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 15 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: WE OWE GOD!

Aug 15 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: WE OWE GOD!

James 4:6 “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”

We serve the great God who freely gives us the grace needed to live, move, praise Him, and most of all, to approach Him in prayer.  He teaches us to entreat Him.  I’m reminded of the scripture in Luke 14:11 that says, “For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”  We move God to action through faith.  Through humility, we remind ourselves that God owes us nothing, but we owe Him EVERYTHING!

Rosalind Wilbanks



Aug 14 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: GOD RESPONDS TO THANK YOU!

Aug 14 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: GOD RESPONDS TO THANK YOU!

Colossians 1:12 “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:”

We can choose to be thankful in prayer even when we have not received an answer, or when our situation has not changed. When we are thankful while waiting for an answer or change, God responds to us with strength. The strength that only He gives. His strength qualifies us for an eternal, undefiled, unfading inheritance. So let us thank Him and watch His response!

Cheryl Jemison



Aug 13 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING

Aug 13 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING

Colossians 2:6-7 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”

There were so many times after I got saved that I didn’t remember to be grateful and tell God thank you.  I had to learn that just saying thank you was not enough, I needed to pray with gratitude for everything.  People of GOD, be grateful in things you don’t understand and JESUS will give you an understanding when you pray.  The word of GOD has every answer we need!

Sherry Newberry



Aug 12 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: A HEART OF GRATITUDE

Aug 12 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: A HEART OF GRATITUDE

Romans 6:17But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.”

When you think about gratitude, it’s a two way street.  First you show appreciation and then you return it with a kind gesture to let the person know you appreciate them.  When I was baptized in Jesus’ name and filled with the Holy Ghost, I was so thankful.  I needed to show my appreciation by living a lifestyle that’s acceptable to God.  You will never be able to turn your life around on your own, you must let God do what he specializes in.  Don’t forget, showing gratitude is a two way street!

Brandon Linson



Aug 11 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: GRATEFULNESS,  A WAY OF LIFE

Aug 11 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: GRATEFULNESS,  A WAY OF LIFE

Psalm 107:1 “O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”

Thanksgiving isn’t just a season or a day on the calendar that we celebrate in the month of November.  It should be a part of saints’ daily walk with Christ in order to have a healthy spiritual life.  As we practice gratitude, we shift our thoughts to Jesus and the way we see ourselves and our situation. Paul said, “I have learned no matter what state I am therewith to be content (Philippians 4:11).”  Let us grow in thankfulness in our daily walk with Christ.

Sabrina Singleton



Aug 10 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: PRESSING IN TO WIN

Aug 10 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: PRESSING IN TO WIN

Colossians 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”

Often times when we pray, we greet the Lord with grumpiness, sleepiness, tiredness, hurt, etc., but we must tunnel through our many emotions and press into prayer.  We must enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise, showing honor and appreciation to our Lord (Psalm.100:4). We should come before the Lord, with a repentant heart, being godly sorry for our shortcomings (Psalms 51:17).  Ask and seek the Lord for the things you are in need of, both spiritually and naturally.  It is gratifying to know we can come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need.

Cynthia H. Clanton



Aug 9 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  WALKING IN GRATITUDE

Aug 9 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  WALKING IN GRATITUDE

James 4:10 “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

Humility is demonstrated when we bow in sincerity of heart and soul before the Lord and acknowledge our own meanness, unworthiness, our sin, and wretchedness.  We then begin to implore the grace and mercy of God in Christ Jesus. When this is done, we are assured in His Word that He will lift and exalt us in His time.  Having had my own personal challenges with my children, I had to seek God’s face and trust that He would deliver and set free.  Though this realization didn’t come overnight, God granted me a PEACE and consolation that He was with me even in my darkest time.  

Viola Smith



Aug 8 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  PATIENCE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM

Aug 8 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  PATIENCE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM

I Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

In times when everything seems to be going right and you have your plans and events that are coming, life can send you into a storm without any warning. Pray and give your storm to God, then be patient. Some storms are quick and fast, they move on without any serious damage. But some storms linger and destroy everything in their path, continue to pray and trust in God. In the midst of it all, your faithfulness to God will allow you to get the victory!

Vercilya Reese



Aug 7 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  LORD, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU!

Aug 7 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  LORD, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU!

Luke 17:15-16 “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.”

With so many failed attempts at topical creams and ointments, my heart would ache watching my youngest daughter itch and scratch with little relief from eczema.  One night as I was getting her situated for bed, I saw raw, bloody spots and blotches on her skin that resulted from her scratching.  Almost in tears from what I saw, I began to talk to get her through the helplessness that I, myself, was feeling.  But, she responded emphatically, “Mama, I’m already healed!”  The BABY reminded me (the saint) of what God would do then, and now, today we thank the Lord for the healing He has manifested in her body!

Audrey Fitts



Aug 6 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GOD HEARS US!

Aug 6 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GOD HEARS US!

I John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”

Knowing we can connect with God through prayer and that He hears our prayers, brings us peace and causes us to be grateful.  We can boldly go to God in prayer with a heart of thanksgiving, knowing that if we call on Him, He hears our prayer.  He neither sleeps nor slumbers.  When the world seems topsy-turvy due to a falling economy and the world is plagued with disease along with a judicial system that fails us time after time, one thing is for sure, God never fails!  He hears us!

Carlos Robinson