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“I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.” Psalm 40:1. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison The Psalmist David learned that the secret of getting…

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Jesus said, “And, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” (John 12:32 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). In this verse Jesus was speaking of His death on the cross but we can still lift Him up today. This is why it’s important to create an atmosphere of praise and worship at the beginning of every church service. Our purpose is to encourage those who come in with a heavy load to be drawn into heavenly places where answers are available. It is your responsibility as a believer to offer heartfelt worship and words of encouragement to point those in need to Jesus Christ – the answer to their individual crisis! Lift Him up as high as you possibly can so that others will be drawn to Him!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the avenue of praise. When we lift You up, we are drawn into Your presence.

Devotion by: Kaye Singleton

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“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6, Holy Bible, New King James Version)

When you need answers, where do you go? In our high technology world, it’s easy to key in a question online and view a list of responses. Clicks on social media websites connect you to online friends who offer their advice. You accept what others say—what sounds good—only to have your expectations crushed when you’ve placed your confidence in unreliable sources.

The writer of this proverb offers a triangle of advice. Don’t trust what you know. Put God first. Wait for His direction.

Prayer: Lord, You have all the answers. No matter what others says, I will trust in You for direction.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

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“Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplication; in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.”  (Psalm 143:1 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) Summer is almost over.  School will be back in session soon.  Back to school schedules return.  No more sleeping in. …

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Haunted eyes, a heavy heart, and feet that dread the next step. Life has a way of dragging us down.

We do not have to live very long before we discover that we do not have all the answers. Life is bigger than we are, and we need help!

Prayer is the key!

“Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the ends of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy” (Psalm 61:1-3).

Prayer: When I talk to You, Lord, You lift my load and chase the storm clouds away. You bring peace to my troubled mind and calm my fears. You lift me above my circumstances so that I can walk in peace and joy again.

Devotion by Bonnie Peacock

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