Posts with the category “daily-devotional”

Ready For a Shift
by Ministry Support on October 1st, 2022
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” - Isaiah 43:19  Our world has changed so much in the last six to seven years. There was a time when if you wanted groceries, you would sit down and prepare your list, and then get in your car, go to the store, and walk up and d...  Read More
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Last Night Look An L…
by Ministry Support on September 30th, 2022
“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” - 1 Peter 2:9   Have you taken an “L” recently? For those wondering, “L” means, have you taken a loss? Have you lost something important to you? Maybe it was a rel...  Read More
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Danger or Opportunity?
by Ministry Support on September 29th, 2022
“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone— especially to those in the family of faith.” - Galatians 6:10   Mandarin is one of the most popular dialects or families of the Chinese language. In doing some research on Mandarin, I learned that the Chinese use symbols as a means of expressing words. I came across something that I found quite interesting.  I learned tha...  Read More
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Reach Beyond The Risk
by Ministry Support on September 28th, 2022
“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” - Hebrews 11:1   If you want to seize your opportunity and do what God has called you to do, there will be moments where you are tested. And in these moments, you might have fear. But you must reach beyond the risk. We see this in Mark 5 when the woman who had suffered for 12 years reaches out to touch Jesus...  Read More
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Talking To Yourself
by Ministry Support on September 27th, 2022
“For she thought to herself, ‘If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.’ Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition” - Mark 5:28   Learning to endure is all about learning to listen to what God says about you and not what others say to you. People may say you’re a failure. People may say you won’t make it. People may sa...  Read More
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Learning To Endure
by Ministry Support on September 26th, 2022
“A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better.” - Mark 5:25-26   Mark 5:25-34 tells the story of a woman who had suffered for 12 years. Here was a woman who had suffered from constant bleeding; and although she had seen many do...  Read More
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Is It Worth It?
by Ministry Support on September 25th, 2022
“Then Peter began to speak up. ‘We’ve given up everything to follow you,’ he said. ‘Yes,’ Jesus replied, ‘and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in ...  Read More
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Made For A Purpose
by Ministry Support on September 23rd, 2022
“The Lord will work out His plans for my life—for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.” - Psalm 138:8   Scientists believe the odds of you being born are 1 in 400 trillion. Four-hundred trillion as in: 400,000,000,000,000. Do you understand the MIRACLE that is your life? You were not an accident, by divine planning.  Over the last couple of days, we have ...  Read More
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I’ll Start Tomorrow
by Ministry Support on September 22nd, 2022
“Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.” - Proverbs 13:4   Yesterday, we looked at an old popular Latin phrase, “Carpe diem.” This phrase means “seize the day.” The basic idea behind the phrase is that you are not promised tomorrow, so live today to its fullest. We also looked yesterday at a verse in Matthew 6 that suggests the same idea.  The verse says, “So d...  Read More
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Carpe Diem
by Ministry Support on September 21st, 2022
 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” - Matthew 6:34   You have probably heard of the Latin phrase “Carpe diem.” It is found in a book entitled “Odes” by a Roman poet. It means, “seize the day.” In the poem, this popular phrase is contained in a larger sentence that says in Latin, “carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero,” ...  Read More
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The Ultimate Protection
by Ministry Support on September 20th, 2022
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.” - Psalm 23:4-5   We discussed yesterday how Jesus is our provider. He is all that we need. But that is not all that He ...  Read More
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All That I Need
by Ministry Support on September 19th, 2022
“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.” - Psalm 23:1   We discussed yesterday how Jesus is the Good Shepherd. That is what He wanted the people in John 10 to know. He also wants you and me to recognize this now, which is why this passage is recorded in Scripture. The first thing He wants us to know about Himself is that He will take care of our provisions.  We all know Psalm 23:1, “the ...  Read More
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The Good Shepherd
by Ministry Support on September 18th, 2022
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.” - John 10:11   As a follower of Christ, you have a special assurance. In the face of life’s uncertainties and in the midst of life’s ups and downs, you don’t have to worry because God will take care of you. In describing Himself as “the good Shepherd,” Jesus understood that sheep are in many ways just like children.   T...  Read More
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Thick and Thin
by Ministry Support on September 17th, 2022
“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.” - Matthew 7:9-11   I had a conversation not too long ago with a good friend of mine. This frie...  Read More
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Extraordinary Resilience
by Ministry Support on September 16th, 2022
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” - 2 Corinthians 4:8-9   Are you close to quitting? Please don’t do it. Are you tired of trying to live for Christ? Hang in there. Do you feel like giving up on the Christian life? Roll up your...  Read More
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Believe It… Even When You Don’t See It
by Ministry Support on September 15th, 2022
“A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it.” - Psalm 46:4-5   We’ve been talking the last few days about how to develop resilience. So today, I want to give you the last part of the recipe for resilience, and that is that you must believe it even when you don’t see it...  Read More
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God’s Track Record
by Ministry Support on September 14th, 2022
“Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord has given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything He had spoken came true.” - Joshua 21:45   When believers are convinced of the presence of God and the character of God, they can focus on God’s track record. The psalmist in Psalm 46 goes on to say that resilience in life comes when you focus on content over your context.  The au...  Read More
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The More Difficult… The More Present
by Ministry Support on September 13th, 2022
“But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!” - Isaiah 54:17  If you want to know the recipe for resilience, you must understand that it starts with a firm belief and a strong conviction in the reality and...  Read More
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God’s Presence
by Ministry Support on September 12th, 2022
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” - Psalm 46:1   Yesterday, we talked about the importance of resilience. It is a word that must not only be a part of your vocabulary, but it must also be a part of your life if you are going to reach your potential for Christ. But how can we be resilient? It is easy to talk about, but how do we bounce back from the difficu...  Read More
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The Importance of Resilience
by Ministry Support on September 11th, 2022
“And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.” - Romans 5:4   Perseverance. It is the key that keeps us from giving up when life tempts us to let go. What some might describe as “grit,” and others might describe as stamina, God describes as the ability to endure, hold fast, and press on without letting go.   One writer said, “perseverance...  Read More
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How Bad Do You Want It?
by Ministry Support on September 10th, 2022
“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” - Philippians 3:14   How bad do you want it? What is it you want to do with your life? Do you want to serve Christ and reach your potential through Him?  Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk is a professional boxer, a world champion in two weight classes, an Olympic gold medalist, and t...  Read More
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The Most Out of Life
by Ministry Support on September 9th, 2022
“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” - Philippians 3:14   What do you want in life? What are you looking for? What do you pray to God hoping you will have one day? The answers to these questions are endless. Ask a thousand people, and it is possible you get a thousand different answers. What does it take? Why d...  Read More
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A Picture of Perseverance
by Ministry Support on September 8th, 2022
“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.” - James 1:12   Not long ago, I read this article about a man named Henry Dempsey who survived a seemingly improbable experience while flying his commuter plane from Maine to Boston in the summer of 1987. While in the air, the pilot heard an un...  Read More
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He Determines Your Future
by Ministry Support on September 7th, 2022
“But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. For God says, ‘I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.’” - Psalm 75:9-10   Are you lacking the closure you wish you had based on what has happened in your past? Perhaps someone did you wrong, and you just cannot seem to let it go. You need to see that they...  Read More
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Let God Be Your Defense
by Ministry Support on September 6th, 2022
“God says, ‘At the time I have planned, I will bring justice against the wicked.’” - Psalm 75:2   If you want to move from the last season of your life on to the next one, the season God is calling you into, then there are several things you need to do. These are things you can do even when you might not have the closure from your past that you think you need.   As we looked at yesterday, the firs...  Read More
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Refocus Your Attention
by Ministry Support on September 5th, 2022
“The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to Him and are safe.” - Proverbs 18:10   Over the next few days, we are going to look at how you can overcome those times in your life when you just can’t seem to find the closure you are looking for. Perhaps one chapter in your life has just ended abruptly, and though you might not be ready to move on, that chapter is over. That doesn’t me...  Read More
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When You Can’t Get Closure
by Ministry Support on September 3rd, 2022
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:19   Clarity. Over the last two days, we have been discussing clarity. Oftentimes, to move on and write the next chapter of our lives, we need clarity over a situation that happened in our past. We want to wrap a nice little bow around the past ...  Read More
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His Timing, His Way
by Ministry Support on September 2nd, 2022
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give you is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” - John 14:27   Are you still looking for clarity in your life? Did something happen in your past that you just can’t seem to shake? Deep down you know that you need to move on, but your heart and mind just won’t allow you to. You are still looking for so...  Read More
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A Need For Closure
by Ministry Support on September 1st, 2022
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” - Jeremiah 29:11   If you want to live your life to the potential God has set for you and become all that He created you to be, you must be able to find closure from your past. Many believers, though they have given their life to Christ, have not come to terms with t...  Read More
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Up to God
by Ministry Support on August 31st, 2022
“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake...” - 2 Peter 3:8-9   Don’t give up on God because He has a plan. It takes patience and time in the presence of God to recognize His will for your life. ...  Read More
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He Sees You
by Ministry Support on August 30th, 2022
“One Sabbath day as Jesus was teaching in a synagogue He saw a woman who had been crippled by an evil spirit. She had been bent double for eighteen years and was unable to stand up straight.” - Luke 13:10-11   As we continue to highlight the woman in Luke 13, I want you to see something that is very important. The woman showed up to see Jesus, and because of that, her life changed forever. But whe...  Read More
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The Power of Jesus
by Ministry Support on August 29th, 2022
“When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said, ‘Dear woman, you are healed of your sickness!’ Then He touched her, and instantly she could stand again. How she praised God!” - Luke 13:12-13   Why should you go to church? We answered this question yesterday from the standpoint that there is no better place to encounter Jesus personally, powerfully, and purposefully. This is not to say that Jesus...  Read More
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Encountering Jesus Christ
by Ministry Support on August 28th, 2022
“When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said, ‘Dear woman, you are healed of your sickness!’ Then He touched her, and instantly she could stand again. How she praised God!” - Luke 13:12-13   Yesterday, we asked the question, “Why do I need the church?” In a world where seemingly everything else has gone virtual, why should we go to church? There are two major reasons that going to church is st...  Read More
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Why Do I Need The Church?
by Ministry Support on August 27th, 2022
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” - Hebrews 10:25  “Why do I need the church?” It is an interesting question many people are asking. If your doctor, job, and school are now looking for creative and convenient ways to enable you to do it from home, then why come to the building? You...  Read More
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The Aftermath
by Ministry Support on August 26th, 2022
“In that day Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this will be its name: ‘The Lord is our Righteousness.’” - Jeremiah 33:16   In Jeremiah 33, the prophet tells us that our God is a God who is always ready to help. He promises us that He will help us, and we know His promises are sure. What Jeremiah does in this chapter is: assures us of God’s help, explains the application o...  Read More
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Them Then… And YOU NOW
by Ministry Support on August 25th, 2022
“The sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to the Lord. They will sing, Give thanks to the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, for the Lord is good. His faithful love endures forever! For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says the Lord.’” - Jeremiah...  Read More
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Take It To The Bank
by Ministry Support on August 24th, 2022
“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding ‘Yes!’ And through Christ, our ‘Amen” (which means ‘Yes’) ascends to God for His glory.” - 2 Corinthians 1:20   As we continue to look at Jeremiah chapters 32-33, we see a man with unshakeable faith. Even though his circumstances gave him no reason to believe, he still had faith God would come through for him, so much so th...  Read More
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Help Is On The Way!
by Ministry Support on August 23rd, 2022
“For this is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘Someday people will again own property here in this land and will buy and sell houses and vineyards and fields.’” - Jeremiah 32:15   Have you ever found yourself in a place where the only one who could possibly help you is the Lord? When you find yourself in situations like this, know you are EXACTLY where you are supposed to...  Read More
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He Is In YOUR Trouble
by Ministry Support on August 22nd, 2022
 “The day will come, says the Lord, when I will do for Israel and Judah all the good things I have promised them. In those days and at that time I will raise up a righteous descendant from King David’s line. He will do what is just and right throughout the land. In that day Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will live in safety.” - Jeremiah 33:14-16   If you are reading this devotion today, make n...  Read More
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Coming For You!
by Ministry Support on August 21st, 2022
“The day will come, says the Lord, when I will do for Israel and Judah all the good things I have promised them.” - Jeremiah 33:14   Yesterday, we learned that God is the ultimate calvary. When we are in trouble, He is there for us. As Psalm 46:1 tells us, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”   This is where Jeremiah finds himself in Jeremiah 33. Here, Jeremi...  Read More
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