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Devotionals

10 December

“He was not the light,
but came to bear witness about the light.”
‭John‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Ships need a light that's bright and sound;
so not hit rocks or run aground.
Look at what John the Baptist found;
Jesus the Light is now around.
Life no longer merry-go-round;
good-bye troubles, we're heaven-bound. Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 December

9 December

“Since we have these promises, beloved,
let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.”
‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭7:1 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We are God's temple standing tall;
shine out God's light, however small.
Behind closed doors, in public mall;
all kinds of sin we must appal.
So let's obey God's strong, sweet call;
'hold onto holy, one and all. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 December

8 December

“So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many,
will appear a second time, not to deal with sin
but to save those who are eagerly waiting for Him.”
‭John‬ ‭1:14 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's now wait for our great High Priest;
who died for all from west to east.
The lost and lonely, last and least;
will sit down at his wedding feast.
Let's not feel robbed and not feel fleeced;
our Christian hope has never ceased. Hallelujah!

Read more: 8 December

7 December

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
‭John‬ ‭1:14 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Moses talked to God face to face;
as to a friend in a small space.
He saw God's glory, truth and grace;
three things to free the Hebrew race.
But we have seen the best showcase;
God's Son, Jesus, died in our place. Hallelujah!

Read more: 7 December

6 December

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”
‭James‬ ‭1:2-3 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
As gold becomes pure through the fire;
troubles cleanse us from muck and mire.
Let's endure, aim much higher;
others in strife we will inspire.
So stay steadfast is God's desire;
He's in control, world’s Best Umpire. Hallelujah!

Read more: 6 December

5 December

“As you do not know not the way the spirit comes to the bones
in the womb of a woman with child,
so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.”
‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭11:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Some things we just don't understand;
the wind and clouds across the land.
The birth of a child seems so grand;
made in secret by God's kind Hand.
We're blessed and stamped with God's own brand;
value hard work is His command. Hallelujah!

Read more: 5 December

4 December

“Delight yourself in the LORD,
and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
Psalms‬ ‭37:4‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When the wicked prosper let's not fret;
for we know God's justice will come yet.
Remember when God stopped Pharaoh's threat;
the slaves were freed from out of the net.
So delight in God He won't forget;
our heart's desires will all be met. Hallelujah!

Read more: 4 December

3 December

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools shall suffer harm.”
‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Be like some wise men who came from the East;
found a Child King that was born from the least.
They worshipped the Boy King and gifts were released;
treasures they gave was worth more than a feast.
Let's avoid Herod a type of the Beast;
Jesus is Life, he'll let Peace be increased. Hallelujah!

Read more: 3 December

2 December

“For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Ephesians‬ ‭2:8-9 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We now a marvellous work of art;
God has come in and renewed our heart.
His grace and mercy right from the start;
saved us from sin and set us apart.
We no more try to be so street-smart;
living by faith gives us a head-start. Hallelujah!

Read more: 2 December

1 December

“Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him,
my salvation and my God.”
‭Psalms‬ ‭42:11 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God keeps us above the “line of despair”;
we're never alone, for Someone is there.
His name is Jesus we talk to in prayer;
gives 'living water', with plenty to spare.
Come to God's storehouse for rest and repair;
stacked to the rafters is hope, help and care. Hallelujah!

Read more: 1 December

30 November

“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honour.”
‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:21‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Tell all the singles and husband and wife;
God’s love sticks better than honey on knife.
Jesus has died for our sins and all strife;
He is ‘the Way, and the Truth and the Life’.
Still dance to the drum, flute and old fife;
let’s not lose ‘faith’ when those rumours get rife. Hallelujah!

Read more: 30 November

29 November

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation. Selah”
‭Psalms‬ ‭68:19 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Some of our burdens can weigh us right down;
we’re tempted to run, than stay here in town.
Who is that King who now wears a gold crown?
Did not His death make those jealous priests frown?
The world too may mock, and think we’re a ‘clown’;
but ‘daily’ we ‘put on’, God’s ‘righteous’ gown. Hallelujah!

Read more: 29 November

28 November

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
for His steadfast love endures forever!”
‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16:34 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s thank the Lord for our beautiful land;
red rocks and rivers and soft, golden sand.
David rejoiced with a harp, trumpet band;
Ark of God was now back where it should stand.
God’s love is steadfast and good, great and grand;
thank God He leads us by His Holy Hand. Hallelujah!

Read more: 28 November

27 November

“Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.”
Psalms‬ ‭51:10 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we sin ‘bad’,...’fall off the cart’;
cry out to God,…“Please clean my heart.”
Like David don’t duck, dive or dart;
God’s holy laws we can’t outsmart.
Keep praying for a fresh ‘new start’,
love, grace, goodness God will impart. Hallelujah!

Read more: 27 November

26 November

“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves,
and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven and
will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we have sinned and wandered away; ‬‬‬‬
there are four steps God’s people display.
First, straightway confess, ‘we gone astray.’
Second, bow heads, be ‘humble’ and pray;
third, ‘seek’ God’s ‘face’, whether night or day;
fourth, when we repent, blessings outweigh. Hallelujah!

Read more: 26 November

25 November

“What then shall we say to these things?
If God is for us, who can be against us?”
‭Romans‬ ‭8:31‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
No way can they call us a ‘fool’ or ‘a dope’;
‘if God is for us’ we have joy and ‘Blessed Hope.’
Pray not to the prophet, the priest or the Pope;
God ‘spared not His own Son’ who gives the best scope.
His blood cleansed us from our sins, far better than soap;
His ‘Spirit of life’ gives us power to cope. Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 November

24 November

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you
to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
that together you may with one voice
glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
‭Psalms‬ ‭100:4 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We’ve been grafted into God’s olive tree;
Jesus is the root and He strengthens me.
There’s another tree that’s called ‘Calvary’;
where Jew and Gentile meet in unity.
So the Way to stay in true ‘harmony’;
first love Jesus then humble servants be. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 November

23 November

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!
Give thanks to Him; bless His name!”
‭Psalms‬ ‭100:4 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Whole wide world in one accord;
let’s ‘give thanks’ and praise the Lord.
Peter put away your sword;
Jesus’ blood must be outpoured.
‘Lord is good,’ what great reward;
sins are gone, we’ve been restored. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 November

22 November

“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of Your wonderful deeds.”
‭Psalms‬ ‭9:1 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Sing to the Lord with our ‘whole heart’;
He’s Loyal Love that won’t depart.
Ruth from Moab had a bad start;
but she chose God and not street-smart.
Let faith in God set us apart;
He then makes us His work of art. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 November

21 November

“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you;
I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful and sure.”
‭Isaiah‬ ‭25:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s praise our Lord God for ‘wonderful things’;
love, life and joy, and red robin that sings.
‘Faithful and sure’ are the ‘plans’ Jesus brings;
sin, death and grave has now lost their cruel stings.
He protects better than mother hen’s wings;
and supplies deserts with fresh water springs. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 November

20 November

“Because Your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise You.
So I will bless You as long as I live; in Your name I will lift up my hands.”
Psalms‬ ‭63:3-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When the road is rough and steep;
God still cares for we’re His sheep.
David found he could not sleep;
so thought how God’s love runs deep.
‘Lift up...hands’, with joy let’s leap;
Our souls God will always keep. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 November

19 November

“But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.”
‭Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we are almost down and out;
cling to the Lord, He’s our hideout.
David’s mockers seemed strong and stout;
‘God’s left you now, gone walkabout.’
David dug deep, gave a faith shout;
‘God never fails, I’ll never doubt. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 November

18 November

“Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!”
2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:15 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s thank the Lord for all that He’s done; ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
good life He gives, through Jesus God’s Son.
When food got low, fell almost to none;
Paul’s churches helped and gave megaton.
‘Our God is able’, since time begun;
to meet our needs, for His Grace won’t shun. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 November

17 November

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:57‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus has brokered a ‘brand new deal’;
Calvary’s death was the first appeal.
Christ’s empty grave was our vict’ry seal,
though Satan still tries to ‘bruise’ our ‘heel’.
We’re to stay ‘steadfast’, stronger than steel;
go for good works for heaven is real. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 November

16 November

“And now we thank You, our God, and praise Your glorious name.”
‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭29:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s ‘thank...our God’ all that we can;
for home and tribe and local clan.
King David had a temple plan;
which Solomon with joy began.
God’s Love is wide, beyond wingspan;
our ev’ry sin, Grace overran. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 November

15 November

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions,
and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.”
‭Titus‬ ‭2:11-12‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The world yells out loud, ‘Hop on my bus’;
we just say ‘No, God’s grace training us.’
Jesus’ own blood, makes our hearts righteous;
saved from our sins, for God we’re zealous.
God’s heart forgives, why be so callous;
Love now controls, no need be anxious. Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 November

14 November

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption,
but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
Galatians‬ ‭6:7-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s not ‘sow’ to the ‘flesh’ anymore;
we end up building a ‘house of straw’.
Jesus is the Way, Truth, Life and Door;
He cares for the lost, last, least and poor.
Let’s all stop walking the wrong shop floor;
‘sow’ to the ‘Spirit’ for ‘life’ restore. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 November

13 November

“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers, and the flower falls.”
‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:14 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The hotels offer their ‘happy hour’;
but that kind of joy fades like the flower.
The world tricks and trips, tries to devour;
but Jesus the Word is our strong tower.
Our future won’t fade or hopes turn sour;
for God’s Word gives us life-changing power. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 November

12 November

“For the earth will be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.”
‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:14 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
As wide ‘as the waters cover the sea’;
soon someday we will see all God’s ‘glory’.
Habakkuk’s tribe suffered pain and worry;
the proud were so cruel and never ‘sorry.’
God told him ‘though fruit’s not on your own tree;
the just live by faith so still worship me. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 November

11 November

“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you
and that you may be in good health,
as it goes well with your soul.”
3 John‬ ‭1:2 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we see elders slow down in their years;
let’s give ‘good health’ as we hold back our tears.
All ‘good Samaritans’ overcome fears;
willing to help whether strangers or peers.
Courage with love shows God’s kingdom appears;
keep up ‘good works’ as our Lord’s coming nears. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 November

10 November

“So we do not lose heart.
Though our outer self is wasting away,
our inner self is being renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The times we feel weak and don’t want to pray;
let’s know we have ‘treasure in jars of clay.’
Paul too had critics that caused him dismay;
but God’s daily power derailed decay.
We too serve Paul’s God – ‘Life’, ‘Truth’ and the ‘Way’;
so let’s never give up, stumble or stray. Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 November

9 November

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”
‭Colossians‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus ‘loved them to the end’;
washed their feet, began new trend.
Self-giving not self-serving;
God’s new law is worth living.
‘Love each other,’ don’t offend;
people then ‘know’ we’re God’s friend. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 November