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“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 Today we begin a new year.  I am sure that most of us are remembering how we started out the past year with plans and hopes for what we would be doing.  Then everything changed and we found ourselves having to readjust our lives.  Now the question in our minds is whether this year will be any different.  Will we be able to return to some sort of normal?  We do not…

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118.24 In the 1960’s I was in Bible College. As we listened to our teachers and to the visiting ministers, we were all convinced that the coming the Lord was very near. Most of us were wondering if we would even see graduation. Then as we approached the turning of the century, most preachers were saying that it would happen very soon. Surely, the Lord would not put up much longer with the wickedness and evil that abounded in our world. Now…

Today a lot of people will be making resolutions, planning to accomplish so much with their life in this new year. Statistics show us that most of them will be abandoned before many days have passed.
As followers of the Lord, our only resolution should be to draw closer to the Lord. From all the things that are happening in our world, we know that His coming draws very near. Our aim and goal is to be ready for His coming and to help and encourage others to be ready also.
Daily prayer and Bible reading are very important if we are stay close to the Lord and live the way He wants us to live. My son encourages his congregation to have “a slot and a spot” every day. Meeting the Lord in the same place at the same time helps us to maintain our relationship with Him.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we know your coming is close and this could be the year you return. Help us to be ready and to help others to be ready also.
Devotion by Anne Johnston