July 15

“My flesh and my heart may fail,But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” How reassuring it is for me to read these words. Even in my weakness my God still accepts me. God not only accepts me but strengthens me. How patient and loving must this God be if He […]

July 14

“Jesus wept.” A friend told me his father-in-law had, as a child, been required to recite a favorite scripture verse in Sunday School class. Not to be embarrassed, he found the very shortest verse in the entire Bible to present to the class. As I was preparing this devotional, my friend Barbara called. She is […]

July 13

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah was writing to God’s people exiled in Babylonia. Had the Lord abandoned them? Seventy years were to pass before the Lord brought them back […]

July 12

“And it came about that as he journeyed, he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.” On the road to Damascus, changes were brought about in Paul’s life. He found a new way of thinking and a totally new way of living. Paul felt the change in himself in everything […]

July 11

And when the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when men have drunk freely, then that which is poorer; […]

July 10

“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” Subtle words of wisdom from my Grandmother concerning anger went something like this: “James (that’s me), if you’re mad you’re wearing […]

July 9

“My soul waits in silence for God only; from Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation. My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.” My mother was a geology student, and always had a love of rocks. She often recited this scripture as a source of inspiration. Her image of […]

July 8

“My dear friend, never follow a bad example, but keep following the good one; whoever does what is right is from God, but no one who does what is wrong has ever seen God.” Like all parents, we wanted our children to be surrounded by “good” kids but there came a day when the conversation […]

July 7

“I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.” No matter what you do, no matter who you are, you are nothing without Christ. He is the One who gives you the strength to do anything you set your mind to do. DEAR LORD, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME STRENGTH.WITH YOUR HELP, I CAN […]

July 6

“Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things!” O God we sing hallelujah! We cling to you as a newborn grips the father’s thumb.We praise you as the grass thanks the rain. We love you for you are love,You spoke existence into existence; You breathed life into life;You filled the […]