Monday, November 30, 2015

Honor and Glory

November 30

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 43 – 44

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 43:2 – “And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shined with his glory.”

The Hebrew word kâbôd used twice in this verse is used to describe the weight or worthiness of something. It can be used to describe negatively something – such as the sever sin of Sodom – but usually is used to depict greatness and honor. God’s way of displaying His honor was in a form of a cloud. The appropriate response was to reverence God by bowing before Him – as we see Ezekiel do in 43:3 – “and I fell upon my face.”

Do we truly reverence God today? Do we show Him true honor, or do we too often seek to be “buddy-buddy” with Him?

Prayer: Majestic and Marvelous Creator, I am so sorry for the times I have taken Your Presence and Honor so lightly. I come bowed before You today in humble reverence. Amen.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Precise plans

November 29

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 41 – 42

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 42:15 – “Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about.”

God’s Plans are sure. We might face hopelessness and helplessness today, but we can be assured that His purposes and plans are set. Israel in Babylon may felt that all hope was lost, yet the future that God had prepared was so settled that it could be measured. Ezekiel’s vision is so vivid that it includes measurements. Why? Because God wanted them (and us) to understand that He is in control.

Today, as you consider what you are facing, be assured that God is in control. He is sure, He is precise, and He is definite. Trust Him. Tell Him that you do.

Prayer: God who is in Control of my life and circumstances, I come to tell You that I trust You, and no matter what, I know that You will fulfill Your plans for me. Amen.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

God's Future Temple

November 28

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 40

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 40:2 – “In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me down upon a very high mountain, whereon was as it were the frame of a city on the south.”

In chapters 40 – 43 of this book, God gives Ezekiel a vision of the restored Temple. This was a great source of hope to those in Babylon; they had heard that the Temple had been destroyed in 586 B.C. However, this vision was to be one of a more glorious Temple than has ever been. Not more glorious because of gold or other physical trappings – but because the presence of the Living God would be there in the midst of His people.

This Temple is yet to come, but we can look forward to it because God has kept all His promises in the past, and we can trust Him to do the same in the future. See you at this glorious Temple.

Prayer: God, I look forward to the day that I am in Your Presence. Amen.

Friday, November 27, 2015


November 27

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 38 – 39

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 38:2 – “Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,”

These chapters deal with an interesting prophecy that only meets “end-times” understanding. An assembled group of Israel’s enemies join forces and seek to annihilate the nation. This shows us two things – first Israel will be restored (could be the 1948 accord), and that Satan’s desire to destroy the people of God continues. In chapter 38 we read of Gog and his allies attacking Israel. She is out-numbered and out-manned, except for one important factor – God is on their side. Chapter 39 speaks to the destruction of the armies of Gog being destroyed by God, the burial of Gog and the triumphant festival of Israel being fully restored. 

If you haven’t picked this up yet, no matter what happens – GOD WINS.

Prayer: In the unrest of today, Father, help me to rest in Your Promises. Amen.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


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November 26

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 36 – 37

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 37:3 – “And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord Jehovah, thou knowest.”

A valley of dry bones becomes the stage for this vision that God gives to the prophet Ezekiel. Scattered. Brittle. Unorganized. Disconnected. Bleached. Unusable.

God will lead Ezekiel to witness as He causes the bones to come together, regain flesh, and be restored to life. Imagine, this mess of bones becomes a mighty army under the Words of God. This picture shows that God will keep His promise to re-gather, restore and revive His people. God’s promises are true and faithful, even when all looks impossible in this day.

Today, muse over the impossibilities in your life – and trust the promises of God to restore and revive those He has re-gathered.

Prayer: God of Ezekiel, I trust You to keep Your promises even when I cannot see how. You are beyond my thoughts. Amen.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin

November 25

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 34 – 35

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 34:16 – “I will seek that which was lost, and will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but the fat and the strong I will destroy; I will feed them in justice.”

Manipulation. It is a temptation that challenges leaders. It doesn’t matter how large or small your position, it lurks in the background calling with a sirens song of follow. 

Many times we hold positions of authority that gives us the right to claim certain honors. We may be in position to be able to demand the right to be listened to. But, as a true follower of Christ, we must resist that siren song at all costs. As the old song says, “Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin.”

Prayer: Lord and Master, I may find myself in the position to demand my rights today, to show forth my authority, to display my strength – hold my mouth and thoughts so that I may only walk as You have for me. Amen.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Altered States

November 24

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 32 – 33

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 33:31 – “And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but do them not; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their gain.”

We live in a day and time when people in general seek to alter their theology instead of altering their lives. We seek to change the basis of our beliefs so that in turn we can justify our way of living. By reading the Bible through the lens of our society and culture instead of viewing our society and culture through the lens of the Bible, we can mostly eliminate any feelings of guilt or remorse over our actions.

God has given us the purpose, plan, and parameters of life in His Word. We should seek to adjust our lives and our society to follow His design, rather than seeking to design His plan around our desires and destinations.

Prayer: Father, guide me to walk as You have deemed, not as I demand. Amen.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Stop and Listen

November 23

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 29 – 31

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 30:1 – “The word of Jehovah came again unto me, saying,”

Over and over again, Ezekiel (and the other prophets) emphasize that God was speaking to them. Have you ever wished God would speak directly to you? I have. And, over the years, I have come to realize that God does speak directly to me. When? When I take time to read His Word (the Bible) slowly and allow it to sink into my thoughts and actions.

God still speaks to a person – through His Word. When we read, don’t rush through it, slowly let it be absorbed by our minds, our wills, and our emotions. When we do, we will find that He has been speaking – we just needed to stop and listen.

Prayer: Author of the Scriptures, I am so sorry that I hurry through the words and lessons that You have for me. I sometimes just read without thinking – and I miss Your voice. Today, as I spend time with you, I will stop and listen to what it is You are telling me. Amen.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The middle letter "I"

November 22

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 27 – 28

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 28:15 – “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till unrighteousness was found in thee.”

Ezekiel 28: 1 – 19 is a prophecy against the King of Tyre. However, there is an on-going debate over whether this holds a second meaning – a description of Satan and his fall in verses 11 – 19. The reference to being in Eden, being called the anointed cherub (Ezekiel 28:14), and then this verse – many believe that this is at the least an allegory of the Fallen Angel, Lucifer.

Whether it is directly linked to Lucifer or not, it does show the destruction that comes when a person allows pride to become the center of their life. One has said that the middle letter of sin and pride is the same – “I.” Today, check your heart for the seeds and sin of pride. Confess it, remove it, and stay far from it.

Prayer: Forgiving Father, please remove the sin of pride from my being. Remove it, and let me seek You and You alone. Amen.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

He says what He means, and means what He says.

November 21

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 24 – 26

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 24:1 – “Again, in the ninth year, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,”

This is the fourth time that Ezekiel has given a precise chronological record of his warnings (1:2 - 3: 8:1; 20:1). The date given here is January 588 B.C. This is the day that Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, started his attack on Jerusalem. God commanded him to write down this date to be a reminder to those who read it of God’s trustworthiness to do what He has disclosed through His prophets.

When we consider this, it can be both negative (as in the destruction of the nation) and positive (such as the prophecies of the Coming Messiah). What God has declared, He will do.

Prayer: Trustworthy and Faithful Father, as I read Your promises, I can be assured that You say what You mean, and You mean what You say. Amen.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Right relationships

November 20

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 22 – 23

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 22:4 – “Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed, and art defiled in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the nations, and a mocking to all the countries.”

Verse 1 – 5 of this chapter focuses upon the sins of Jerusalem – principally the sin of bloodshed (social sins) and idolatry (spiritual sin). When we are not right in our vertical relationship with God, it inevitably results in some degree of injustice and injury in our horizontal dealing with man.

We cannot separate one from the other. If I am not right with my fellow man, my relationship with the Father will not be right. If it is not right with God, it will not be right with my fellow man. But vertical and horizontal relationships need to be correct for a pure life.

Prayer: Father, I want to be right with both you and my fellow man. Guide me. Amen.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


November 19

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 20 – 21

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 20:8 – “But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me; they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt. Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.”

The attitude of defiance, more than any other attitude will kindle God’s anger. That means we need to remember that our defiance gives Him every right to be angry with us. We have broken His Holy plan for us, and in turn we must remember that He wants us to live in fellowship with Him, and we have chosen to be disobedient and defiant.

Prayer: God Mercy, Father of Grace, as I ponder over my way of living, I am aware of the times that I have defiantly chosen to live my way instead of Your way. Father, when you chasten me, I sometimes act as if I don’t understand why, but I do. Forgive me. Amen.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lamentation for sin

November 18

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 17 – 19

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 19:1 – “Moreover, take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,”

The Hebrew word qı̂ynâh used 18 times in the Bible by Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Amos, refers to a type of poetic song with a characteristic meter. It is translated as a lament, lamentation, dirge, or elegy. It is a song sung to express a persons grief over someone’s death. It was a song sung as part of the funeral rites. The prophets used the word to suggest the death of Israel or other nations because of the condemnation they had accrued by the sin they were guilty of. The point being that it was inescapable.

We have accrued an inescapable penalty for sin in our lives. However, God has provided a means of escape, the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, His Son.

Prayer: Gracious God, thank You for the gift that removes the penalty of sin from my life. May I never take lightly this provision. Amen.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Eternal Promise

November 17

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 16

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 16:62 – “And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am Jehovah;”

In this 16th chapter of Ezekiel, we read of God’s great love for Jerusalem. Even through her unfaithfulness, harlotry, and adultery (idol worship), God still loved her. Why? Because He had made a covenant with Abraham (Genesis 15) that He had promised to honor forever.

God, through His grace has made a covenant with us when we accept the gift of His Son, and this is a final and lasting commitment. Forgiveness, mercy, grace, and restoration is ours because of His covenant – His New Testament sealed with the blood of His Son, Jesus.

Prayer: Eternal Father, Author of Grace and Salvation, I pause today to wonder at the depth of this marvelous Grace that You have provided for me. When I accepted Your free gift of Salvation, I received Your eternal promise and acceptance. Amen.

Monday, November 16, 2015

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November 16

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 13 - 15

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 8:12 – “Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Return ye, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.”

The phrase “return ye” in today's verse is the Hebrew word shûb and is often translated as repent. It means to turn back or turn around and thus refers to a change of direction or reversal.

The prophets used the word to call the nation to a radical, conscious rejection of their past sin. The psalmist would use it to describe God’s restoration of a believer. 

When used in a theological frame, it means not only to have sorrow for your sin, but a complete turn around – to change one’s mind about the sin and accept God’s provision of salvation. To return wholeheartedly to Him.

Prayer: Father, I want to repent before You. I need to change and allow You to come into my life and take control. Amen.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

I am His and He is mine

November 15

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 10 - 12

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 8:12 – “And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh;”

When we come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, this verse (which was written to the nation of Israel as a promise of restoration) will be true for us also.

We will be in a new relationship with God when we turn from our ways and follow the path He has given. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, then God will give us what He has said in this verse and in verse 20 – “they shall be my people, and I will be their God.”

I don’t know about you, but I want God to proclaim that He is my God. He does that when I proclaim that I am His.

Prayer: Today, as I meet people throughout the day, may they know that I am Yours, and You are mine in all ways. Amen.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

In the dark...

November 14

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 7 - 9

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 8:12 – “Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in his chambers of imagery? for they say, Jehovah seeth us not; Jehovah hath forsaken the land.”

The religious people of Ezekiel’s day were engrossed in adding pagan beliefs into their practices of their worship of God. Yet, they knew this would be displeasing to God, thus the emphasis on them practicing this “in the dark.”

They viewed God in strictly limited, human terms. They professed Him as omniscient and omnipresent, but practiced as if He was limited in knowing and seeing what they believed and the resultant behavior.

Prayer: All-knowing and All-seeing God, search me today and expose the areas where I act inconsistent with my stated beliefs. Expose my failing to act in accordance with what I claim about You. I want to live as I proclaim, act as I say, and speak what I am willing to live. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Rekindle, restore, refocus

November 13

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 4 - 6

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 6:4 – “And your altars shall become desolate, and your sun-images shall be broken; and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.”

In the Hebrew, the word gillûl means shapeless things (like stones or logs) out of which idols were made. Ezekiel uses this term almost 40 times in contempt for the false gods who had led Israel astray.

What are out idols today? Fame, fortune, power, pleasure? How about people or activities? Maybe it could be possessions. Whatever distracts our focus on God, comes between our relationship with Him, this is an idol. What is fine for you, could be an idol to me – or vice-versa.

Quiet times with God are vital. They help us refocus our vision of God, restore our worship of God, and rekindle our praise of God.

Prayer: God, today lead me to spend some special quality time with you. May I refocus, restore and rekindle our relationship. Amen.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

bên 'âdâm

November 12

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 1 - 3

Verse of the Day: Ezekiel 2:3 – “And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak with thee.”

Chapters 1 through 3 of the book of Ezekiel discuss Ezekiel’s call and commission as a prophet of God. Through vivid imagery, the prophet records the importance of God’s hand on him, God’s word in him, and God’s message through Him.

In this book, Ezekiel the expression “Son of man” (Hebrew bên 'âdâm) occurs almost 100 times. It serves to emphasize the difference between the Creator and the created. It also is used to mark the prophet as a representative of the human race. 

Jesus adopted this title – as He was also a representative – the “last Adam.” Jesus is the God-man, a glorious sign for all of sinful mankind.

Prayer: Jesus, thank You for being our representative before God. Your sacrifice is all that we need, and all that we have. Amen.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Where could I go?

November 11

Daily Bible Reading: Lamentations 3 - 5

Verse of the Day: Lamentations 3:26 – “It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah.”

Not only is God good to those who wait and trust in Him, it is good for those who do it. In the midst of these funeral songs, Jeremiah reminds us that having a quiet confidence in God’s salvation is always in order.

Where can you go to find enough stillness to recover your relationship with God? Where can you go to rediscover that God is God? Where can you turn when it seems that all life is causing you to run helter-skelter to find His arms waiting for you?

Do not put off too long going to that place, whether real or in your spirit, to establish the complete rest and refueling of your spirit in His glorious presence.

Prayer: God of comfort and strength, today as I focus on You reach out and restore my heart, mind, and spirit in our relationship together. I need you. Amen.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Funeral Songs

November 10

Daily Bible Reading: Lamentations 1 - 2

Verse of the Day: Lamentations 2:11 – “Mine eyes do fail with tears, my heart is troubled; My liver is poured upon the earth, because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, Because the young children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city.

This may rank as the saddest book in the Old Testament. It is five funeral songs that express the horror and hopelessness that is seen in the rubble of the Jew’s proudest city. Destroyed by the Babylonians.

Jeremiah (the “Weeping Prophet”) shows us his broken heart, and yet in the very center of this dirge, he issues a statement of hope and praise – that God goodness and mercy will bring renewal and restoration.

The book of Jeremiah looks toward the destruction of Jerusalem, and this book looks back in mourning to the destruction.

Prayer: Gracious God, we can see that even in Your hand of judgment can be mercy and hope for the future. We trust You. Amen.

Monday, November 9, 2015

I did it my way

November 9

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 51 - 52

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 52:27b – “So Judah was carried away captive out of his land.”

A short simple sentence. Plain. Impossible to misunderstand.

God had warned His people over and over again. Prophet after prophet. And still they refused to return to Him. They set their hearts to do their own thing, their own way, in their own time. So, when the Babylonians came in 586 B.C. and carried them away, whom did they have to blame? Nobody but themselves.

That same story could be written about many people. Maybe it could be written about you or me. Have we heard God’s words and still think we can get by doing it our way, in our own time? If so, we are walking on shifting sand and borrowed time.

Prayer: God of all time, today as I ponder my life, I see areas that I have taken control of and seek to do my own way. Take them back and guide me in all You do. Amen.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

You used who?

November 8

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 49 - 50

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 50:1 – “The word that Jehovah spake concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, by Jeremiah the prophet.”

Jeremiah ends his message from God to the nations with Babylon. Yes, God uses Babylon to bring chastisement on His wayward and errant people. We often find it hard to believe that God will use a pagan and sinful nation to do His work, but even when He does, He does not excuse them for their sin and disobedience.

God will use Babylon to bring this punishment on Israel, but when they have accomplished what He desires, He will turn His anger and judgment on them.

God loves us so much that He will use all means to correct us as His children.

Prayer: Loving Heavenly Father, even when I can’t understand the ways and reasons of your chastening, I can trust You are doing this for my ultimate blessing and good. Amen.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


November 7

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 46 - 48

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 46:1 – “The word of Jehovah which came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations.”

If you haven’t already picked up on it, the message that Jeremiah had to deliver to his people did not make him very popular. We all want good news, but sometimes God’s message sounds like bad news. We must beware today not to seek out the speakers who speak of only beauty and pleasantness. If we are true to God’s Word, often He speaks warnings to us about our lives and ways of living. Do we listen?

Jeremiah here begins to speak God’s message to the nations – moving west (Egypt) to east (Babylon). No one is exempt from the eyes of God. If we do wrong, be assured that God knows and will judge. Being a Christian does not give us a “free pass” to do anything we want. Sometimes the message of God makes the messenger very unpopular.

Prayer: Father, let me be aware of Your Word, and popular or not, live it. Amen.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Reaping what we sow

November 6

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 43 - 45

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 44:4 – 6 – “ Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods. Wherefore my wrath and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as it is this day.”

We make a choice. Do we listen to the Word of God and see the blessings, or do we choose to ignore it and face God’s Judgment? The choice that we make will determine the outcome that we receive. As the farmer would say, “When you sow peanuts, don’t expect to harvest potatoes.”

Prayer: Father God, I have been guilty of sowing the wrong seeds in my life. I now come and seek to sow only that which is right and good, may I seek Your hand in doing this.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Risk or Trust?

November 5

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 40 - 42

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 42:11 – “Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith Jehovah: for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.”

In this life, if we walk we risk tripping, if we run we risk falling. If we drive we risk a collision. If we sail we risk sinking. If we fly we risk crashing. Basically, we need to understand that to live is to risk. No matter what we do, we face risk, and the outcome can be negative or positive.

So, basically we can go through this life in fear or trust. The important part is where our trust is placed. If we place our trust in the One true God, we really have nothing to fear. God will take care of us. Do you trust Him, or are you trusting in something else? Only God is a sure thing. Place your trust in Him.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, today with all that I have to do I place my trust in You. Hold me in Your Hand and see me through. Amen.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Ther is an outcome -

November 4

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 38 - 39

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 39:1 – “And it came to pass when Jerusalem was taken, (in the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and besieged it;”

In today’s reading, we learn about the way that Jerusalem was attacked. It was just as Jeremiah had warned. They had disobeyed, ignored, and finally had to face the consequences.

It is not a popular thought today that God is not only a loving God, but in His Righteousness, He is also a Judge. He will forgive, but He will also allow the consequences from our actions to follow us. We can be restored to Him, but this does not mean that the outcome will be exactly like we think it should be.

Prayer: Righteous Judge of all, open my eyes to where I am in disobedience to You, and may I turn back, seek You, and obey. Amen.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

God can't be stopped

November 3

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 36 - 37

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 33:3 – “Thus saith Jehovah, Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us; for they shall not depart. For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among them, yea would they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.”

What positive thought can you bring out of this passage? As I pondered on that thought while preparing this devotion, God showed me that even as negative as it sounds, the underlying premise is something we can grab hold of. 

What is it? I saw that even when the things around us might look one way, the Hand of God, the Plan of God, the Man of God will not be stopped from doing what God ahs decreed.

Prayer: Father, may I grab hold of this truth – Your plans are set, Your way is perfect, I can trust You to accomplish what You have said. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Call Him

November 2

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 33 - 35

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 33:3 – “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and will show thee great things, and difficult, which thou knowest not.”

In this verse, we see an invitation from God. He begins this verse with the word “call.” He invites you and me to cry out to Him. When can we use this? Well, how about when we are not sure what to do? Or, when we are faced with a major decision? How about when something happens and we are left confused?

God says to call on Him and – He will answer. And not only will He answer, He will uncover the answer to the questions that are plaguing us.

I, for one, have needed to call on God often. And, true to His word, He is always there.

Prayer: God, as I go through today I am uplifted by the reminder that You are always there, listening and answering my cries. I praise You, I worship You. I thank You. Amen.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nothing, Nothing, Absolutely Nothing

November 1

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 31 - 32

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 32:17 – “Ah Lord Jehovah! behold, thou hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power and by thine outstretched arm; there is nothing too hard for thee,”

Have you ever stopped to think that what we call impossibilities are to God as nothing. We say it is too hard, God says nothing is too hard. We say the situation is impossible, but God says it is possible.

In the verse we read above, God says nothing is too hard for Him. I don’t know your situation, but the one thing I do know is this – all we need is God and His promises. He is God. Bottom line – nothing is too hard for Him.

Prayer: Almighty and Victorious God, when I feel that life is too hard, my situation helpless, my strength is failing – may I turn my eyes to You. You have said, You have promised, that nothing is too hard for You. Nothing. I am holding to that promise and trusting You through all that I am going through. Amen.

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