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Devotionals

24 September

“For You formed my inward parts:
You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well.”
Psalms‬ ‭139:13-14 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
No matter how far or fast we go;
God is there and His presence will show.
Up in the heaven or sea below;
God's love and power are sure to flow.
So when we face any trouble and woe;
let's stay loyal to the God we know. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 September

23 September

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”
Colossians‬ ‭3:12 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Today let's be God’s own showcase;
and give God's glory “a first place”.
Since we’re ‘special’, a 'chosen race';
let's treat others with sweet, pure grace.
If God's truth they just won't embrace,
be prayerful and keep on the case. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 September

22 September

“Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in the future.
Many are the plans in the heart of a man,
but it is the purpose of the LORD that it will stand.”
Proverbs‬ ‭19:20-21 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God is the real power that shapes events;
from burnt-out Sodom to Abraham's tents.
So give our dreams and hopes some wise contents;
run it pass God for more sanctified sense.
So when we seek guidance ladies and gents;
always ask Jesus, don't sit on the fence. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 September

21 September

“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty One who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
He will quiet you by his love;
He will exult over you with singing.”
Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Warrior God is 'mighty to save';
Our guilt and shame and he fully forgave.
Even neighbours have started to rave;
how our sins were buried in the grave.
God's great goodness we can’t help but crave;
Come now shout with a victory wave. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 September

20 September

“I will say to the LORD,
‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’”
Psalms‬ ‭91:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
As we walk a stony trail;
don't complain and start to wail.
God once fed manna and quail;
Hebrews worked out won't fail.
Faster than post or email;
God answers prayers so we can sail. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 September

19 September

“Therefore do not throw away your confidence,
which has great reward.
For you have need of endurance,
so that when you have done the will of God,
you may receive what is promised.”
Hebrews‬ ‭10:35-36‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Recall the times we stood our ground; ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
God's promise is good and so sound.
Christ died for all our sins around;
if we trust Him we're heaven-bound.
So keep the faith and hope we found;
rewards are great and we'll be crowned. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 September

18 September

“For we do not have a high priest who is
unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but One who in every respect has been tempted as we are,
yet without sin.”
Hebrews‬ ‭4:15‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Don't let our faith slip back today;
try not wander and go astray.
Jesus broke off temptation's sway;
He let God's Word have the last say.
As Great ‘High Priest’ daily He’ll pray;
helps us stay pure, don't lose our Way. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 September

17 September

“My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline
or be weary of His reproof,
for the LORD reproves him whom He loves,
as a father the son in whom He delights.”
Proverbs‬ ‭3:11-12 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
A jeweller will shape a precious stone;
so it's full beauty stands out alone.
Our rough living ways too will be hone;
so grace, peace and love, humbly be sown.
When trials and tests come try not to moan;
for we are God's gems He’s always known. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 September

16 September

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the
Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
Romans‬ ‭8:26 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When we find it hard, sometimes to pray;
try follow the A.C.T.S., is a good way.
ADORE the Father whose love will stay;
CONFESS all our sins, so we don't stray.
Give THANKS for mercies, night and each day;
ask God SUPPLY needs, without delay. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 September

15 September

“For Christ also suffered once for sins,
the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God,
being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit.”
1 Peter‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Be ready to suffer, for doing good;
for we walk the pathway, where Jesus stood.
When Jesus was nailed to, a cross of wood;
He died for all our sins, in neighbourhood.
To bring others to Christ, witness we should;
then God's Holy Spirit, helps us He could. Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 September

14 September

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel,
for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes,
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
Romans‬ ‭1:16‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
The only time we are in the right:
is when from our heart shines God's pure light.
For Jesus' blood cleansed our shame and spite;
We now 'walk by faith and not by sight'.
Let's live God's 'power' each day and night;
for Lord Jesus makes our future bright. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 September

13 September

“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the LORD GOD, is my strength and song;
and He has become my salvation.”
Isaiah‬ ‭12:2‬ ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
God keeps his promise to make us strong;
we know we are loved, that we belong.
Yet when life gets rough and feels so wrong;
talk to the Master, when storms are long.
'The Lord Jesus saves', let’s sing this 'song';
from sights of Rio to bright Hong Kong. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 September

12 September

“Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flows the springs of life.”
Proverbs 4:23 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's watch where and how we walk;
think good things, and spread sweet talk.
Then when troubles try trap and stalk;
we will just “bob up like a cork”;
From Jesus' Way we will not baulk;
in the desert, Perth or New York. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 September

11 September

“’Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved,
but the one whom the Lord commends.”
2 Corinthians 10:17-18 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let’s ‘boast’, and tell our own story;
what Jesus did for you and me.
He died alone on Calv'ry's tree;
to curse our sins and set us free.
So join with me on bended knee;
to thank our Lord that now we see. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 September

10 September

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
Romans 15:13 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Some people tease and say 'you wish';
’God of hope’ is always lavish .
His 'joy and peace' like “sweet relish”;
tastes so good as on fresh radish.
God has ‘power’ that’s outlandish;
cleans our heart of all its rubbish. Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 September

9 September

“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil;
Hold fast to what is good.
Love one another with brotherly affection.
Outdo one another in showing honour.”
Romans 12:9-10 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Today let's not wear a mask;
do things as a loving task.
In God's Love let's truly bask;
do whatever God may ask.
See how large God’s treasure cask;
He can fill each empty flask. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 September

8 September

“O you who love the LORD, hate evil!
He preserves the lives of his saints;
He deliverers them from the hand of the wicked.”
Psalms 97:10 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
'Faithful ones' have one desire;
trust in God 'down to the wire'.
Evil traps always backfire;
but God saves from “muck and mire”.
Sing along with voice and choir;
God still rules the earth entire. Hallelujah!

Read more: 8 September

7 September

“The LORD appeared to him from far away.
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued My faithfulness to you.”
Jeremiah 31:3 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Lord will restore good fortunes once given;
take away wrongs, 'seventy times seven’.
'Everlasting love', ‘manna from heaven’;
for there on the Cross hard nails were driven.
So comfort ‘Rachel’, Alice and Bevan;
'greater love' returns, we are forgiven. Hallelujah!

Read more: 7 September

6 September

“You make known to me the path of life:
In Your presence is fulness of joy;
at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
‭Psalms 16:11 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Though heart and flesh may face decay;
our faith in God will always stay.
Even when friends cruel things may say;
from Jesus' pathway we won't stray.
So walk with Jesus, don't delay;
His 'right hand' leads us all the way. Hallelujah!

Read more: 6 September

5 September

“You shall not take vengeance,
or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people,
but you shall love your neighbor as yourself:
I am The LORD.”
‭Leviticus 19:18 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Today let's try not 'bear a grudge';
as God is still our final Judge.
Mean, spiteful hearts are hard to budge;
‘I am the Door’ gives hate the nudge.
‘Love your neighbour’, don't treat as sludge;
‘..in God's image’ comes without smudge. Hallelujah!

Read more: 5 September

4 September

“For it is written, ‘As I live, says the Lord,
every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.’”
‭Romans 14:11 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Let's not complain what people think;
or even what they eat or drink.
God's grace brought us back from the brink;
from words and ways that caused a stink.
Confess to God our “weakest link”;
before we fall and start to sink. Hallelujah!

Read more: 4 September

3 September

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.”
‭Matthew 11:28 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When wearied by sins of friends and foes;
trust in a Saviour who rest bestows.
His name is Jesus who mercy shows;
when we get yoked to weakness and woes.
Learn from King Jesus, good seed He sows;
‘My yoke is easy…’, burdens dispose. Hallelujah!

Read more: 3 September

2 September

“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalms 46:10 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When nature and nations start acting wild;
let's 'be still' every adult and child.
'God is our refuge', when people are riled;
He keeps our minds pure, not stained and defiled.
Our house of hope is not red brick and tiled;
but built by Lord Jesus, our ‘blood’ Tradie mild. Hallelujah!

Read more: 2 September

1 September

“Strive for peace with everyone,
and for the holiness without which no man will see the Lord.”
Hebrews 12:14 ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
With holiness let's wash our feet;
to spread God's peace with all we meet.
Our message comes from Calv'ry street;
where peace was gained by sin's defeat.
So 'feeble knees' keep with the beat;
our Prince of Peace did not retreat. Hallelujah!

Read more: 1 September

31 August

"Trouble and anguish have found me out,
but Your commandments are my delight.”
Psalms 119:143 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Fervent and frequent are most of my prayers,
that’s because troubles catch me unawares.
Sad when our loved ones try hurt us with stares;
they’re really trapped in their own lions' lairs.
Our brave and strong heart then shouts and declares;
“Jesus ‘Good Shepherd’ for us He still cares. Hallelujah!

Read more: 31 August

30 August

"Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you;
He will never permit the righteous to be moved.”
Psalms 55:22 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Sometimes we feel ‘weeds’ when we know we’re ‘wheat’;
and find we're back there in old “struggle street”.
Time to tell Jesus how we 'copped it sweet';
He cares, sustains us and won't “press delete”.
He knows how best friends can leave and retreat;
His Calvary shame, there’s no-one can beat. Hallelujah!

Read more: 30 August

29 August

 "Do you not know not that you are God's temple 
and that God's Spirit dwells in you?"
1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When sinners “smooth talk” and try to entice;
let’s never listen to worldly advice.
God’s Holy Spirit, will always suffice;
'you are God's temple' is true and precise.
We as God’s church was bought at high price,
through Jesus' own blood and pure sacrifice. Hallelujah!

Read more: 29 August

28 August

"Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me, and answer me.”
Psalms 27:7 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
When tricked and teased along life's road;
let's choose to stay in God's abode.
God's Word in our heart has been stowed;
as healing balm for words that goad.
‘Grace and mercy’ to us was sowed;
by the 'Father forgive them...' code. Hallelujah!

Read more: 28 August

27 August

"You keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you;
because he trusts in you."
Isaiah 26:3 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Two minds, two masters;
brings on disasters.
One Way, One Saviour;
rescues with favour.
Jesus we follow;
now and tomorrow. Hallelujah!

Read more: 27 August

26 August

"But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you,
and guard you against the evil one.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
As a ship sails to a safe harbour;
God cares more than our local barber.
God leads us in our long and short labour;
He shows great love and special favour.
So know when we talk to our close neighbour;
us ‘salt of the earth’ won’t lose flavour. Hallelujah!

Read more: 26 August

25 August

"Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul,
and health to the body.”
Proverbs 16:24 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Jam, honey, cream and custard tart;
our fav'rite food for shopping cart.
But 'gracious words' are set apart;
for they can heal a broken heart.
Jesus offers a brand new start;
His Words give Life, beyond street-smart. Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 August

24 August

"Be not quick in your spirit to be angry;
for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.”
Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Dear friends and family…, ‬‬‬‬
Patience is stronger than weapons of war,
it achieves better things we all long for.
So watch our words when we're hurt, bruised and sore;
it is shame to mend a broken front door.
So when angry lions attack and roar;
pray 'Lord is my Shepherd' for soul restore. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 August