Encouragement Devotionals

The Day God Called Me to Women’s Ministry

I will never forget the day God called me to women’s ministry. I understood that God was calling me. However, I had no idea what that meant for a thirty-seven year old woman with three daughters, a husband, a job, and a very busy life. The only thing I knew to do was pray that God would reveal His will. The cry of my heart was, “Send me; I will go.”     Three months went by and I heard nothing else from God. I decided not to tell anyone except my …

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Why We Don’t Want to Live Without Self-Control

Woman without Self-control

A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls. Proverbs 25:28 (NLT) Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28 (NIV) Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls. Proverbs 25:28 (NKJV) Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has not control over his spirit. Proverbs 25:28 (NASB) He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and …

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Understanding Grace Overruled My Dogmatic Stance to Never Teach

Understanding Grace

Understanding grace was something I did not grasp in my early days with Jesus.  So I definitely could not apply grace, if I was not understanding grace.   My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. James 3:1   When I was very young in my faith, my Sunday school class was going through a study of the book of James. I remember getting to James 3:1 and the words, “teacher” and “stricter judgment” stopped me in my tracks. This was long before …

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Do You Struggle With Believing God Will Help You?

God will help

Have you ever wondered if God will help you? Maybe you were confident that God helps other people, but when it comes to believing that God will help you, it’s another story. I have taught people to believe God and to believe that He will help them in various situations, and at the same time, struggled to believe that very thing for myself.

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Why We Need A Software Update On Our Christian Heart

software update

This morning I opened my computer to find that annoying pop-up telling me I needed a software update. Often times, I choose the “try again later” option because I don’t have time to deal with waiting on the update to process at the time. Today was not one of those times. Not that I had any extra time, but I just decided to get it over with rather than continually tell my computer to update later. So I clicked “update” and it began.

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