Melinda Keays


Let me hear about your mercy in the morning, because I trust you. Let me know the way that I should go, because I long for you. (Psalm143:8, God’s Word Edition)

If I could change one thing about myself, I would definitely become more of a morning person.  I would give anything to be the kind of person who gets up singing with the birds. Going to bed at a decent hour would help me in my journey to becoming a morning person, but even that may be a long shot.

There really is something to waking up early. When you get up early, you allow yourself to spend time with the Lord before the constant hustle and bustle of the day has a chance to distract you.  Starting off in the Word is a great way to create a filter for the rest of your day.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for constantly reminding us of your love and mercy.  Every single day You direct us and without You we would be completely lost!

Devotional by Melinda Keays

layinghandsGod, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list? “Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. (Psalm 15:1-2, The Message)

God never promised that our walk with Him would be easy.  He also did not tell us that everything would be unbearably difficult.  Being a Christian will never be a walk in the park, but there are some principles to follow that will make life a lot easier for us.  The Message puts it like this – walk straight, act right, tell the truth. It doesn’t get much more basic than that.  People are watching you.  In the corrupt world that we live in, you can easily show Christ’s love to them just by following His directions in Psalm 15.

Prayer: Lord, help me to walk in your way.  I want to live a life that is not only acceptable to you but a witness to everyone around me. In Jesus name, amen.

Devotion by Melinda Keays

layinghandsKeep me safe, O God, I’ve run for dear life to you. I say to God, “Be my Lord!” Without you, nothing makes sense. (Psalm 16:1-2)

Like all of you, I have so many friends and family who are not saved.  I’ve had countless conversations with several of them about life and its purpose. I have discovered that most of them are so unaware that their lives lack meaning.  I watch as they jump from one thing to the next trying to find what makes them feel fulfilled and it just doesn’t work.

God makes our lives make sense.  Even when things are not perfect, we are still following Him.  We will always have a purpose when we are serving Him.

Prayer: I am so thankful for a saviour who will always leave me feeling fulfilled.  A life without You would be meaningless and impossible.  We are blessed! Amen.

Devotion by Melinda Keays