LEARNING TO LEAN! – Proverbs 3:5-6 Devotional

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LEARNING TO LEAN!

Proverbs 3:5-6 –  Devotional

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

I have had the DELIGHTFUL (I mean that sarcastically) experience of being struck with shingles. No, not the kind you put on your roof to keep out the rain, but the medical condition.

Most times a case of shingles produces blisters and extreme pain. I had that to some extent, but unfortunately my strain took a more sinister turn and went into the nerves of my left leg. It caused me to lose the feeling in that leg and resort to crutches until the condition ran its course.

During that time of pain and paralysis I learned more and more to depend upon the Lord. I was to face even more situations that would force me to lean heavily upon the Lord. Loss physically, financially, emotionally or the death of a loved one forces us to lean on the One who is always there and never fails.

If you are leaning on finances or others as your support, that may be fine. I am here to remind you that those resources may not always be there for you. On the other hand, the Lord Jesus Christ is here now and always. Jesus never fails!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for June 30th:

    • 2 Kings 17:1-18:12
    • Acts 20:1-38
    • Psalm 148:1-14
    • Proverbs 18:6-7

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

FOLLOW THE LEADER! – Psalm 31:3 Devotional

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FOLLOW THE LEADER!

Psalm 31:3 –  Devotional

Psalm 31:3

“For Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.”

I can recall times when I was told to follow the leader. One of these times was high in the mountains when our Boy Scout troop was crossing a steep rock slide and in order to keep from starting a rock slide that would have cost us our life, we had to place our feet precisely where our leader had placed his.

That is also true in following in the steps of our Savior and Lord. There are many temptations for us to get off the path that the Lord has prepared for us. The enemy of our soul uses every tempting devise in his arsenal to persuade us to follow him.

We always need to remember that the wages of sin is death. We can face the death of dreams and the death of being a faithful witness for the Lord. How sad to witness people follow the wrong leader and end in bitter failure.

Our Great Guide and Leader, Jesus Christ came into this sin sick world to provide a way through the wilderness of sin. It may seem to be hard at times to follow close behind Him, but remember He has been this way before and no matter what dangers surround us He will never fail. We only have to follow the Leader!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for June 29th:

    • 2 Kings 15:1-16:20
    • Acts 19:13-41
    • Psalm 147:1-20
    • Proverbs 18:4-5

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

PEACE IN THE STORM! – Luke 16:10 Devotional

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PEACE IN THE STORM!

Luke 16:10 –  Devotional

Luke 16:10

“Then said Jesus to them again, ‘Peace be unto you: as My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you.’”

It seems as if we are always facing a storm of one kind or another as we pass through the days of our existence here on earth. Many of us can immediately recall storms that surrounded us and even threatened our life. When the storm passed we breathed a sigh of relief and went back to life as normal.

How very sad. We should use the storms of life to remind us that those who have never received Jesus as their Lord and Savior are facing a storm that will last eternally.

Jesus gave a vivid account in His parable of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man based his eternal security on his wealth and position. Lazarus lacked the wealth of this world, but he had received Jesus as his Savior and possessed eternal peace and contentment.

We are not saved by being poor nor are we damned by being rich. It is a matter of claiming the greatest gift available to us, the offer of eternity with the Lord because of His shed blood. Receive and share the fantastic news that there is peace in the storm. Jesus is our PEACE IN THE STORM!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for June 28th:

    • 2 Kings 13:1-14:29
    • Acts 18:23-19-12
    • Psalm 146:1-10
    • Proverbs 18:2-3

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

THE ONE WE CAN TRUST! – Proverbs 3:5-6 Devotional

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THE ONE WE CAN TRUST!

Proverbs 3:5-6 –  Devotional

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding. In everything trust in Him and He will make all your paths straight.”

You can hear Pastor Cecil read today’s Evotional by clicking on the play button in the box above—thanks!

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for June 27th:

    • 2 Kings 13:1-14:29

    • Acts 18:23-19:12

    • Psalm 146:1-10

    • Proverbs 18:2-3

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.

WONDERFUL PEACE! – John 14:27 Devotional

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WONDERFUL PEACE!

John 14:27 –  Devotional

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

We seem to be constantly bombarded with the talk of peace. As a young boy I recall pictures of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain waving a document in his hand and saying he had just met with Adolf Hitler and had secured a promise of peace. His words were, “I have returned from Germany with peace for our time.”

The sad reality was that the world was soon to be exposed to the horrible reality of a war waged by a mad man who intentionally tried to exterminate Jews and other ethnic groups. There was no peace then or now!

From the day that Adam and Eve sinned and were evicted from the garden there has been strife, conflicts and wars. For all of the rhetoric about attaining peace we are no closer to world peace, nor will we ever be until Jesus comes again. What a fantastic day it will be when there is eternal peace — Wonderful Peace.

Wonderful Peace

1. Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight
Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm;
In celestial strains it unceasingly falls
O’er my soul like an infinite calm.

Refrain: Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

2. I am resting tonight in this wonderful peace,
Resting sweetly in Jesus’ control;
For I’m kept from all danger by night and by day,
And His glory is flooding my soul!

Refrain: Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

3. Ah, soul! are you here without comfort and rest,
Marching down the rough pathway of time?
Make Jesus your Friend ere the shadows grow dark;
O accept of this peace so sublime!

Refrain: Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

To access “Wonderful Peace”, this week’s free inspirational video from GloryScapes.com, please go to: https://gloryscapes.com/wonderfulpeace/

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for June 25th:

    • 2 Kings 8:1-9:13
    • Acts 16:16-40
    • Psalm 143:1-12
    • Proverbs 17:26

If you have watched The Sands of Eternity video above and prayed the prayer at the end, please go to https://PastorCecil.com/ and use the form on the webpage to let us know so we can send you follow up resources and/or send an email to pastorcecil@dailyevotional.com and let him know.