Presence of Mind
"Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken" (Proverbs 3;25-26).
When God is abroad in judgments, He would not have His people alarmed. He has not come forth to harm but to defend the righteous.
He would have them manifest courage. We who enjoy the presence of God ought to display presence of mind. Since the LORD Himself may suddenly come, we… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 31, 2010 at 4:51pm —
Hang on to Hope
This devotional was written by Jim Burns
Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. —Hebrews 12:1-2
Do you… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 29, 2010 at 4:54pm —
The Black Hole
By Os Hillman
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9).
On February 20, 1962, at 9:47 A.M., the spacecraft Friendship 7 rose on a pillar of fire, piloted by lone astronaut John Glenn. Leaving the coast of Florida far behind, the space capsule orbited the earth three times, traveling 81,000 miles in less than four hours. As the craft began its descent from space, mission controllers in… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 26, 2010 at 3:24pm —
Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry.
In a broad sense, we are faced with temptation all the time. But temptation often comes after times of great blessing. Temptation came for Jesus right after His baptism in the Jordan River, where the Father spoke and the Holy Spirit… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 25, 2010 at 6:21pm —
Declaring the Name of the Father…
Added by Elmore Richmond on March 25, 2010 at 6:10pm —
WHAT GOD HAS PROVIDED Galatians 6:3
If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself
Satan promotes his lies in the world by encouraging us to self-deception. We deceive ourselves when we think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think. "But I know who I am," you say. "I'm a child of God, I'm seated with Christ in the heavenlies, I can do all things through Him. That makes me pretty special." Yes, you are very special in the eyes of God. But you are… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 24, 2010 at 6:10pm —
You Serve Jesus by Serving His Children
This devotional was written by Jim Burns
The King will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." —Matthew 25:40
Martin of Tours was a Roman soldier and a Christian. One cold winter day, as he was entering a city, a beggar stopped him and asked for alms; Martin had no money, but the beggar was blue and shivering with cold, and Martin gave what he had. He took… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 22, 2010 at 6:46pm —
Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
Scott never forgot where his strength and courage came from. He had battled fires for most of his adult life, and he knew how lucky he had been to never be seriously hurt. He had been in plenty of tough situations, but everything had always worked out. Many of his friends had not been as lucky as he was. He had watched a lot of men he worked with get injured, even die. There were no two ways about… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 19, 2010 at 3:05pm —
What of the future?
For reading & meditation: Philippians 1:3-11
"' he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (v.6)
We saw yesterday how the psalmist sensed that despite his doubts and failures he was still accepted by God. But there's more - he realises also that God's restraining hand has been constantly with him: "You hold me by my right hand" (Psa. 73:23). What was it, after all, that prevented him going over the… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 17, 2010 at 5:06pm —
I am in the quiet place - being still to hear from God.
I feel like the Lord at this point in my own life - is allowing me to take note of where I have been thus far with Him. The trials, the past victories, the moments of miracles, the people planted along the way of my journey, my experiences, my growth as a believer, etc.
As I ponder - I see the Faithfulness of our God - even when I was not faithful to Him, His… Continue
Added by Ambassador Vanessa Ann on March 16, 2010 at 8:26pm —
A WORD FROM Prophet Reeni Mederos
Warriors Int'l Inc.
"Oh, Prophetic Women!"
The Call of God to an Army of Supernatural Women!
The Lord is saying, "I have My eyes on you, daughters of the Most High God. You have not been forgotten and you will surely rise to your destiny in this last day move of My Spirit. You have been crying out and you have been birthing like a pregnant woman in labor about to give birth to… Continue
Added by Ambassador Vanessa Ann on March 16, 2010 at 8:25pm —
Someone asked me ~ What does it means to have friends? I see you have many friends....
I suppose I have many friends because I take the time to show myself friendly amongst my peers in Christ Jesus demonstrating wisdom as spoken in the Word of God. Proverbs 18:24 (KJV) ~ A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly. I believe with friendship comes responsibility. I also believe that you should have friends that bring… Continue
Added by Ambassador Vanessa Ann on March 16, 2010 at 8:23pm —
To Others an "Ensample"
"Those things, which ye have both Warned, and received, and heard, and seen in Me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you" (Philippians 4:9).
It is well when a man can with advantage be so minutely copied as Paul might have been. Oh, for grace to imitate him this day and every day!
Should we, through divine grace, carry into practice the Pauline teaching, we may claim the promise which is now open before us; and what a promise it is! God, who… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 16, 2010 at 5:26pm —
God is a Sanctuary
"Therefore say, Thus saith the LORD God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a Little Sanctuary in the countries where they shall come" (Ezekiel 11:16).
Banished from the public means of grace, we are not removed from the grace of the means. The LORD who places His people where they feel as exiles will Himself be with them and be to them all that they could have had at… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 15, 2010 at 1:10pm —
Going Out with Joy
"And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out" (Deuteronomy 33:18).
The blessings of the tribes are ours; for we are the true Israel who worship God in the spirit and have no confidence in the flesh. Zebulun is to rejoice because Jehovah will bless his "going out"; we also see a promise for ourselves lying latent in this benediction. When we go out we will look out for occasions of joy.
We go out to travel, and the providence of God is our… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 12, 2010 at 3:42pm —
READ: Genesis 32:3-13
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies. —Genesis 32:10
Less than the least of all God’s mercies.” This was the motto 17th-century English poet and clergyman George Herbert engraved on his signet ring, and it was the phrase with which he signed his letters and books. Jacob had spoken these words when he pondered God’s goodness despite his own sin and shame: “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 11, 2010 at 5:03pm —
Not That Kind Of Servant!
The borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7, NLT).
In today's world, it has become all too easy for dedicated Christians to become financially overextended. As a result, many live in bondage to anxiety, and their preoccupation with financial worry robs them of their joy in Christ and hinders their witness to others.
Phil and Beverly are prime examples. This fine young Christian couple loved the Lord,… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 10, 2010 at 3:52pm —
Too many people take their daily life for granted, including opportunity. Every second of the day, opportunity is available for us to seize the moment and make a change. Quiet naturally, more do not change at all. A lot of people are… Continue
Added by Apostle Parice C. Parker on March 10, 2010 at 12:30pm —
The Marriage of Miss Bad Breath and Mr. Smelly Feet
A young couple, madly in love, decided to get married. But as the wedding day neared, both grew increasingly nervous over secret problems they had never shared with anyone. Privately, the groom-to-be approached his minister.
“I’m really concerned about this marriage,” the young man said.
“Don’t you love her?” the pastor asked in surprise.
“Of course,” the groom said. “But I have unbelievably smelly… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 9, 2010 at 5:18pm —
Witnessing His Glory
The book of James has an unusual sentence construction that links the word glory with the name of Jesus: "My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality" (James 2:1). In this verse the words "Lord of glory" have alternate renditions. Some translations read, "Our glorious Lord." Still another possible translation reads, "Jesus Christ, who is the glory."
B. B. Warfield, in his book The Lord of Glory, says, that Jesus… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 8, 2010 at 2:42pm —