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 2 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  KEEP PRAYER FIRST!

Aug 2 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  KEEP PRAYER FIRST!

Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

For me, Philippians 4:6 means “don’t worry about the cares of this world, but take everything to God in prayer.”  Sometimes, we get so caught up in our problems and in the things of this world that we forget that God is all-knowing. He knows what we need before we even ask but He wants us to bring these needs to Him in prayer.  When we pray, we can give Him thanks in advance for what He is going to do, what He is doing and thank Him again for what He has already done.  Today, let’s not dwell on our problems, but keep prayer first by laying all of our burdens at Jesus’ feet.

Valencia Nelson



August 1 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GIVE HIM THE DETAILS

August 1 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GIVE HIM THE DETAILS

Jeremiah 29:12-13 “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Prayer is relationship with God cultivated through communication with Him.  It is through prayer that you develop intimacy with God.  If you don’t know what to say or you find yourself running out of words, write God a letter.  Then read it back to Him.   You can trust Him with the very details of your life.

Pastor Michael Bender



July 31 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  FEAR NOT

July 31 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  FEAR NOT

Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” 

Twenty-eight years ago, when I was pregnant with our second daughter, I was placed on bedrest and later admitted to the hospital due to high blood pressure.  Fear tried to overtake me as I worried about my health, my baby’s health, and if my baby would live. Yet, in the midst of all the angst I was feeling, my church family prayed along with my family.  Days later during a routine procedure, my nurse came in, checked my fetal heartbeat, and I was relieved to hear my baby’s strong heartbeat!  At that very moment, God gave me peace that caused my worry to cease! 

Carolyn Forte



July 30 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  POWER OVER FEAR

July 30 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  POWER OVER FEAR

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

We, as saints of God, can be encouraged to know that God has given us as His people, something to counter fear or any other crippling spirit of the devil.  The spirit of fear comes from the devil to paralyze and ultimately destroy the believer.  But God has given us His Spirit.  With the Spirit of the Lord inside of us, we are equipped with power, love, and a sound mind.  During these uncertain, challenging times, let’s remind ourselves that we as saints of God can be at peace because our hope and confidence are in Him. 

Reginald Barker



July 29 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  WE HAVE THE COURAGE

July 29 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  WE HAVE THE COURAGE

Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:  for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

We have no reason to fear!  The Lord has commanded us to be strong and of good courage.  We have faith in Jesus over fear!  This day, we will overcome whatever rises against us for the Lord is with us.

Blanche Hill



July 28 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  FEARING GOD IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES

July 28 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  FEARING GOD IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES

Matthew 10:28 “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:  but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

We do not know what is about to happen in these last days.  But the Bible warns us that it isn’t going to get any better in this sin-sick world.  Yet, I want to encourage you, as the people of God, to keep the faith and continue to stand on the Word of God in these perilous times.  Remember to fear God, the Creator of the universe for He alone holds life, death, and the soul of man in his hands.  Keep holding on to His unchanging hand, for one day we shall be like Him who defeated both death and hell!

Mario Gibbs, Sr.



July 27 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  TRUST IN GOD’S GRACE

July 27 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  TRUST IN GOD’S GRACE

Psalm 23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:  for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

In Hebrew, the word “rod” is authority over all dominions and powers.  “Staff” is a stick to lean on, to rest upon and to find peace.  “Comfort” means to give strength.  Jesus is the Shepherd who is guiding, protecting, and keeping me in peace as I journey through life.  Therefore I have no reason to fear in these uncertain times.   

Charlie Walker



July 26 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR ~ A WARRANTY THAT NEVER EXPIRES

July 26 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR ~ A WARRANTY THAT NEVER EXPIRES

Isaiah 43:1 “But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not:  for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.”

God, our Inventor, Creator, and Assembler issued an everlasting warranty to ensure that the owner will have full use of product regardless of what happens in the future.  Though we as born-again believers are the owners of these products (mind, body, soul), we still belong to God.  For He declared in His Word, “I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.”  We can trust that He is always ruling and abiding, protecting, and repairing defects to our product.  Because of this everlasting Warranty (Jesus Christ), we have guaranteed victory over anything and there is no need to fear because the Warranty covers everything.

Ralph Johnson



July 25 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  FEAR OF UNCERTAINTY

July 25 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  FEAR OF UNCERTAINTY

Romans 8:15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

The fear of the unknown has gripped the hearts of so many during this time of uncertainty.  Yet, we as saints of God do not have to be slaves to this fear as others.  We have a Savior whose Spirit lives inside of us. I encourage you today, brothers and sisters, to keep your trust in the hands of the One who already knows the beginning and the end.  He is “Abba Father,” our Peace, the very God that does not fail and will not let us fall.     

 

Charlette Barnes



July 24 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

July 24 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Proverbs 3:24 “When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid:  yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.”

How many times have we heard the statement, “It is my God-given right” and never stopped to think about its meaning? As saints of the most high God, we have the God-given right NOT to be plagued by the enemy, but we exercise the right to both walk in peace and to rest when we lay down to sleep.  There was a time when I struggled with anxiety, unable to sleep at night because I was being tormented in my mind night after night.  But one day, the Lord reminded me to stand up for my rights!  I admonish you today to do the same:  take back from the enemy your God-given right to walk in peace as a child of God.

Nicola Conwell