Discernment is to discover, recognize

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Friday, September 30, 2016

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May you find comfort, encouragement, guidance, hope, inspiration, love, and peace – https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/. May you also find answers to your question(s) through the Scriptures that address every situation you face, and help with your problems. Deb

Today’s scripture reading:

Fairness

* Was God fair to people of Sodom? God gave the men of Sodom a fair test. He was not ignorant of the city’s wicked practices, but in his fairness and patience he gave the people of Sodom one last … Continue reading →

Strength to endure

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Deb

Click on the following link for previous layout and posts: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/ DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 We can get our strength to endure from God. Samuel Winchester (South Carolina) titled his story in The Upper Room “ALL ABOUT … Continue reading →

Medicine for the affected areas

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Deb

Click on the following link for previous layout and posts: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/ DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Medicine for the affected areas is the Bible and prayer. You may need to spend time in prayer meditating, waiting for God … Continue reading →

Listening to friends

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Deb

Click on the following link for previous layout: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/ DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Wednesday, August 27, 2014 In today’s story in The Upper Room is by Denise Loock (North Carolina) titled, “PRAYNG FOR A FRIEND.” To read The Upper Room, click … Continue reading →

Expectations, Expected, Expects

* Our expectations may not be in harmony with God’s God showed Abraham that asking for anything is allowed, with the understanding that God’s answers come from God’s perspective.  They are not always in harmony with our expectations, for only … Continue reading →

Teaching the truth

Posted on April 13, 2013 by Deb

DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Sunday, April 14, 2013 How do you evaluate sermons and teachings?  The people in Berea searched the Scriptures for themselves to verify the message they heard.  Always compare teachings you hear with what the Bible says.  A preacher … Continue reading →

Believe in the promises

Posted on March 20, 2013 by Deb

DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Thursday, March 21, 2013 To “believe” is more than intellectual agreement that Jesus is God.  Believe means to put our trust and confidence in him that he alone can save us.  Believe is to put Christ in charge of … Continue reading →

Greed

* Greed can lead us into sinful surroundings Lot’s greedy desire for the best of everything led him into sinful surroundings.  His burning desire for possessions and success cost him his freedom and enjoyment.  As a captive to Kedorlaomer, he … Continue reading →

Words can bring joy to the heart

Posted on November 20, 2012 by Deb

DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Theme: Both God’s creation and his words reveal his greatness. The apostle Paul referred to this psalm when he explained that everyone knows about God because nature proclaims God’s existence and power.  This … Continue reading →

Guidance for those wanting guidance

Posted on October 28, 2012 by Deb

DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, October 29, 2012 A prayer for defense, guidance, and pardon.  As we trust in God, he grants these same requests for us. David expressed his desire for guidance.  How do we receive God’s guidance?  The first … Continue reading →

Faith, a spiritual gift

Posted on October 23, 2012 by Deb

DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Wednesday, October 24, 2012 All Christians have faith.  Some, however, have the spiritual gift of faith, which is an unusual measure of trust in the power of God. (NLT) 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 – You know that when … Continue reading →

Forgiveness in your heart

Posted on September 27, 2012 by Deb

DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Friday, September 28, 2012 * Conditions for forgiveness In chapter 6, Solomon asked God to make provisions for the people when they sinned. God answered with four conditions for forgiveness: (1) Humble yourself by admitting your sins, … Continue reading →

Body, Bodies

* How we pollute our body It was a serious sin to defile the Temple, God’s sanctuary, by worshiping idols and practicing evil within its very walls.  In the New Testament, we learn that God now makes his home within … Continue reading →

Temptation, ways to resist

Posted on February 7, 2012 by Deb

DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Ways to resist temptation by following these guidelines. First, we must realize that being tempted is not a sin. We have not sinned until we give in to the temptation. Then to resist … Continue reading →

Depth of our character

Posted on May 25, 2011 by Deb

Thursday, May 25, 2011 – James doesn’t say if trouble comes your way but whenever it does  He assumes that we will have troubles and that it is possible to profit from them.  The point is not to pretend to … Continue reading →

Faith and Endurance

Posted on May 9, 2011 by Deb

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – James doesn’t say if trouble comes your way but whenever it does.  He assumes that we will have troubles and that it is possible to profit from them.  The point is not to pretend to … Continue reading →

How to forgive

Posted on April 2, 2011 by Deb

Sunday, April 3, 2011 – This prohibiting and allowing refers to the decisions of the church in conflicts.  Among believers, there is no court of appeals beyond the church.  Ideally, the church’s decisions should be God-guided and based on discernment … Continue reading →

Honesty

* Importance of honesty Saul did not know the importance of honesty.  Saul thought he had won a great victory over the Amalekites, but God saw it as a great failure because Saul had disobeyed him and then lied to Samuel … Continue reading →

Spiritual Growth

* Difficulties an opportunity for spiritual growth  Just as Abram experienced difficulties, he had an opportunity for spiritual growth.  When famine struck, Abram went to Egypt where there was food.  Why would there be a famine in the land where God … Continue reading →

Faith

Definition of faith – Reliance, loyalty, or complete trust in God; a system of religious beliefs Spirit gives special faith – All Christians have faith.  Some, however, have the spiritual gift of faith, which is an unusual measure of trust in the … Continue reading →

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