Devotionals & Poems

Blessings Of God’s Word

Blessings Of God’s Word

Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, is a meditation on God’s word using more than half a dozen expressions to describe it; how many of these can you find in its verses? This Psalm is the inspiration behind Rose’s poetry for today, which focuses largely on the impact the word of God should […]

The Shepherd’s Leading

The Shepherd’s Leading

In John 10:3-4, Jesus, portraying Himself as a shepherd leading his sheep, says, “he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And … he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” We are like sheep that when left to wonder on their own become disoriented, scattered, […]

A Grateful Heart

A Grateful Heart

In the thirty-fourth Psalm we read words from the shepherd-king of Israel who had apparently learned the secret of praising God regardless of his circumstances. This is what he says in verse one, “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” What a great example for us […]

Christmas Light

Christmas Light

The coming of Jesus into the world was the full manifestation of God’s love for us, and the introduction of light and life into a world filled with darkness and death, insomuch that “in Him is no darkness at all” 1 John 1:5. Light surrounded His birth; it was in the darkness of night that […]

Joyful Giving (Part 2}

Joyful Giving (Part 2}

  In sending out His twelve disciples to minister in Matthew 10:8 Jesus said, “… Freely you have received, freely give.” His hand has given us everything we have, and therefore we are only giving back part of what He has given to us. In 1 Chronicles 29:14 in rejoicing and praising God for the […]

Joyful Giving (Part 1)

Joyful Giving (Part 1)

“What! Giving again?” I asked in dismay, “And must I keep giving and giving away?” “Oh, no, said the angel, piercing me through, Just give till the Father stops giving to you.”                                                                                    Author unknown The Bible speaks a lot about giving. Come to think about it God was the original giver. Remember when He […]

Open The Gates

Open The Gates

The Bible points us to a path of praise and thanksgiving even when going through dark and difficult places, even before we see the answer to our cry and prayers for deliverance! The Bible says He is “enthroned in the praises of Israel” (extended His people) Psalm 22:3; the original Greek here means He sits […]

Be Thankful And Bless His Name

Be Thankful And Bless His Name

Praise, the Bible says, is beautiful coming from the upright; yes, it is suitable and proper for the righteous to rejoice and offer praise. In fact Isaiah 61:3 says the anointing upon Jesus gives us “the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” When we think of praise probably the first thing we think […]

Awesome

Awesome

“Our God is an awesome God”. Psalm 8:3-4 considers the vastness of His created universe and in the midst of its entire splendor asks why He chose man above everything else upon which to bestow His utmost care and attention. The term “son of man” is applied to Jesus in the New Testament, and remember […]

The Splendor Of His Majesty

The Splendor Of His Majesty

In Psalm 145 David recalls the goodness of God as he extols, exalts, and lifts Him up in praises for His greatness, His glorious splendor, His majesty, and His glorious works. All of creation is intended to praise Him: Revelation 4:11 says that He created all things by His will, and the King James version […]