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.
 
 

Dec 2 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: JOURNEY TO JESUS

Dec 2 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: JOURNEY TO JESUS
 
I Thessalonians 4:1 “Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.”
 
Walking in the ways of God will cause you to excel and prosper.  Jesus has given you this assignment, not only to bless you but to also bless those around you.  Jesus said to many in the scripture, “Follow me.”  Today, He is making an appeal to you to “Follow me.”  So relinquish everything that hinders your walk with Him and walk with Jesus; you shall never be alone.

William Seldon



Dec 1 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET IT RIGHT

Dec 1 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET IT RIGHT

I John 2:5-6 “But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.”

Though we were born in sin and shapen in iniquity, the Lord has given all of us the opportunity to come out of sin.  When we say we will walk like God, in essence, we are saying we will do what He requires continually.  Obedience, prayer, and praise are essential to walking like Him.   Pride, bad attitudes, and bad motives will stifle our walk.  But when we read and apply God’s Word, He gives us the grace to walk victoriously despite any pitfalls we may encounter along the way.

Pastor Michael Bender



Nov 30 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  WHEN THE PANDEMIC IS OVER…

Nov 30 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  WHEN THE PANDEMIC IS OVER…

Psalm 103:2 “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”

The greatest tragedy that we can experience is to come out of this Pandemic the same way we entered it. What a tragedy it would be for the Church to come out weaker, worse, less trusting of God, still prideful, less appreciative of Him, and less appreciative of His house!  This time shows us how God can stretch out His hand and things can change in a matter of moments.  When the Pandemic is over, let us have this testimony:  We now have a greater drive to come to church, to seek God’s face more, and to thank Him more.  This is again is the Church’s finest hour!

Pastor Michael Bender



Nov 29 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

Nov 29 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

Hebrews 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”

Having a personal relationship with God offers so many benefits.  He listens to you no matter the problem whether great or small.  He gives you an answer, either through His Word or spoken, that always lines up with His Word.  When you pray and are obedient to His Word, the Lord will actively work through you and for you.  Remind yourself today that He is your great Father who calms the winds and can make them cease altogether.  

Eugenia Debardlabon



Nov 28 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  BELIEVE GOD’S WORD

Nov 28 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  BELIEVE GOD’S WORD

Psalm 34:17 “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”

Because God is a God of order, we as His people must cry out to Him in righteousness for His ways are not like our ways.  God promises to hear our prayer when we meet His requirements.  2 Chronicles 7:14 explains what we must do to get God’s attention.  We as His people, must humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways.  In turn, the Lord will attend to our prayer, forgive our sin, and heal our land.

Robert King

 



Nov 27 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  WE MUST BE PERSISTENT IN OUR PRAYER

Nov 27 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  WE MUST BE PERSISTENT IN OUR PRAYER

Colossians 4:2 “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”

We should never grow tired of praying, for this is how we talk and listen to God.  Being persistent in our prayer shows our faith in knowing that God answers our prayer.  Even if we don’t get an answer right away, our faith in God should not stop.  Delay is God’s way of working His will in our lives. So as we pray today, let us be alert to hear God’s voice and be thankful for His blessings.

Pearlie Bearden



Nov 26 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE

Nov 26 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE

Matthew 6:6 “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

Sometime ago, I prayed to the Lord to send me someone with whom I could spend the rest of my life.  Little did I know at the time, my wife was praying the same prayer.  In 1978, the Lord blessed me with my wife.  I prayed to the Lord in secret and He rewarded me openly.  “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD” (Proverbs 18:22).

Leonard Ruffin 



Nov 25 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  JUST ASK

Nov 25 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  JUST ASK

James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

At some point in our lives, we have been put in a position of not knowing how to respond or handle life’s challenges.  In such instances, we must look into the perfect law of liberty which is the Word of God.  The scripture says, “Ask and it shall be given you, seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”  Everyone that asks receives, to him that seeks finds and him that knocks, it shall be open (Matthew 7:7-8).  Today, rather than carrying the burden of trying to figure out the unknowns of life’s challenges, let’s ask God for wisdom and look for Him to tell us what to do; His wisdom is the perfect solution.

Katrina Nelson



Nov 24 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  DO YOU KNOW GOD?

Nov 24 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  DO YOU KNOW GOD?

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

When we really trust the Lord, we know that He hears us and is attentive to our needs.  Faith is trust in God-“the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).  When I was seeking the Holy Ghost, I had to come to the conclusion that God really hears me; this activated my faith and I received.  Do you know the Lord; does He know you?  What can you receive by knowing the God who hears?

Bernard Saddler, Jr.



Nov 23 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  KNOW YOUR GOD

Nov 23 ~ KNOWING THE GOD WHO HEARS:  KNOW YOUR GOD

Psalm 91:15 “He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.”

In order to know a person, you must spend some time with the person.  You must gather information about them.  You can even talk to people who hang around them.  If you want to know God, do these things:  read your Bible, spend time in prayer talking to God, go to church, and even listen to testimonies of other saints who walk with God.  You will find out that God not only hears, but He sees everything.  

Jesse Debardlabon