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.
 
 

FEBRUARY 11~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION 

FEBRUARY 11~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION 

Hebrews 13:17 “ Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”

THE SHEEP AND THE SHEPHERD

All members of God’s flock are in need of care and direction.  God has graced our leaders with the great task of caring for the sheep.  God’s expectations of us as sheep are to obey and submit to those whom he has placed in authority.  We are to obey and submit with no hidden agenda, for there are many that are obedient only to fulfill their own selfish desires.  If we take this scripture to heart, our spiritual leaders can report to God joyfully on our behalf, and in return God will be glorified that we as sheep are growing in the grace and knowledge of the Savior according to 2 Peter 3:18.
 
William Seldon


FEBRUARY 10~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 10~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

 
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.”
 
WISE LEADERS

It has been said that, “great leaders are great followers.” The members of Faith Apostolic Church can assuredly say that we have great leaders because they follow closely after God.  Our Pastor and First Lady strive to live godly lives by asking Him for wisdom.  The Bible teaches us in James 1:5, “If any man lacks wisdom to ask of God who will give to all men liberally.”  Finding direction in life is connected to your ability to trust God’s use of wise leaders.

Aldric Bennett



FEBRUARY 9~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 9~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

1 Thessalonians 1:3 “Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;”

CALLED TO LEAD

Thanks be to God for true God-fearing leaders. You’ve pressed on through some difficult times and we’ve watched you sing, pray, cry, and enjoy life together.  Your labor of love is appreciated not only once a year but, daily.  You two are deserving of a blessed due season.  It’s good to know that weary or giving up days are not an option for you!~ Thank you!

Anna Lockett



FEBRUARY 8~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 8~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION 

Colossians 3:2 “ Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”

GODLY LEADERSHIP, A GIFT FROM GOD

Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father above (James 1:17).  I thank God for the gift of godly leadership!  James 3:17 says “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”  Pastor and Lady Bender exemplify fruits of this scripture!  So let us love, honor, and cherish them as we all continue to set our affections on things above.
 
Carolyn Perryman


FEBRUARY 7~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 7~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION
 
Zechariah 4:6 “ Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”
 
GOD’S ANOINTED ONES
 
God has done this great work in our Pastor and First Lady. He has chosen them to lead his people here at FAC, just as he anointed Joshua and Zerubbabel to finish the work on the Temple. They are faithful and stand with the Lord, building His Church according to God’s will.
 

Antonio Nixon



FEBRUARY 6~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 6~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION 

Galatians 6:9 “ And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

A SEASON OF BLESSINGS

As Pastor and First Lady, you are amazing examples of how to live a “Holy” life.  Your constant prayers and acts of love are greatly appreciated.   If there were weary moments or feelings of giving up, we couldn’t see it.  Thank you for pressing on and not losing heart because a due season of sure blessings is in store for you both.  Thank you for all that you do for the kingdom of God!

Anna Lockett



FEBRUARY 5~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 5~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION
 
Proverbs 3:5-6 “ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

TRUSTING, WHEN YOU CAN’T SEE WHO’S LEADING YOU

Trust is a set of behaviors, such as acting in ways that depends on another.  When you are walking for the Lord and holding on to His most Holy Word, He gives you a peace that passes all understanding.  No matter what obstacles or storms that may come your way, continue to exalt Him, for He is worthy of all the praise, glory and honor.  He will shelter and hold you close.  We serve a God that will never lead you astray.

Tammy Coates



FEBRUARY 4~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 4~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION 

1 Timothy 5:17 “ Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.”

GOD’S APPOINTED LEADERSHIP

We should truly be thankful for godly leadership, and always remember that God gives us pastors according to His heart. Certainly this fact alone is due double honour.  We must trust the heart of God!

Michael Perryman



FEBRUARY 3~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION 

FEBRUARY 3~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION 

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 “  And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.”

UNTIRING LABOR OF LOVE

To know them which labor among you means that you actually have to be an active participant (INVOLVED) with the actual labor being considered; I have worked alongside Pastor and Lady Bender for 20 plus years in many areas of ministry (most notably the choir and praise team).  My love and respect for their years of sacrifice and faithfulness to God’s People has multiplied exponentially.  I hold them in such high regard because of their labor of love through the years and not just because of their current position.  Remember, “The position will not make the people, but THE PEOPLE WILL MAKE THE POSITION! CHOSEN BY GOD!!!”

Prothaniel Harris



FEBRUARY 2~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION 

FEBRUARY 2~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION 

I Timothy 5:18 “For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.  And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.” 

IT’S A BLESSING TO BE CHOSEN AND USED BY GOD!

Pastor and First Lady Bender, I thank God for choosing both of you as my spiritual leaders.  Pastor, the Lord has blessed you and Lady Bender with such compassion and love for His people. Thank you and Lady Bender for seeking God for His guidance and instructions on how to lead His people. I am looking forward to higher heights and deeper depths in the Lord.  Be encouraged for your labor is not in vain! 

Anita Cochran