DEVOTIONS

Let us glean together at the feet of the Master.

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    How God Has Used Conflict To Sanctify Me

    Saints, allow me to share an experience I had wading through these murky waters called friendship. A few years ago I lost a friend, no she did not die, we fell apart. My initial reaction? “Fine she can leave if she wants to”. But my indifference did not stay for too long because the grief set in and when it did, it hit me hard. This particular conflict and many other things that had been going on in my life at the time really pushed me to seek God. Quite a while later, as I studied the word, God showed me just how important forgiveness was to Him, so important…

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    THE PASSOVER

    It had been 430 years since the house of Israel had set camp in Egypt. Things were not as they had been in the beginning when Joseph was second in command to Pharaoh. They were no longer esteemed visitors but slaves, a stench to the Egyptians. After 430 years, the time was finally ripe. The sin of the Amorites had reached its full measure. God remembered His covenant with the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God was going to move them from being slaves and settle them into their own land flowing with milk and honey. But first, God needed a leader. One who could be sent to address Pharaoh…

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    FAITHFUL ARE THE WOUNDS OF A FRIEND

    Hosea 6:1 NIV “Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. It’s on the eve of 31st 2019 and a friend and I are headed to church to cross over the year. I have this nagging thought in my mind that I can’t seem to shake off. We get to church a few minutes past nine, the church is already full but we manage to get a space, it’s not ideal but it’s also not at the overflow section and that works just fine. The thought again reverberates in…

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    When Sin Becomes A Stronghold And The Grace To Overcome

    Numbers 13:28 “Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there. The term stronghold is a common theme in the Bible and is sometimes used interchangeably with the words fortress or fortified city. In the days of old every nation had a stronghold which was normally a fortified city. These strongholds were usually cities mostly characterized by being surrounded with thick walls. They were normally at the most strategic location of a nation and had the military base for that nation. A nation’s strength was determined by it’s stronghold. A nation could…

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    GOD ALWAYS COMES THROUGH

    GOD ALWAYS COMES THROUGH   Sometimes He’s four days late. John 11:21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”   Other times He answers before we call. Isaiah 65:24 Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.   Sometimes the biological clock has stopped ticking. Genesis 18:12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?   Other times it’s as ridiculous as a virgin birth. Luke 1:34 Mary said to the angel, “How will this happen since I am…

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    EXPECTING FROM GOD

    ———————————– Matthew 7:11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! ———————————– I remember my Fridays as a child fondly. Dad would come with little packets of Bibo (a small packet of juice) and other goodies. We’d meet him at the door, jump on him, and tear apart the shopping because we knew there was something nice he’d brought us. It was not even a question, it was guaranteed. We also loved it when he went for safaris because we would get to call him…

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    LOOSING YOUR BIRTHRIGHT

    —————————————– Genesis 25:32 But Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”. Look, Esau said, “I’m about to die! What use is the birthright to me?” —————————————– I have always felt like the story of Esau and Jacob was a little unfair and that Jacob was a little thief who did not deserve the blessings he got. But a keener look at that story last week made me realize that Esau had gotten exactly what he deserved. His birthright could not have been taken away from him, he could only have given it away. That is why it is called a birth right. All the blessings of Jacob were supposed to…

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    THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR

    ————————————— Psalms 127:1 Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. —————————————- One of those toxic habits I am learning to leave behind is living my life like it’s an emergency. This is what I mean, I have found myself being in a rush to accomplish certain things in my life that I didn’t take time to hear what God was saying. So I would look for things out of God’s will and then ask Him to bless those things or if those things go wrong I would now rush to…

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    THE FATHER’S PRIDE

    Psalms 119:71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. It’s okay if your life has been feeling uncomfortable lately. It’s okay if you  sometimes cry yourself to sleep. It’s okay if you have no idea how tomorrow will be. It’s okay if you keep stumbling. Stumbling is not falling. He says righteous man may fall seven times but He will get up again. He is teaching you how to stand. Keep walking child. Malachi 3:3 He will sit as refiner of silver, burning away the droth, He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold and silver, So that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices…

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    FIX YOUR FOCUS

    I am in a season where God is constantly asking me and reminding me to fix my focus on Him and Him alone. To fix my focus on the things He has said, the things He has done and those He has promised to do because forgetting is too easy. Too easy to look at a current crisis and forget who God was to me yesterday. Too easy to forget how He miraculously provided for me. Too easy to be overwhelmed by my current crisis and forget the joy that I once had in my salvation. I have found myself forgetting all these things. I have found myself doubting. Not…