Devotion

Devotion

Be committed to serve

Read Luke 7:1–9:50 Luke 9:18-21, 23-25 18One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” 19“Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other ancient prophets risen from the dead.” 20Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah sent from God!” 21Jesus warned his…

Peace is God’s will for your life.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. It’s fine, you might say, to tell me not to worry, but how exactly do I do that? Here’s how one woman handled the struggle when her teenager was going…

Trust NOT the flesh; Trust the Holy Spirit

Psalm 141:1-4 (NLT) O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for help! . . . Take control of what I say, O Lord, and keep my lips sealed. Don’t let me lust for evil things; don’t let me participate in acts of wickedness. Don’t let me share in the delicacies of those who do evil. In this Psalm David not only called on the Lord for protection from the enemies that were…

Our lifestyle honors the Lordship of Christ, our Lord.

The Lordship of Christ is the centrality of the Scriptures, and to this testament we hold true. Christ as Lord is not just what we say, it must be that which governs how we believe and live our lives. As Lord, Christ is supreme over all and His purposes must be the focus of our lives as we journey through life here on the earth. To His Lordship the Church has been called to be witnesses both in lifestyle and…

Our actions reveals the true nature of Love

1 John 3:18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Falling in love is a temporary experience. It is not premeditated; it simply happens in the normal context of male-female relationships. What many people do not know is that it is always temporary. The average life span for being “in love” is two years, probably some change to ” The Emotional Experience of Falling in love. The “in…

Jesus cares about you no less than another!

Read It! Matthew 20:29-34 & Ephesians 1:19-23; 3:20-21 Jesus and his disciples were leaving the city of Jericho, and a large crowd was on their heels. The people had seen the miracles Jesus had performed, many had heard him preach, and several were simply curious. But hundreds were moving down the dusty road toward Jerusalem. You know how it is in a crowd—especially an anxious and excited crowd! Someone’s always stepping on someone else’s foot, a few children are always…

Knowledge “without love (Agape)” is unfruitful

1 Corinthians 8:1-3 (NLT) While knowledge may make us feel important, it is love that really builds up the church. Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much. But the person who loves God is the one God knows and cares for. That the ancient Greeks were exceptionally clever goes without saying. Anyone who has read their philosophers, attended their plays, studied their buildings, learned their mathematics, or contemplated their art recognizes their unique skills.…

Through patience and hope, we bear everlasting fruits.

1 Samuel 2:1-2 (KJV) Hannah prayed: “My heart rejoices in the Lord! Oh, how the Lord has blessed me! Now I have an answer for my enemies, as I delight in your deliverance. No one is holy like the Lord! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.” God still answers prayers, irrespective of what people may think, throughout history, we see and witness the greatness of His power and authority in redemptive works, and…

In humility, God refreshes & revives me

Isaiah 57:15 (KJV) The high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in that high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I refresh the humble and give new courage to those with repentant hearts.” This verse gives us a beautiful picture of God’s relationship with his people. He is high and holy, the glorious, exalted One. He reigns over all in heaven and on earth. The Lord Almighty needs…

Be fruitful, by being a person of peace

The uncertainties of our times are such that the bravest of all is lost in not knowing what to do and the seemingly intelligent ones are clueless as to what to do. We are facing dangerous situations unlike anything we have seen before, governments are clueless as what the solutions are and the wisdom of the wise are failing them. In these seasons, people are gripped by fear and anxiety. They seek peace and they look for meaning in the…

God is your STRENGTH, Trust Him.

Isaiah 40:28-31 (KJV) Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. [29] He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. [30] Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: [31] But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew…

Let our deeds reveal Christ

Divine principles when lived by and applied to our daily lives does guarantee the desirable outcomes that are favorable to our well-being. Therefore, we must understand the value of such principles and consciously apply them in our interactions.  One such principle is that of doing what is good. In the context of the scripture, it speaks to doing what is right within the society. Christianity is not a license for lawlessness. We must apply ourselves to obeying the laws of the land…