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.
 
 

January 22~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  ALONE! BUT NOT ALONE

January 22~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  ALONE! BUT NOT ALONE

Ephesians 4:22  “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;”

Who would’ve ever imagined, having to wear a mask whenever out in public or having to keep 6 to 10 feet between yourself and the next person.  Yes, this world has gotten out of control, but be confident, FEAR NOT, God is still in control!  God wants to do a great thing in your life, but you must first remove those things holding you back.  I’d like to think of it as “Isolation Before Manifestation” or “A Spiritual Social Distance.”  Don’t miss the shift that’s about to take place!

Deron Barnes



January 21~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  GLORIFYING GOD

January 21~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  GLORIFYING GOD

I Corinthians 6:20  “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

In one verse, Paul challenges the believer to know that we do not belong to ourselves, and, as such, have a duty to glorify God in our bodies and in our spirit.  The word glorify simply means to honor with praise, admiration, or worship, to elevate, lift up, add dignity to, dignify, enhance, and promote.  As we are strongly encouraged by the CDC, and other health officials to practice social distancing due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, so should we distance ourselves from sinful acts that would pollute our body, and our spirit.  We glorify God in our bodies, or elevate and dignify Him when we avoid fornication, or any sin against the body and also yield to sacrificial prompts of God, such as extended fasting or intercessory prayer; we glorify God in our spirits when we make a practice of singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, or any activity that builds us up spiritually.  My brothers and sisters, be encouraged to know that when you glorify God in your body and spirit, that with such sacrifices, God is well pleased. 

Vincent Davidson



January 20~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  LET GOD ABIDE IN YOU

January 20~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  LET GOD ABIDE IN YOU

I Corinthians 6:19  “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

We have been purchased by the blood of Jesus who died on Calvary.  Our body is the temple for Him to dwell in and to give Him honor.  He sent us the gift of the Holy Ghost to reside in us to help us give ourselves to Him and not yield ourselves to fleshly and worldly desires.  It is a privilege and an honor to belong to Him.  Today, as a witness of Jesus Christ, you can get the victory to all of your problems by allowing God to abide in you.

Maggie Barnes



January 19~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  KEEPING YOUR GODLY SPACE

January 19~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  KEEPING YOUR GODLY SPACE

Ephesians 4:29  “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

We as Saints must know that we are often watched closely.  When we are communicating, we should be sure the conversation is pleasing to God.  Because of the pandemic, mandates from government officials require that we socially or physically distance.  But as saved individuals, the Holy Ghost lets you know when to spiritually social distance.

Donald Barker



January 18~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  STAYING IN THE WILL OF GOD

January 18~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  STAYING IN THE WILL OF GOD

Ephesians 4:26  “ Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”

We are in this world, but not of the world.  As a child of the King, we must practice separation and detachment from those who would take away our spiritual well being.  Let’s keep our minds sanitized with the Word of God.  God, however, does not want any distance between Him and us.  Therefore, let’s continue to walk faithfully, trust God, love Him daily, pray, seek His face, and follow His commands.

Brenda Jones



January 17~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING: BEING DILIGENT

January 17~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  BEING DILIGENT

2 Peter 3:14  “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.”

As we await the coming of the Lord, we must keep our spirit from contamination.  We are asked by officials at this present time to constantly wash our hands, wear a mask, and remain six feet apart while in public.  To keep back spiritual contamination, we must keep a prayer life.  We must read and study the Word of God so that we’re ready to go back with Him when he comes for His Church.

Cheryl Jemison



January 16~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING: DO YOU FOLLOW GOD’S GUIDELINES?

January 16~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING: DO YOU FOLLOW GOD’S GUIDELINES? 

Ephesians 4:17  “This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,”

God’s guidelines for safe spiritual social distancing are called commandments. The commandments of God are not suggestions, options, or recommendations and are not open to discussion. To maintain a healthy spiritual life, the born again believer must practice consistent prayer, Bible reading, fasting, and regular church attendance, being careful not to walk (live) as the Gentiles (heathens, un-regenerated sinners). Obedience to the commandments of God will keep one from testing positive for that deadly disease called sin.  Following God’s guidelines will protect us.

Angela Barnes



January 15~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING: GIVING WHAT IS REQUIRED

January 15~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING: GIVING WHAT IS REQUIRED

Romans 12:1  “I 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.”

The word of God admonishes us to present ourselves to the Lord sacrificially for His service and His will. In 2 Cor. 6:17, it also calls for us to be separate and to not touch the unclean thing.  So all that is around or in us that is not like God has to leave so that what we bring to Him WILL be what He desires.  It should be our prayer to always give the Lord our best at all times, and for every sacrifice we give to be pleasing and acceptable in His sight and by His standard. 

Jalisha Gordon



January 14~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING: SPIRITUAL CLOSENESS WITH GOD

January 14~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  SPIRITUAL CLOSENESS WITH GOD

Ephesians 4:25  “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.”

In this day and time that we are living in, all we hear is social distancing.  This is the time we need to have a spiritual closeness with God. Worldly, ungodly attributes should not be a part of our daily living. Sometimes I find myself all caught up in the worldly troubles and what’s going, but I have to remember that God has all of this in His hands.  Saints, our spiritual closeness in God helps us to know that He is in charge and has it ALLLLLL in His hands. 

Loventrice Guyton



January 13~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING: A CALL TO ACTION

January 13~SPIRITUAL SOCIAL DISTANCING:  A CALL TO ACTION 

Acts 2:38  “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Social distancing is more than a call, it is an “action” that is required of us during this pandemic.  The word “REPENT” is found in Acts 2:38.  Just like wearing a face mask is for our safety, repenting is something that believers should embrace daily for the safety of our souls. The vaccine for salvation is being baptized in The Name of Jesus for the remission of our sins and being filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost. So let us continue to dress ourselves daily with a heart of repentance! This is our daily call to action! 

Mia Thomas