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Devotionals

23 August

"For the LORD takes pleasure in His people;
He adorns the humble with salvation.”
Psalms 149:4 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's make our life full of great praise;
for God our Maker all our days.
He saved us from our sinful craze;
when we were lost and worthless strays.
Lord found and led us through the maze;
pointed towards straight, narrow ways. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 August

22 August

"A dishonest man spreads strife,
and a whisperer separates close friends.”
Proverbs 16:28 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s not join the gossip gang;
bad news makes a bigger bang.
When friends joke and use rough slang;
soon friendships have “head-on prang”.
‘Bronzed serpent’ stopped poison fang,
“God’s our friend”, the Hebrews sang. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 August

21 August

"Before destruction a man's heart is haughty,
humility comes before honour."
Proverbs 18:12 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God is Creator, Saviour and Judge;
who keeps us away from filth and sludge.
So let's not be proud or try to fudge;
when humble and trust seems like a drudge.
God's Word gives us a kind little nudge;
‘honour’ comes when humble hearts won't budge. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 August

20 August

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with the humble is wisdom.”
Proverbs 11:2 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
It’s wise to know our proper place;
and please our God in time and space.
Wise humble hearts receive God's grace;
covers all cultures, diff’rent race.
Make Jesus then our own home base;
in our travels and whom we face. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 August

19 August

"Toward the scorners He is scornful,
but to the humble He gives favour."
Proverbs 3:34 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Bend with the breeze when people mock;
though it may hurt and feel a shock.
God our fortress is our strong Rock;
in storms of scorn we safely dock.
Jesus ‘the Door’ waits for our knock;
‘goodness...mercy’ He will unlock. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 August

18 August

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Proverbs 1:7 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When sinners want us “join their mob”;
just tell them we’re “tied to our job”.
We’re honest and refuse to rob;
the weak and poor we don’t snob.
So when they despise we won't sob;
We ’fear’ God us Jack, Jill or Bob. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 August

17 August

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God,
so that at the proper time he may exalt you,"
1 Peter 5:6 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
As cooks tie on an apron, to keep their clothes real clean;
let's put on a humble heart, to stop us being mean.
The 'mighty hand' of Jesus, is present though unseen;
in time He lifts the lowly, though years seem rough and lean.
“…When the chief Shepherd appears...’ He checks if we’re still keen;
His ‘crown of glory’ won’t fade, so keep humble hygiene. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 August

16 August

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on His law he meditates day and night.”
Psalms 1:1-2 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
King David had a real ‘delight’;
to 'walk', 'stand', 'sit' and do what’s right.
He read God's Word both day and night;
so he was blessed to rule with might.
Let's all desire great insight;
and seek King Jesus, world's best Light. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 August

15 August

“And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
And He is the head of the body, the church.
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in all things He might be preeminent.”
Colossians 1:17-18 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Make Jesus first above all creeds;
through Him the world exists and feeds.
Our old ways Jesus supercedes;
with ‘Life’, ‘Truth’, ‘Love’ He intercedes.
Moment-by-moment Jesus leads;
keeps us as wheat, pulls out those weeds. Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 August

14 August

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance
as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
Colossians 3:23-24 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we feel like a runaway slave;
glad to escape, don't want to behave.
Turn back to Jesus whose life He gave;
rose from the dead, left the rich man's grave.
Lord Jesus our Master waits to save;
so give rebellion a good-bye wave. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 August

13 August

“And these words, that I command you this day, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children,
and shall talk of them when you sit in your house,
and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's talk about Jesus, don't delay;
as we sit and stand and walk God’s ‘way’.
He teaches, heals and saves those who stray;
so don’t worry just “trust and obey”.
Good milk and honey will flow today;
for God prospers those who kneel and pray. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 August

12 August

“But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children;
to those who keep His covenant, and remember to do His commandments.”
Psalms 103:17-18 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The times our frame feels frail and weak;
don't stress and strain as God will speak.
His love is strong like mountain peak;
He never runs dry like desert creek.
God speaks through Jesus, mild and meek;
He comforts those who trust and seek. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 August

11 August

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and His ears open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.'
Now who is there to harm you, if you are zealous for what is good?”
1 Peter 3:12-‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬13 ESV‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God watches close with eyes and ears;
and cares for us through joys and tears.
So when we suffer slurs and smears;
God will protect and cast out fears.
No-one will harm you through the years;
keep doing good despite the jeers. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 August

10 August

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor,
and slander be put away from you, with all malice.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one other,
even as God in Christ forgave you.”
Ephesians 4:31-32 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Spirit of God helps us walk right;
good-bye ‘anger…slander’ and spite.
Our heart is tender, we reach new height;
shut out darkness, come in God's light.
The life of faith we truly fight;
cause Jesus saved us by His might. Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 August

9 August

“Who saved us and called us to a holy calling,
not because of our works,
but according to His own purpose and grace,
which He gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.”
2 Timothy 1:9 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's dance to music, drum, flute and fife;
cause we’ve been called to a ‘holy’ life.
God has His ‘purpose’ for man and wife;
as Jesus died for our sins so rife.
We cut through butter with a sharp knife;
so God's ‘grace’ cuts through all pain and strife. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 August

8 August

“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord God as holy,
always being prepared to give a defense to anyone
who asks for a reason for the hope within you;
but do it with gentleness and respect.”
1 Peter 3:15 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Never fear or feel a clown;
when some tease and make us frown.
Jesus laid his own life down;
loosed sin's weight so we won't drown.
He now wears a holy crown;
and gives 'hope' that’s world renown. Hallelujah!

Read more: 8 August

7 August

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people for His own possession,
that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him
who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”
1 Peter 2:9 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Colonise can demonise;
overcome us it sure tries.
We just name it as pure lies;
cause we're 'chosen', God's great prize.
“Jesus loves me”, one child cries;
let’s together emphasise. Hallelujah!

Read more: 7 August

6 August

“If then you have been raised with Christ,
seek the things that are above,
where Christ is seated, on the right hand of God.
Set your mind on things that are above,
not on things that are on earth.”
Colossians 3:1-2 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The Olympic Games will pass away;
for a short time winners are on display.
Since we love the Lord let's jump and say;
“we have Life eternal ev'ry day.”
For Jesus has raised us all the Way;
and walk heaven’s streets and no more stray. Hallelujah!

Read more: 6 August

5 August

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
And walk in love, even as Christ also loved us and gave Himself up
for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Ephesians 5:1-2 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus healed, taught, and saved the 'other';
last, least and lost, became no bother.
Jesus told John, 'Behold your mother';
sweet love fragrance will never smother.
Love, give, and serve, each one another;
whether spouse, child, or grown up brother. Hallelujah!

Read more: 5 August

4 August

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another,
God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.”
1 John 4:11-12‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The census comes around once in a while;
to find out our language, age and lifestyle.
But it never finds out what makes us smile;
or be willing to walk that extra mile.
It is Jesus' love that makes things worthwhile;
He forgives and perfects lives that were vile. Hallelujah!

Read more: 4 August

3 August

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace,
who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ,
will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
1 Peter 5:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Keep Jesus our base;
He's right on our case.
Our 'God of all grace';
gives loving embrace.
So tie our shoe-lace;
let's finish the race. Hallelujah!

Read more: 3 August

2 August

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord,
are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.
For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When Moses felt weak, not sure how to lead;
he went to the Lord, describing his need.
He soon shared strongly what God had decreed;
his face shone brighter than sunlight indeed.
Jesus transforms saints and helps us succeed;
we become Christlike, strong, faithful and freed. Hallelujah!

Read more: 2 August

1 August

“I thank my God always for you,
for the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,
that in every way you were enriched in Him,
in all speech and all knowledge.”
1 Corinthians ‭1:4-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Lord Jesus gave every gift;
mercy, knowledge and grace to lift.
When pride and anger starts a rift;
thank God for gifts and do it swift.
For Satan tries to test and sift;
but thankful prayers shows faith won't shift. Hallelujah!

Read more: 1 August

25 July

“Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me, and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!”
Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Can't hide from God the ‘way’ we are;
He knows our ‘thoughts’, sees from afar.
God is so wise, made ev'ry star;
child in the womb, even grandma.
Trust Jesus' love, who’ll “raise the bar”;
much deeper care than oil and spa. Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 July

24 July

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word:
‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’”
Galatians‬ ‭5:14‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The law stops us going astray;
but still our hearts may not obey.
'Love your neighbour' is Jesus' 'Way';
‘in spite of' love will win the day.
No 'ifs and buts', and no delay;
His 'new law' asks, "are you okay?". Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 July

23 July

“Beware of practising your righteousness
before other people in order to be seen by them,
for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew‬ ‭6:1‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
In our giving, fasting and prayer;
let's all give God glory and care.
False, proud praise from people beware;
soon their cupboard will become bare.
Please our Father, let's humbly dare;
gives rich ‘reward’ beyond compare. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 July

22 July

“But I say to you who hear,
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
Bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”
Luke‬ ‭6:27-28‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Today let's do the 'Golden Rule';
no more act like a stubborn mule.
We don't want to be treated cruel;
but 'love', 'bless', 'pray' with those we duel.
Jesus' great love give our hearts fuel;
died for our sins, that's really 'cool'. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 July

21 July

“There is no fear in love: but perfect love casts out fear.
For fear has to do with punishment,
and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”
1 John‬ 4:18‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
One day we’d see God face to face;
and tell our story “saved by grace”.
God knows if we kept up the pace;
if love, not fear was our home base.
Let's run to win the 'perfect' race;
Lord Jesus helps in ev’ry case. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 July

20 July

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Come cross the ‘Jordan River’ with me;
God's precious promise will come to be.
Let’s take the ‘land of milk and honey’;
It costs ‘good courage’, and not money.
We too were slaves but now we are free,
'cause Jesus died on Calvary's tree. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 July

19 July

“By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us,
and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”
1 John 3:16 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
“Love makes the world go round” we sing;
as seen and heard when wedding bells ring.
But when we make Jesus our King;
new love with faith and hope we bring.
Jesus' death for us was willing;
show this ‘greater love’ by giving. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 July

18 July

“Judge not, and you will not be judged;
condemn not, and you not be condemned;
forgive and you will be forgiven.”
Luke 6:37 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
What we sow we sure will reap;
corn grows corn and sheep breeds sheep.
‘Saving face' is road too steep;
breaks up friendship, we lose sleep.
'Saving grace', is best to keep;
Jesus loves, forgives a heap. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 July

17 July

“For the LORD gives wisdom;
from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.”
Proverbs 2:6 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Some inherit silver and gold;
prefer these as riches untold.
But best gift our children can hold,
keep God's Word like grand mother told.
She knew Jesus saves from the cold;
faith in Him should never be sold. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 July