THIS IS NOT THE END! – Deuteronomy 30:19 Devotional

Deuteronomy 30:19

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.”

It seems as if this recurring theme arises on a regular basis. At least it does in my time of study in the Word of the Lord. When I search for the answer to why it arises time after time, I come to the conclusion that it is because people so often choose to reject God’s offer of eternal life.

Every day our newspapers or other forms of media announce the death of rich and famous people as well as those who have virtually no family or friends. It is important to remind ourselves that this life is not the end. It is the one and only time and place to determine where we will spend eternity.

One millisecond after we draw our final breath, we will either breathe pure celestial air of our eternal abode, or the acrid stench of eternal suffering and torment. Here and now is our only time and place to determine which place will be our eternal destiny. CHOOSE LIFE!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

LIGHT IN OUR SINFUL WORLD! – Proverbs 14:34 Devotional

Proverbs 14:34

“Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”

If we were to select any type of media today, we would find a tragic display of sinful actions. I can recall a time when godly conduct was admired and sought after. That is not the case in our modern world. Our current society seems to be seeking the grungiest of the grungy to emulate.

It is a sad commentary that even some of our modern churches have chosen to give their rules and regulations (or the removal of them) a higher priority than the Word of God. In essence they have become their own god – – notice the lower case “g”.

Jesus told His disciples that a sign of the last days would be similar to the days of Noah before the flood. The people of Noah’s day were interested in only those things that satisfied their carnal appetites. Does that sound like our day and age?

It is our duty as true believers to allow our light to shine brighter than ever before as sin makes the world around us darker and darker. Are you and I shining bright for Christ in the inky darkness of this age? I pray that we are.

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

—Pastor Cecil

SPECIAL NOTICE & UPDATE!

You may have noticed that the Daily-E-Votional has been missing for the past several days.

This is due to the fact that our webmaster experienced an accident and is recovering from his fall.

Please keep our ministry and especially Larry “Buck” Hunter in your prayers.

Hopefully we will be back on line next week.

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

PLAN FOR THE FUTURE! – Deuteronomy 32:11 Devotional

Deuteronomy 32:11

As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings.

Yesterday I reminded us that it is the Lord’s strength that is given to us at just the time we need it. Today I want to remind us of His protection for us. In the animal kingdom the parents of an offspring seem to treat their young harshly. It actually is done in order to prepare them to eventually cope on their own.

God never intends for us to remain spiritual babies. He desires for us to become mature and reproduce in others the saving life of Christ which dwells within those of us who have been born again.

Remember that God never intends for us to remain spiritual babies. We are called to grow strong in the Lord and produce spiritual children who will in turn do the same as they become spiritually mature.

The question we need to continually ask ourselves is; “Am I reproducing the life of Jesus in those that look to me for spiritual nourishment?” If not we need to seek a deeper and more meaningful PLAN FOR THE FUTURE!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

HIS STRENGTH! – Acts 5:41 Devotional

Acts 5:41

The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.”

Before Jesus was crucified, Peter denied Him three times. After the Day of Pentecost he was willing to receive a flogging for his preaching the message of salvation. Peter stood boldly in front a huge crowd and preached the good news of salvation. His sermon resulted in three thousand receiving Jesus as their personal Savior that day.

Before Jesus was crucified, Peter denied Him three times—but now he was willing to receive a flogging for his preaching the message of salvation. Jesus had promised the Comforter, the Holy Spirit who would never leave nor forsake the believer. Peter allowed the Holy Spirit to work through him and he was a changed man.

Living a vital Christian life is not simply following a ritual or going through the motions. It is a dynamic change like putting a new engine under the hood. Paul sums up the change in Philippians 4:13b “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”  Have you received His strength?

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

– – – Pastor Cecil