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“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). In the corporate world the profit and loss statement is reviewed often to make sure the company is on target and that adjustments are made properly. I only wish the same amount of diligence was given to our souls. According to this Bible verse, the soul is the most valuable asset we have. When was the last time you looked at your own spiritual profit and loss statement from God’s perspective?

Prayer: Dear Lord, I want to make sure that I am laying up treasures in Heaven. The whole world is of no value if I lose my soul.

Devotion by Kaye Singleton

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5 New International Version of the Holy Bible) You were made by God, for God, and without Him there will always be an emptiness in your soul. If you’re looking for more to life; if you want to live a more meaningful life; give God access to your heart. Love Him! His love will expand to fill the void in your soul. St. Augustine wrote, “I love you, Lord, not doubtingly, but with absolute certainty. Your Word beat upon my…

I watch the fuel gage on my car. As it descends toward the big “E,” I begin looking for a gas station. I am aware that if I allow my fuel to run out that my means of transportation will come to a halt.

Occasionally, I allow my car to “run on fumes,” but not for long. I have found that my car is not the only “fuel gage” that I need to monitor. I have one too. When my energy and strength begin to plummet towards that empty mark, I need to refuel. Running on fumes emotionally is unwise.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I need daily doses of Your presence. Without You continually refilling me with Your strength, I cannot make it. You lift me. You help me. You sustain me (Psalm 28:7-9).

Devotion by Bonnie Peacock