Christian Devotionals

Devotions on Living out the Christian Life.

Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

If we see a person with an attitude of gratitude, their basic approach to life would be thankful. The book of Psalms show us that David had attitude of gratitude, especially towards God. David authored at least 74 of the 150 psalms. 12 of those 74 psalms are identified as songs of praise or thanksgiving. David understood that everything good he had, God had given him.  

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Prayer Should Be At Every Stage Of Our Calling In Ministry

Spending time in prayer is one of the most important and valuable goals we can accomplish in any area of life. Ministry and prayer always go hand in hand. I can’t imagine ministry apart from intentional, focused prayer. After fourteen years of following God’s call, I am more convinced than ever that prayer is the key component to ministry.   This blog series is about getting your ministry started, whether it is a church ministry, a ministry program, or a personal ministry.   In my last blog, God’s Calling, God’s Commission, and Getting …

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God’s Calling, God’s Commission, and Getting Your Ministry Started

My Pastor’s message this morning was focused around the reality that we are all made for more. We are saved by God, called by God, for something bigger than ourselves and beyond ourselves.   Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. 2 Timothy 1:9   God has called each person to their own individual ministry in the body of Christ. That looks …

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Hard Work Should be a Labor of Love

Labor of Love

Labor of love defined might be hard work for the sake of love.   This past weekend was a beautiful celebration of love at my middle daughter’s wedding. She married the one she loves at my house this past weekend. It was a wonderful experience, but the wedding preparations required a lot of hard work. I can truly say that I delighted in doing the hard work. It was a blessing to be able to give the gift of a beautiful wedding to my daughter. Why because I love her …

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Freedom from My Past

Freedom

Freedom – We live in a land that is known for it’s freedom. Even living in a land of freedom, we can still live a life without true freedom. That was my story. My life before Christ was a life of rebellion to everything that was right, a life of alcoholism, and a life of destructive decisions. I made a mess of every area of my life. Three words that could characterize my life before Jesus were failure, brokenness, and shame.

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions speak louder than words, is something I have always believed. Not that words are not important, but if the words and the actions don’t coincide and reveal the same thing, then the words seem pointless. Ashley White writes today’s devotional about how actions speak louder than words. I love her biblical insight and personal testimony about how actions speak louder than words to God too.

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Christian Parenting: Powerful Heritage

Christian Parenting

Christian parenting is something I experienced since birth. I was born to Christian parents. I had the kind of life that most anyone would desire. My parents weren’t wealthy, but they were comfortable. They loved me and loved each other. I was protected and cared for. When my mama would take me to the pediatrician when I was little, she would tell him that I was spoiled rotten. He always replied, “She’s just loved.” I was. Yes, I was loved. And yes, I was spoiled rotten.

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Different Yet One

Different

Different Drummer When I was a little girl, my mother used an old country saying for anything she wanted to explain or emphasis. One sayings was, “Their heart beats to the beat of a different drummer.” My mother’s explained that meant they were different. Either they thought different or acted different. Which one didn’t’ matter much for my mama to pull out her special descriptor. In all fairness, I must tell you that Mama sometimes identified me that way. I guess I was just different enough that I didn’t mind. …

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