GOD’S PROMISE OF WISDOM! – James 1:5 Devotional

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GOD’S PROMISE OF WISDOM!

James 1:5 – Devotional

James 1:5

“If anyone lacks wisdom, just ask God, who gives to all men liberally, and does not punish for asking, and it shall be given to them.”

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for July 3rd:

      • 2 Kings 22:3-23:30
      • Acts 21:37-22:16
      • Psalm 1:1-6
      • Proverbs 18:11-12

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for July 3rd:

      • Acts 21:37-22:16
      • Psalm 1:1-6
      • Proverbs 18:11-12

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

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THE PRACTICE OF PATIENCE! – James 5:7a Devotional

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THE PRACTICE OF PATIENCE!

James 5:7a – Devotional

James 5:7a

“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord.”

It seems like we are living in such an instant age, that the mere mention of patience flies in the face of our way of life. We have instant coffee, tea, pudding, mashed potatoes, instant everything! So many things in our modern world are designed to save time, effort and energy, yet they have failed! In the face of all of the short-cuts and labor saving devices it seems as if we have less time for the important things in life than ever before.

The answer lies in the Word of God. In all of our efforts, we have totally failed to develop the proper discipline of patience. We do not desire to wait, or slow down for anything. We are so busy making things happen, that we leave no room for that “quiet time” of waiting to see what God is going to bring across our path.

We need to practice the discipline of patience. Practicing the discipline of patience will allow us to relax and look forward to the delays in life. It also gives God a chance to reveal Himself to us and show us a better way to live.

As we spend more quality time with God, life becomes more ordered and the stress level is greatly reduced. Patience is relaxing in the Lord and letting Him direct our paths! Try it!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

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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

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for June 30th:

      • Acts 20:1-38
      • Psalm 148:1-14
      • Proverbs 18:6-7

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

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SAVING FAITH PRODUCES LIFE! – James 2:26 Devotional

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SAVING FAITH PRODUCES LIFE!

James 2:26 – Devotional

James 2:26

“As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without accompanying works is also dead.”

Having stood beside many open caskets in my life, I know what it is like to look upon the empty shell that was once a living and breathing person. The fact that I could not detect life did not mean that there was no longer life for that person.

The fact of the matter is that after physical death a person is more aware of their surroundings than ever before. The born-again believer is enveloped in peace and bliss that words cannot explain. The person who refused to respond to the call of God for salvation now knows the agony of eternal defeat!

The time for choice is not after our eyes close in death, it is now. That is why it is so important to share the Gospel with those people the Lord brings across our path. We have the precious gift of eternal life with Christ available for each of us to not only possess ourselves, but also offer to others.

Just think of the eternal joy that we can offer to the person who happens to be next to us. The Holy Spirit will give us the words to speak if we step forward in faith to share life with those who are dead in their trespasses and sin!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

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One Year Bible Reading for May 31st:

      • 2 Samuel 17:1-29
      • John 19:23-42
      • Psalm 119:129-152
      • Proverbs 16:12-13

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for May 31st:

      • John 19:23-42
      • Psalm 119:129-152
      • Proverbs 16:12-13

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

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THE TERRIBLE TONGUE! – James 3:5 Devotional

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THE TERRIBLE TONGUE!

James 3:5 – Devotional

James 3:5

“The tongue is a fire; we might say it is a world of iniquity. Even though it is small it contaminates the whole body and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.”

Over the years I have recalled the witty saying of a judge I worked for back in the 1950’s. “You can keep your mouth shut and look stupid, or you can open it and remove all doubt!”

That cynical statement seems to be expressed by James in today’s Scripture. With our tongue we create a firestorm of destruction that cannot be contained. Even after the flames of destruction have been quenched, there are embers waiting to combust into open flames once again!

So how do we go about taming the tongue? A quick answer is to keep our mouth shut. We know that is impossible so the next best thing is to yield our words to the Lord. Early in the morning and all through the day remind yourself that the Holy Spirit is beside us and will help us control our lips.

We also can control the tongue by memorizing portions of Scripture and all through the day quoting them aloud, or when that is not appropriate, thinking of them in your mind. God will be pleased!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

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One Year Bible Reading for May 23rd:

      • 2 Samuel 1:12-3:39
      • John 13:1-30
      • Psalm 119:1-16
      • Proverbs 15:29-30

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for May 23rd:

      • John 13:1-30
      • Psalm 119:1-16
      • Proverbs 15:29-30

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

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PRAY BEFORE YOU SPEAK! – James 3:8 Devotional

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PRAY BEFORE YOU SPEAK!

James 3:8 – Devotional

James 3:8

“No one can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”

Back in the 1950’s I was attending college and also working as the Juvenile Probation Officer for the county. The Juvenile Court Judge was a wise old veteran of the early days in the area.

I remember one of his favorite nuggets of ironic wisdom that he was usually quick to speak when someone did or said something foolish: “That man (or woman) is so foolish that when they speak, they subtract from the sum total of human intelligence!”

Do you know anyone like that? On a more personal note, do you sometimes realize that you fit the description yourself? I think we all can recall times when we would have been wiser to remained silent – – after we spoke rashly. I know I have!

One thing I have attempted to do (I need to do it more often) is to pray quick and silent prayers for the Lord to give me the right words – – before I say something. That moment of silent appeal to the Lord, yields wisdom that is from above and usually is healing rather than harmful. May the Lord tame our tongue and allow the words of our mouth to heal rather than to hurt.

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

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One Year Bible Reading for May 18th:

      • 1 Samuel 22:1-23:29
      • John 10:1-21
      • Psalm 115:1-18
      • Proverbs 15:18-19

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for May 18th:

      • John 10:1-21
      • Psalm 115:1-18
      • Proverbs 15:18-19

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TRUE FAITH IS ALIVE! – James 2:22 Devotional

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TRUE FAITH IS ALIVE!

James 2:22 – Devotional

James 2:2

“Faith working together with Abraham’s actions produced the confidence in the Lord that resulted in his being approved by God. His faith was alive!”

When our children were about one year old they seemed to burst with joy by being able to stand on their own two feet while holding onto a chair or something just as solid. It may even be an adults hand, but it gave them confidence to stand.

Spiritually we are called by the Lord to grow spiritually in order to be able to take steps on our own and then to grow stronger and stronger. The ultimate goal for the follower of Christ is to bring others to faith in Christ and/or to teach them to walk.

How are we doing? More precisely, how are you doing in that regard? Are you faithfully walking on your own with your hand clutching the Lord’s hand? Is your walk with the Lord demonstrating that you are becoming more like Him?

True faith that is alive, will increasingly take on Christ-like characteristics. Pause long enough in your crazy life to examine your walk with the Lord. True faith in the Lord will lead us to increasingly be more and more like Him!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for May 16th:

      • 1 Samuel 18:5-19:24
      • John 8:31-59
      • Psalm 112:1-10
      • Proverbs 15:12-14

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for May 16th:

      • John 8:31-59
      • Psalm 112:1-10
      • Proverbs 15:12-14

Today Pastor Cecil is reading from the New King James Version (NKJV) if you’d like to follow along in your Bible.

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.