Daily Devotions

DAVID’S MIGHTY MEN

Memory Verse Now go in My authority and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 (TPT) David’s Mighty Men Hey Kids! David was definitely an amazing hero!  He conquered lions, tigers and bears!!!!  Ohhhh my and the big, ugly giant!  But God made him an even greater hero!!  How can he get more amazing than that?  He obeyed God in all that he did, and he cared for the mighty men that God gave him as his army.  Yeah, David was a Captain of men.   He trained and taught them all that they needed to know to be mighty warriors like David.  David showed them what to do and how to be a warrior by his example.  And he gave them something that made them strong inside and out.  He gave them the Spirit of God.  David’s strength came from the Spirit of God that lived in him.  Just like David, these men were not born heroes, NO, they still picked their nose, they still stink farted out loud, and some of them didn’t even brush their teeth!!  But they became heroes because of their love for God and they followed and obeyed all that their captain taught them to do. Did you know that God will send a captain to you to help you to be formed into a hero?  Yes, they will teach you, lead you, and help you to follow Jesus’ example.  And will even love you and be patient with you when you make the

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STEP OUT AND RECEIVE YOUR MIRACLE

Today’s Bible Verse “The priests will carry the Ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth. As soon as their feet touch the water, the flow of water will be cut off upstream, and the river will stand up like a wall.” Joshua 3:13 (NLT) Step Out and Receive Your Miracle Evangelist Oral Roberts once said, “On the main street of the bible, miracles are always happening.  That’s because they were expecting them to happen.  They were looking for them to happen, and they were believing God for them to happen.”   Our Pastors Art and Kuna shared that this year will be a year where we expect the unexpected.  To expect miracles to happen in our lives, and in order to seize the miracle-life that God has for us, we must break small.  Miracles happen every day of our lives.  It’s our responsibility to go ahead and seize it for ourselves through faith and expectation. In this passage of scripture, the miracle happened when the priest stepped out and placed his foot on the water.  Nothing happened until the priest stepped out in faith.  Once he did that, a miracle happened—the Jordan river opened up.   Miracles happened in the faith zone, not in our comfort zone.  Although the “faith zone” can be something new or unfamiliar, that’s a place where we need to trust God.  There, He can perform a miracle.  Sometimes the place where we are is so familiar, it can rob us of a miracle

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DON’T CONCEDE YOUR FAITH

Today’s Bible Verse “Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see.” Hebrews‬ 11:1‬ (ERV‬)‬‬‬‬‬ Don’t Concede Your Faith To concede means to acknowledge an opponent’s victory before it is officially established.  Well, the GOOD NEWS is, our opponent has already been defeated at the cross; therefore, we are already declared the winners!   So, why is it that sometimes we don’t act like it, live like it, or talk like it?   Faith is the substance of the things we hope for. Faith is made out of something. That something is our hope—the God kind of hope.  This hope earnestly expects and awaits a favorable and victorious outcome of what cannot be seen with our natural eyes but can be seen with our “faith” eyes as we trust God and His Word. It’s like the twelve leaders that Moses sent to spy out the land that the Lord was giving them (Numbers 13).  These twelve men were there for 40 days and saw the goodness and richness of the land that God said He was giving them.  Just one cluster of grapes had to be carried by two men!  So, when they returned and reported to Moses and the people, ten of them said the land is good, but the giants and their large and fortified cities are too much to conquer.   They saw themselves as grasshoppers, looked at their situation and circumstance, and conceded.  The people who heard their report conceded also. 

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EXAMINE YOURSELF

Today’s Bible Verse “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ  Jesus is in you – unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not  failed the test.” 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 (NIV) Examine Yourself Taking a test for an important class in school or a medical test for our health can be an uncomfortable  experience.  I donʻt like going through medical tests or examinations because I don’t want to hear potentially negative results. However, we all know these tests are important for the awareness of our body’s needs and to maintain good health.   Self-examination can be even more unnerving. The Bible says to “…examine yourselves to see whether  you are in the faith; test yourselves.” We often don’t want to take this test because we may find out negative results, things we donʻt wish to know. Those negative results could be doubts, fear, pride,  anxiety, shame, betrayal, loneliness, failure, hopelessness, offense, or unforgiveness.   While self-examination is not easy, it is much needed to recognize and expose any potential areas in our  lives that may produce negative results. In John 10, we see that the adversary wants to kill, steal, and  destroy. The enemy wants us to live in ignorance and denial of any negative results for the rest of our  lives.   When I prayerfully pursued my self-examination, the issue of pride stood out for me. I had the most  challenging time

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DRINKS ON ME

Today’s Bible Verse “Then on the most important day of the feast, the last day, Jesus stood and shouted out to the crowds— “All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!” John‬ ‭7:37-38‬ ‭(TPT) Drinks On Me Next time you’re at a wedding or restaurant, stand up and begin to shout, “drinks on me!” You’ll  either make a lot of friends or get kicked out of the restaurant.  Jesus was not referring to a beverage but rather a supply of living water produced from the Holy Spirit, a drink that will quench your thirst and satisfy you forever. In the Gospel of John, there was a woman that was having a conversation with Jesus at a well.  Jesus had stopped at this well to rest.  Along came a certain Samaritan woman; this is when the conversation went from, “give me a drink” to, “you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband.”  The woman didn’t try to deny the truth or make excuses.  Rather, she was amazed and stunned by the prophetic word from Jesus.  She ran back to her village to tell everyone about what had just happened.  She told them her story.  Excited about what they just heard, the whole village ran to see this man at the well. Experiencing and hearing

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