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Devotionals

9 April

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
Romans‬ 12:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Conformed we no more;
to world as before.
The cruel Cross we saw;
pain, suff’ring galore.
Transformed by the Door;
our souls to restore. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 9 April

8 April

"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death.”
Romans‬ 8:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Once we had doubts, some worries, regrets;
tied us all up, like fish caught in nets.
Jesus paid for, our sins, shame and debts.
Cleaned up our hearts, forgives and forgets.
“Free’ in the Lord, now nothing upsets;
‘Spirit of life’ are my best assets. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 8 April

7 April

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way
we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus,
how He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
Acts‬ 20:35‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
‘More blessed to give than to receive’;
help all the weak from “wolves” that deceive.
Paul preached to repent and to believe;
then ‘faith, hope and love’ we will receive.
Let’s no more hold hurts, worry and grieve;
with Christ in our hearts we will achieve. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 7 April

6 April

"One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.”
‭‭Psalms‬ 27:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When troubles surround us and struggles seem tough,
God’s 'light and salvation' is more than enough.
Rejected, abandoned, Jesus faced rebuff;
but He still prayed to God, smooth road or rough.
Farmers, soldiers, athletes sometimes talk bit gruff;
But songs, prayers and worship sweeten all that “stuff”. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 6 April

5 April

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice,
holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
‭‭Romans‬ 12:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Our Lord Jesus paid the highest price;
cleansed our hearts, only death would suffice.
In heart-felt thanks for Christ's sacrifice;
keep our lives holy, keep paradise.
Though the world tires to trick, trip, entice;
we will serve Jesus, never think twice. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 5 April

4 April

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God?
Or am I trying to please man?
If I were still trying to please man,
I would not be a servant of Christ.”
‭‭Galatians‬ 1:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We cannot earn or ever repay;
the grace shown us that Christ is the Way.
Saul's rock-hard heart was melted to clay;
by Jesus' gracious, heavenly ray.
Let's not lose heart for those gone astray;
'Saul' can come 'Paul' and serve God one day. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 4 April

3 April

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!”
‭‭Psalms‬ 95:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's love the Lord and do our best;
so we can enter to 'God's rest'.
The Promised Land can be possessed;
we won't look back but pass the test.
Honour God's good Name, keep Him blessed;
let's worship Him from east to west. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 3 April

2 April

“My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
for He will pluck my feet out of the net.”
Psalms‬ ‭25:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's ask the Lord in honest prayer,
'release our feet from the hunter's snare.'
They accuse, lie and falsely swear;
desire to damage, treat us unfair.
But we like Stephen will not despair;
we see God's throne and forgive their scare. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 2 April

1 April

“The Lord is near to all who call on Him,
to all who call on Him in truth.
He fulfils the desire of those who fear Him;
He also hears their cry and saves them.”
Psalms‬ ‭145:18-19‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God's grace and greatness must be said;
birds and beasts by Him are all fed.
Through the desert Hebrews may tread,
yet God provides their daily bread.
Fear the Lord with love and not dread,
in heart and home make Christ our Head. Hallelujah! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Read more: 1 April

31 March

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Psalms 18:2 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Troubles can be a deadly lure;
to blur God's love, make Him obscure.
Nothing could stop the wise men's tour;
to see child Jesus all so pure.
So run to the Rock, let's endure;
Jesus is strong, stable and sure. Hallelujah!

Read more: 31 March

30 March

“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and
the love that you have shown for His name in serving the saints, as you still do.”
Hebrews 6:10 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Abraham waits for twenty five years;
Isaac the promised son then appears.
God keeps his Word, so throw of our fears;
our work's not forgotten, nor our tears.
Let faith, like rent, not fall in arrears,
true saints pay on time, serving our peers. Hallelujah!

Read more: 30 March

29 March

“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
1 John 1:7 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Keep up our habit of 'walking in the light';
then our hearts stay pure and we do what is right.
Wise men followed the star that was shining bright;
for many miles they travelled, all through the night.
Let’s stay in God's presence to 'fight the good fight';
Jesus' own blood cleansed us of sin’s awful blight. Hallelujah!

Read more: 29 March

28 March

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation.
But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
The world's system hates us and gives us much woes;
but Jesus loves us from head to our toes.
“Cheer up”, for Jesus has humbly us chose;
based on the wonder that he died then arose.
Keep trusting Jesus, we'll reap what He sows;
love, power and patience and peace he bestows. Hallelujah!

Read more: 28 March

27 March

“I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because He inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.”
Psalms 116:1-2 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let's thank God's mercy deep in our heart;
saved us from sin and set us apart.
Nineveh needed a fresh new start;
"no way" said Jonah, "they're off my chart."
Jonah repented, pride did depart;
saved old foes became God's work of art. Hallelujah!

Read more: 27 March

26 March

"Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me shall not hunger,
and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
John 6:35 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let’s go live in 'Never-Never Land';
bread is there and water 'on demand'.
Forty years' manna was great and grand,
guided Hebrews across desert sand.
But 'forever life' Jesus has planned,
let Him lead us by His blood-stained Hand. Hallelujah!

Read more: 26 March

25 March

"But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.”
Psalms 59:16 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Some weeks we face a lot of stress,
heartaches and pain upon us press.
Pray to God, send an 'SOS';
He's still our Rock and strong Fortress.
Sing Nehemiah's good progress;
built city wall for God did bless! Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 March

24 March

"For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore,
and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”
Galatians 5:1 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Law and lifestyle won't save us,
hearts turn cruel and so callous.
Pray to Jesus and discuss,
to be freed from fear and fuss.
Hop on board His 'Good News bus';
faith in Him makes us righteous. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 March

23 March

"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life;
whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life,
but the wrath of God remains on him.”
John 3:36 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
God our Father rules our land;
Put “all things” in Jesus "hand".
Jesus has our own life planned;
on the Cross sins nailed and banned.
Let’s rejoice and understand;
Jesus gives us Life that's grand. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 March

22 March

"So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone,
and especially to those who are of the household of faith."
Galatians 6:10 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Jesus walked a lonely road;
to the Cross where his blood flowed.
There His great love was bestowed;
centre of our Christian code.
But more mercy then was showed;
His Spirit helps bear our great load. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 March

21 March

"And there is salvation in no one else,
for there is no other name under heaven given among men
by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:12 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
See Peter preach with great boldness,
before the crowd’s icy coldness.
See the man get complete wholeness,
dances with joy, no more lameness.
Jesus gives ‘great grace' and gladness;
'no other name', saves from sadness. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 March

20 March

"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:34 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Look at the lilies with beauty so rare;
and chirpy sparrows that fly in the air.
God made all these things and really does care;
He meets all their needs, they never despair.
Let’s not ‘worry' what to eat, drink or wear;
but 'walk by faith' knowing Jesus is there. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 March

19 March

"Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy."
Proverbs 27:5-6 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
It is hard to find a faithful friend;
who ‘loves at all times’ and won't pretend.
Some rules we forget, break, even bend;
but good friends tell us when we offend.
Mercy and love Lord Jesus will send;
He died on Calv'ry for our good end. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 March

18 March

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.”
Proverbs 12:15 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Solomon dreamed and asked God for wisdom;
He wanted 'good way' to rule his kingdom.
So he chose God, which for kings was seldom;
God blessed him more with favour and freedom.
Let's be wise and not live rough and random;
Jesus is 'good Way', to exclude boredom. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 March

17 March

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

Dear friends and family…,
God will protect, and bring us rescue;
when troubles trip, and still try pursue.
David was chased, but then right on cue;
God saved him from, King Saul's jealous crew.
Let’s trust the Lord, for His Word is true;
He'll ‘shield’ our dreams and keep them brand new. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 March

16 March

"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…,
When Moses hit rock in the wilderness;
fresh water gushed out, giving much goodness.
When we're in great need, and under some stress;
Lord Jesus the Rock, can us really bless.
Drink at His fountain, and seek forgiveness;
His Holy Spirit, then cleans up our mess. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 March

15 March

"Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a 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…,
Let’s hold our hope in one accord;
if we endure God will reward.
Goliath boasted, teased and roared;
so David used sling, stone and sword.
Our little faith pleases the Lord;
God then steps in, gets peace restored. Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 March

14 March

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
Psalms 23:1-3 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
When we feel weak and almost done;
looking for hope and can’t find none.
Jesus then calls us one by one;
soothes our wounds, loves us by the ton.
Jesus the Shepherd, God’s own Son.
He’s ‘Chief’ and ‘Good’, our battle’s won. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 March

13 March

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

Dear friends and family…,
The devil schemes every day;
to stop us trusting in God's Way.
So when tempted to go astray;
wear all God's armour, don't delay.
God's truth, righteousness, peace obey;
faith, salvation, God's word and pray. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 March

12 March

"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…,
Believe Jesus is God's Son;
God and human became One.
Calv'ry love did shock and stun;
died for sins of ev'ryone.
'Perfect love' in us begun;
walking in love we fear none. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 March

11 March

“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…,
My God will 'not abandon my soul';
He's 'at my right hand', in full control.
Though shock and sickness takes a bad toll;
God stays my refuge and still my goal.
The blood of Jesus cleanses me whole;
I still serve Him in a special role. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 March

10 March

"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…,
What good things do we ask and crave?
mercy and that people behave.
David prayed for strength to be brave;
refuge from King Saul's rant and rave.
Grab the goodness that Jesus gave;
from sin and shame he came to save! Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 March

9 March

"Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”
Isaiah 26:4 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Our 'Rock of Ages' is so strong;
gives shelter when life-storms prolong.
'Cause Jesus died for all our wrong;
we know for sure that we belong.
So let's trust Jesus all day long;
then 'perfect peace' stays our new song. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 March