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 6~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: LET’S JUST BE NICE!

MARCH 6~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  LET’S JUST BE NICE!

Ephesians 4:32 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Ephesians 4:32 reminds us that we are to be kind one to another, tender hearted, and forgiving, even as God has forgiven us. I often say “it’s just nice to be nice!” So today, smile at someone, pray for someone, encourage someone, call someone and extend forgiveness or even challenge your flesh and ask for forgiveness!! Your warm smile or encouraging message could be the one word that your brother or sister needs to hear just to make it through the day! God will encourage YOU as you ENCOURAGE others.

Dewayne Jones


MARCH 5~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  TO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY

MARCH 5~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  TO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY
 
Proverbs 21:3 “To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”
 
We are to make righteous decisions and present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto Him.  Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.  This means not to follow after the dictates of this world.  The sacrifice is to not follow after ungodliness, but after righteousness, which is acceptable unto Him.
 
Claudia Blevins


MARCH 4~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  LORD, HOW CAN I SERVE TODAY?

MARCH 4~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  LORD, HOW CAN I SERVE TODAY?
Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
 
Our daily question in response to Romans 12:2 should be to the Lord, “What is my godly duty today so that You get the glory?” We should not focus on our needs, possessions and the things of this world.  God created all people and all things, therefore He gets the glory, honor and praise.  Are you focusing on the goals for Christ or focusing on the pleasures of this world? Choose Christ!
 
Genita Matthews


MARCH 3~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  WHAT LOVE-THE RECONCILIATION 

MARCH 3~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  WHAT LOVE-THE RECONCILIATION 

2 Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

Have you ever done something that you knew was so wrong, a price certainly had to be paid?  I know we all have, but OH what LOVE Jesus has for us.  He came down from His throne, dressed Himself in flesh and blood, took our place, and paid our debt.  God, who knew no sin made himself sin for us, just to redeem us back to himself and now are we the righteousness of God in him.  Thanks be unto God for his reconciling LOVE!

Sonya Rogers



MARCH 2~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  EVEN WHEN TIMES ARE TURBULENT, NEVER FORGET! 

MARCH 2~TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  EVEN WHEN TIMES ARE TURBULENT, NEVER FORGET! 

Psalm 103:1-2 “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:”

Life as we once knew it has literally been shifted right before our eyes:  from our society, to the economy, to politics, to our health, even within our families.  Although we as members of the Body of Christ have seen and faced many of the same challenges that the world has, they haven’t affected us the way it has for many of them.  Some of us lost jobs during these times, but have yet to miss a meal or go without necessities.  He’s given His people a great testimony in these times and even through turbulence, God still is for me.

Kaliyah Streeter



MARCH 1: TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES: YOU’RE NOT JUST ANYBODY

MARCH 1 ~ TO SHEW FORTH HIS PRAISES:  YOU ARE NOT JUST ANYBODY

1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”

As saints of God, our job is to bring people into the Kingdom through our lives which is the light.  We are not just anybody!  The Lord called us to make a difference.  If the world is going to see Jesus, they will see Him through us, His Church.  I admonish you today, to know who you are and hold on to who you are as you “shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.”  
 
Pastor Michael Bender


FEBRUARY 28~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 28~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”

In Due Time

God sees everything you do.  He sees the time and effort you put into leading people to Christ:  a word or message preached that changes a life, the amazing worship that you render unto God, and even an event that blesses the community.  You are His vessel and He works in and through your life.  Because you trust Him, you will find strength and peace and you will see the reward of your faithfulness and service.  Your “yes” to God has helped a lot of people say “no” to the world.

Brandon Linson



FEBRUARY 27~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 27~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

FAITHFULNESS TO YOUR JOURNEY

Every aspect of our lives is working together toward the fulfillment of God’s plan and purpose for our lives. The events or situations we encounter in life are not isolated nor random, but each element is interconnected and allowed by God.  Paul proclaims in Romans 8:18 and 2 Corinthians 4:17 that even our suffering is orchestrated by God’s sovereign will and contributes to the goodness of His calling on our lives.  Pastor and Lady Bender, you were called, chosen, selected for His purpose.  May He be glorified by the life you lead, the suffering you have endured, and your faithfulness to the journey He has prescribed for you. 

Richjetta Branch



FEBRUARY 26~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 26~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 

CONTINUE TO STAND ON HIS WORD

Earlier in this chapter of II Timothy, Paul warns Timothy of the woes to come, and how the evil of people will wax worse and worse. Similarly in our world today, with so much violence, hurt and loss, it seems as if things continue to get worse, but Paul reminds Timothy that he has the Word of God to stand upon. These scriptures are directly inspired by God to help edify ourselves and the world around us. So I’d like to encourage Pastor and First Lady Bender to continue to stand on the Word of God, continue to teach and preach God’s Holy Word so that we all will be corrected and equipped to make it through this life and to the next! 

Caitlin Edwards



FEBRUARY 25~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

FEBRUARY 25~CELEBRATING GOD’S CHOSEN VESSELS FOR HIS PURPOSE AND DIRECTION 

I Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

LABORING FOR AN INCORRUPTIBLE CROWN

Psalm 37:23 reminds us that a good man’s steps are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his ways.  We know sometimes the task of being the leaders can get a little overwhelming, but always stay connected to God and He will download to you how to lead His people.  Keep pressing and know that all things work together for good to them who love God.  Keep standing firm on God’s Word, unwavering in faith, promoting His glory, and advancing His Kingdom.  Continue laboring in God’s vineyard, knowing that it is not in vain because He has an incorruptible crown laid up in Heaven for you.  

Eugenia Debardlabon