Daily Devotions

THE KING

Today’s Memory Verse On his robe and on his thigh, He has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:16 (NIV) The King Hey Kids! Have you ever looked at your friends and saw such awesomeness that it made you think, “How can God pick me to tell others about Jesus?  Sometimes when I talk my words don’t come out right and there’s been times that I even tripped while I was walking, but there was nothing on the ground to trip me!  I really don’t think that God should pick me because I for sure will mess things up for Him.  God needs the very best …..after all, He is the highest, most greatest of all.  He’s the King of all kings and the Lord of lords….He really needs someone great like Him!”  If you ever thought that way, drag that thought into the trash bin and delete it forever.  God really looks at your heart.  Are you humble, obedient to His Word, caring and loving to others, willing to admit to your faults and failures, not thinking you are better than others, and most importantly you always pray to God for help and to be near to Him?  No matter how many weaknesses you may have, God can make you into a superhero just like Jesus to help others.  Don’t be afraid, He will be with you and help you.  After all, He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, right?  So, nothing is impossible with Him! You are really God’s Best

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LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE

Today’s Bible Verse For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. James 1:23-24 Living a Double Life I grew up in a broken home with divorced parents and learned at a very young age, how to deceive others. I began by deceiving my parents, realizing they would compete for my attention. Guilt was plaguing my dad for being absent, and my attitude towards him was, “Well, you were never there, so you SHOULD do this!” Knowing that my mom didn’t want to fail as a mother, when I got into trouble at school, I would come home and fight with her saying, “I just want to live with my dad,” and she would pull back. At the age of 23, married with 2 children at the time, I found myself, again, living a life of lies and deception. My husband, who I was with since I was 16 years old, looked at me one day, with tears in his eyes and said, “I don’t even know who you are anymore.” As hard-hearted as I was at the time, that statement stabbed my soul. The truth was, I didn’t even know who I was. I couldn’t keep up with my lies. Life was crashing, and it was crashing hard. The “poor-thing” approach wasn’t working anymore. People were just sick

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INTIMACY PRODUCES POWER

Today’s Bible Verse I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. Ezekiel ‭36:26-27‬ ‭(MSG)‬‬ Intimacy Produces Power Last month, I wrote a devotional titled, “Commitment is the Price to Pay for Intimacy.”  Today, I will finish off that thought with the second half of that statement which is, “Intimacy Produces Power.”  If you would like to re-read the previous devotional or read it for the first time, you can find it at this link here. When a husband and a wife enter into an intimate relationship with one another, something powerful and miraculous begins. God breathes His life-giving power into the woman’s womb, and the promise of a child begins to be formed. The parents may not fully understand, but they are being changed from the inside out, and the course of their lives will be entirely different from what it was before. In the same way, when we commit to an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit, our lives will never be the same.  As the verse above states, He will take out our old heart—the hardened heart, the heart that was only about what we wanted, and He will give us a new heart—a tender heart, a heart that goes after what God wants.

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WE THE CONSECRATED

Today’s Bible Verse Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20 (AMPC) We the Consecrated Wherever we look, we see the world undermining biblical standards.  The enemy works through media, culture, and other means to desensitize people toward sin.  Popular songs have whole generations prophesying all things antichrist.  Declarations hidden within a rhythm, measure, and cadence have the most good-intentioned of us conforming to the world.  Oblivious, we pulsate the sin that nailed Jesus to the cross.    Take a moment and listen to the words people are prophesying over their lives.  Listen to the invitation of fear and oppression we welcome in with our lips.  This must stop now.   It is a tactic that others fell for, were blind to, but not us.  We don’t have to be lulled to sleep by a culture that goes against everything we believe in.  We must be awakened to God’s purpose, full of life and the conviction of the Holy Spirit.    We must recognize that the Holy Spirit is calling us to be a generation that is set apart, a generation that understands and abides by biblical standards.  We know the truth.  We recognize the lies.  We must be a generation that overcomes the challenges and temptations that frustrated those before us.   We must be holy as He is holy (1 Peter 1:16).  To do this, we must live consecrated lives. 

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CALL FOR THE HELPER

Today’s Bible Verse And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. Ezekiel 36:26-27 (ESV) Call for the Helper “God has changed my life!” We’ve all said that but has there truly been a change and how does change occur? I was brought up in a Christian home.  I was baptized, received Holy Communion at an early age, had the white dress, the veil, a new pair of shoes, and all that went with this special event in my life. I attended a Christian elementary and middle school and moved on to a Christian high school. I attended church every Sunday with my family. I sat when I was supposed to, stood when I was supposed to, did all that I was taught. It was a given. That’s what a Christian does. I even got married in that same church. However, with all of the good things that my upbringing taught me, there was no foundation, Biblical values, or a personal relationship with Jesus. Looking back, I recognize I never fully understood what being a Christ-follower meant. I thought I was following Jesus, but I never truly understood what it meant.  After high school, I became apathetic and indifferent to church

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