Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with thee;
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
As thou hast been thou forever wilt be.
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed thy hand hath provided;
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Spiritual functions often parallel physical functions. Our bodies hunger and thirst, and so do our souls! Water is an essential mineral we all need in life for refreshment of the soul and to quench our thirst.
Psalm of hope and faith! The history of God’s faithfulness to His people in Israel is an ongoing reminder that we can trust Him to deliver us too. While in our human reckoning of time, God’s answer may be slow in coming, His track record in history reminds us that He will answer, and He will deliver and bless His people in His own time, not according to our own set time.
By natural vision, we see things on the surface and wallow in ignorance concerning the glorious things about God. But there are deep, hidden and secret things in the Word of God which are not perceived by the natural man. Therefore, illumination from God is necessary for man to perceive spiritual things.
What might the average Jewish person have said about the cross in Jesus’ day? Almost certainly that it was a place where the most wicked people were executed; somewhere criminals were cursed. The question for today is, “If the Cross was once seen as a symbol of a curse, how has it become the greatest symbol of blessing for all mankind?”
A famous mountain-climbing resort in the Swiss Alps caters to businesses that encourage their employees to hike up the mountain trails together. The goal is to build camaraderie and to teach teamwork. Although it is about an eight-hour trek to the summit, anyone with normal walking ability can ascend to the top.
High on the list of things that please God is the issue Paul mentions in the Corinthian letter when he says, “It pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe” (1 Cor. 1:21). Gospel preaching pleases God. It is the highest calling one can have.
Through the Word of God, we can gain insight into what is happening in the spiritual realm. In the verse above, the Apostle James is speaking to those in the Church who have already experienced new birth in Jesus.
There once was a man who had such a speech impediment that his brother had to accompany him everywhere to be his spokesman. However, this man understood how to move the hand of God. He was able to confront the most powerful ruler in the world at the time.
365 Days of Healing: Powerful Devotions and Prayers To Help You Recover and Keep You Well. Read it over and over. Meditate on its truth until it’s planted down in your spirit. Throughout the day, release your faith by saying the confession at the end of each devotion out loud.
Proverbs is a very different book. It calls us to study, to think, to learn the practical discipline of centering all our thoughts and actions on God. Indeed, one of the main messages of Proverbs is—you’ve never really thought enough about anything.
This devotional is an “open Bible devotional”—that is, you will need to keep your Bible open, on your lap or on your screen, as you use these studies. You’ll be asked questions that bring you to examine and think hard about the text.
Do you believe that God wants you to succeed? Well, He does. In fact, He has greater dreams and aspirations for you than you probably realize. And when you walk in the center of His will, you have His presence, power . . .
God’s Word is extremely powerful and it contains the power to renew our minds and change us into the image of Jesus Christ. I trust that as you read and study this devotional you will experience a new intimacy with our Lord.