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“And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4:4)

Growing up, most of us read fairy tale stories. There are stories of princesses saved by their heroes, stories of mythical creatures and lands, etc. Some of us loved reading those type of stories and maybe even read them to our children. While reading these books, maybe you imagined yourself a part of the story. Maybe you imagined yourself doing things or going to far away places. You became a part of the story, the fable.

The Bible, to some people, has become like the fairy tales. When they turn from God and the Truth, they start believing what is written in the Bible is just made up stories, just another fable. They don’t want to believe that God truly exists. He becomes like the fables in the stories – made up.

When this happens, the Bibles becomes just like any other book on the shelf among all the other stories. The Bible is no longer sacred and holy to them. Just like a fairy tale book is forgotten over time, the Bible is not read anymore.

Has the Bible become just another fable to you?

Stay in God’s Word.  Read it every day. Don’t let His Word become another fable to you.

Reading the Bible daily is how we hear God’s voice and know He is not just another fable. When we stay in His Word, we won’t stray from God or the truth.

“In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). God has always been and always will be. Don’t let God be just another fairy tale in your life.

Prayer:  Dear Lord, please help me to know that you are real. Don’t let me believe You are a fable. Help me, every day,  to stay in Your Word and Your Truth. Amen!

Devotion by Mishelle Nally

“And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.” Luke 2:47

We have all heard the story about Jesus and his visit to Jerusalem when He was twelve years old. Instead of leaving for home with his family, He went to the temple and talked with the learned men who gathered there. They were astonished at the way He communicated with them. They did not realize how privileged they were to be the first ordinary people to hold a conversation with God in visible form.

It was several years later that Jesus would begin His earthly ministry and many more people would be privileged to walk and talk with Him. In most cases, they did not realize who He really was – God manifested in human flesh. He healed the sick, touched blind eyes, and even raised the dead. They followed Him for the miracles, and only a few accepted Him as their Messiah. Probably many of those men who had been astonished at Him as a boy in the temple, were the ones calling for His crucifixion, as His ministry came to an end.

Today, we do not have Jesus with us in bodily form. But by His death on Calvary, He made a way that we could come boldly into His presence. We can communicate with Him and receive the wisdom and instruction that we need. As we read His Word, it comes alive in our hearts, and we can feel Him near, even though we cannot see Him with our natural eyes. He is still our healer, our deliverer, our comfort, and our peace. What a privilege it is to know Him as our Saviour and our Lord.

Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for the privilege of knowing you, of being able to communicate daily with you through prayer and the Word of God.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

God Remembered Noah

And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged.” Genesis 8:1

  • God remembered Noah and the promises He made to him and his family, saying that He would save them and the animals.
  • God remains faithful to His promises to you.

God Remembered Abraham

“And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.” Genesis 19:29

  • God remembered the prayers Abraham interceded on behalf of his nephew Lot. God graciously responded to Abraham’s prayers and delivered Lot and his family from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
  • God hears the prayers you are praying over your family.

God Remembered Rachel

“And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.” Genesis 30:22

  • God knew Rachel’s desire to have a child and one day in God’s perfect time He answered her constant prayer.
  • Just because God hasn’t spoke to your yet doesn’t mean He won’t soon. Trust Him.
  • God has a bigger plan, His thoughts are higher than your thoughts and His ways are higher than your ways.

There is coming a day when God will remember. Maybe He has told you, “Not yet,” but don’t lose hope. Keep trusting Him because He has not forgotten the promises He has made to you.

  • Though you may have lost material wealth. GOD REMEMBERS.
  • Though you may be going through the fire. Though you may be in the process of perfection. GOD REMEMBERS.
  • Though you may be waiting longer than you thought in an ark. GOD REMEMBERS.
  • Though you may be in the wilderness. GOD REMEMBERS.
  • Though your family is still not saved. GOD REMEMBERS.
  • Though you may be barren. GOD REMEMBERS.

God will remember His promises.

Prayer: Lord, I believe, but help my unbelief. Remind me that every prayer I pray will not return to me void. Your word says that You cannot lie and I believe what You promised. I know that You will answer my prayers and I will trust You if I receive an answer that I do not want. I will remember You and Your faithfulness today and I believe You remember me, too!