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.
 
 

June 11 ~ PERFECT PEACE: NO NEED TO FEAR

John 20:19 ~ “Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: NO NEED TO FEAR

The saints of God are not immune from experiencing traumatic, life-changing events that can cause fear, anxiety and grief.  The disciples hid in fear and terror after witnessing the most brutal, cruel and horrific event of their lifetimes—the murder of their beloved friend, brother, and Master, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus appeared to them after defeating and conquering death and spoke peace unto them. His peace and comfort still abide today. In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you…Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”  Pray and seek God’s perfect peace during these unprecedented times of uncertainty, and He will comfort your heart and mind. 

                                                                                                                                                  Richjetta Branch


June 10 ~ PERFECT PEACE: GO AND BE IN JESUS

Mark 5:34 ~ “And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: GO AND BE IN JESUS

God has done His part and healed us from all the things that tried to bind us and hold us captive; therefore, we are made free to go in peace.  Now, let us grab hold of His Word and walk in this God-given peace.  The scripture says in Luke 17:14 (b), “And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.” The word is GO” and BE.”

                                                                                                                                                    Sharon Hardie


June 9 ~ PERFECT PEACE: DWELL

Psalm 37:10-11 ~ “For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be:  yea thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.  But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: DWELL

As believers in Christ Jesus, we must trust in the Lord despite the actions of evildoers.  Though it may seem like they are prospering, they will soon be cut down.  When our minds are focused on the Lord, we have this comfort and hope that He will keep, preserve, and sustain us with His peace.

                                                                                                                           James Packer



June 8 ~ PERFECT PEACE: HAVING SAFETY IN GOD

Psalm 4:8 ~ “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:  for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: HAVING SAFETY IN GOD

David knew that his safety was in God and that God would forever keep and protect him from all harm and danger.  Knowing this, David was able to sleep peacefully without having any worries.  In today’s society, we are faced with so many obstacles.  We must continue to have confidence in God by reading His Word and praying daily; he will keep us in his safety.  Starting today, let us rest and have peaceful days and nights with this assurance-God is in control

                                                                                                                                                        Stacey Edwards


June 7 ~ PERFECT PEACE: FROM FRUSTRATION TO PEACE

Romans 12:18 ~ “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: FROM FRUSTRATION TO PEACE
 
One of the effects of bickering with others is that they will socially distance themselves from you.  This separation becomes a recipe for misery and loneliness.  Learn to live a life that is known for your kind words.  Your words can change someone’s environment and mindset, adding sunshine to their day.  Challenge yourself today to live peaceably with all men by giving a word of encouragement that provides peace and hope.
                                                                                                                                                            Curtis Forte


June 6 ~ PERFECT PEACE: MAINTAINING MY FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

Colossians 3:15 ~ “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: MAINTAINING MY FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

Peace is a fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22), an attribute given only by God to His people (John 14:27).  The peace that God gives is not only for us to possess but also to show the world how we can face calamities and still be victorious.  We may have experienced first hand the loss of a family member or loss of a job during this world wide pandemic.  But through our faith in God and His Word, we can remain steadfast knowing that everything will be alright.

                                                                                                                  Barbara Humphrey



June 5 ~ PERFECT PEACE: DIVINE PEACE IN TIMES OF DISTRESS

Philippians 4:6-7 ~ “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: DIVINE PEACE IN TIMES OF DISTRESS

Isn’t it amazing how in times of our greatest distress, our heavenly Father grants us divine peace and sweet rest? During times of grief, sickness, divorce, or unemployment, others may wonder how our spirit remains at peace. Oftentimes, I have faced worries and challenges in my life in which others would worry on my behalf and wonder how I could remain so calm. However, I have learned from personal experience that God-given “shalom” peace is supernatural and it transcends natural emotion.  If we can maintain a strong prayer life, meditate on the Word of God, and keep our minds stayed on Christ, He will keep us in a state of divine, CONTINUOUS PEACE that remains priceless.

                                                                                                                   Jimel L. Gibbs



June 4 ~ PERFECT PEACE: DWELLING IN THE LORD’S PEACE

John 16:33 ~ “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation:  but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: DWELLING IN THE LORD’S PEACE
 
The Lord mentally prepared His disciples for a time when He would not be physically present with them.  And though absent in body, Jesus assured them that He would always be with them no matter what they faced.  In this season of isolation, be reminded, people of God, that we are in Jesus. Since He is the Prince of Peace and we are in Him, we literally dwell in peace!  Even when we face tribulation in the world, we can maintain our peace because He has already overcome the world.
 
                                                                                                  Prothaniel Harris


June 3 ~ PERFECT PEACE: GOD GIVES US HIS PEACE

John 14:27 ~ “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:  not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: GOD GIVES US HIS PEACE

Jesus informs His disciples that He was bequeathing a gift to them that would guard their hearts and minds from trouble and fear.  He expresses that this gift was indeed HIS peace and explains it was not like the peace that the world has to offer, but would be a shield for their hearts and minds, much like a squad of soldiers protecting a town.  What an amazing gift our Lord and Savior gave to His disciples and now to us as His children!   We have a peace that protects our hearts and minds from being overwhelmed with any fears, any doubts, or any worries.  When we encounter tests, trials, or storms, we can be strong and courageous, allowing His peace to saturate our hearts and minds.

                                                                                                                                  Cedric Love


June 2 ~ PERFECT PEACE: LET GOD FIGHT FOR YOU

Proverbs 16:7 ~ “When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”
 
PERFECT PEACE: LET GOD FIGHT FOR YOU

The key to pleasing the Lord is to keep His commandments and trust in His Word.  When you trust in His Word and obey him, He backs you up and makes your enemies be at peace with you.  I want to challenge you to let God fight for you.  Don’t use your words to retaliate or to be condescending.  As you walk in a new found peace today, believe God to put your enemies at peace with you.

                                                                                                                                                      Darlene Allen