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Devotionals

16 October

“This God - His way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true;
He is a shield to all those who take refuge in Him.”
‭Psalms 18:30 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God is our ‘Refuge’, ‘Shield’ and ‘Rock’;
He's more secure than best deadlock.
God helps us when foes start to mock;
He hears our need with a prayer knock.
God never will run out of stock;
protects us all 'right round the clock’. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 October

15 October

“Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,
‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water’.”
‭John 7:38 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
If you thirst then come and drink;
Jesus is good news we think.
'Thirst' are sins that make us stink;
'Come' is Jesus breaks sin's link.
'Drink' fulfils life to the brink;
‘living water’ heals each chink. Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 October

14 October

“My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
‭Psalms 73:26 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The wicked seem to hold a spell;
proud, fat and rich and do so well.
So to my knees I humbly fell;
prayed not to copy and rebel.
'Eternal Life' was God's “sweet sell”;
'but those wicked end up in hell'. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 October

13 October

“For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
there will be disorder and every vile practice.”
‭James 3:16 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
A fig tree cannot bear olives;
nor does a grape vine produce figs.
As good gardeners keep pure hearts;
for that's where ev'ry good fruit starts.
Make sure envies and selfish prides;
be cast out so never abides. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 October

12 October

“Finally, be strong in the Lord,
and in the strength of His might.”
‭Ephesians 6:10 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's put on God's ‘whole armour’;
face all kinds of life drama.
Claim Jesus' risen power;
‘Life’, ‘Truth’, ‘Way’ makes us calmer.
Put faith in Jesus Saviour;
pray His Word, to heal trauma. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 October

11 October

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God,
God abides in him, and he in God.”
‭1 John 4:15 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
That 'God is love' we know for sure;
He offers love that remains pure.
Believe God's Son had man's nature;
who died for all human creature.
So pass the test, be bold, mature;
‘God with us’ will make love endure. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 October

10 October

“I have set the LORD always before me;
because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.”
‭Psalms 16:8 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God has not, will not let us go;
He keeps us safe and loves us so.
My faith and hope in God won't slow;
His work in us will always flow.
If weather’s sunshine or bleak snow;
God’s 'at my right hand' this I know. Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 October

9 October

“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”
‭Psalms 34:8 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
King David with God firmly stood;
though all around was much falsehood.
If living in rough neighbourhood;
always remember ‘God is good’.
God’s given ‘refuge’ since childhood;
and did not treat us as driftwood. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 October

8 October

“Trust in the LORD forever;
for in the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.”
‭Isaiah 26:4 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's not get worried, so troubled or “fussed”;
when our body’s weak and future looks bust.
Blessed ‘Rock of Ages’ forever we trust;
‘shadow’ and ‘shelter’ from enemy's thrust.
God's works are perfect and His ways are just;
we're far more precious than yellow gold dust. Hallelujah!

Read more: 8 October

7 October

“The LORD is far from the wicked,
but He hears the prayer of the righteous.”
‭Proverbs 15:29 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we're strangers on the shore;
friends forsake and shut the door.
Rough nails into Jesus tore;
let His pure love through us pour.
Let’s stay righteous to the core;
then our prayers God won't ignore. Hallelujah!

Read more: 7 October

6 October

“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God,
and to the steadfastness of Christ.”
‭2 Thessalonians 3:5 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God gives grace that's good enough;
to meet needs when times are tough.
Moses prayed when road was rough;
so God gave just the right stuff.
Let's not get into a huff;
but love ‘steadfast’, not get gruff. Hallelujah!

Read more: 6 October

5 October

“I will praise you with an upright heart, 
when I learn your righteous rules.”
Psalms 119:7 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Though the world may treat us sour;
God keeps us a fragrant flower.
We’re not harsh, too stern or dour;
God's good ‘rules’ are our strong tower.
Let's keep praising God each hour;
for He fills our hearts with power. Hallelujah!

Read more: 5 October

4 October

“Heaven and earth will pass away,
but My words will not pass away.”
‭Matthew 24:35 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Faith, hope and love can “fall through the cracks;”
when we face some serious attacks.
Summer one day won't follow its tracks;
still God will guide us up 'to the max.'
Hear God's Word from Genesis to Acts;
read Revelation too, we’re not lax. Hallelujah!

Read more: 4 October

3 October

“Jesus answered him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word,
and My Father will love him, and We will come to him,
and make Our home with him.”
‭John 14:23 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We all want to build a 'home sweet home';
sweeter than bees buzzing round the 'comb.
Better than 'where the buffalo roam';
give me a place where troubles won't foam.
When we “trust and obey” all God's tome;
‘Peace’ in our hearts provide best 'shalom'. Hallelujah!

Read more: 3 October

2 October

“Rejoice in hope;
be patient in tribulation;
be constant in prayer;”
Romans 12:12 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Football finals come and go;
only one team wins we know.
Way to beat trouble and woe;
by God's love and grace we show.
Hope, patience and joy let's sow;
prayer also makes our faith grow. Hallelujah!

Read more: 2 October

1 October

“I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you;
but that you be united in the same mind and in the same judgment.”
‭1 Corinthians 1:10 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We really are ‘Blood’ brothers;
though we have diff’rent mothers.
For we believe same teaching;
as God's love is far reaching.
Let’s stop fashion and faction;
and live Calvary's action. Hallelujah!

Read more: 1 October

30 September

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all people,
for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”
1 Timothy‬ ‭2:1-2 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's pray we all live godly lives;
and ask leaders give peace that thrives.
All leadership from God derives;
He can make sure wisdom survives.
Since God’s behind the wheel that drives;
keep praying that God's Peace arrives. Hallelujah!

Read more: 30 September

29 September

“Thus says the LORD who made the earth,
the LORD who formed it to establish it - the LORD is His name:
Call to me, and I will answer you,
and will tell you great and hidden things, that you have not known.”
Jeremiah‬ ‭33:2-3 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's pray that God gives '”health and healing”;
restore fourfold things lost through stealing.
Let ‘faith, hope and love’ hit no “glass ceiling”;
for God respects our, pure appealing..
Our God will answer, sincere dealing;
if we base it on, humble feeling. Hallelujah!

Read more: 29 September

28 September

“For the LORD is good; His steadfast love endures for ever,
And His faithfulness to all generations.”
Psalms‬ ‭100:5‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The lonely and lost, last and least;
have a 'good' Way to beat the beast.
Ask of Jesus 'our great High Priest';
He prays goodness will be released.
He's ‘Bread of Life’ baked with no yeast;
ev'ry day is a mercy feast. Hallelujah!

Read more: 28 September

27 September

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19-20 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Our bodies are temples bought by grace;
where God lives in and sin can't debase.
So sexual act is sacred place;
where man and woman wed and embrace.
‘Flee…’ sexual sin, give it no space;
let's honour God and win holy ‘race’. Hallelujah!

Read more: 27 September

26 September

“Love is patient and kind;
love does not envy or boast;
it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way;
it is not irritable or resentful.”
1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-5 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We've always had a God of love;
since Noah first released the dove.
God never envies, push or shove;
as Pharaoh felt hail from above.
‘…Envy or boast…let’s get rid of;
‘…patient and kind…’ is ‘love’ thereof. Hallelujah!

Read more: 26 September

25 September

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowing that in the Lord, your labour is not in vain.”
1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:58 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Never think that our work is in vain;
even when people think we're insane.
God's work is often “against the grain”;
as many still linked to sin's strong chain.
But still show mercy, forgive again;
With God’s sunshine comes a little rain. Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 September

24 September

“For You formed my inward parts:
You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well.”
Psalms‬ ‭139:13-14 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
No matter how far or fast we go;
God is there and His presence will show.
Up in the heaven or sea below;
God's love and power are sure to flow.
So when we face any trouble and woe;
let's stay loyal to the God we know. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 September

23 September

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”
Colossians‬ ‭3:12 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Today let's be God’s own showcase;
and give God's glory “a first place”.
Since we’re ‘special’, a 'chosen race';
let's treat others with sweet, pure grace.
If God's truth they just won't embrace,
be prayerful and keep on the case. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 September

22 September

“Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in the future.
Many are the plans in the heart of a man,
but it is the purpose of the LORD that it will stand.”
Proverbs‬ ‭19:20-21 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God is the real power that shapes events;
from burnt-out Sodom to Abraham's tents.
So give our dreams and hopes some wise contents;
run it pass God for more sanctified sense.
So when we seek guidance ladies and gents;
always ask Jesus, don't sit on the fence. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 September

21 September

“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty One who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
He will quiet you by his love;
He will exult over you with singing.”
Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Warrior God is 'mighty to save';
Our guilt and shame and he fully forgave.
Even neighbours have started to rave;
how our sins were buried in the grave.
God's great goodness we can’t help but crave;
Come now shout with a victory wave. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 September

20 September

“I will say to the LORD,
‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’”
Psalms‬ ‭91:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
As we walk a stony trail;
don't complain and start to wail.
God once fed manna and quail;
Hebrews worked out won't fail.
Faster than post or email;
God answers prayers so we can sail. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 September

19 September

“Therefore do not throw away your confidence,
which has great reward.
For you have need of endurance,
so that when you have done the will of God,
you may receive what is promised.”
Hebrews‬ ‭10:35-36‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Recall the times we stood our ground; ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
God's promise is good and so sound.
Christ died for all our sins around;
if we trust Him we're heaven-bound.
So keep the faith and hope we found;
rewards are great and we'll be crowned. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 September

18 September

“For we do not have a high priest who is
unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but One who in every respect has been tempted as we are,
yet without sin.”
Hebrews‬ ‭4:15‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Don't let our faith slip back today;
try not wander and go astray.
Jesus broke off temptation's sway;
He let God's Word have the last say.
As Great ‘High Priest’ daily He’ll pray;
helps us stay pure, don't lose our Way. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 September

17 September

“My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline
or be weary of His reproof,
for the LORD reproves him whom He loves,
as a father the son in whom He delights.”
Proverbs‬ ‭3:11-12 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
A jeweller will shape a precious stone;
so it's full beauty stands out alone.
Our rough living ways too will be hone;
so grace, peace and love, humbly be sown.
When trials and tests come try not to moan;
for we are God's gems He’s always known. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 September

16 September

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the
Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
Romans‬ ‭8:26 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we find it hard, sometimes to pray;
try follow the A.C.T.S., is a good way.
ADORE the Father whose love will stay;
CONFESS all our sins, so we don't stray.
Give THANKS for mercies, night and each day;
ask God SUPPLY needs, without delay. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 September

15 September

“For Christ also suffered once for sins,
the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God,
being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit.”
1 Peter‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Be ready to suffer, for doing good;
for we walk the pathway, where Jesus stood.
When Jesus was nailed to, a cross of wood;
He died for all our sins, in neighbourhood.
To bring others to Christ, witness we should;
then God's Holy Spirit, helps us He could. Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 September