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.
 
 

Aug 25 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  LET PEACE RULE

Aug 25 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  LET PEACE RULE

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.”

In the midst of a pandemic and trying times, we have to let God be our foundation.  As a benefit of Him being our foundation, peace then, shall be our substratum.  When we keep our minds on our Saviour, there is a tranquility that overtakes us and commands health, welfare, prosperity, and unthinkable goodness.  It is a peace that causes us to praise Him even in a pandemic, it unifies us through prayer, and it causes us to be grateful regardless of what we may currently face.  The peace of God will rule over all those who allow; He is Lord of all and gives to all who come to Him. 

Benjamin Bivins



Aug 24 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  PRAISE FOR HIM BY HIM

Aug 24 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  PRAISE FOR HIM BY HIM

Hebrews 13:15 “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”

Only by Jesus Christ can one offer the sacrifice of praise to God.  He, being GOD in flesh and the ultimate example of humility, sacrificed His life to save ours. His willingness to be obedient until the end brought glory and praise to God! Let’s follow HIS example and praise his name by demonstrating a willingness to be obedient unto death, which guarantees us a home beyond the sky!  Obedience to HIM and being led by HIM is the ultimate praise of HIM.  

Christy Christian



Aug 23 ~KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  BE DELIBERATE WITH YOUR PRAISE

Aug 23 ~KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  BE DELIBERATE WITH YOUR PRAISE

Psalm 107:8-9 “Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!  For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.”

Do you find yourself sometimes murmuring and complaining about life’s challenges?  The children of Israel were made to wander in the wilderness for forty years as a result of their murmuring and complaining.  Take this day to examine your way of thinking and the words you say.  Develop a relationship with God that is built on gratefulness along with a desire to know Him and to be in His presence, rather than just asking Him for things.  It was God who kept us alive even as we slept through the night; let’s be intentional with our praise!

Eugenia Debardlabon



Aug 22 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  BE HUMBLE AT ALL TIMES

Aug 22 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  BE HUMBLE AT ALL TIMES

1 Peter 5:6 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:”

Now more than ever, as we see the state of our world, we must come before God humbly, with a repentant heart.  He hears the prayers of the righteous (Prov. 15:29).  Moments of gratitude come easily when we have the things we want.  But keeping an attitude of gratitude in times of need and uncertainty will put us in God’s favor.  Going to God in humility allows us to receive the blessings of the Lord in His timing.

Elisha & Teon Miller



Aug 21 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GOD’S FAVOR

Aug 21 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GOD’S FAVOR

Psalm 100:4-5 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”

We must willingly and joyfully enter into the presence of God. Sometimes situations happen and they’re not what we want.  But trust God because the Lord is good and His mercy is everlasting. Give God the praise and honor that He deserves. Great benefits come with having a relationship with Him through prayer.

Donald Barker



Aug 20 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  A MERCIFUL GOD DESERVES AN INCREDIBLE PRAISE!

Aug 20 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  A MERCIFUL GOD DESERVES AN INCREDIBLE PRAISE!

Lamentations 3:21-22  “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.  It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”

In this passage of scripture, the writer is detailing everything that was done to him. He was beaten, put into darkness, and even enslaved. He tried to pray but the enemy tried his best to extinguish his prayer life. Often times in life, the devil tries to shut us out, beat us down, and make us think God has forgotten about us, but like the writer, we have to remember that God’s Mercy is the reason we’re still standing. The writer had a flashback of all the GREAT things God had done for him and he had Hope that God will bring him out!

Donovan Rooks



Aug 19 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GOD GETS THE GLORY OUT OF THIS

Aug 19 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GOD GETS THE GLORY OUT OF THIS

Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and” with my song will I praise him.

What does beauty look like when you have been in the ashes?  Beauty is God’s love that fights your battles.  Beauty is God’s love that shields you.  No one can pluck you out of His hand.  Beauty is God’s love that allows your heart to trust Him to carry you through life’s failures, hurt and shame.

Bridget Johnson



Aug 18 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: THE GIVER OF GIFTS

Aug 18 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: THE GIVER OF GIFTS

2 Corinthians 9:15 “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”

GOD has given each saint the gift of the Holy Ghost which is the one and most important gift of all (Acts 2:38).  Each saint is given a special gift for the body of Christ to the glory of God (Eph.4:7-8).  The Lord has given me the gift of giving, not only of myself, but of words of comfort and affirmation to those who need it.  I’ve never been able to give out as much as I receive, especially to God.  I thank God for giving me the gift of giving but above all, giving me the gift of the Holy Ghost!

Pat Rembert



Aug 17 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  THANK GOD

Aug 17 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  THANK GOD

Psalm 118:29 “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”

God’s mercy is forever, so our giving of thanks should be forever.  We never know what tomorrow will bring. I remember a time where I had a gun pulled on me and the individual shot 8 times. None of the bullets hit me or came near me! Lamentations 3:21-23 reminds us that when we open our eyes each morning, and we have strength of mind and body, we must give thanks to God because His mercy is everlasting!

Robert Rembert



Aug 16 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: A CONTAGIOUS ATTITUDE

Aug 16 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: A CONTAGIOUS ATTITUDE

2 Corinthians 2:14 “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”

When we start our day off with prayer that is filled with gratitude, it sets our temperament for the day.  In II Corinthians Chapter 2, Paul refused to come before the church of Corinth in heaviness because he knew it would change the way they responded.  When we begin to pray with thankfulness, it puts us in a place of happiness and removes fear and doubt.  We can spread the knowledge of Christ better with a positive attitude.  “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (I Thess. 5:18).

Rose Johnson