DOTD – February 23rd

I am the word of life-eternal life. I have always existed: I am that which was from the beginning. Moreover, I am divine. As the apostle John wrote, “The word was God.” This divine word brings life to all who believe in Me.

From the beginning of creation, words have been associated with life. Originally, the earth was formless, empty, and dark. Then I said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. I spoke everything into existence, including all the plants and animals. Finally, I spoke mankind into being.

The life I offer you is eternal. It begins when you trust Me as your only Savior-but it never ends. You can enjoy immense freedom through knowing there i for you. I have forever set you free from the law of sin and death! The best response to this glorious gift is grateful Joy-delighting in the One who loves you perfectly and eternally. Remember that I am always near you, closer than the air you breathe.

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DOTD – January 22nd

Devotion of the Day – Excerpt from “Jesus Always” by Sarah Young

One of My names is Wonderful Counselor. I understand you far, far better than you understand yourself. So come to Me with your problems and insecurities, seeking My counsel. In the light of My loving presence you can see yourself as you really are: radiantly lovely in My brilliant righteousness. Though My righteousness is perfect, you will continue to struggle with imperfections-yours and others-as long as you live in this world. Still, your standing with me is secure. Nothing in all creation can separate you from My love!

A good counselor helps you recognize truth and live according to it. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. So be open and honest when you bring Me your concerns. Also, fill your mind and heart with My word, which contains absolute truth.

A wonderful counselor is not only extremely good at helping people but also able to inspire delight or pleasure. Delight yourself in Me, beloved, and I will give you the desires of your heart.

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Might God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6 NASB

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities nor powers, neither things present nor things to come, neither height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:38-39

Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.” -John 18:37 NLT

Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your hearts desires. -Psalm 37:4

DOTD – February 21st

Devotion of the Day – Excerpt from “Jesus Always” by Sarah Young

Put on the armor of light. To wear this bright, protective covering, you have to put aside deeds of darkness. You live in a world where darkness is prevalent all around you. You need My light-armor to help you see things clearly-protecting you from being led astray by the worldliness that surrounds you.

I want you to walk in the light with Me. Make every effort to live close to Me. Such nearness to Me will help you make good decisions. Sometimes, though, you will make bad choices that lead you into sin. Do not despair when this happens. Because I am your Savior, I have made provision for all your sin. Moreover, the blood I shed on the cross cleanses you and keeps you walking in the light.

If you confess your sins, I forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. I am faithful and just, and I delight in your nearness to Me.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. -Romans 13:12

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. -1 John 1:7 NKJV

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. –Romans 13:14

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -1 John 1:9 NKJV

DOTD – February 20th

Devotion of the Day – Excerpt from “Jesus Always” by Sarah Young

Don’t think of prayer as a chore. Instead, view it as communicating with the One you adore. Delight yourself in Me. This will draw you irresistibly into communication with Me. Remember all that perfect, everlasting Love, and I take great delight in you. Let My tenderness embrace you, convincing you that you are indeed My beloved. Rejoice in the One who will never let you go!

Often the easiest way to start talking with Me is to thank Me for being your Savior, Redeemer, and Friend. You can also give thanks to things that are happening in your life, your family, your church, and beyond. These grateful prayers connect you with Me and ease the way into other prayers.

You can talk freely with Me since I know everything about you and your circumstances. I never reject you because the penalty for your sins has been paid in full-with My blood. Trust Me enough to pour out your heart to Me, for I am your Refuge.

Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:4

The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. -Zephaniah 3:17

You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. -Psalm 118:28-29 NKJV

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. -Psalm 62:8

DOTD – February 19th

Devotion of the Day – Excerpt from “Jesus Always” by Sarah Young

Set Me before you continually. Keep your eyes on Me. I am at your right hand, close by your side. This is the most reliable source of joy, knowing that I am always near. Seek to strengthen your awareness of My presence so you can enjoy Me in your moments and feel more secure.

Communicating with Me-in silent prayers, in whispers, in spoken words, in shouts of praise-is the best way to stay attentive to Me. I want you to be real with Me in your prayers. Instead of worrying or obsessing about things, turn those thoughts towards Me. Talk with Me about whatever is on your mind. I will show you My way to handle the person or situation that concerns you.

Study and meditate on Scripture. Let it saturate your heart and mind, changing your way of thinking. Permeate your prayers with biblical concepts and content. As you stay in close communication with Me, the Joy of My presence is yours!

I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. -Psalm 16:8 NASB

My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed. -Psalm 71:23

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. -Philippians 4:6 NLT 

O satisfy us in the morning with Your loving kindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. -Psalm 90:14