March 11, 2021 – The Sun Is Always Shinning Somewhere

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The Sun Is Always Shinning Somewhere 

MARCH 11, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    In the days of the writing of the New Testament, the Jewish Temple was designed in many sections and levels. In the innermost part was the Temple building itself, in which only priests could enter. Inside this Temple was the Holy of Holies, which only the High Priest could enter once a year. Around the Temple were courts. Each one elevated a little higher than the one before, leading up to the Temple itself. Eight feet below the Temple was the Court of the Priests. Three feet below that was the Court of Israel, only the men of Israel came there to do sacrifices. Ten feet below that was the Court of Women, where Jewish families came to worship God. Eight feet below that was the Outer Court or Court of Gentiles, a place where anyone could come to the Temple to worship God. If any Gentile went beyond the outer court, he or she would be liable for death.

    In the Court of the Women, you would find trumpet shaped boxes for offerings and a large golden lamp stand that burned continually during the Feast of the Tabernacle. The bright radiant beam from the large candles would remind the Children of Israel how God was a Pillar of Light to lead them out of Egypt. Jesus often used everyday examples to make His point. Looking at this large Menorah, or Lamp Stand, the people heard Jesus once again refer to Himself as God, “the Light,” which can lead them from harm’s way. Jesus promised to lead them out of the darkness of sin, into the wonderful light of His love.     

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    As the sun shines somewhere twenty-four hours a day, so does the love of God. We may only see the sun for a few hours each day, but it never stops shinning. If we are not in a place for the Love of God to shine on us, it does not mean He quit loving us. We are simply in the wrong place.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 11, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 12, 13     /     Psalm 64     /     Proverbs 11     /     John 8

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 19-20           /    Mark 10:32-52

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MARCH 10, 2021 – Best Amusement Ride In The World

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Best Amusement Ride In The World 

MARCH 10, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  Have you ever gone to the carnival or town fair and found one ride that really tickles your fancy? I’m talking about the one that, if you could, you would build it in your back yard and ride it every day. You get on, get all situated, and then it begins. Nothing else seems to matter for those few minutes. All you can think about is how you feel on the ride at that moment. Then, right in the middle of all this fun, the ride begins to slow down, then stops, and you are ushered off to the side. It is all over.

  Although they may not realize it, that is what life is like for lost people in this world. Satan has given them something that distracts them from the reality of life. All they have in mind is the fun for the moment. However, just as the ride at the fair has an end, so does every person’s life. Someday it will all stop, and they will be ushered off into eternity.

  Just like a whirlwind which passes, and everyone is talking about it for a while, so is our life. Then, before we know it, it is over, and our life has gone the way of the passing whirlwind. For the lost without Christ, it will be an eternity in hell. However, for the Saved, those who are made righteous by the blood of Jesus Christ, it is an eternity in Heaven. Our Eternity has changed because of the “everlasting foundation” of our life, Jesus.   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  Do you know someone who is living on the roller coaster of life? The ride seems to have captivated all their attention. Pray today that you, or someone might get their attention and get them off the ride before it comes to its end. Help set their feet on the solid rock. This rock is Jesus.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 10, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 10, 11     /     Psalm 63     /     Proverbs 10     /     John 7

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Numbers 16-18        /  Mark 10:1-31

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Hebrews 2:12

March 09, 2021 – Some Very Important Words

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Some Very Important Words

MARCH 09, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    When reading through the Bible it is often easy to miss some of the most important things written. We look for those big statements that God has made. We search for a paragraph or chapter that will stir our hearts. However, often the most important things written are very small.

    If it had to be a phrase, I guess it would be “He only is… my salvation.” This alone is so absolutely true. He is the only one who could bring about my Salvation.

    However, if I had to select what I thought were the most important words in this verse today, they would be “HE ONLY.” Not He and, not He or, not He with… just “He Only.”

  Today it seems many people want to go through life with the notion that, “God and I have done this or that.” Some live as if they partially trust in God, but also, they partially in what they can do to keep themselves saved. Sadly, for many people there is one word which confuses people into believing they can lose their salvation. They are trusting in “He AND”… instead of “HE ONLY.”   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    If we really wanted to break it down farther, to simply the one most important word, it would have to be just “HE.” “HE” is my rock. “HE” is my salvation. “HE” is my defense. “HE and “HE ONLY” is my everything. Thank Him today because “HE IS.”

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 09, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 8, 9     /     Psalm 62     /     Proverbs 9     /     John 6

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Numbers 15           /    Mark 9:30-50

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Hebrews 2:12

MARCH 08, 2021 – God’s New Living Space

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God’s New Living Space  

MARCH 08, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Numbers 7:89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    More amazing than all of what God has done for us, and all He has prepared for us, is the fact He would even communicate with us at all. After everything we have done, and yes, continue to do, He still desires to speak with us. How amazing is that?

    When Moses had done his best, as God had commanded him to do, his real reward was that God spoke to him. What peace and a sense of satisfaction it had to have been for a man who endeavored to do God’s will. For him to know at the end of the day, God was pleased with him. God spoke with him in that special Holy Place.

    It probably should be amazing to us as well that God would ever desire to speak to us, or even hear from us at all. Just think about it for a moment. Think of how we treat people around us who have done some silly little insignificant thing that has made us mad. We either yell at them, or often will just shut them out completely from our lives. Now consider how in the past we have treated loving Holy God. It is humbling to imagine God, in Holy perfection, would have a real desire to speak with us, to comfort us, to hold us up, and to love us. Yet, after all we have done to Him, He still loves us. How much? Well in Romans 5:8 it says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”   
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Today, that special Holy Place where God meets with us is in our heart. No longer does God dwell in the tabernacle built with hands, nor on the lid of an ark. He, through the Holy Spirit, dwells in each one of us who know Him as Saviour. And guess what? He still wants to talk with us today. He does this through His Word and through His Spirit. Will you spend a special time with Him today? He is waiting.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 08, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 6, 7     /     Psalm 60, 61     /     Proverbs 7, 8     /     John 5

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Numbers 12-14           /  Mark 9:1-29

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Hebrews 2:12

March 6 & 7, 2021 – Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan

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Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan 

MARCH 6 & 7, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 6:6-8Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Work hard, keep your nose to the grindstone, and make hay while the sun shines. These are sayings many of us heard when we were children. This has often been referred to as the American way. If you will stay out of trouble and work hard, you can be anything you want to be. People have proven this to be true over and over again.

    However, it seems today, the American way has become waiting for a handout. Looking for someone else to care for life’s necessities. I know we have all had hard times and may need occasional help. This is often when the Church you are a member of will also step in to help one another during these times of need. I am not speaking here of those who need occasional assistance, those who are disabled, or people who cannot work. Yet sadly today we find many able-bodied people who have made living by handouts a way of life. Phrases such as, “play while you are young,” “you only go around once,” and “live with gusto,” seem to leave out the idea of planning for tomorrow. The Bible is clear, we are to plan financially, physically, and spiritually.

    Scripture also tells us of rewards in heaven if we are diligent to follow God’s leading. Nevertheless, some Christians, who are good providers here in this life, have set up nothing for the life ahead. Matthew 6:19-21 says, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”   

 

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Spring is almost here. Most everyone is glad after a cold winter. However, with spring come ants. Everywhere you look, you will see them running here and there. They will start early preparing for next winter. As you see them running around, think to yourself, am I preparing also. Preparing for all that is to come.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 6, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 4, 5     /     Psalm 59     /     Proverbs 6     /     John 3, 4

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 10-11          /    Mark 8:22-38

 

WHAT TO DO ON SUNDAY:

There will not be a Daily Devotion sent out on Sundays. Instead we encourage you to attend your church and listen intently to what God has prepared in the heart of your Pastor. Write down all the scriptures he uses in that message, then when you get home re-read those passages for today’s reading. God has given to your Pastor exactly what He desires for you on that day.  

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 7, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

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MARCH 05, 2021 – Grab A Cookie, Let’s Have Some Fun

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Grab A Cookie, Let’s Have Some Fun 

MARCH 05, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  Is sin something we that we all learn? Is it a product of our environment? Do we sin because of our moms and dads and their sin? On the other hand, is it possible that sin is in us from the very beginning? Well, here is a little test you can try. Take a two- to four-year-old child and place them in a room with a plate full of freshly baked cookies. You know, all their favorites. The Chocolate ones, the sugar-coated ones, etc. Sit down for just a second, take one, and eat it. Be sure they see you. In fact, you might make that UM…UMM sound as you do. Then tell them you must go out of the room for a minute and just before you leave tell them, “don’t touch the cookies.”

  I know, some of you just quit reading to go get a cookie of your own. Anyway, when you come back to the room with the child and the cookies you will more than likely find chocolate all around this child’s mouth. Now here is the test. Ask them in a stern voice, “Did you take a cookie?” Most will turn and shake their heads no. (That is because their mouth is still full of cookie, that cannot say no.)

    Is this an abnormal terrible child? NO. This very normal child did not have to be taught to lie. We are all born with that tendency. Our verse today tells us soon after we are born, we begin to tell lies.    
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  Have you quit telling lies yet? The terrible part is some people never quit. Oh, a little white lie will never hurt anyone, right? Wrong. God has forgiven us of our sin with the shed blood of Jesus. Yes, our sinful life began at birth. However, our new life where our sins have been paid for also begins with a birth. It was our second birth into the family of God. This second birth begins a new life in us. A life of sin paid for and the Holy Spirits leading. It is true. I am not lying! Thank Him today for the second birth.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 05, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 3     /     Psalm 58     /     Proverbs 5     /     John 2

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 8-9           /  Mark 8:1-21

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Hebrews 2:12

March 04, 2021 – You Are His SAVINGS PLAN

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You Are His SAVINGS PLAN 

MARCH 04, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Numbers 2:33 But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Some people are a lot better at saving things than others. I think that maybe some folks are just born with the idea of putting something away for later. Then there are the rest of us who struggle to save anything. We just want to have it all and have it all NOW. I tell people all the time, “Eat your dessert first because you never know when the rapture of the church will take place and you do not want to miss out on desert.” Yet, there are those diligent souls who always set a little bit aside. The have a Savings Plan. If you ask them why, they will most often tell you, “It is for something special.” Maybe for a vacation, a house, new clothes, or whatever. However, they have a special reason for setting that amount aside.

    In our verse today we see that God did this with the Children of Israel. God told Moses to count all the people. That is, all the people except the Levites. He had a special reason. God had set the Levites aside for special purpose. They were different in His desire for them. They were the Priests of the day, set aside for a special work of God.     

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    In Revelations 1:5-6 we read “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Did you see that? We too have been set aside, made priests for the work of the Lord. Not only are we allowed entry into the Holy Place to commune with God in prayer, but we also have a responsibility that goes with this title. To be separated from the sin of this world and separated unto God. God set you aside for something special… You are His SAVINGS PLAN! His plan to save the world.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 04, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 1, 2     /     Psalm 57     /     Proverbs 4     /     John 1

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Numbers 7            /    Mark 7

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

MARCH 03, 2021 – Would You Like To Be First?

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Would You Like To Be First? 

MARCH 03, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Luke 24:8-9 And they remembered his words, And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  For whatever reason it always seems that I can never manage to be first at things. I am always in the wrong line at the grocery store and end up waiting for hours as someone searches for his or her coupons and correct change. Searching down to the penny, which is buried somewhere in the bottom of their purse or pocket. Or at the drive through bank when it clearly says on the window only one or two transactions, the person in front of me wants to do a year’s worth of banking today. I just cannot seem to be first.

  However sometimes awesome responsibilities come with being first. In the passage prior to today’s verses, women who loved Jesus had come to His tomb. They were the first to find it open and empty. In addition to being empty of the body of Christ, they also found this tomb was now inhabited by two angels who told them that Jesus had risen from the dead. Now what? They are the first witnesses of the resurrection of Christ. Do they keep this incredible information to themselves until they hear of someone else who has seen and heard something similar? Do they tell someone and run the risk of sounding crazy? What should they do?

  They did the only thing they could do. They shared the great news that Christ our Saviour had risen from the tomb as He had said. Regardless of what the people around them might think or say, they had to tell someone. THEY WERE FIRST!   
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  Guess what? We have the exact same good news to share today. Our Saviour has risen from the tomb. No other religion can make this claim to have a living risen Saviour. Only we who follow Jesus can share this well documented truth. Are you waiting for someone else to say it first before you might say something? Are you afraid people might think you are crazy? Let me ask you this. What will they think one second after they are dead if you do not tell them? Be the first one to see their eyes when they accept Christ and His salvation. Be First.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 03, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 27     /     Psalm 56     /     Proverbs 3     /     Luke 24

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 4-6          /  Mark 6:32-56

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March 02, 2021 – To Love is To Forgive

 

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MARCH 02, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    As a young boy I occasionally got into fights. I know you can never imagine it, but it is true. If someone would hit me, my first reaction was always to hit back. Sometimes if they just spoke to me with a cross word it was enough for me to start a fight with them. I guess I read the golden rule wrong. I thought it said, “do unto others…before they got a chance to do it to you.” I have since found out that the bible says in Matthew 7:12, “…whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: …” However, no matter the reason for the fight, as with most children, after a while, sometimes hours, maybe days, or on rare occasion weeks, I would finally forgive them or forget about it and all would seem well again. We would be playing together like nothing ever happened.

    Sometimes forgiving seems hard. But can you imagine forgiving someone who is in the process of taking your life? In our verse today, this is what Jesus was doing. He looked at the Roman Soldiers who nailed Him to the cross and said, “Father, forgive them,” as they divide His clothes. Looking at the crowd which stood by, He said, “Father, forgive them,” as they watched and did nothing to stop this horrible crime. If that were not enough, did you ever stop to think that Jesus looked into the vast regions of time, looking at us, at our sin which caused Him to have to die on that cross and said, “Father, forgive them,” and when He said it, He meant YOU and ME.     

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Just as Jesus prayed for believers in John chapter 17, I believe He also prayed for us all in Luke 23:34, “Forgive them.” He was talking of all those who hung Him on the cross, and friend this includes you and me. His forgiveness is real if you will only accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. The payment for our sin was paid that day on the cross. Then, the one who paid the price said, “Father, forgive them.” What an awesome display of love in just those three words.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 02, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 26     /     Psalm 55     /     Proverbs 1-2     /     Luke 23

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Numbers 1-3           /    Mark 6:1-31

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Hebrews 2:12

MARCH 01, 2021 – What Is a name worth?

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What Is A Name Worth? 

MARCH 01, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 54:1 Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    When I served as a volunteer member of “On Call Chaplains” at our local hospital, they issued me a card. On that card was my picture, my title with the hospital, and my name. The card had a magnetic strip on the back, and it allowed me the privilege of getting in and out of most doors within the Hospital. With such privilege, I also carried certain responsibilities. I was not to share the card, lose it, or share information about patients I may have learned because of my position there. Although I had this card, there were restricted areas within the Hospital I could not get into. Why? Because my name had not been entered into the system as approved to be in these areas.

    In today’s verse, we hear David crying out to God. He says, “Save Me.” How is it that he believes that God can save him? It is because of whom David knows God to be. His name alone shows the authority to save. Just the word GOD has such a special meaning to it. Some people have tried to attach this title to other items and call them gods. However, these other things cannot, and will not ever be the same as our real God. Deep in everyone’s heart, people know there is but one real and true God. David knew and said, “Save me, O God, by thy name.”     

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  God gave all power to His Son Jesus. We find in the Bible we are to pray in the precious name of Jesus. We include His name in baptisms. In the name of Jesus people have been healed. Demons have been cast out simply by uttering the powerful name of Jesus. In Phil. 2:10 it says, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.” If you are a child of God, you were changed forever, for all eternity, through this name. What is a name worth? If it is the right name, it is worth EVERYTHING.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MARCH 01, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 24-25     /     Psalm 54     /     Proverbs 30-31     /    Luke 21:25 – 22

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 26-27            /    Mark 5

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