Devotionals

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    July Devotional

    Scripture:  Mathew 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Thought:  We can not go about life by ourselves, we need God by our side. We need to read and study the scriptures. We need to spend time in prayer with God. God is just and will help us to not be in worry and trust him.  Action: We need to spend time daily with God. Daily devotions or praying and meditating on his word.  Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, We pray that you would surround us with your presence today and every day.…

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    April Devotional: You Can’t Hide From God

    Scripture Verse:  Psalm 139: 1-16  “ O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven,…

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    February Devotion: Courage

     Scripture Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6  “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Devotional Thought: Sometimes we don’t feel very strong or courageous. Life can be hard and some days are just tougher to deal with than others. We need not fear because just as this verse says the Lord God goes with us and leads us. He will never leave us as long as we keep our faith strong. The Lord God gives us the strength and the courage to deal with whatever comes our way.…

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    January Devotional: New Year, New Approach

    Scripture for the Week: Psalm 31:23 reads “Love the Lord, all his faithful people! The lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.” Devotional Thought: Happy New Year! It is hard to believe we have turned the calendar once again. When I was younger I was always told time would go faster as I aged. I, of course, didn’t believe any of that. However, as I am more than likely halfway through my life I completely understand. We often hear the phrase “a new year, a new you.” It focuses on trying the latest diet fad, exercising like mad, and trying new…

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    December Devotional: Keeping the Faith

    Scripture of the week: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”  Matthew 4:4 Devotional Thought: In life, it gets hectic and chaotic and our faith can easily be put to the side. We may have a hard time keeping our faith through the hard times and we often say to ourselves “I’ve got this.” The scripture in Matthew clearly states that we shall not live by bread alone but by the word of God, therefore we need to always remember to keep our faith strong and instead say “With God, I’ve got this.”  Thought/Action Point: There are many ways…

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    November Devotional: My Joy Comes from the Lord

    Contributed by Liz Hunt Scripture for the week:  “Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.” Psalm 43:44 Devotional Thought:  Sometimes, in the midst of life’s chaos and challenges, it is hard to remember that God is our God, that He is our exceeding joy, and we get to praise Him. We don’t have to praise Him. In fact, we can ignore Him all we want. None of that changes that He is our God. What praising Him and worshipping Him do change is our joy. The joy of the Lord does…

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    Changing Leaves: A Devotional

    Contributed by Jessica Clemens We have experienced an amazing fall here in our area. After a warm, dry summer, we continue to enjoy summer-like days and have an extended growing season in our gardens. We typically have had a frost or two by now or even a hard freeze on most years. The forecast, for now, looks to be at least another two weeks of great weather meaning I will be canning well into November! As much as I am enjoying this fall, I know that each year will be different and things are always changing. Like the leaves that begin to change colors in the fall to prepare for…

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    September Devotional: Work in Progress

    It is amazing to me that we are already in September…not sure where this year went already. Before we know it we will be opening holiday gifts as time does fly. Our lives are similar to the calendar year in that they go quickly. One day we are young and full of energy and the next we are facing the struggles of old age. However, the one thing that remains constant is that we are a work in progress. In Jeremiah 29:11 we read “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a…

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    August Devotional

    Scripture Verse: Matthew 6:34  “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day in its own trouble.” Devotional Thought: How many of us are guilty about lying there in bed at night trying to fall asleep while we are worrying about tomorrow and what it will bring. I know I have been there numerous times. I am trying to fall asleep while my thoughts are racing with the day’s events and what will happen tomorrow. We are anxious about lots of things in our lives but God is here for us.  Action: Why are we anxious about tomorrow when God is…

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    July Devotional: The Lord’s Blessing

    Scripture for the week: “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you: “The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26). Devotional Thought: Have you ever felt the sun on your skin and been warmed completely through, as though the Father in Heaven were enveloping you in a warm embrace? Imagine, God, the almighty creator of this earth looking toward us, providing us peace, supporting us. What a blessing! Let’s take a moment and look at a few words and their meaning in this verse to truly get a full understanding. 1. ‘Bless’ means…