He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3, Holy Bible, New Living Translation I watched a shepherd relocate his large flock from a depleted pasture to a more nourishing grazing area. The sheep were not distracted by the line of…
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.” (Psalm 84:11 NKJV) Have you ever noticed that God lets us experience desires that are contrary to His will? Sometimes our seemingly harmless wishes turn out to be contrary to God’s will,…
“Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped. And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the…
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible) When you have studied the facts for a test in school and you understand…
“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). We live in a world of self absorbed people! Many are of the opinion that the world revolves around them. Look on social media at the selfies posted every day. Selfies are fine and…
“If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell behold, thou art there” (Psalm 139:8 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). They may have taken prayer out of our schools, but they will never be able to remove God from…
“And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” (Luke 1:33 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.)
The family of Jacob, or the descendants of Jacob are the same as the children of Israel. This was the name by which the ancient people of God were known, It is the same as saying that he would reign over His own church and people forever. He’s in charge. He guides them and defends them. He has given laws for them to follow.
This scripture addresses Mary when she was told she was with child. Mary had seen turmoil in her world; Kingdoms rising and falling all around. The child she would give birth to would form an everlasting kingdom.
I’m so glad I have an interest in His Kingdom. He shall reign among his people on earth until the end of time, and be their King forever. His Kingdom is the only Kingdom that will never end. How exciting to think about! You can be a part of this kingdom also.
Prayer: Thank You Lord, that You have made me a part of Your unending Kingdom. One day we will be with You forever. It’s hard for my mind to imagine being with You forever!
Devotion by Kaye Singleton
“He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” (Psalm 121:3-4 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible)
There is so much injustice in our world today. But, God is aware of every violent crime; He sees the poor and the mistreated. He knows about the illness that has taken a loved one away; He knows all about pain and suffering. He sees it all. And He has not abdicated His throne and He has not abandoned His plan to one day set all things right.
Prayer: Lord, You know the difficult situations I face. You see, You hear and I have this assurance that nothing escapes Your attention. Thank You for watching over me.
Devotion by Julie Long
How big is God?
“(God) has measured the oceans in the palm of his hand…(God) has used His hand to measure the sky…(God) has used a bowl to measure all the dust of the earth…” (Isaiah 40:12, New Century Version)
If He could hold a tsunami in the palm of His hand, If He could measure a tornado by the distance between His thumb and forefinger, if one of His serving bowls could hold all of the sand on earth, then I’d say God’s Big Enough.
Big Enough to pay your bills. Big Enough to heal your sickness. Big Enough to solve any problem in your life!
How big is God? Big Enough!
Prayer: God, I thank-you that You are bigger than all my problems. I praise You that You are Big Enough to meet all my needs.
Devotion by Debbie Simler-Goff