DIRECTIONS PLEASE! – Proverbs 3:5-6 Devotional

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DIRECTIONS PLEASE!

Proverbs 3:5-6 –  Devotional

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do rely on your own understanding. In everything you do give Him the credit and He will make your ways straight.”

I have a pretty good sense of direction, but I must confess there have been times when I was totally lost. It is not a pleasant feeling to realize you had lost your way and could not find your way back to familiar ground.

I once was hunting with a friend for chucker partridges in the desert lands of Idaho. Since we had not seen any birds, we decided to each go in a different direction. It was not long before I realized that the canyon where I now found myself was not the one I had originally been in. I WAS LOST!

After a few hours I met a group of hunters who were very familiar with the area and realized that I had followed the wrong canyon. I was soon reunited with my hunting partner.

It is possible for us to neglect constant contact with the Lord and discover that the territory in which we are traveling is not where we should be. It is when we feel lost that we need to get into God’s Word. It is in His Word we will find the directions we need. DIRECTIONS PLEASE LORD!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for September 30th:

    • Isaiah 60:1-62:5
    • Philippians 1:27-2:18
    • Psalm 72:1-20
    • Proverbs 24:11-12

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.

IMITATORS OF GOD! – Ephesians 5:1-2 Devotional

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IMITATORS OF GOD!

Ephesians 5:1-2 –  Devotional

Ephesians 5:1-2

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”

As a boy I often found myself watching my dad and trying to imitate everything that he did. I know he was trying his best to follow the Lord and as a result I soon discovered that I could follow the Lord on my own.

Yes, I still needed the influence of my dad in my life, but much more so I needed the perfect example of Jesus to be the prime influence in my life. I failed many times, but I always knew that even though I would fail, Jesus would never fail!

As we strive to become imitators of Christ we need to seek the source of Divine guidance. That is in the Bible. We can hear others preach from passages to be found in the Bible, but it is essential to go to the source in God’s Word.

Jesus consistently used passages from the Old Testament and made His listeners discover that God’s Word is the pattern we are to follow. To truly be imitators of Christ we must spend time with Him in His Word!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for September 29th:

    • Isaiah 57:15-59:21
    • Philippians 1:1-26
    • Psalm 71:1-24
    • Proverbs 24:9-10

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 RIGHT THOUGHTS! – Isaiah 55:8-9 Devotional

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THE RIGHT THOUGHTS!

Isaiah 55:8-9 –  Devotional

Isaiah 55:8-9

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Why is it important for us to spend quality time in God’s Word? The answer is that it is in the Word of God that we discover the mind of the Lord. He knows what lies before us and prepares us to be used by Him.

I recall working with a young man who desired to be used by the Lord. He had embarked upon the discipline of memorizing Scripture and copied portions of Scripture on 3X5 cards which he always carried with him.

He wanted to be a greater witness where he worked at a potato processing plant. I asked him what was the worst job that everyone else avoided? He immediately said it was cleaning up the rotten potatoes. By the way, the smell is horrendous.

The next week he was delighted to report that he had volunteered for that job and was now able to memorize and meditate as he mucked up the smelly mess. As it turned out, his action so impressed his boss that he was the last temporary worker to be employed as the season drew to a close and the first hired the next year! The greatest reward was not the job but finding God’s right thoughts!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for September 28th:

    • Isaiah 54:1-57:14
    • Ephesians 6:1-24
    • Psalm 70:1-5
    • Proverbs 24:8

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.

WE ARE LIKE SHEEP! – Isaiah 53:6 Devotional

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WE ARE LIKE SHEEP!

Isaiah 53:6 –  Devotional

Isaiah 53:6

“We have all strayed and like wayward sheep gone our own willful way. But the Lord has laid on Him the sin that is rightfully ours.”

While attending college I worked on the local police department. There was an old veteran officer that frequently could be heard to utter these words: “The more I see of people, the more I think sheep are smart animals.” At the time I thought he was being crass and cynical, but more and more I tend to agree with his assessment.

Our natural inclination is to stray and go our own willful way. The Good Shepherd of our soul has tender love and care for us. No matter how often or how far we stray away from God’s care and protection, He is always concerned about us and tenderly cares for us. It is not what we deserve, but what we need!

How far have you personally wandered away from the Lord? Are you like a lost and wandering sheep that has strayed away from the Good Shepherd to seek the bitter weeds of sin and strife?

The fantastic news is that Jesus came into this old sinful world to save the lost sheep that are lost and are in danger being swallowed up by the vicious wolves of sin and strife. Return to Christ’s fold. He eagerly awaits your return!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for September 27th:

    • Isaiah 51:1-53:12
    • Ephesians 5:1-33
    • Psalm 69:19-36
    • Proverbs 24:7

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.

OPEN OUR EYES! – Luke 24:30-31 Devotional

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OPEN OUR EYES!

Luke 24:30-31​ –  Devotional

Luke 24:30-31

“When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight.”

Listen to today’s Message of the Week by Pastor Cecil by clicking above on the play button.

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 September 26th:

    • Isaiah 48:12-50:11
    • Ephesians 4:17-32
    • Psalm 69:1-18
    • Proverbs 24:5-6

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.