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 10 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: BE FORGIVING

Dec 10 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: BE FORGIVING

Matthew 6:12 “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”

On January 17th of this year, I was in a terrible accident and was hit head-on by a young lady that police investigators believed fell asleep behind the wheel.  I received several injuries from the accident and my vehicle was a complete loss.  Many people would be angry with the young lady for drastically altering their  life, but I prayed for her and constantly asked the nurses about her recovery and well-being. The Lord does not want us to have an unforgiving heart.  We should love our neighbors and be forgiving, just as the Lord is forgiving to us.

Vercilya Reese



Dec 9 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?

Dec 9 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?

Ephesians 4:31 “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:”

There are many sayings in life that deal with resolving conflict like “take the high road,” or “turn the other cheek.”  Our flesh often times causes us to have ill feelings toward people we believe have wronged us and in turn, we can harbor malice and ill will toward our brothers and sisters.  But if we follow the Word of God and pray for them, we will be at peace with the issue being an example to them of how a child of God handles conflict resolution. Show them that forgiveness and love is far better than grudges and hate. The next time you are faced with a conflict situation, ask yourself, “What Would Jesus Do”?

Kenneth Reese, Jr.



Dec 8 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: WE HAVE A CHOICE

Dec 8 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: WE HAVE A CHOICE

I John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

There is an old saying that life begins at 40 and at one time, I thought I was living the life!  I’ve found that saying to be true.  My oldest daughter never missed a service after she got saved.  In the Spring of 1983, at the age of 41, I went with her to Faith Apostolic Church, heard the Word of God, repented of my sins, was baptized in Jesus’ name, and received the gift of the Holy Ghost!  Today, I still choose to stay in the LIGHT!!

Leola Savage 

 



Dec 7 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: THE GREATEST OF ALL

Dec 7 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: THE GREATEST OF ALL

I John 4:8 “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”

You say you hate your brother, then I say you have not the love of God. To walk like God, we must have the love of God in us!  On this “journey” walk, we need His love in us in order to forgive, to repent, to never lose faith and endure through every circumstance. John 15:13 says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  Remember, there are three things that endure:  faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is…you guessed it, LOVE!

Rita Watkins



Dec 6 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: TO BE LIKE JESUS

Colossians 2:6 “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:”

Since we have received salvation, let’s emulate the perfect “One.”  Jesus is our perfect example of holy living.  Let us walk in love and humility, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.  As God’s Word says in Romans 12:9, “Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.”  

Deidre Haywood



Dec 5 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: WALKING IN TRIUMPH

Dec 5 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: WALKING IN TRIUMPH

Revelation 3:21: “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.”

Whenever we encounter temptation or any other trial, we should look at it as an opportunity to overcome situations that God has already designed for us to be victorious over.  Jesus overcame death and sits on the throne, inviting you to join Him in victory.  Since He was the lamb slain before the foundation of the world, His plan to overcome death and sin existed in eternity.  His will is for you to overcome sin as well.

How does Christ’s walk to triumph inspire your walk to triumph?

Mariah Cabbil



Dec 4 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: WHICH WAY ARE YOU GOING?

Dec 4 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: WHICH WAY ARE YOU GOING?

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

Life comes with many challenges and with each challenge comes an opportunity to choose how we will walk through the moment – victoriously or defeated.  One way to choose victory is to minister good works throughout your journey.  For example, if you’re facing financial difficulty, sow a monetary seed into someone else’s life.  If you’re discouraged, encourage someone else.  Soon you will embrace life’s journey as it comes, and your walk will look like Jesus’, filled with good works.

Tanganyika Grayson



Dec 3 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: GOD’S WORD PROVIDES DIRECTION

Dec 3 ~ WALKING LIKE GOD: GOD’S WORD PROVIDES DIRECTION

Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Oftentimes in life, we are uncertain of important decisions that we should make, but God’s Word provides guidance for our everyday situations (both large and small). Jesus declared that “I am the way, the truth, and the life..(John 14:6).”  So the Bible serves as our ultimate guide and His Word provides light for each and every circumstance. Therefore, we should pray and meditate on God’s Word continually. Thank you Lord for giving us Your powerful Word and providing divine guidance.

Mario Gibbs



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