As I write this devotion, I am reminded of my first Pastor, The Reverend Edward L. Satchell who pastored the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in South Philadelphia. He would often preach and teach about the need to take one day at a time. I watched how he was moved with compassion when the choir sang…

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As believers, we seek to grow in our faith each day. We are aware that becoming Christ-like is a growth process. Prayerfully, as we walk with God, we see evidence of our growth. We can no longer be babes in Christ and seek to make a difference in the world. We need to be strong,…

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I am truly grateful for family and friends who have conveyed to me that they have my back. They have said those words at times when I truly needed someone to cover my back, because of life’s trials and troubles that had come my way. I know I am not alone.  Regardless, of how many…

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Nothing, but nothing, we do surprises God. He knows every movement we make and every step we take. His love for us is there, every step of the way. Even when we take the wrong step, God will not turn His back on us. He knows our good steps as well as our bad steps.…

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Yesterday’s devotion focused on handling bad news. Today’s devotion further assures us that when bad things happen, the Lord will rescue us. The Lord will come to our aid regardless of the trials and troubles that come. We serve a merciful God who is always ready to throw out the lifeline and to rescue us.…

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As I write this devotion, I wish I could say that all the news we will receive will be good. In reality, all of us will receive bad news at one time or another. The Word of God clearly states that in this life we will have trials and troubles. Bad news will happen. Sometimes…

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Today’s devotion calls upon the people of God to offer a sacrifice of praise. Such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Christ made supreme sacrifices on our behalf. No one can offer greater love than that. Consequently, we are compelled to acknowledge His great love for us by offering Him praise that flows from our hearts…

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I have written on this topic before. I felt led once again to write about the testing of our faith. We are in the first month of the New Year and all of us will have our faith tested at some point this year. In one way or another, we will be tried and tested.…

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There is so much beauty when you are in the presence of a quiet spirit. The radiance of the spirit brings music to the soul. It is refreshing, because it is hard to find quietness when we do so much talking. My grandmother would say that at times, we talk just to hear ourselves. I…

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Today’s devotion provides us with the knowledge that when life’s problems get heavy, all we need to do is to lean on the Lord. When we lean on Him, we will find the strength we need regardless of what life brings to us. The Lord is strong and mighty. We can count on Him. Can…

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