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“For Thou Art With Me”

BIBLE MEDITATION: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: There’s nothing, my friend, that will bring you more face-to-face with God than going through the dark valleys of life. When you are there, you are going to cling to His garments and hold onto His hand. You won’t stray far from the fold in the dark. D... Read More

The Lord Ever-Present

BIBLE MEDITATION: Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: The One who created the valley is there with you! He has prepared the way through the valley. It is not a place of permanence, but a place of passage. He knows every twist and turn, every changing shadow, every den where danger lurks—that One is with you! Focus on the light an... Read More

Light of Hope in a Dark World

BIBLE MEDITATION: The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.  Isaiah 9:2 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Imagine being in a cave without a flashlight. Can you see any shadows? You cannot even see your hand! Shadows are only visible in the presence of light. Regardless of how dark, how large, how absolutely ominous a shadow appears, it is only there because th... Read More

Burdens and Trials a Necessity?

BIBLE MEDITATION: Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. James 1:3 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: A man had a grandfather clock. One day he felt sorry for the grandfather clock because it had a weight on it. And that weight was always pulling on the clock. The man said, “Oh, Mr. Clock, you’ve held this weight so long, I’m going to remove it and let you rest.” The clock protested, saying, “Don’t take that ... Read More

Off the Defense and Onto the Offense

BIBLE MEDITATION: And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: If I had to identify the major misconception about believers today, it would be that they spend too much time getting out of trouble with God, instead of getting into righteousness! We are living on the defensive instead of the offensive. We need to move beyond the defensive line of Christianity, and move on to the ... Read More

Listening for His Voice

BIBLE MEDITATION: Hearken unto Me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of My mouth. Proverbs 7:24 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: The United States Government doesn’t teach Treasury agents to detect counterfeit bills by having them study fakes. They show these agents real dollars over and over and over until they have the pattern memorized. Then when a counterfeit is put in front of them, they recognize it instantly because it doesn’t f... Read More

Follow Someone with a Limp

BIBLE MEDITATION: For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Someone has said, “If you are looking for a leader to follow, find someone with a limp.” The wounded in life are those who have learned difficult lessons through suffering. Do not resist the Shepherd’s rod of correction. Is the wounding painful? Indeed. Does it seem that you will not be able to bear it? Most certainly. Then why would He subject us to ... Read More

Free to Choose

BIBLE MEDITATION: What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose. Psalm 25:12 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: You are free to choose. You are not free, however, not to choose. After you make a choice, your choice chooses for you. There are always consequences for your choices. Always. If you choose to step off the roof of a ten-story building, you are not then free to choose the consequence of your choice. Your choice has ... Read More

Let Jesus Lead the Way

BIBLE MEDITATION: Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Who knows you better than the One who created you? Who cares more for you than the One Who died for you? Who leads you more carefully than the One Who knows the end from the beginning? There is no greater picture of courage than the picture of Jesus Christ—the Savior Who lays down His life. You can know security ... Read More

Dependence on God—A Witness of His Power

BIBLE MEDITATION: But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: If you’re like most people, you don’t realize your dependency on God until you’re burned out from stress—either self-induced or caused by circumstances beyond your control. Why is that? Paul says it’s because we are fragile. But he doesn’t stop there. He... Read More