GIVE THANKS! – 2 Corinthians 9:15 Devotional

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GIVE THANKS!​

2 Corinthians 9:15 – Devotional

2 Corinthians 9:15

“Give thanks to the Lord for His indescribable gift!”

As a boy I was taught to always give the Lord thanks before each meal. That practice continued into adulthood. I have never gone out of my way to bring undue attention to my prayer, but others have noticed.

While serving in the US Air Force in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, my practice was noticed by my Commanding Officer. Rather than being rebuked, he requested that I give thanks aloud before each meal.

True thankfulness is more than mere words. It is the sincere attitude of the heart. A drink of water for a dry throat is of more value than gold or silver which can never satisfy that thirst.

We live in a world that is more and more in need of the gift of God. We need to be ready to respond to the spiritual thirst of someone near you. Eternity is near and we may be that last hope of a perishing soul.

Our sincere thankfulness to the Lord may be the light that beams hope and life to someone near us. In giving thanks to the Lord, always be prepared to share the bread of eternal life with anyone who asks!

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 November 24th:

      • Ezekiel 47:1-48:35
      • 1 Peter 2:11-3:9
      • Psalm 119:53-70
      • Proverbs 28:12-13

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

Scripture Reading for November 24th

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for November 24th:

      • 1 Peter 2:11-3:9
      • Psalm 119:53-70
      • Proverbs 28:12-13

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.

LOSS OF POWER! – Psalm 62:11 Devotional

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LOSS OF POWER!​

Psalm 62:11 – Devotional

Psalm 62:11

“God has spoken once, two times I heard that truly, power belongs to the Lord.”

Yesterday morning I experienced one of those dreaded occurrences when the power went out. Sitting in the dark and not knowing when the power would return made me realize how much we rely on our source of power.

It is certainly true that loss of electricity causes all sorts of problems, the loss of spiritual contact with the Lord is even more devastating. It is sad to realize that the longer a person stays away from the Word of God, the weaker spiritually they become.

Stumbling around it the dark without electricity is nothing compared with the lack of spiritual illumination that is so prevalent in many lives. Without the energizing power of God’s Word we have little light to lead others to the Lord.

How is your source of spiritual power? Is your spiritual walk illuminating the way for others to find their way to Christ? Now is the time to spend quality time in the Bible and talking freely with the Lord. Our blessed Savior came into the world to give us the light of life. Please do not to continue stumbling in spiritual darkness. Let His light shine through you!

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 November 23rd:

      • Ezekiel 45:13-46:24
      • 1 Peter 1:14-2:10
      • Psalm 119:36-52
      • Proverbs 28:11

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

Scripture Reading for November 23rd

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

      • 1 Peter 1:14-2:10
      • Psalm 119:36-52
      • Proverbs 28:11

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.

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE! – Psalm 95:2 Devotional

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ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!​

Psalm 95:2 – Devotional

Psalm 95:2

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.”

I once pastored a small congregation of loving and caring believers where the members’ average incomes were minimal at best. The local mill that employed several of our families had to downsize and many jobs had been lost.

Even in these meager circumstances, our church was asked to adopt the pastor and his wife of an even smaller congregation than ours. Undaunted by our lack of funds, however, some of our people contacted friends in the community where this pastor served to find out what the couple needed, which turned out to be major appliances. We knew we could not afford to purchase new ones … but we could buy used items and restore them.

The project took time and effort, but we undertook it with love and a sense of excitement. Our good deed, however, was not received in the same spirit. There was no sense of joy or thankfulness from the recipients, but one of resentment that they were given USED items rather than NEW. We had worked hard to give the best we could, but their lack of thankfulness was very apparent.

The attitude of gratitude was certainly missing in that situation―a gift offered sincerely out of love and compassion resulted in a slap in the face. As we approach the season of giving it is vital that we take the time to show our thankfulness . . . not for what gifts we receive, but for the people who are part of our lives.

Blessings dear hearts. 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 November 22nd:

      • Ezekiel 44:1-45:12
      • 1 Peter 1:1-13
      • Psalm 119:17-35
      • Proverbs 28:8-10

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

Scripture Reading for November 22nd

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for November 22nd:

      • 1 Peter 1:1-13
      • Psalm 119:17-35
      • Proverbs 28:8-10

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.

THE JOY OF THE LORD! – Psalm 16:11 Devotional

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THE JOY OF THE LORD!​

Psalm 16:11 – Devotional

Psalm 16:11

“In Your presence I find the fullness of joy and at Your right hand are eternal pleasures.”

I think it is safe to say that all of us need more joy in our life. The problem that we frequently encounter is that far too many of us seek joy in the wrong places. The stuff of life promises joy, but most often delivers bitterness and pain.

Some of the happiest people I have ever known are the ones who have little of this world’s trinkets. The people who have discovered the joy of serving Jesus know that they have a home being prepared for them in glory!

Our heavenly home will never need repairs or renovation. It will be a home that will be new and beyond all expectation every moment forever and forever.

This world is not our eternal home. Compared to the heavenly home that is waiting for us in glory, the most luxurious mansion here on earth is a broken down shack. It is not the quality of the mansion that makes it magnificent, but the fact that we will live forever in the presence of the Lord! THAT IS THE JOY OF THE LORD!

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 November 21st:

      • Ezekiel 42:1-43:27
      • James 5:1-20
      • Psalm 119:1-16
      • Proverbs 28:6-7

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

Scripture Reading for November 21st

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for November 21st:

      • James 5:1-20
      • Psalm 119:1-16
      • Proverbs 28:6-7

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.

THE FLOWER OF AFFLICTION! – Psalm 119:71-72 Devotional

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THE FLOWER OF AFFLICTION!​

Psalm 119:71-72 – Devotional

Psalm 119:71-72

“It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver.”

Across the years of my life I have experienced affliction. I know what it is to lose health, wealth and most of all precious family members who have gone to be with the Lord. Loss is a fact of humanity that will linger all through our life.

While loss is a certainty that we will encounter, how we respond to the particular afflictions is up to us. We can howl and moan, making everyone around us miserable, or we can allow the seed of affliction grow into the flower God intends for us to produce.

Jesus suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane to produce the flower of life to all who receive His gift. We need to recognize the reality that we have the privilege to spread the bouquet of His blessing with those around us.

My prayer is continually that the Lord will use me. I want the obstacles I encounter in His garden to become stepping stones leading to beautiful flowers that are produced in the midst of suffering and affliction! Walk in His garden with joy!

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 November 17th:

      • Ezekiel 35:1-36:8
      • James 1:1-18
      • Psalm 116:1-19
      • Proverbs 27:23-27

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

Scripture Reading for November 17th

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs Scripture Reading for November 17th:

      • James 1:1-18
      • Psalm 116:1-19
      • Proverbs 27:23-27

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.

PRECIOUS PROMISES! – Psalm 19:14 Devotional

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PRECIOUS PROMISES!​

Psalm 19:14 – Devotional

Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”

Years ago I heard a minister relate a heartbreaking story. It seems that a father had promised to take his son on a fishing trip. The boy was eagerly anticipating the time when just he and his father would be alone on a lake just teeming with fish. (Such lakes are more in the area of dreams than reality)

The day of the trip had arrived and the son was eagerly packing all of his gear into the car. It was just then that the phone rang. The father went back into the house to take the call. After a few minutes the son followed his dad just in time to hear him tell the caller that he had nothing important planned for the day and would be right there.

The long awaited trip was off. Not only was there to be no fishing trip with his dad, but the dad had thought so little of it that he told the caller that he had nothing important planned for the day. The relationship between father and son was torn asunder that day and sadly was never restored.

How many promises have we broken that seemed small to us, but significant to another person? But much more important, how have we grieved the heart of God by failing to keep our promises that we made to Him?

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 November 16th:

      • Ezekiel 33:1-34:31
      • Hebrews 13:1-25
      • Psalm 115:1-18
      • Proverbs 27:21-22

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

Scripture Reading for November 16th

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

      • Hebrews 13:1-25
      • Psalm 115:1-18
      • Proverbs 27:21-22

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.