we give ear to the voice of a stranger, but green pastures and still waters belong to the sheep whose ears remain attentive to the Good Shepherd’s call.
 
Barbara Nevins


June 25 ~ PERFECT PEACE: THE TRUE SOURCE OF PEACE

Psalm 37:37 ~ “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright:  for the end of that man is peace.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: THE TRUE SOURCE OF PEACE

Pictures of movie stars, singers, and pro-athletes line billboards in cities across the world, and many adoring fans follow their every move on Facebook and Instagram.  Yet, several of these celebrities and their fans share a secret:  264 million people in the world suffer from depression.  The world cannot offer peace, for it can only be found in God; He is the true source of peace.  If you desire to have a good life, both now and in the future, watch the actions of the upright.  Celebrity status and worldliness are temporal, but holy living and integrity will yield peace and joy on earth with eternal reward.         

Sham’Brial Pettway



June 24 ~ PERFECT PEACE: THE KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS BRINGS PEACE

2 Peter 1:2 ~ “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: THE KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS BRINGS PEACE

Can you see Jesus beyond the babe in a manger, the carpenter’s son, or just one of the prophets?  While many in Jesus’ day chose to limit Him in their minds to just a man, the Apostle Peter through divine revelation, knew who Jesus was (Matthew 16:17).  He explained that grace and peace are multiplied through the knowledge of Jesus Christ.  We learn more and more about the Peacegiver when we learn how to approach Jesus.  Lazarus’ sister, Mary, demonstrated that in moments of grief and pain, perfect peace begins at the feet of Jesus.  (John 11: 32)

William Seldon