Khesed

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Khesed

Devotionals

29 December

“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
they shall walk, and not faint.”
‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's trust in God, draw strength from Him;
we will not sink but float and swim.
We won't fear when lights grow dim;
when roads get rough and life gets grim.
God restores our vigour and vim;
'cup runs over', way pass the brim. Hallelujah!

Read more: 29 December

28 December

“Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When feeling little, like a worm;
ask 'your Redeemer', strong and firm.
His 'righteous right hand' will affirm;
'you are my servant', not a germ.
God will care, protect and confirm;
He's our Saviour for the long term. Hallelujah!

Read more: 28 December

27 December

“Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them into the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
‭Matthew‬ ‭28:19 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus bids us spread His fame;
north, south, east and west proclaim.
'Make disciples', break sin's shame;
teach them how to troubles tame.'
‘God with us' still stays the same;
'all power' in Jesus' Name. Hallelujah!

Read more: 27 December

26 December

“And the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen,
as it had been told them.”
‭Luke‬ ‭2:20 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's catch praise, really be bold;
share 'good news' the angels told.
All are welcome to the fold;
lost and hurt sheep, 'come behold....
The Good Shepherd won’t withhold;
let's trade silver for the gold. Hallelujah!

Read more: 26 December

25 December

“For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given;
and the government shall be upon His shoulder,
and His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Come see the Child in Mary's hands:
'God is with us' and understands.
He wants the best for all of our plans;
even when life makes cruel demands.
‘Goodness and mercy’ God commands;
so 'Prince of Peace, please heal our lands'. Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 December

24 December

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is well pleased.”
‭Luke‬ ‭2:13-14‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Thieves and robbers and despised low class;
God loves them and will never by-pass.
Hearing the angels singing 'en masse';
the shepherds came new men, bold as brass.
The Saviour’s sign, nothing can surpass;
boy child asleep on manger of grass. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 December

23 December

“And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son
and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger,
because there was no place for them in the inn.”
‭Luke‬ ‭2:6-7‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
A ninety mile trip that took three days;
now in the manger the baby lays.
The mother is poor yet true love displays;
cares and protects and beside him stays.
Come see the boy child the angels praise;
‘Saviour is born’ to explain God's ways. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 December

22 December

“In this the love of God was made manifest among us,
that God sent His only Son into the world,
so that we might live through Him.”
‭1 John‬ ‭4:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Hear the joy-bells ring out clear;
hope, new life and love is here.
Jesus' birth has brought much cheer;
'God with us', in flesh appear.
See the Cross, love cost Him dear;
'perfect love' let's no more fear. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 December

21 December

“She will bear a Son;
and you will call His name JESUS,
for He will save His people from their sins.”
‭Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
To stop gossip at the town well;
Joseph humbly refused to tell.
But comfort came from God's angel;
"Mary's faithful, your fears please quell...
Saviour, Jesus, will break sin's spell";
He's 'God with us' Immanuel. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 December

20 December

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but in order that the world might be saved through Him.”
‭John‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus' with us, all day and night;
when at home, or way out of sight.
He's our Saviour, hear his invite:
'come from darkness, I am the Light'.
He won't despise, He knows our plight;
He won't condemn, He saves outright. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 December

19 December

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
Isaiah‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When troubles try twist and entwine;
'God with us' remains a great sign.
Gives 'faith' that that will never decline;
and 'hope' from the richest goldmine.
But what really strengthens my spine;
God’s 'love' forever stays online. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 December

18 December

“To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.”
‭ Proverbs‬ ‭21:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Raise our praises to the skies;
keep it filled with truth not lies.
God has supernatural eyes;
He can see through false disguise.
Answer now the widow's cries;
truth with mercy satisfies. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 December

17 December

“With my whole heart I seek You;
Let me not wander from Your commandments.”
Psalms‬ ‭119:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jesus is always in command;
so let's obey ev'ry demand.
He made the earth, sky, sea and sand;
and preached and healed across the land.
All wrongs against us we withstand,
because we trust his unseen Hand. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 December

16 December

“It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:6-7‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Some speak in tongues and prophesy;
others have knowledge held up high.
All gifts are precious in God's eye;
but without love we're left bone dry.
Beyond Christmas comes Calv'ry's cry;
'Love's now complete, for sins I die’. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 December

15 December

“With it we bless our Lord and Father; and with it we curse men,
who are made in the likeness of God.
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.
My brothers, these things ought not to be so.”
James‬ ‭3:9-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's use our tongue to bless;
for cursing leaves a mess.
We're made in God's likeness;
speak mercy and goodness.
Light overcomes darkness;
inspire “pilgrim’s progress”. Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 December

14 December

“And this is the confidence that we have toward Him,
that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask,
we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.”
‭1 John‬ ‭5:14-15‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
We know secret of answered prayer;
we're trusting God that he does care.
We know God's Son was nailed up there;
on Calv'ry's tree in public square.
We know we're freed from sin's despair;
eternal life is what we wear. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 December

13 December

“But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness."
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
My 'thorn in the flesh' seems so wrong;
'Lord, why does my weakness prolong?'
Then Jesus tells me I belong;
'my grace is enough, so be strong.'
The crucified Christ is my song;
I'll keep Him my boast all day long. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 December

12 December

“But I do not account my life of any value,
nor as precious as to myself, if only I may finish my course,
and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus,
to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”
‭Acts‬ ‭20:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's do great things before we die;
before we see God by and by.
Pray for courage to testify;
that God's good name we glorify.
'Gospel of grace' let's magnify;
and 'finish the race' on a high. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 December

11 December

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for,
the conviction of things not seen.”
‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
A hero of faith knows that it’s sure;
God opens and shuts ev'ry door.
The times we feel weak and so sore;
faith comes into action some more.
God's healing and hope will restore;
and silence the enemy's roar. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 December

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