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.
 
 

March 16~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: WALKING LIKE GOD

March 16~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: WALKING LIKE GOD
 
Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
 
As a child I was taught to do unto others as I would have them do unto me. God’s Word tells us to be slow to anger. So when we feel that we have been wronged, we need to think of the mercy, kindness, and forgiveness God has shown us and show it to others. So, let’s live the meaning of “Christianity” and choose to live according to God’s Word and show LOVE instead of anger or vengeance.

Deborah B. Littleton



MARCH 15~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: LET US BE MINDFUL OF HOW WE SPEAK TOWARDS EACH OTHER

MARCH 15~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  LET US BE MINDFUL OF HOW WE SPEAK TOWARDS EACH OTHER

Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”

James 1:19 states, “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”  As followers of Christ, we should strive to exemplify love and peace toward others.  The words we speak and the messages that are delivered out of our mouths can either have a negative impact or positive impact on others.  In our journey with Christ, we will be tested, however we must remember who we represent.  If we would only apply Proverbs 15:1 to our individual lives and in the Church, we would see what a difference it would make.

Teria Dawson



MARCH 14~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: ACCEPTABLE IN THY SIGHT

MARCH 14~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  ACCEPTABLE IN THY SIGHT

Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”

According to scripture, death and life are in the power of the tongue. The mouth speaks from the heart. So, whatever it utters, let it be positive, honorable, and acceptable to shew forth His praises. We should always remember that what goes in our mouth does not defile us, but what we spew out does. Always have an acceptable praise and meditation for God in your heart that He may be seen.
 
Alene Cohill


MARCH 13~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: A READY PRAISE

MARCH 13~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  A READY PRAISE

Psalms 100:4 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”
 
We experience God’s grace daily so we should thank Him daily.  Every time we go before the Lord, we should always have a praise and a ‘thank you Jesus’ on our lips.  Each day we open our eyes to see a new day should be another day and opportunity to say ‘Thank You Jesus.’  Once we realize who God is in our lives and what God has done for us, we can’t help but to give Him praise.  So as saints, we should keep that mindset of praise.
 
Valencia Nelson


MARCH 12~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: STICKS AND STONES 

MARCH 12~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  STICKS AND STONES 

Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

As a child we were told that sticks and stones would break our bones and that words could never hurt us.  As an adult, I have learned that this saying was not totally true!  Words have power to persuade life or death situations, to soothe troubled minds, to heal our bodies, and calm our fears.  The next time that you are in a situation or predicament that may be stressful or tension-filled, ask the Lord to help you to choose your words wisely so that you will not make the situation worse by speaking the wrong words.   Ask Him to give you words that will have a favorable outcome, words that will strengthen, uplift, calm, sooth, reconcile and most importantly words that will lead to life spiritually and/or naturally.
 
R. Leonardo Littleton


MARCH 11~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: STICKS AND STONES

MARCH 11~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: STICKS AND STONES

Proverbs 25:11 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.”

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.  Although we said these words as kids to protect our feelings, they are not true.  Words can hurt you to your bones, even kill you mentally and spiritually.  But a word fitly spoken can strengthen, uplift, encourage, and brighten one’s day.  Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and health to the bones.

Valerie Dysart



MARCH 10~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: GOD IS GREAT AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED

MARCH 10~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: GOD IS GREAT AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED

2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

As followers of Christ, we should shew forth His praises at all times. Our God is great! Lift up our hands, lift up our voices, praise Him through a song and even in a dance. When we look over our lives, we are able to see God’s blessings. The fact of the matter is that Jesus is worthy and praise is due to Him!
Maggie Barnes


MARCH 9~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: HOW WE SHOULD SHEW PRAISES

MARCH 9~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: HOW WE SHOULD SHEW PRAISES

1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 “And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.”

Psalms 150:6 says, “Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.” How do we shew forth His praises? We should line up our thoughts, conversations, and actions with the will of God by living a holy and sacrificed life. We are to be faithful servants of God, the church, and work. The Lord should be first in all aspects of life.
 
Bernard Saddler


MARCH 8~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: YOU MAY NOT SEE IT FIRST, BUT KEEP TRUSTING GOD!

MARCH 8~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: YOU MAY NOT SEE IT FIRST, BUT KEEP TRUSTING GOD!

Philippians 3:9 “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:”

Faith without works is dead; Ephesians 3:16-17 says that, “He will grant you, according to the riches of his glory and that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.”  In my past, I went through some things I was not sure about.  Learning to trust and believe God at His word, I started to have faith and believe that He would deliver me from it all, and he did.  Even though I could not see it at first, I see it now.  Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen!

Shamiyah Edwards



MARCH 7~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: I’VE BEEN MADE ANEW!

MARCH 7~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: I’VE BEEN MADE ANEW!

Colossians 3:9: “Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;”

Who I was yesterday does not mandate who I will be today if I have decided to repent and leave my sins behind.  When we are converted, we embark upon a daily journey to shed our sinful nature and SHOW THE WORLD that the Holy Ghost rules OUR LIVES.  This intentional removal of personal attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors that displease and misrepresent Christ SHOWS THE LORD that He is a priority in OUR LIVES.  As we yield to the chastening of the Spirit, the Lord SHOWS US ourselves and challenges us to change the direction of OUR LIVES.  Detaching ourselves from living lies and from our old ways brings glory to God and makes us new.

Erica Littleton