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Daily Devotions

Join us in our weekly walk with Lord by reading our daily devotions. May they help guide your steps and deepen your faith. 


April 19th - 23rd

April 19th Devotional

Priorities of Life

Luke 10:38-42; Mary and Martha

Luke 10:42; But one thing is needful, and Mary hath chose that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Many studies have been conducted to show us mere mortals where we spend our time and how to use it more efficiently. Recently I conducted my own study since I put a lot of miles on a car. If a person were to drive 25 thousand miles a year, for 10 years (250 Thousand miles) how much time would be spent behind the wheel? I assumed a speed of 60 mph avg, and an 8 hour day for 5 days a week. It may seem hard to believe but it comes out to 2 years out of 10 yrs. behind the wheel of my car. The point is many things in life have to be done, whether we like it or not. As in the case of Mary and Martha, who wouldn’t want to hear the Lord share some good words versus working around the kitchen? So what was the Lord saying for all generations in His statement about Martha being over worked while Mary sat at Jesus’ feet?

You may remember when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. Moses told Pharaoh to let my people go, so they could worship God in the wilderness. Pharaoh replied, if you have time to think about this God of yours, you must not be busy enough, so he commanded the bricks to be made without straw, but keep the same tally (Exodus 5, paraphrased). I call this the Pharaoh Syndrome, every time it seems the people of God want to serve/worship God, the devil seems to throw a stumbling block in the way. On days of worship, the lawn, the laundry and the grocery store are things that have to be done, but not at the sacrifice of omitting God from the equation. Our time is precious no doubt, so let’s build our life around God first and not fit God in where we can. After all, in eternity, the lawn doesn’t really matter, neither does the laundry, because you have chosen the good part.

Blessings to you for a great day, Pastor Thomas

April 20th Devotional

In the Nick of Time

Luke 23: 39-43; The thief on the cross

Luke 23:43; And Jesus said unto him, this day thou shall be with Me in Paradise.

Many people have seen the movie; “The Passion of Christ”. It was one of those movies that you never forget, as it was based on one of the most accurate portrayal of events as they happened that I can ever remember seeing. It is with those images burned into my mind that this event where the Lord reaches out to this guy who had just prior railed on Him that is most extraordinary. Jesus being in agony Himself is able to draw upon His wells of love and compassion to reach out and grab this thief who was bound for hell in the nick of time. And let it be forever written and known in the annuls of eternity, Jesus came to save sinners.

What can we take away from this message that will give us hope maybe not so much for us that are saved, but some poor soul in need of salvation? It so happens; this account is where the term “death bed confessions” come from. I marvel at the Theology involved here, this chap had no time to share his experience of salvation, no time to produce any fruit that would indicate something had indeed taken place in his life. He done no great works either, no sermons were forthcoming, but according to the Lord; thou shalt be with me in Paradise. This has to be the biggest message on hope and grace you will ever find. If you have a loved one who seems so oblivious to the Gospel message, never give up, God can and will save to the utter most. I read where a person who was in a plane crash recounts in a split second he saw his whole life flash before him, to which he cried out, Lord save me. Much happens in a short period of time in some cases, maybe in the nick of time.

Blessings to you for a great day, Pastor Thomas

April 21st Devotional

Brothers for Christ

John 1:35-42

John 1: 41; He first finds his own brother Simon, and he said unto him, we have found the Messiah, which being interpreted is; The Christ.

How many of us have ever tried to win our family members to Christ? OK, that’s a bad subject for many folks, but not an, impossibility. From firsthand experience I can tell you this is no picnic. I’m not totally sure what the problem is, but I think pride has something to do with it, as they just don’t want to admit I found something great before they did. They may even think that dummy couldn’t find his way out of a paper sack. No matter what they think, the fact remains I have talked to total strangers about Jesus, gave them tracts, they shake my hand, hug my neck, I’m elated and the brothers are still in darkness, go figure. The Lord said as much; no Prophet is accepted in his own country (Luke 4:24).

You may remember in the days when Moses was to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, they fought him as they say, tooth and nail. Egypt has always been likened to or as a picture of the world. So the idea is to be delivered from the world and head for the Red Sea, which is where we get baptized and then we are on our journey (our life) to the Promised Land, eventually Heaven. It seems not only did the children of Israel like traveling around the mountain for forty years before they would finally receive God’s instructions, but our loved ones are bent on doing the same concerning worldly mountains as well. Maybe we can learn something from hard hearted family members after all, receptive hearts obtain the blessings of God, hard hearts not so much, that should open their eyes, even if our words don’t.

Blessings to you for a great day, Pastor Thomas

April 22nd Devotional  

The Great News         

John 3:1-21;

John 3:17; For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

The Bible is packed with accounts of folks who were Divinely healed, saved, blessed in some way, shape or form. Most folks that have come to a saving knowledge of the Lord could add their own story of a miraculous encounter with Jesus. From that point on we share what great things He has done for us. This is actually incredible evidence that God actually loves and cares for us/me. In sharing the Lord with folks, one of the main truths to share is that God sent not His Son to kill folks, throw them in hell etc. He came to help, heal and provide hope. We live in a very cynical world, good news is hard to receive for many, but the truth remains the same, the Apostle Paul would say it well, Jesus came to save sinners, in whom I was chief.

What can we do, armed with this great revelation of the love of God? I think Paul gives the best answer, tell folks that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given unto “us” the ministry of reconciliation (II Cor. 5:18). In other words, God is not mad at you, no stick to whack you with, not looking at all your evil and faults, but making a provision for you to be His child. He loves you, me, and us. That is what reconciliation is all about, the root word reconcile means; to make friendly again, to settle a quarrel. That’s the magnificence of God’s mercy, go and tell folks about that, the world is just dying to hear some good news, isn’t that what the Gospel is, Good News?

Blessings to you for a great day, Pastor Thomas

April 23rd Devotional

The Bounty

John 4: 27-38;

John 4: 35; Say not ye, there are yet four months, and then cometh the harvest? I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white unto harvest already.

Have you ever noticed the many analogies the Lord employed in His conversations to get His point across? If it’s not about fish, as in being a fisher of men, it’s about farming, crops that are ready to harvest. Many of these attendant folks would readily pick up on this great truth about picking things that are ready for picking, but the one thing they didn’t pick up on exactly is, what is it you want us to pick? I find that is still the same in our day and time. No this fruit in question doesn’t grow on limbs and in the earth. But it’s souls that have been prepared by the Holy Spirit through life’s ups and downs and are ready to be harvested, as in share the Gospel message with them to receive the Lord as their Savior.

A little note of humor, many years ago when my children were growing up it was routine that when it was strawberry season we would all go berry picking at a local strawberry field. The kids loved it, the berries were cheap, as you could get 5 quarts for a dollar. Anyway while the kids were picking the berries to place in the baskets they would over indulge along with it, it looked like a swarm of locusts had showed up when they got done picking. The field manager told me not to bring them back, as they were wiping out his profit margins. If we apply that same berry picking enthusiasm to picking souls I think we may well be on our way to accomplishing our mandate from the Lord. In the natural when I see trees that are loaded with fruit, corn fields tall and fully ready for picking or bean bushes loaded to the max, tomato fields, man I’m stirred, I want go out there and get to work. Let’s take that thought into the harvest fields of the world and load the hampers to the full. After all, aren’t we laborers in the fields of the world?

Blessings to you for a great day, Pastor Thomas


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