Category: Devotionals

Allowing His Grace to Overflow

“And God is able to make all grace overflow to you  so that because you have enough of everything in every way at all times,  you will overflow in every good work.”  (2 Corinthians 9:8, NET) I (Bruce) read the above verse this Sunday morning during my daily devotions. I realized that we can only…
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Meeting for the Last Time?

 “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command,  with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God,  and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left,  will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet…
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Working With Enthusiasm

“Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm,  as to the Lord and not for people,”  (Colossians 3:23, NET) It is easy to enjoy the various project ministries where we work when our assignment is something we enjoy doing. Katie enjoys sewing, painting, and yard work. Bruce enjoys the challenge of correcting electrical or…
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Let Your Light Shine

“In the same way, let your light shine before people,  so that they can see your good deeds  and give honor to your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16, NET) One of my (Bruce) life verses is “In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and…
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Our Reasonable Service

“Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God,  to present your bodies as a sacrifice—alive, holy, and pleasing to God— which is your reasonable service.”  (Romans 12:1, NET) Ninety-eight bulls, 29 rams, and 1037 lambs were to be sacrificed annually according to Num 28:1ff: These verses start with the daily sacrifice…
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Retirement?

“And from the age of fifty years  they shall withdraw from the duty of the service and serve no more.  They minister to their brothers in the tent of meeting by keeping guard,  but they shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites in assigning their duties.” (Numbers 8:25–26, ESV) Twenty-one years…
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Blessed in Many Ways

“Bless the Lord, O my soul,and all that is within me, bless his holy name!Bless the Lord, O my soul,and forget not all his benefits,”(Psalm 103:1–2, ESV) We have been awestruck by the devastation the extremely cold weather caused around Texas. The pictures of ceilings that dropped on the floor exposing roof joists and utilities…
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Transformation

“And let us consider how to stir up one another  to love and good works,”  (Hebrews 10:24, ESV) We recently replaced the backsplash above the stove. Upon viewing our handiwork, it reminded me (Bruce) of a favorite verse: “Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,…
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He is Our Portion

“My portion is the Lord,” I have said to myself,  so I will put my hope in him.”  (Lamentations 3:24, NET) At first glance one might wonder what does our trailer roof, with all its repair patches (white), have to do with our verse? Perhaps nothing directly. However, it helped me (Bruce) identify a significant…
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He Has Power Over Everything

“He is the one who by his power made the earth.  He is the one who by his wisdom fixed the world in place,  by his understanding he spread out the heavens.  When his voice thunders, the waters in the heavens roar.  He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons.  He makes the lightning…
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