Devotional: ‘It is All From Him, Through Him, and For Him’

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1 Corinthians 4:2 …moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy. NASB

Faithfulness should be one of the leading characteristics of someone who serves God. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…” [1] is the commendation that every believer should desire to hear. The New American Standard translates this word as ‘trustworthy.’ Trustworthy servants can always be counted on to do their job.

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Devotional: ‘Always Seek God’s Guidance’

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Proverbs 3:6 “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Jesus said that men should always pray and not lose heart.[1]  The Apostle Paul encourages us to pray without ceasing.[2] Peter tells us that we should always be alert and clear minded so that we can always be praying. [3] Prayer is our lifeline to heaven.

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Devotional: ‘God is My Shepherd’

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Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul…ESV  No one knows for sure when David wrote this psalm. Some suppose that he wrote it while he was still a shepherd boy out tending his father’s sheep. Others think that he wrote it after he became a man and reflected upon his life. Either way, the words are beautiful and perhaps the most well-known portion of scripture. Note three things David tells us:

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Devotional: ‘I Live by Trusting in Christ’

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Galatians 2:20 …I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. NLT There was a time in the Apostle Paul’s life when he tried to earn his way to heaven. Before he became a Christian, he was a Jewish Pharisee and according to his personal testimony, he did everything he could to live a blameless life. [1]

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Devotional: ‘Investing Your Life in Things That Matter’

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Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awed came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

There have been few times in history when the fellowship of the saints was sweeter than in those early days of the church. Verse 46 tells us that they were constantly meeting together. Whether it was a Bible study or an evening meal, many of these believers remained in constant contact with each other.

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Devotional: ‘Don’t Give Up’

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Galatians 6:9 … let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Scripture teaches us that one of the important parts of being a follower of Jesus Christ is our ability to persevere. James writes – “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12)  Blessed is the man who perseveres.

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