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Debbie Simler-Goff

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“Ever feel like you’ve turned your back on Jesus? The disciples did. READ: Matthew 26:56 from the Holy Bible, King James Version:

“Then all the disciples forsook Him (Jesus) and fled.”

The disciples were twelve men that were chosen by Jesus. They went with Him everywhere. They saw him heal people. They saw Him walk on water. Jesus knew the disciples would flee when the soldiers came for Him. He also knew they would recover and preach salvation to the whole world. He waited for them to realize how much they needed Him. How very much He loved them. How, willing He was to welcome them back with open arms of love.

It is the same for you. Jesus knows you’ve failed Him. He also knows you will succeed in Him again one day. He’s waiting to welcome you back with open arms of love.”

Prayer: Jesus, help me to forgive myself as easily as You forgive me. Thanks for loving me, no matter what!

Devotions by Debbie Simler-Goff

“St. Mary Magdalene dei Pazzi said “Never utter in your neighbor’s absence what you would not say in their presence.” I have learned firsthand the value of following this advice.

Jesus taught us to go one step further when He instructed us in the Holy Bible to…

“Love your enemies , bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44, King James Version.

How wonderful the world would be if everyone followed Jesus’ advice!

Loving people that mistreat you is possible when the Holy Spirit lives inside you and empowers you. Start each day full of God’s love and discover the joy of sharing that love with others. Even those who you feel don’t deserve it.”

Prayer: Jesus, pour Your love into me. Empower me to love those who have wronged me.

Devotion by Debbie Simler-Goff

“And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory…” from Philippians 4:19 in the Holy Bible, Amplified Version.

I have experienced this promise of God many times since choosing to follow Him. One such time stands out in my memory: Money was scarce, and what money we did have went to feed and clothe our four small children. I had gained so much weight, that none of my clothes fit me. I whispered a prayer to God asking for something to wear. The next day, on my doorstep was a paper grocery bag filled with clothes that fit perfectly! God liberally supplied my need that day, and He will do the same for you!

Prayer: Father, I’m so thankful that you have a liberal supply of blessings to give to your children! Bless me today and meet my material needs of clothing, food and shelter.

Devotion by Debbie Simler-Goff