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Prayer, Thought for Today

My prayer today is of Jesus' teaching his disciples on life--known as The Beatitudes. I pray that if all peoples would adhere to these "Blessed" verses, the world would be made whole, and the world will be full of love for its fellow-man. In Jesus' name. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be cal…

Fresh Start Devotionals

God’s Economy Have you noticed how big SUV’s have gotten? I saw a report on a morning show the other day of one that was so big, it couldn’t even fit in a garage. The price tag on those puppies is more than what we paid for our first home. (Though I think our first home probably got better gas mileage.) Wal mart has Super Centers and McDonald’s will super size your meal for you. While we want bigger, God asks for the little things from us. Remember Gideon’s army? He had 32,000 men and God said there were too many. God pared it down to 300 soldiers, just the right amount. When they were down to the right size, God used them to defeat the Midianites. In God’s economy, bigger isn’t always better. Why would God want less men instead of more? When God’s prophet Elijah was hungry in the days of the famine, do you remember who He sent him to for food? A widow who just had enough flour and oil to make one more meal for her and her son. She fed the prophet, then fed her family. The next day…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

March 11 DARE TO BE A DANIEL Words and Music by Philip P. Bliss, 1838–1876 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself … (Daniel 1:8) Doubt sees the obstacles—Faith sees the way. Doubt sees the darkest night—Faith sees the day. Doubt dreads to take a step—Faith soars on high. Doubt questions, “Who believes?”—Faith answers, “I.” —Unknown The book of Daniel is really a textbook of instruction and an example of how God’s people can live in difficult conditions and come through victoriously. Even as the Jewish people were living in Babylonian captivity, so Christians today are pilgrims and sojourners in a foreign culture. We, like Daniel and his friends, must exercise our implicit faith in God’s purposes and leading for our lives. We too must resolve in advance that we will not be defiled by the world. And whether our God delivers us or not from the fiery furnace, we will remain faithful to Him (Daniel 3:17, 18). Daniel and his friends also personify for us Christian courage at …