COME THOU FOUNT! – Psalm 36:9 Devotional

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COME THOU FOUNT!

Psalm 36:9 – Devotional

Psalm 36:9

“For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.”

Robert Robinson who lived from 1735 to 1790, was saved while attending a service conducted by the famous evangelist George Whitefield. Following his conversion he entered the Christian ministry, but like so many, he would lose his fervor for God.

The words of the hymn “Come Thou Fount” were written to express his own need for a closer walk with the Lord. His prayer is that his heart may be re-tuned to be in perfect harmony with the will of God.

In stanza two he speaks of his conversion. The word “Ebenezer” refers to a time and place when he actually received the Lord into his life as personal Savior and Lord. He goes on to remind himself and others that it is necessary to daily remind ourselves what a debt we owe to the Lord for our salvation at His expense.

Come Thou Fount

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above;
Praise the mount-I’m fixed upon it-mount of Thy redeeming love.

Here I raise mine Ebenezer; hither by Thy help I’m come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, wand’ring from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger, interposed His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wand’ring heart to Thee;
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it; seal it for Thy courts above.

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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 April 29th:

      • Judges 9:22-10:18
      • Luke 24:13-53
      • Psalm 100:1-5
      • Proverbs 14:11-12

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 April 29th:

      • Luke 24:13-53
      • Psalm 100:1-5
      • Proverbs 14:11-12

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.

REJOICE AND PRAISE! – Psalm 97:12 Devotional

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REJOICE AND PRAISE!

Psalm 97:12 – Devotional

Psalm 97:12

“Let everyone who is godly rejoice in the Lord and praise His holy name!”

I must confess that I have a difficult time being around negative people. You know the type – – those who see only doom and gloom while ignoring the mighty works of God that He so freely displays for us.

This is not to say that we live in ideal conditions. Let’s face it, we live in a sin-sick and fallen world. Across the ages the people of God have been persecuted and tortured for their faith. It is in these most perilous times that His glory is the most evident and precious.

I certainly do not desire to suffer for the Lord, but I have “signed up” to be a member of His blood washed band. If I am called upon to pay the ultimate sacrifice with my life, I know He will be there beside me!

Whatever you are facing this day, take heart dear one. The Lord has not left you alone! The glorious Holy Spirit is right there beside us and will give us the strength to endure to the end with joy and praise!

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 April 27th:

      • Judges 7:1-8:17
      • Luke 23:13-43
      • Psalm 97:1-98:9
      • Proverbs 14:7-8

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 April 27th:

      • Luke 23:13-43
      • Psalm 97:1-98:9
      • Proverbs 14:7-8

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.

A PLACE OF PROTECTION! – Psalm 91:1 Devotional

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A PLACE OF PROTECTION​!

Psalm 91:1​ –  Devotional

Psalm 91:1

“Those who reside in the protection of the Most High God will find
rest in the shadow of the Almighty Himself.”

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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 April 23rd:

      • Judges 1:1-2:9
      • Luke 21:29-22:13
      • Psalm 90:1-91:16
      • Proverbs 13:24-25

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 April 23rd:

      • Luke 21:29-22:13
      • Psalm 90:1-91:16
      • Proverbs 13:24-25

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.

HIDING IN THEE! – Psalm 18:2 Devotional

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HIDING IN THEE!

Psalm 18:2 – Devotional

Psalm 18:2

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

We are told that the persecution of believers around the world is increasing. Many are tortured for their faith and some killed. It has been estimated that there are over 100,000 deaths each year at the hands of the enemies of the cross.

Ira Sankey was a singer and song writer who ministered alongside evangelist D. L. Moody. He had experienced an extended time of trial and tears in his own personal life. It was during this time of agonizing prayer that the song Hiding In Thee was born. I am so thankful that the Lord heard and answered his prayer. It has ministered to many people across the years.

About twenty years after Sankey wrote his beautiful piece, Sergei Rachmaninoff was experiencing many problems in his life. He had a mental block, could not write, and felt useless. After several years of emptiness he broke out of his doldrums and composed his Second Piano Concerto. It is a joy to feature a blending of both works this week. ENJOY!

Hiding in Thee

O safe to the Rock that is higher than I,
My soul in its conflicts and sorrows would fly;
So sinful, so weary, Thine, Thine, would I be;
Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.

Hiding in Thee, hiding in Thee,
Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.

In the calm of the noontide, in sorrow’s lone hour,
In times when temptation casts o’er me its power,
In the tempests of life, on its wide, heaving sea,
Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.

Hiding in Thee, hiding in Thee,
Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.

How oft in the conflict, when pressed by the foe,
I have fled to my refuge and breathed out my woe;
How often, when trials like sea billows roll,
Have I hidden in Thee, O Thou Rock of my soul.

Hiding in Thee, hiding in Thee,
Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.

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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 April 22nd:

      • Joshua 24:1-33
      • Luke 21:1-28
      • Psalm 89:38-52
      • Proverbs 13:20-23

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 April 22nd:

      • Luke 21:1-28
      • Psalm 89:38-52
      • Proverbs 13:20-23

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.

LET THERE BE PEACE! – Psalm 57:5 Devotional

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LET THERE BE PEACE!

Psalm 57:5 – Devotional

Psalm 57:5

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Have you ever had people return from a trip and comment that God was with them and they had no trouble coming or going? Does that imply that if something had gone wrong that God was not with them? That’s something to think about, isn’t it?

I have had trips where I encountered unexpected difficulties. I didn’t relish those difficult times, but I could see the hand of God working. Pain and turmoil does not necessarily mean that God is not using us.

Job went through tremendous suffering and pain. The loss of all of his children, his wealth, and his health did not mean that God was not using him. Job has become the example for all of us that in the midst of the pain God is at work.

Joseph was another shining example of enduring pain for the sake of the Lord. Cast into a pit, sold into slavery, falsely accused, and forgotten in prison was God’s way of placing him where he needed to be. When things go rough in our life we need not fear that God has forgotten us. Find His peace and live!

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 March 23rd:

      • Numbers 36:1-Deuteronomy 1:46
      • Luke 5:29-6:11
      • Psalm 66:1-20
      • Proverbs 11:24-2

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 March 23rd:

      • Luke 5:29-6:11
      • Psalm 66:1-20
      • Proverbs 11:24-2

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.

LET GOD BE EXALTED! – Psalm 57:5 Devotional

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LET GOD BE EXALTED!

Psalm 57:5 – Devotional

Psalm 57:5

“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.”

Day in and day out many people strive to push themselves to the front of whatever line they are in. It may be in the family, at work, in politics, even in the church. It is tragic that so many believers spend time exalting themselves rather than God.

How do we go about exalting God? That is a question we should be asking ourselves from early morning to the last thing at night. Our chief aim in life should be to bring honor and glory to His name.

We start this process by starting each day with the Lord. The first words we read should be for the Bible and the final words before we drift into slumber should be from that same life-giving source.

We need to always remind ourselves that the things of this earth are fading away and the things of eternity must be our primary aim. This world is like a tent in the wild that may offer temporary shelter, but it is not our home. As we exalt the name of our Lord and Savior, we allow Him to lift us above the troubles and trials of this world to catch a glimpse of the glory that awaits us!

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 March 16th:

      • Numbers 24:1-25:18
      • Luke 2:1-35
      • Psalm 59:1:17
      • Proverbs 11:14

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 March 16th:

      • Luke 2:1-35
      • Psalm 59:1:17
      • Proverbs 11:14

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.