PRECIOUS PROMISES! – Psalm 19:14 Devotional

Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”

Years ago I heard a minister relate a heartbreaking story. It seems that a father had promised to take his son on a fishing trip. The boy was eagerly anticipating the time when just he and his father would be alone on a lake just teeming with fish. (Such lakes are more in the area of dreams than reality)

The day of the trip had arrived and the son was eagerly packing all of his gear into the car. It was just then that the phone rang. The father went back into the house to take the call. After a few minutes the son followed his dad just in time to hear him tell the caller that he had nothing important planned for the day and would be right there.

The long awaited trip was off. Not only was there to be no fishing trip with his dad, but the dad had thought so little of it that he told the caller that he had nothing important planned for the day. The relationship between father and son was torn asunder that day and sadly was never restored.

How many promises have we broken that seemed small to us, but significant to another person? But much more important, how have we grieved the heart of God by failing to keep our promises that we made to Him?

Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

DEALING WITH TRIBULATION! – John 16:33 Devotional

John 16:33

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

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Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for May 30th:

    • 2 Samuel 15:23-16:23
    • John 18:25-19:22
    • Psalm 119:113-128
    • Proverbs 16:10-11

THE LORD IS IN CONTROL! – Proverbs 16:1-3 Devotional

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Proverbs 16:1-3

“The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits. Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.”

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Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

THE HAVEN OF REST! – Psalm 46:1-3 Devotional

Psalm 46:1-3

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

As you read the book of Psalms David mentions repeatedly the storms of life. He was attacked on all sides by his enemies who desired to take his life. Do you feel that way sometimes?

His predecessor, King Saul, was a demented king who imagined that David was attempting to take the kingdom from him. (Actually it was the Lord who had rejected Saul because of his wickedness and failing to keep the Lord in control of his life.)

In many of his Psalms, David cried out to the Lord for help and immediately praised the Him for giving him a safe place of refuge. That is the same with us today. We may be tossed and torn by the storms of life, but the Lord always gives us a haven of rest. That is the hymn for this week.

THE HAVEN OF REST

My soul in sad exile was out on life(s) sea,
So burdened with sin and distressed,
Till I heard a sweet voice, saying, (Make Me your choice)
And I entered the Haven of Rest!

Refrain: I have anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest; I will sail the wide seas no more; The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep, In Jesus I am safe evermore.

I yielded myself to His tender embrace,
In faith taking hold of the Word,
My fetters fell off, and I anchored my soul;
The Haven of Rest is my Lord.

Refrain: I have anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest; I will sail the wide seas no more; The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep, In Jesus I am safe evermore.

The song of my soul, since the Lord made me whole,
Has been the old story so blest,
Of Jesus, who will save whosoever will have
A home in the Haven of Rest.

Refrain: I have anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest; I will sail the wide seas no more; The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep, In Jesus I am safe evermore.

O come to the Savior, He patiently waits
To save by His power divine;
Come, anchor your soul in the Haven of Rest,
And say, ‘My Beloved is mine.’

Refrain: I have anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest; I will sail the wide seas no more; The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep, In Jesus I am safe evermore.

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Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

SOARING WITH THE LORD! – Deuteronomy 32:11-12 Devotional

Deuteronomy 32:11-12

“As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, So the Lord alone led him, and there was no foreign god with him.”

The eagle is a symbol used many times in Scripture. It is mentioned 38 times throughout the Bible. We can learn some important lessons from this majestic creation of God.

Moses reminds us how God cares for us just like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young. The eagle parent spreads its wings to catch their eaglets and carries them on its pinions. In Exodus 19:4 God says that “He will carry the children of Israel on eagles’ wings.”

Eagles do not fly like other birds. They don’t flap their wings but rather soar. When the time is right, they take off and soar upward because they have waited for the right time.

Like the eagle we need to carefully watch for God’s thermals for our life and allow Him to lift us up and let us soar to places He has prepared for us. As we yield to His care for us we will soar higher than we could never imagine!

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil