Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DAILY VERSE

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:34

DEVOTION

This Thanksgiving, take a moment to remember all that God has blessed you with throughout the year and thank Him. Big and small blessings alike, none is too insignificant to be thankful for. It’s the one thing we sometimes forget to do. It’s easy to come to God with our requests, but it’s important to tell him how thankful we are for his sacrifice and love.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

DAILY VERSE
In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.
Colossians 3:11
DEVOTION
Looking back on who we were before we accepted Jesus Christ is a trap many of us fall into. Christ isn’t concerned with who we were, he wants us to look ahead to who we can be. His Spirit resides in us to give us the strength and courage to do amazing things.

Friday, November 21, 2014

DAILY VERSE
But the LORD said to David my father, “Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart. Nevertheless, you shall not build the house, but your son who shall be born to you shall build the house for my name.”
1 Kings 8:18–19
DEVOTION
It’s disappointing when we pursue a dream, completely focused on growing God’s kingdom, only to be met with a dead end. It’s especially gut wrenching when it’s a collective dream and there are many others involved. Even though your heart’s in the right place, God can have other plans not only for you, but all involved. Where we see failure God sees opportunity. Don’t be discouraged, seek the amazing alternative God has hand picked for you.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DAILY VERSE

Wealth is treacherous, and the arrogant are never at rest. They open their mouths as wide as the grave, and like death, they are never satisfied. In their greed they have gathered up many nations and swallowed many peoples.

Habakkuk 2:5

DEVOTION

Greed can corrupt the most humble of hearts. An unsuspecting soul can be destroyed by an abundance of money, having access to material things beyond their wildest dreams. Money is a silent killer, it slowly creeps up on you like a stalker stalking it’s pray, and suddenly you’re trapped in it’s web. The only way out is to be sure that God comes first in your life before anything else and to pray for wisdom. God’s kingdom has many uses for a cheerful giver, and those treasures can be stored in heaven where they cannot be corrupted.

DAILY VERSE

“How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? …But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.”

Psalm 13:1, 5

DEVOTION

Seems like every trial comes with one thing in common…patience. Why do you think patience is part of every trial? It’s to help you develop perseverance. Patience is good for short bursts while perseverance is what gets you through the long haul. Face each trial knowing that at the end of it you’ll be wiser and more prepared for the next one.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DAILY VERSE
For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.
Colossians 2:12
DEVOTION
Baptism is not only an outward display of your faith, but it also symbolizes the death of your sinful life and the birth of your new life in Christ. It’s not to be taken lightly, we’re talking the keys to eternity here! A life forever in the presence of God! Amen!

Monday, November 17, 2014

DAILY VERSE
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31
DEVOTION
In the midst of great trials it’s almost impossible to think anyone is “for” us. The weight of these circumstances can leave us feeling like we’re on our own. But God is always with us, standing firm, fending off those who would seek to destroy us. He may be building our character through the trials we face, but he will never allow harm to come to us. God is “always” for us!