Daily Strength

Fairness will produce peace and result in lasting security. – Isa 32:17 NET

The heart that ministers for Thee
In Thy own work will rest;
And the subject spirit of a child
Can serve Thy children best.

—A. L. WARING

It matters not where or what we are, so we be His servants. They are happy who have a wide field and great strength to fulfil His missions of compassion; and they, too, are blessed who, in sheltered homes and narrow ways of duty, wait upon Him in lowly services of love. Wise or simple, gifted or slender in knowledge, in the world’s gaze or in hidden paths, high or low, encompassed by affections and joys of home, or lonely and content in God alone, what matters, so that they bear the seal of the living God? Blessed company, unknown to each other, unknowing even themselves!

—H. E. MANNING

God Knows Me

God knows every inch of me.

He made me. He created me. He made my mind. My heart. My soul. My talents. All of me.

He knows everything I worry about, and looks at me with love and compassion.

He sits with me always, right beside me, protecting me.

I don’t have to struggle alone, waiting until I’m “good” or in a “place of understanding about God” to pray.

I can talk to him anytime. He wants to hear from me. He loves me. I don’t have to wait to talk to him — I can talk to him now.

He’ll never leave me, loves me more than life itself. I am not alone.

~ Mona Hanna ~

Wake Up

Therefore He says, “Awake, you who sleep,
arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
EPHESIANS 5 : 14

Today’s verse quotes what the prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 60:1: “Arise, shine, for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” That verse looked forward to the Messiah, and Paul’s interpretation looks back to what Christ has done.


Many Bible commentators believe that Ephesians 5:14 is a line from an Easter hymn sung by the early church. They see it as an invitation—a gospel presentation. The sinner is the one who sleeps, and the invitation is to awake and arise. The Savior is Christ, who will give light.


Like Rip Van Winkle, men and women are sleeping through an age—an age of grace. When they wake up it will be too late. So Paul encourages them, as should we, to awake and arise from the dead.

~ John MacArthur ~

Afternoon Prayer

“And the Lord God prepared a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah was very grateful for the plant.”

Jonah 4:6

Father God, how easy it is for us to lose appreciation for the beauties of this life. Sometimes I take for granted the gifts that You have given to me. I can breathe. I can see. I can hear. I can walk. I can talk. I have a home. I have love. I have You. Thank You! Amen

Morning Devotional

“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them.” — Joh 17:22

Behold the superlative liberality of the Lord Jesus, for he hath given us his all. Although a tithe of his possessions would have made a universe of angels rich beyond all thought, yet was he not content until he had given us all that he had. It would have been surprising grace if he had allowed us to eat the crumbs of his bounty beneath the table of his mercy; but he will do nothing by halves, he makes us sit with him and share the feast. Had he given us some small pension from his royal coffers, we should have had cause to love him eternally; but no, he will have his bride as rich as himself, and he will not have a glory or a grace in which she shall not share. He has not been content with less than making us joint-heirs with himself, so that we might have equal possessions. He has emptied all his estate into the coffers of the Church, and hath all things common with his redeemed. There is not one room in his house the key of which he will withhold from his people. He gives them full liberty to take all that he hath to be their own; he loves them to make free with his treasure, and appropriate as much as they can possibly carry. The boundless fulness of his all-sufficiency is as free to the believer as the air he breathes. Christ hath put the flagon of his love and grace to the believer's lip, and bidden him drink on for ever; for could he drain it, he is welcome to do so, and as he cannot exhaust it, he is bidden to drink abundantly, for it is all his own. What truer proof of fellowship can heaven or earth afford?

“When I stand before the throne
Dressed in beauty not my own;
When I see thee as thou art,
Love thee with unsinning heart;
Then, Lord, shall I fully know-
Not till then-how much I owe.”

~ Charles Spurgeon ~