• Good Morning, Lord (Devotional)
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    Good Morning, Lord!

    “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” – Psalm 5:3 KJV This simple Bible verse of David’s psalm spoke volumes to my heart this week. There’s three simple points that I would like to share with you from my perspective. 1. Prayer was a priority for David. David prayed in the morning — before getting side-tracked with other activities of his day. He didn’t neglect to say, “Good morning, Lord!” “Thank you for your goodness and your mercies.” (Psalm 145:9) “Thank you for another day.” (Psalm 118:24) We, too, have a wonderful privilege…

  • And this is the confidence that we have in him I john 5:14 kjv
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    Do You Have Confidence That Your Prayers Are Being Heard?

    I’ll be honest.  Sometimes it seems like my prayers are just hitting the ceiling.  But, those thoughts are certainly not from the Lord. These thoughts stem from: – The lack of faith Dig into God’s Word more.  Reading and hearing God’s Word increases your faith. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17) Choose Bible verses on faith and memorize God’s Word to instill these in your heart. – The lack of patience We want our prayers answered “N-O-W” — so God must not be listening. REMEMBER >>God’s timing couldn’t be more perfect! God sees the whole picture.  It’s a good thing we’re…

  • Sometimes you just don't feel like praying.. #devotional
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    Sometimes You Just Don’t Feel Like Praying, But…

    The truth is… most of the time I don’t feel like praying. I could easily pass for the twin sister of Martha, who was cumbered about with much serving (Luke 10:38-42 KJV)  Martha was very concerned about the things that needed to be done. They were good things, but she fretted more about the serving and preparing of the food than being concerned about the time spent at Jesus’ feet like her sister, Mary, enjoyed doing. I have hundreds of things on my to-do list. Okay, to be totally honest… most of them are on my “mental” to-do list because I don’t actually write them all down… For instance, giving…

  • Let's take a closer look at Jesus' example

    Let’s Take a Closer Look at Jesus’ Example

    Bible Reference: Luke 6:12-16 KJV 12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; 14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, 16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor. Every time you read through the Bible, you’ll be able to glean new golden nuggets.  Last week, when I read the…

  • I stand amazed at God's goodness #devotional #devotionalforwomen

    I Stand Amazed at God’s Goodness

    Guest Post by Mary Sparks, Pastor’s Wife, Joplin, Missouri Count your blessings, name them one by one….. Have you had one today? two? three? more? Stop and just think about those “little things” that happen each day that we take for granted. Did the red light stop you and found you waiting? Perhaps you missed an accident ahead that you might have been in had not the light turned red. And how about the food you eat each day? The farmer labored hard to raise that crop, to harvest it, and then to bring it to market, just so that they could supply the supermarket, and thereby you have food…