Melinda Keays


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV)

Everyone is worried about something. No matter who you are or what phase you are in your life, there is going to be something that you worry about. Every day we are bombarded with choices that we have to make. Big or small, they can still weigh down on us. In a world full of decisions, how are we supposed to know what is the right one for us? How do we stop worrying and remember that God has everything in control? When we put our decisions in His hands, He will make the path straight. The only way to defeat worry is to replace it with a trust in God. Trusting that your decisions will be the right ones will only come if you make them prayerfully.

Prayer: Lord, help us to trust you with all of our hearts. I pray against stress and anxiety today. In Jesus name, amen.

Devotion by Melinda Keays

My choice is you, God, first and only.  And now I find I’m your choice! You set me up with a house and yard. And then you made me your heir! (Psalm 16:5-6 MSG)

We wake up every day and make a conscious decision to choose a God-centered life. God knew us and chose us far before we even existed.  He not only provides for us but goes above and beyond even when we don’t deserve it.  Choosing Him first is the least we can do to show our gratitude for all that He has done for us.

Prayer: Thank you, God, for being our Savior.  We are blessed beyond measure because of the ultimate sacrifice You made for us. Amen.

Devotion by Melinda Keays

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3, NIV)

One of the first arguments I will often hear from friends who claim to be atheist is that too many bad things happen.  I think we have all had moments when we question God on the evil that seems to be taking place more and more frequently in our world.  Rather than question Him and grow weary, we need to let these things change us into prayer warriors. Now is not the time to question.  We need to be on our knees before the Lord praying for this world. Only God can grant us the peace we need to move beyond feelings of confusion.

Prayer: Lord, I pray today for our lost world.  There is so much evil surrounding us every day. Let our lives be a light to those who are blinded by the ungodliness that is all around them.  In Jesus name, Amen.