BURNED OUT

Life’s trials and troubles can wear us down. If we are honest, there are times when we have felt burned out trying to deal with all the burdens and cares of life. If you have never felt burned out, just keep on living for the time will come when you need to be renewed and…

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THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE

The title of this devotion is the motto that the United Negro College Fund uses. It references to use your mind, intellectual growth, to study, to be prepared, to gain knowledge, and to be equipped with formal education. These things are true. Nevertheless, I would argue that besides the academic emphasis, our spiritual reference also…

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DO WHAT IS RIGHT

The Lord has called us to do the right thing: to love Him and His people. We cannot plead ignorance, for He has told us many times what we are to do. We are to love our neighbor, be kind to one another and concerned about the less fortunate. We need to love our enemies…

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DO YOU KNOW HIS VOICE?

Today’s devotion raises a question: Do you know His voice? Do you recognize the voice of the Lord? To recognize His voice, you must have a personal relationship with Him. You must also be willing to listen when He speaks. He brings forth power. As parents, we know the voice of our children, and our…

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HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION

At times in our lives, we are faced with life-or-death concerns and decisions about the care of a loved one. The number of decisions we make are enormous, like starting a new job or marriage. Because these are crucial decisions, we must strive to make the right decision. Making the wrong decision has unbelievable consequences.…

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THANKSGIVING – A DAY OF THANKSGIVING

As we observe Thanksgiving, we take the time to give God thanks. Like last year’s Thanksgiving, this Thanksgiving may alter many family traditions because of the Coronavirus. Many will not have large gatherings in their homes as in years past. But the one thing that remains constant is God’s love. We can give God thanks…

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YOU CAN COUNT ON HIM

Thanks be unto God that we can count on Him to be there, never leaving nor forsaking us. God is the only one who we can count on in times of real trouble. Please do not misunderstand me. Family and friends are loyal and love us. However, they too have their personal trials that may…

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HAPPY IS THE LORD

To say that I am happy in the Lord does not truly express the true feelings in my heart. There is no way to explain the blessings that flow in my heart as I reflect upon the goodness of the Lord. My soul is happy, for I have found the strength and peace that only…

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BE GRATEFUL

I have indicated a number of times that someone gave me a Grateful Jar, in which I write down what I am grateful for each day. It is a reminder of God’s blessings. I tell you this because we often do more complaining than thanking God. This Grateful Jar reminds me of how blessed I…

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DISCIPLINE YOUR BODY

Our bodies are a temple of God. Consequently, we need to discipline our bodies. We cannot abuse our bodies, for they are a dwelling place for God. Our minds and hearts also need discipline. Abusing our bodies produces bad health. Discipline involves exercising and eating healthy while avoiding things that would contaminate our entire being.…

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