• Devotional

    Christian Devotional – August 24, 2018

    I stink at waiting. I really do want what I want when I want it. The idea that I may have that wait just seems like purposeless time wasting. But then I read Psalm 130. I wait for the Lord , my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. Psalms 130:5 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.130.5.NASB The psalmist talks about waiting for the Lord. But not an inactive waiting. While waiting there is to be hope that happens. Waiting can be focused on understanding God better and recognizing how he moves better. There is hope in the waiting. If we are not willing to wait, we do not understand what…

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    Christian Devotional – August 23, 2018

    Some days I catch myself wondering if the trials and difficulties ever end. Are there days when it’s easy? I’m sure the psalmist felt that way when he wrote Psalm 129. “Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; Yet they have not prevailed against me. Psalms 129:2 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.129.2.NASB It can feel like we are only ever under attack. It can feel that we are all alone facing these times, but we’re not. God is with us and He is the one who continues to strengthen us and help us to stand firm in the face of difficulties. Are we standing strong in Him today? Please follow…

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    Christian Devotional – August 22, 2018

    Want blessings in your life? How do we understand what God desires from us in order to receive blessing? Read Psalm 128. How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord , Who walks in His ways. Psalms 128:1 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.128.1.NASB Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord. If we are choosing to follow Him, we are already blessed. It doesn’t say what that blessing looks like, so we often miss it thinking it is going to be some “thing” that we receive. Instead, the blessing of fearing the Lord and walking in His ways is that we have the Lord. Anything else above that is just icing on the cake.…

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    Christian Devotional – August 21, 2018

    Why do we work so hard and push ourselves so hard? The reason behind that is important to understand because God is the one who is to be working hard. See Psalm 127. Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. Psalms 127:1 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.127.1.NASB Have we placed our trust in the Lord, not just for our eternal life, but for how we live our daily life? God knows and wants to impact our day by day life as well. Do we acknowledge all that he does and is doing on our behalf?…

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    Christian Devotional – August 20, 2018

    Tough times? We’ve all had them. It’s entirely possible that you are going through them now. Psalm 126 talks about coming out of them. Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. Psalms 126:5 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.126.5.NASB We are going to have times where we sow in tears. Life is hard and difficult. At times it can be full of problems, trials, testing, frustration, and so many other things that it becomes a difficult to even figure out how to take one hour at a time let alone one day at a time.  I have sown a lot of tears throughout my life in different circumstances and situations. I…

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    Christian Devotional – August 15, 2018

    Good equals good and bad equals bad, right? That’s what we typically assume. But we have all known Godly people who have gone through difficult and hard times. So what does the psalmist do when faced with this situation? Read Psalm chapter 125. Do good, O Lord , to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. Psalms 125:4 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.125.4.NASB The psalmist prayes for it. Even though this world may not have the right responses to good people, the psalmist asks God’s help with that.  There is nothing wrong with praying and asking God to allow good things to happen to the people who…

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    Christian Devotional – August 13, 2018

    Do we know where our help comes from? When we are going through difficulties and struggles, God is the one who brings our help. If we are following Him, He is our advocate. See Psalm 124. “Had it not been the Lord who was on our side When men rose up against us, Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their anger was kindled against us; Psalms 124:2‭-‬3 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.124.2-3.NASB We will never be able to overcome on our own. Only because of our relationship to Jesus Christ are we able to overcome anything that comes our way. By ourselves we will always be overthrown, but with God, he…

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    Christian Devotional – August 12, 2018

    Do we expect God to give us what we need? We are so independent in this culture and we are taught that we need to find our own answers. That is not how God designed us. Read Psalm 123. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He is gracious to us. Psalms 123:2 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.123.2.NASB We are to be mindful of where our help comes from. We cannot find the answers to what we need apart from Him. Our independence is a…

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    Christian Devotional – August 11, 2018

    Do we get excited about coming into God’s house? Does being God’s presence along with others thrill us? Read Psalm 122. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord .” Psalms 122:1 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.122.1.NASB Going into the house of the Lord is an exciting time to be able to meet with others who also praise and worship our God and be able to do those things together. God loves the praise of his people. He really loves it when they do that together. Having an opportunity to meet together for praise, for worship, for encouragement, and for training is vital in…

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    Christian Devotional – August 10, 2018

    The Lord is responsible for His children. He keeps them. Do we recognize how the Lord moves and works in our lives to be able to keep us? Read Psalm 121. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalms 121:3 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.121.3.NASB Not only does God keep us, but He does an exceptionally good job of it. The Lord works and moves to make sure that we have what we need. He never falls asleep on the job and He never makes a mistake. He provides for us the very experiences and opportunities that He knows will help to shape us into…