Daily Devotions

GOD’S PURSUIT

Today’s Bible Verse Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. Psalms 23:6 (NKJV) God’s Pursuit The foundation for our faith is not meant to be built on our works or our understanding, but rather on God’s relentless pursuit of us. We have a relationship with our Creator not because we sought Him out, but because He is always pursuing us. As Christians, our lives are the result of our faith and His constant grace drawing us deeper and deeper into the abundant life Jesus died to give us. Faith built on anything else but God’s pursuit is a faith built on our strength, an unsure and consistently failing foundation. “I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints” Ephesians 1:16-18 (ESV). God is after your heart right now. He’s knocking on the door of your heart. Will you let him in? More than He wants you to do something for Him today, He simply wants you to know He is with you and for you. Respond to God’s pursuit today by giving Him your heart. May your life

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PEACE AND JOY!

Today’s Bible Verse Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let your joy overflow! And let gentleness be seen in every relationship, for our Lord is ever near. Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will guard your heart and mind through Jesus Christ. Philippians‬ 4:4-7‬ (TPT) Peace and Joy! There is no real peace outside of Christ! If peace does not come from Him, it is not authentic; it is just a soulish, temporary appeasement of emotions. Jesus is the Prince of Peace, the lasting spiritual peace only emanated from a real relationship with Him; to know Christ is to know peace.  The world has created a form of peace, but man’s definition of what peace is falls short in comparison to the true peace God offers. Some may ask, “How can I be at peace with all the problems I am facing?” The challenge lies in that question. We are looking for an emotion, a feeling, a sentiment; instead of looking for the person of Jesus. Before He was conceived, Isaiah prophesied about Him and called Him, “The Prince of Peace!”  This scripture is saying fix your eyes on Christ! When Christ is the focus, unmovable, unshakable, unbroken peace follows. We get frustrated when we try to produce peace in our

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SÍ, SE PUEDE!

Today’s Bible Verse For all God’s promises are “Yes” in him. And so through him we can say “Amen,” to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20 (ISV) Sí, Se Puede! Many people claim that the phrase, “Sí, se puede!” (Yes we can!), was coined by Dolores Huertas during the immigration reform protests of the 70s. Others credit former President Obama’s, initial political campaign for the phrase during his initial political campaign in early 2000. But that phrase originated around 62 AD and was written by the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:13. The scripture says, “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” However, the “all things” that we can do are within the context of His Word. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, if you are 5”2’, weigh 220 pounds, and are 65 years old, you will never play for the Lakers. Never. It doesn’t matter how much you pray, fast, and confess. Playing for the Lakers is not included in the “all things” for you.  The reality is that the “all things” refers to God’s promises. God is saying that to us (His children), all His promises are “yes and amen!” We can become who He says we are, possess what He says is ours, and do all the things He has called us to do. The enemy tries to make us feel powerless, but that’s not the case at all. As his children, we have authority! “But those who embraced him

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DON’T FOLLOW THE JUDAS GOAT

Today’s Bible Verse After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.  They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice. John 10:4-5 (NLT) Don’t Follow the Judas Goat You may be thinking, what’s a Judas goat?  It’s a goat that is trained to lead a herd of sheep or cattle to a specific place.  They are famous for being used in slaughterhouses where the goat will lead the sheep or cattle towards the slaughter while the goat’s life is spared.  Doesn’t it sound like how the enemy works?  The enemy wants to lead us to a specific destination that will harm and eventually destroy us.  John 10:10 is a familiar scripture:   The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 NKJV).  As sheep are familiar with their shepherds’ voices, we also must be familiar with our shepherd’s voice, Jesus’s voice!  The Bible refers to Jesus as being the Good Shepherd.  As believers, it’s important to know the voice of Jesus in our everyday lives.   Jesus wants to lead us to His perfect plan for our lives, but we must always open our hearts to Him when He speaks.  Dr. Frederick K.C Price once said, “You can’t pick up a FM channel on an AM dial.”  If we

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A DREAM FULFILLED

This Week’s Memory Verse Not to Him Who, by His power that is at work within us, is able to do superabundantly, far over and above all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]. Ephesians 3:20 (AMPC) A Dream Fulfilled Hey Kids! Did you know that God can speak to you through dreams?  Yes, through dreams He gives us a picture, like a movie, of His plans for us. His plans for us are always good and never evil or bad.  And because God is a big God, He always gives us dreams that are HUGE!!!  Like King Kong!!!  It’s so great that it looks impossible.  And it is impossible if you do it yourself.  These dreams can ONLY be done with God’s help and His power.  He gave YOU the dream because He knows He can trust you.  He is your best friend, your buddy that will be by your side to make it come true.   Joseph had a dream that no one believed could ever come true.  He was teased and bullied for the dreams God gave Him.  But, because Joseph believed, it did not matter that everyone else did not believe.  He saw his dreams coming true even before it happened.  And he never gave up or quit believing in the dream God gave him even though, it took a long time. So, kids I know you have dreams, too.  Keep those dreams alive!  Write it down or draw a picture of it where you can see it every day.  And never give

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