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Take Time to Multiply Prayer

by: Wesley Thomas

04/18/2020

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Verse of the Day, April 18, 2020

1 Peter 5:8-9 CSB "Be sober-minded, be alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. [9] Resist him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world."

Lord, help us pray for one another. As we think of our troubles and temptations, make us aware of our brothers and sisters, who are suffering from common circumstances. May we pray for each other, so that our requests are multiplied for our good, and your… read more

Worship the God of Strength, Not the Strength of God.

by: Wesley Thomas

04/17/2020

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Verse of the Day, April 17, 2020

2 Chronicles 32:8 CSB, "He has only human strength, but we have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles. So, the people relied on the words of King Hezekiah of Judah."

God often flexes his muscles and rescues us from tragedy. Sometimes we miss how God exercises his strength, on our behalf. God reveals his power and care for us, by giving wisdom to doctors, leaders, researchers, the benevolence of family and friends. God gives vaccines, therapies, and cures. Then God tests us with a simple question. God asks, "Did… read more

Hidden with Christ

by: Wesley Thomas

04/14/2020

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Hidden with Christ

Verse of the Day, April 14, 2020

Colossians 3:3 CSB, "For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God."

Dead and hidden with Christ means we should take off our old self and put on the new life Christ died to give us. When winter ends, we take off our winter clothes and dress for springtime. If we have died to our old life, then we no longer need our old wardrobe. If we have died to our past experiences, then we no longer need our old wardrobe.

Let's consider our earthly members (body, soul, and mind) as… read more

Have a Blessed Day

by: Wesley Thomas

04/13/2020

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Verse of the Day, April 13, 2020

Jeremiah 17:7 CSB: "The person who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence indeed is the LORD, is blessed."

We often say "Have a blessed day" or "praying for you to have a blessed day," without thinking of how we can ensure someone truly does have a blessed day. Jeremiah 17:5-8 lends us guidelines for helping each other have a blessed day.

Judah (God's people, who should trust God) have taken God's blessings for granted. Jeremiah 17:1-4 reveals how serious ingratitude toward God becomes: "For you have kindled a fire in My anger Which will burn… read more

Resting In God's Advice

by: Wesley Thomas

04/11/2020

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Verse of the Day, April 11, 2020

Isaiah 30:21 CSB "and whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: "This is the way. Walk in it.""

When trouble comes our way, we often try to solve the problem on our own. Isaiah 30 reveals the reality of how easily we seek advice from everyone but God. The Bible calls, trusting anyone or anything above God, an idol. When Judah faced attack from Assyria, they sought to bribe Egypt for help (pay for friendship, peace, and security). Isaiah warned them of their… read more

Honor God and Authority

by: Wesley Thomas

04/10/2020

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Verse of the Day, April 10, 2020

1 Peter 2:16 CSB "Submit as free people, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but as God's slaves."

We must remember the purpose of human institutions (leaders mandating laws) and follow them, as long as they do not go against God’s mandates and will (1 Peter 2:13–17). God uses human authorities “for the punishment evildoers and the praise of those who do what is right” (1 Peter2:14). The Covid 19 mandates are not to punish or restrict Christians or personal freedoms. God uses human mandates to protect good citizens from being… read more

My Rock and Deliverer

by: Wesley Thomas

04/03/2020

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Verse of the Day, April 3, 2020

2 Samuel 22:2-3 CSB "He said: The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, [3] my God, my rock where I seek refuge. My shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, my refuge, and my Savior, you save me from violence."

King David faced enemies, attacks, and war his entire life. Adversity and attacks should not surprise God's people. Nor should we forget to praise God, when the battle is won. David praised God for defeating his enemies and delivering him. (2 Samuel 22:1). Praising God for past victories prepares our faith… read more

To be Blessed

by: Wesley Thomas

04/02/2020

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Verse of the Day, April 2, 2020

Matthew 5:4 CSB "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."

Biblically speaking, "Blessed" means more than experiencing extreme happiness. "Blessed," in the Bible, means to experience hope and joy independent of our circumstances (Life Application Bible). Believers are "blessed," because our relationship with Jesus reverses our status. Who we are with Christ changes how we look at our surroundings. The poor in spirit receive the right to become citizens of the kingdom of God (Mt 5:3). God, comforts those who mourn, even if their situation does not immediately improve.

Hope and joy spring… read more

Silent and Safe

by: Wesley Thomas

04/01/2020

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Verse of the Day, April 1, 2020

Psalm 62:2 CSB "He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken."

When surrounded by trouble and threatened by danger, we usually take one of two actions. We look for an enemy to blame or an alley to help. The first choice can lead to resentment. The second choice can leave us disappointed.

King David constantly found himself in danger and feeling threatened. He offers a third option. He chooses to wait silently and safe, for God to save him. David says, "My soul waits in silence for God only;… read more

A Mouth of Maturity

by: Wesley Thomas

03/31/2020

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Verse of the Day, March 31, 2020

Ephesians 4:29 CSB "No foul language should come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear."

Does my speech please the Holy Spirit? Paul exhorts believers to lay aside the old self and put on a new self (Ephesians 4:22–23). He also warns us not to grieve the Holy Spirit, by whom we were sealed for the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30). The words from our mouth reveal our spiritual maturity.

Paul warns believers to let no foul language come from… read more

O Magnify the Lord with Me

by: Wesley Thomas

03/28/2020

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Verse of the Day, March 28, 2020

Psalm 34:1 CSB "I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips."

King David calls us to “magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together” (34:3). In order to continually praise God with our voice, boast in his goodness, and exalt his name, we must continue to taste and see that the Lord is good to those who trust in Him for protection (Ps 34:1-3; 8). Psalm 34 teaches us how to make praying and praising God a habit.

Pray and while we wait… read more

God's Generosity Exceeds our Needs

by: Wesley Thomas

03/27/2020

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Verse of the Day, March 27, 2020

2 Corinthians 9:11-12 CSB "You will be enriched in every way for all generosity, which produces thanksgiving to God through us. [12] For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God."

Paul reminds us that God generously gives beyond all our needs. He illustrates God's provision, with the ratio of the seed to the harvest. The harvest exceeds the amount of seed sown (2 Corinthians 9:10). When believers trust our investments to God, we reap more than we… read more

Principle of Protection

by: Wesley Thomas

03/25/2020

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Verse of the Day, March 25, 2020

Romans 15:5–6 (NASB95)

5Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul teaches us the principle of protection. If you had the power to protect your neighbor, friend, or family from the coronavirus, would you use it? Paul prays for God to give the power of protection to believers in Rome. The same principle of protecting others, from suffering… read more

Celebration Follows Confession

by: Wesley Thomas

03/24/2020

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Verse of the Day, March 24, 2020

Psalm 32:8–9 (NASB95)

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, otherwise, they will not come near to you.”

Some mornings, when I stopped by my daddy’s, he would ask me to put the horses in the pasture, above his house. Some horses would voluntarily follow behind me. Some horses would have to be haltered and… read more

Light Removes Fear

by: Wesley Thomas

03/21/2020

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Verse of the Day, March 21, 2020

John 12:46-47 CSB "I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me would not remain in darkness. [47] If anyone hears my words and doesn't keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world."

Jesus came into the world so that we would know God is real, and his word is real. Therefore, if Jesus is real God is real. If Jesus tells the truth, God’s word is true (John 12:44–50).

Lord Jesus, thank you for revealing the… read more