JOY AND PEACE! – Romans 15:13 Devotional

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JOY AND PEACE!

Romans 15:13 –  Devotional

Romans 15:13

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

If there were some way of measuring the amount of joy and peace you had in your life, what would that gauge read? I fear that for many it would be closer to empty than full.

That is tragic! If ever there was a time when the world needed the joy and peace of the Lord, it is today. There is no end to the violence and hatred that surrounds us. But there is also no end to the joy and peace that is ours through our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

The call to go forth to bring hope to the hopeless people around us is loud and clear. We have a great opportunity to do something significant in our day and age. The Lord has given His new life that we in turn can share that new life with others.

I remember a song we sang when I was a young boy. It had the words; I have the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart to stay. I want that joy to be seen by others as I live my life for the 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 14th:

    • Isaiah 15:1-18:7
    • Galatians 1:1-24
    • Psalm 58:1-11
    • Proverbs 23:12

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.

GIVING AND RECEIVING! – Luke 6:38 Devotional

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GIVING AND RECEIVING!

Luke 6:38 –  Devotional

Luke 6:38

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

Yesterday I was on my way home following church service. As I approached an intersection I noticed people leaving their cars and running into the intersection. As I came closer I saw that a motorcycle was on its side and the rider was receiving help to get his cycle righted. It was way too heavy for him to lift alone and required the assistance of others.

As I have replayed that incident in my mind over the past several hours, I have become aware that there are many people around us who find themselves in need. They may not have a motorcycle lying on its side, but they are just as needy.

When we consider what God calls us to do we need to be aware that there are countless ways of being the Lord’s servants to those around us. At my age I am not able to accomplish many physical tasks that once seemed so simple.

I have had the blessing of giving to others across the years and to tell the truth it is much easier to do for others than it is to humble yourself and allow others to do for you. I guess we might all be like that man who needed help getting his cycle back up once again. There is a time for giving as well as for receiving!

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 13th:

    • Isaiah 12:1-14:32
    • 2 Corinthians 13:1-14
    • Psalm 57:1-11
    • Proverbs 23:9-11

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.

FREE DIVINE WISDOM! – James 1:5 Devotional

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FREE DIVINE WISDOM!

James 1:5 –  Devotional

James 1:5

“If anyone lacks wisdom let them ask God, who gives generously to anyone who asks. God never criticizes anyone for asking for His guidance. He always gives His wisdom freely.”

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 12th:

    • Isaiah 10:1-11:16
    • 2 Corinthians 12:11-21
    • Psalm 56:1-13
    • Proverbs 23:6-8

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.

OUR GOD IS AWESOME! – Ezekiel 38:20 Devotional

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OUR GOD IS AWESOME!

Ezekiel 38:20 –  Devotional

Ezekiel 38:20

“The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at My presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.”

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 11th:

    • Isaiah 8:1-9:21
    • 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
    • Psalm 55:1-23
    • Proverbs 23:4-5

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.

THE UNCLOUDED DAY! – Genesis 9:16 Devotional

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THE UNCLOUDED DAY!

Genesis 9:16 –  Devotional

Genesis 9:16

“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

Years ago my wife Joyce and I were driving along the beautiful Columbia River gorge in Oregon. A rain shower had recently swept across the region, and now bright sunlight flooded the area. As we drove, a rainbow kept pace beside the car. I know it was just a refraction of the sunlight, but what an awe inspiring sight.

There are two requirements to produce a rainbow, rain and sun. Without rain there could be no rainbow. Without sun there would be no rainbow. In the rainy times of our life, God’s tender care for us brings His rainbow of blessing. God’s covenant of love did not say that we would be free of rain, but He is always with us in the storms of life.

Back in 1879 Rev. J. K. Alwood was equally moved as he observed a rainbow in the western sky late one evening as he was traveling home. When he arrived at his home, he immediately composed the hymn for this week; The Unclouded Day.

The Unclouded Day

1. O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies, O they tell me of a home far away; O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise, O they tell me of an unclouded day.

Chorus: O the land of cloudless day, O the land of an unclouded sky; O they tell me of a home, where no storm clouds rise, O they tell me of an unclouded day.

2. O they tell me of a home where my friends have gone, O they tell me of that land far away; where the tree of life in eternal bloom sheds its fragrance thru the unclouded day.

Chorus: O the land of cloudless day, O the land of an unclouded sky; O they tell me of a home, where no storm clouds rise, O they tell me of an unclouded day.

3. O they tell me of the King in His beauty there, And they tell me that mine eyes shall behold, where He sits on the throne that is whiter than snow, In the city that is made of gold.

Chorus: O the land of cloudless day, O the land of an unclouded sky;O they tell me of a home, where no storm clouds rise, O they tell me of an unclouded day.

4. O they tell me that he smiles on His children there, and his smile drives their sorrows all away; And they tell me that no tears ever come again, In that lovely land of unclouded day.

Chorus: O the land of cloudless day, O the land of an unclouded sky; O they tell me of a home, where no storm clouds rise, O they tell me of an unclouded day.

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Blessings dear hearts! 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 September 10th:

    • Isaiah 6:1-7:25
    • 2 Corinthians 11:16-33
    • Psalm 54:1-7
    • Proverbs 23:1-3

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.