Daily Devotions

Repeating History

We may not always have the best example of how to live our lives but we always have the free-will to choose for ourselves.  Zechariah 1.1-6 Reference:  v. 4a Do not be like your forefathers, to whom the earlier prophets proclaimed: This is what the Lord Almighty says: 'Turn from your evil ways and your…

Ring of Recognition – A signet ring

God chooses a special person to be His signet ring. Haggai 2.10-23 Reference: v. 23 "'On that day', declares the Lord Almighty, 'I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,' declares the Lord, 'and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,' declares the Lord Almighty." (NIV Bible)…

Building the House of God

With all we have and in everything we do, we must work towards building the House of God. Haggai 2.1-9 Reference: v. 4b "Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land," declares the Lord, "and work. For I am with you, " declares the Lord…

Building the Kingdom of God

God doesn't tell us to pull down our own houses but He does call us to prioritize our worship of Him and love of others. Haggai 1.1-15 Reference: v.4 "Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?" (NIV Bible)  Explore: Haggai the prophet…

A praise worth living for

God declares His love for us when we live according to His purpose. Zephaniah 3. 1-20 Reference: v. 17 "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.He will take great delight in you,He will quiet you with His love,He will rejoice over you with singing." (NIV Bible) Explore: What a beautiful…

The Lord is my Shepherd

In the Old Testament the idea of sheep and shepherds comes through strongly. Zephaniah 2.1-15 Reference: v. 7a It will belong to the remnant of the house of Judah; there they will find pasture. (NIV Bible) Explore: The prophet Zephaniah is bringing much doom to many people. He speaks of the massive destruction that God…

Power works both ways

Through the prophets we are reminded of God’s power to build and to destroy Zephaniah 1.1-18 Reference: v. 2 “I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” declares the Lord. (NIV Bible) Explore: Zephaniah was a prophet for Judah. Prophets were incredibly special as they brought news from the Lord. Unfortunately, it…

Everyday forgetfulness

It’s easy to sing praise when we’re happy and reach out for help when we’re lost, but where does our relationship with God go when we are accomplishing the everyday tasks? James 5.13-20 Reference: v.13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray.  Is anyone happy?  Let him sing songs of praise. (NIV…

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