ABIDE WITH ME! – Luke 24:29 Devotional

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ABIDE WITH ME!

Luke 24:29 – Devotional

Luke 24:29

“But they constrained Him, saying, ‘Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.’ And He went in to tarry with them.”

If you knew that you were very near the end of your life, what would you write? The author of this week’s hymn, Henry F. Lyle, was preaching his final sermon to the small congregation he had served for over 20 years. He was so weak that he had to be helped to the pulpit.

He encouraged his parishioners to rely on the Savior who loved them enough to die for them. His prayer, reflected in this hymn, is a prayer that each of us can breathe when we approach the valley of death.

ABIDE WITH ME

1. Abide with me—fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens—Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me!

2. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me!

3. I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

4. Hold Thou Thy word before my closing eyes,
Shine thru the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heaven’s morning breaks and earth’s vain shadows flee
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!

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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 July 29th:

      • 2 Chronicles 24:1-25:28
      • Romans 12:1-21
      • Psalm 22:19-31
      • Proverbs 20:8-10

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 30th:

      • Romans 12:1-21
      • Psalm 22:19-31
      • Proverbs 20:8-10

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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OPEN MY EYES! – Luke 15:20 Devotional

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OPEN MY EYES!

Luke 15:20 – Devotional

Luke 15:20

“But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.”

In the parable of the Prodigal Son the wayward son returned to the home of his father. He did not expect to be received as a son, but was in hopes that he could be employed as a servant.

We know the story of how the father was lovingly anticipating the return of his son. He loved the wayward youth and eagerly met him with love and extravagance. It was not because the boy deserved it, but because he needed. The father was eager to give it to this son who had returned.

Clara Fiske Scott lived from 1841 to 1897 and tragically died after being thrown from a buggy being pulled by a runaway horse. She was a prolific hymn writer, but only this week’s featured hymn is still in circulation. Think of her hymn as it relates to a wayward son who has come home.

Open My Eyes

1. Open my eyes, that I may see, glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key, that shall unclasp and set me free.

Refrain: Silently now I wait for Thee, ready my God, Thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine.

2. Open my ears, that I may hear, voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
And while the wave notes fall on my ear, everything false will disappear.

Refrain: Silently now I wait for Thee, ready my God, Thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine.

3. Open my mouth, and let me bear, gladly the warm truth everywhere;
Open my heart and let me prepare, love with Thy children thus to share.

Refrain: Silently now I wait for Thee, ready my God, Thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine.

May the words of this hymn become our constant prayer. In the moments when the cares of this world tend to blind us to the mighty power of God unto salvation may our eyes see the open arms of the Savior waiting to receive us home.

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Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely 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 1st:

      • 2 Kings 18:13-19:37
      • Acts 21:1-17
      • Psalm 149:1-9
      • Proverbs 18:8

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 1st:

      • Acts 21:1-17
      • Psalm 149:1-9
      • Proverbs 18:8

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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WORTHLESS WORRY! – Luke 12:21 Devotional

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WORTHLESS WORRY!

Luke 12:21 – Devotional

Luke 12:21

“Worry will never be able to add a single inch to your height.”

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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

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One Year Bible Reading for June 26th:

      • 2 Kings 9:14-10:31
      • Acts 17:1-34
      • Psalm 144:1-15
      • Proverbs 17:27-28

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 26th:

      • Acts 17:1-34
      • Psalm 144:1-15
      • Proverbs 17:27-28

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 MINISTRY OF PRAYER! – Luke 6:27-28 Devotional

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THE MINISTRY OF PRAYER!

Luke 6:27-28 – Devotional

Luke 6:27-28

“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.”

It seems that God’s children have always had a question of how to pray. Jesus’ disciples asked Him how to pray, even though they had been in His presence and had personally heard many of His prayers. So how are we to pray — not simply memorized prayers, but meaningful prayers with power?

Most of us have experienced prayer services where the only prayer requests have been for a physical need. That is not to say that we are not to pray for physical afflictions, but we are banging our head against the wall if that is the extent of our prayers.

We are repeatedly told that we are to praise the Lord in our prayer times. In spite of that we usually launch into a laundry list of requests instead of magnifying and glorifying the Lord who has given us eternal life.

Besides praising the Lord, how should we be praying for others? In today’s Scripture, Jesus directs us to go beyond the scope of our normal prayer pattern. We are to pray for our enemies and those who despise us. We are to pray in love for those who are treating us with evil intent. Our prayer should show the same sacrificial love that Jesus demonstrated to us. That is my prayer for each of you as you read this Daily-E-Votional!

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

– – – Pastor Cecil

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

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One Year Bible Reading for June 15th:

      • 1 Kings 14:1-15:24
      • Acts 10:1-23
      • Psalm 133:1-3
      • Proverbs 17:7-8

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 15th:

      • Acts 10:1-23
      • Psalm 133:1-3
      • Proverbs 17:7-8

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.

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

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One Year Bible Scripture for Today

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One Year Bible Reading for June 8th:

      • 1 Kings 3:3-4:34
      • Acts 6:1-15
      • Psalm 126:1-6
      • Proverbs 16:26-27

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 8th:

      • Acts 6:1-15
      • Psalm 126:1-6
      • Proverbs 16:26-27

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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LOST AND FOUND! – Luke 15:32 Devotional

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LOST AND FOUND!

Luke 15:32​ –  Devotional

Luke 15:32

“It was right for us to make merry, and be glad: for your brother was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and has been found.”

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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

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One Year Bible Reading for May 15th:

      • 1 Samuel 17:1-18:4
      • John 8:21-30
      • Psalm 111:1-10
      • Proverbs 15:11

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 15th:

        • John 8:21-30
        • Psalm 111:1-10
        • Proverbs 15:11

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.