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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Trust God: Isiah 40:29; 41:10

 Isiah 40:29, He giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. This proves that we can rely on God for His strength and power in every situation. We have nothing to fear but fear itself, because Isaiah 41:10 says, Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Everything Thing Has a Season: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

When we look at the cycles of life, we can find the factual evidence written in today's scripture text. That being said, it brings me to these questions, what is your season? Are you in the planting season, or in the harvesting season, the season of casting away or putting on something new?

If we are in the planting season of our lives, then we are starting something new all with God's blessings, whereas if we are in the harvesting season, then we are reaping the benefits of the crop that we have planted, glorifying God for the harvest.

If you are casting away in the season, then it is time to plant a new crop (start a new season by planting-walking with God).

Know your season, thank God for whatever season you are in, and then be like Paul when he stated that he knew how to be comfortable regardless of his situation.

The season of accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savio is always a planting season, the walking in the light of His glory is the season of growing, and our harvesting season is bringing others to Christ.

Know your season!

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Trust God.

 Psalm 25:9, The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. It is wise to trust God always for He knows the way and He is the truth. Trust God.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Healing for the Soul

 Jeremiah 17:14, Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

We praise God for sending His only begotten Son to die on the cross healing sin-sick souls.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

God is My Strength

 Psalm 118:14, The Lord is my strength and song and is become my salvation. When we become weary and feel that we are at the end of our rope, remember who God is. He is our strength and deliverer. He will put a song in your heart.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Forgive as God has Forgiven Us

 Matthew 6:14-15;14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Forgive as we are have been forgiven by God our heavenly Father.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Keep God's Statutes

 Leviticus 20:8, And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you. There are blessings from obeying God's commandments and keeping His statutes.

Living in God's House

 Psalm 27:4, One thing have I desired of the Lord, that I will seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. Living in the beautiful mansion of God's house.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Proud of our Children

 3 John 1:4, I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. This is a joy that all of us parents love and shout for joy when our children walk in the truth.

God's Love

 John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God's unconditional love. Let us love like God love.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Salvation and Deliverance: Malachi 4:2

 But unto you, that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

This verse says that there will be healing, salvation, and deliverance to all believers on the day of the Lord. In His kingdom, the brightness of His glory and righteousness will shine forth like the morning sun.

All of God’s people will respond to Him with heartfelt joy and will be leaping around as a small calf running out of his stall. Such glory and happiness; continuous praise and worship.


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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Created in the image and likeness of God

 Genesis 1:26, And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

We are special to God and we have a covenant relationship with our creator and sustainer.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Fulness of God’s Grace: John 1:16

 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

If we were to pose the question, what is the meaning of the scripture, receiving the fulness of God’s grace? Let us look at verses 1-5, where the writer, John describes Jesus as the word of God who was present with God during creation. John also tells us that all things were created by Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior. Jesus is that light that shines in this sin darken world manifesting the righteousness of God and Himself.


The light that is spoken of here is the righteousness of Christ, who came to expose the sins of the world, came to die on the cross for those sins. It is noteworthy to say that all who accept Jesus as God’s Son and the Savior of the world are assured of eternal life. God’s Grace!


To fully understand the true meaning of the term grace, we can then comprehend that it is God who sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world out of love to redeem all lost souls back to Himself. This was an act of love and God’s unmerited favor/grace that He bestowed upon all who believe in Jesus through faith.


Jesus is the final revelation of God the Father as Jesus came to us (humanity) in human form, revealing the righteousness of God. The true meaning of GRACE is God’s Righteousness At Christ’s Expense. All believers’ salvation is free to us; it costs God His Son and the Son His life on Calvary’s cross.


Grace is God’s gift; all who want to be saved must accept Jesus Christ to receive God’s gift of salvation.


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Friday, March 5, 2021

Worship Service

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Topic: Sunday School: Moses: Prophet of Deliverance

Deuteronomy 18:15-22

Devotional Scripture: Psalm 77:11-20

Time: Sunday, March 7, 2021, from 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM EST

Sermon Message: God’s Covenant Relationship with Humanity

Scripture: Jeremiah 31:33; Read Genesis chapters 1 &2

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

God's Reward

 2 Samuel 22:28, And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down. Take heart the Lord our God sees all and He will punish the haughty and will reward His people (the afflicted). God is a just God and He cannot and will not look upon wrongdoings; therefore, be encouraged.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Look to Jesus

 Colossians 3:1, If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Believers, we rose with Christ to a life of righteousness. He is our high priest making intercessions for us; therefore, take all of our problems to Jesus.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Focus On Eternal Life: 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

The trials and tribulations we are suffering while here on earth pale in comparison to the glory we will receive when we get to heaven. Things in this life are temporary, but the unseen eternal is forever. Revelation 21:4 confirms this statement by stating, And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Standing Firm on Our Faith: Hebrews 10:23-25

 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day as approaching.

I write this message as a source of encouragement to my brothers and sisters to stand fast in our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Regardless of our situation, we must hold fast to the profession of our faith. In doing so, we reaffirm our trust and confidence in God and His promises of never to leave nor forsake His own; all believers are children of God.

As we stand fast in our faith, we encourage our brothers and sisters who may lack the same level of confidence as we do. We encourage our fellow men in words, doing good deeds such as if there is a physical need, then meet that need or calling them on the telephone to say hi and or bring a smile to the person. We can always pray for our brothers and sisters as well as provide and share a scripture verse. We also offer encouragement by inviting them to meet me at church to worship and fellowship together.

As we interact with one another, we will further enhance our spiritual growth and our spiritual fruit manifestation, as outlined in Galatians 5:22-23. They are love, kindness, joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.

Showing love to one another is one of the hallmarks of the Christian church and our obedience to the commandment of Christ to love one another.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Be willing to forgive and Help One Another: Galatians 6:1-2

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which is spiritual, restore such a (an) one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.  Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Today, it appears that sin has overtaken the world, and there are no good people in the world. We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God; therefore, we must be willing to forgive and restore our fellow man who has been overtaken by sin (a fault). Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior forgave us of our sins through His atoning death on the cross. What this means is that there was a point in our lives where we were dead to sin with no hope of restoration, but thanks to Jesus’ willingness to bear our sins and give us right standing with our heavenly Father.

We are encouraged to look past our fellowman’s faults and, when he/she has a need, fulfill that need to the best of our abilities. In doing so, we will be fulfilling the Law of Christ.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

God, Our Refuge

Psalm 9:9, The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. The Lord God is our refuge; our siding place; therefore, let us cover ourselves in His love, grace, and mercy.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Lord Is My Shepherd


A Word of Comfort: Psalm 119:76

Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.

The setting for today's message is that King David is experiencing God's punishment for his error in judgment. David's good thing was when he made an error in judgment; he knew to seek the Lord in prayer, asking for forgiveness and God's mercy.

We know God is forgiving, and He loves us unconditionally. That said, God is our comforter whom we can go to in our most trying times and find comfort.

Regardless of the cause of our comfort zone being made uncomfortable, God is our comfort zone and our burden bearer. So, take our uncomfortable situations to the Lord in prayer and leave them there. God hears and answers our prayers.

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Magnify The Lord

Psalm 23:1-6

 This Psalm tells us that the Lord is our shepherd. His goodness and mercy will last forever. https://goodshepherdwritingandpublishing.com/books.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Assured Return of Christ: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-15

 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  For this, we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

Jesus’ return is assured; the question is, will you be ready when He comes. No man knows the day or hour when Jesus is to return; therefore, get your house in order- accept Him as your personal Savior and be saved.

This song comes to mind; I want to be ready when Jesus comes. I want to be ready when Jesus comes. One day the Lord will crack the sky (Dottie Peoples).

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

A Prayer For Deliverance

 Psalm 86:17, Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

Psalm 87:1-17 is a prayer for deliverance. We can rejoice in knowing that the Lord our God hears and answers our prayers

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Peace of God Rules

 Today's meditation scripture

2 Corinthians 1:2-4, 2 Grace be to you and peace from God, our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Follow peace with all men.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Confidence in the Lord


Waiting on the Lord with steadfast Confidence: Psalm 27:14; Habakkuk 3:17-19

 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:  Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.  The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.


Today's message is a continuation of yesterday's message that talked about having confidence in the Lord. God further assures us that we can have faith in Him when He uses a parable of the fading away of the fruit from the fig tree and there be no fruit on the vine and that everything will fail except Him and His word. 


We can rejoice in knowing that there is no failure in God. Yes, we can sing a song of joyfulness, knowing that our God is our salvation in every situation. Whatever difficulties that we may find ourselves, know that God is walking beside us.


Keep our focus on God instead of the situation; He is always in control, but we must wait on Him and His timing.

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Follow Your Heart, God is Faithful

Morning Message

 My morning message for today is taken from Romans 8:26-28, Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Whatever we are going through know that God is in control and is working it out for our good and we will be better for the trouble we have just gone through.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Comfort in the Lord

 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Be Strong in the Lord: Joshua 1:9-12

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord, thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.  Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,  pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare your victuals; for within three days, ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the Lord your God gives you to possess it.

In light of the constant turmoil on display daily, my desire to provide encouraging words by saying, be strong in the Lord, and He will see you through.

Take note of what our scripture texts say; God asked Joshua a profound question, Have not I commanded thee? Then God tells Joshua to be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid either be dismayed. These same encouraging words apply to us today. We must remember what God said, I will be with you, neither will I forsake you, and never will I leave you. 

We must take God at His word and trust Him, and never doubt Him, for our God is a God who cannot lie. Whatever God says will come to pass. More importantly, God has proven Himself to be trustworthy.

Therefore, we must be strong in the Lord, knowing that God will see us through these tough times because we have a mighty warrior fighting our battles. Our current situation is no different. We can prepare our next meal knowing that God provides all that we need; physical and spiritual.


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 Meditation scripture is Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fills you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. All is not lost with hope in God.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other names under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

If there is any doubt about how a person achieves salvation, our scripture text makes it straightforward by stating that salvation comes through Jesus Christ. All must accept Him as God’s only begotten Son who suffered bled, and died on the cross at Calvary atoning man’s sins, and all who believe in Jesus shall be saved.


Jesus Christ met all of God’s the Father’s requirements to be the perfect sacrificial lamb as a sin atonement reconciling all who believe back to the Father. Jesus died for the sins of the world; to receive God’s gift of salvation, one must exercise his/her faith by believing in Jesus Christ.


Believe in Jesus and be saved.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Come to Jesus

 Isaiah 55:1Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Come to Jesus: He saves.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Power and Importance of Prayer: John 17:1-24

 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

As I pondered what to write this morning, being that I am experiencing writer’s block, I reverted to scriptures used in the Sunday school lesson for today’s message.

This passage of scripture shows that prayers are important and have great power. Jesus demonstrated the power and the importance of prayer as He prayed for Himself, His disciples, and the world.

Following Jesus’ example of intercessory prayer, then we must always pray for others and self; there is power in prayer. We know that God hears and answers prayer. This fact is based on Biblical scriptures and personal experience of God answering prayers. Therefore, in our prayer lives, we must seek God with a sincere heart, in faith, believing in our prayers. We must be willing to align our will with that of God’s as His choice is superior to ours.

Why am I writing about prayer? It is because our nation needs healing. There is much division in our country. We see the ugliness of hate manifests itself in different formats, and we wonder why we are all God’s creation. Our best weapon against the mess that we see is prayer. Therefore, join me in praying that God touches the hearts and minds of those committing these evil acts.

Prayer changes things.



Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Love is Stronger than Hate: Ephesians 4:26

 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.

Several days ago, I wrote about living in a divided house, and where there is division, the house will fall. My focus today is to remind us that love is stronger than hate, and my reason for saying this is that we are living in a nation that is widely divided, but we come together in love if we are to remain one America.

Yes, we have our differences, but love is stronger than hate and this was proven by God the Father who sent His only begotten Son to reconcile humanity back to Himself when sin has separated man from God (John 3:16). Yes, there is more that unites us than what divides us; therefore, love is the binding cord that draws us together as we are all members of the human race created in the image and likeness of our Creator God.

A new year with a new beginning with stronger agape love.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Praise the Lord: Psalm 9:1


I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous work.

In our trials and tribulations, let me encourage everyone to praise the Lord for all of His blessings. Regardless of what we may be going through, we are still blessed.

We are blessed to be alive with our limbs' activities, clothed in our right minds, and He is meeting all of our basic needs. All of our blessings are praiseworthy within themselves. Therefore, let us rejoice and be glad in another day of the Lord's love, grace, and mercy.

Psalm 150 encourages all to praise the Lord; even if nature praises the Lord, then why not you and I.
Consider this thought of praising the Lord; He loved us so much until He made us in His image and likeness. Of all of God's creations, humanity is the one that God put part of Himself into us. Let us all come together and praise God for loving us the way that He did and continues to do so as He covers us with His all-encompassing love, grace, and mercy.

Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord (Psalm 150:6).

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