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“And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.” Mark 8:12. Have you ever heard someone say, “If I could just see a miracle, then I would believe”? When Jesus was here on earth, He performed many miracles, people believed on Him for awhile, but they were always looking for something more. This grieved the Lord. When it…

There comes a point in the season, I promise, where suddenly you know. You know. It’s time. And you may still not see what’s happening, but you know that it is. I realize I’m being extremely vague here, so let me back it up a little. There was this girl named Rhoda, and she was a servant of Mary, mother of John (Acts 12). Peter was set free from prison miraculously and all of these disciples were gathered in Mary’s house, praying. In the middle of the night, Peter came knocking at the gate, and Rhoda, being the servant, came to…

    Have you ever noticed how hard it is to change someone who has a made up mind? Call it stubborn if you want; a mind that’s made up simply cannot be changed. From a nasty prison cell, the Apostle Paul wrote this bold, made up mind statement in the Book of Romans 8:38-39, “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (King James Version of the Holy Bible). The scenarios in this list have caused many people to give up and turn away from God. But, Paul went on record to let the church in Rome know that he had his mind made up. Nothing is able to separate him from God’s Love! Is your mind made up?
    Prayer: Lord, I’ve got my mind made up to live for You regardless. Though I walk through lonely valleys, You are with me. I’m not throwing in the towel. I’ll live for You come what may. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
    Devotion by: Kaye Singleton