Devotions

Time for Grace-April 22, 2024

Luke 12:32 Do not be afraid, little flock, because your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Dear Heavenly Father, Jesus said these words as he spoke against worry. We can be concerned about several circumstances, such as things we see on the news, health scars, family problems, cars breaking down, or even clothes and food. But Jesus told us not to worry or be afraid because this life is not about material things. While our concerns are genuine,…

Time for Grace-April 19, 2024

John 10:11 [Jesus said] “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Dear Lord Jesus, Thank You for being our Good Shepherd. As a shepherd, You provide for all our needs; we are like sheep who love wandering in harm’s way. We need someone to protect us because we have no natural defenses. Like sheep, we can make a lot of noise, but the powers of this world are so superior to us that…

Time for Grace-April 18, 2024

1 Peter 1:17-21 If you call on the Father who judges impartially, according to the work of each person, conduct yourselves during the time of your pilgrimage in reverence, because you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, not with things that pass away, such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like a lamb without blemish or spot. He was chosen before the foundation…

Time for Grace-April 17, 2024

Psalm 30:4-5 Make music to the Lord, you his favored ones, and give thanks when you remember his holiness, for we spend a moment under his anger, but we enjoy a lifetime in his favor. In the evening, weeping comes to stay through the night, but in the morning, there is rejoicing! Dear Heavenly Father, Let us sing and make music to rejoice in the peace You have brought us. When our first parents fell into sin, each person was condemned…

Time for Grace-April 16, 2024

Romans 8:26  In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we should pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that are not expressed in words. Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for sending us Your Holy Spirit. We like to think of ourselves as strong and able to take on the world, but in reality, we are vulnerable and weak. Our human nature, sin, and desires all limit us.…

Time for Grace-April 5, 2024

1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy, he gave us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, into an inheritance that is undying, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. Through faith, you are being protected by God’s power for the salvation that is ready to be revealed at the end of time. Dear Heavenly Father, In our lives…

Time for Grace-April 4, 2024

Romans 6:5-11 For if we have been united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united with him in the likeness of his resurrection. We know that our old self was crucified with him, to make our sinful body powerless, so that we would not continue to serve sin. For the person who has died has been declared free from sin. And since we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live…

Time for Grace-April 3, 2024

1 Corinthians 15:50-56 Now I say this, brothers: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and what is perishable is not going to inherit what is imperishable. Look, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable body…

Time for Grace-April 1, 2024

1 Corinthians 15:19-22 If our hope in Christ applies only to this life, we are the most pitiful people of all. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came by a man, the resurrection of the dead also is going to come by a man. For as in Adam they all die, so also in Christ they all will be made alive. Dear Heavenly Father, The…

Time for Grace-March 30, 2024

Matthew 12:40 [Jesus said] For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Dear Lord Jesus, Then Your body rested. As with the creation of the world, Your salvational work was done. Your body born of Mary was placed in a tomb, and scripture was fulfilled—Your Words were accomplished, and Your work complete.…