Online Devotions

Journaling is an excellent way to hear the voice of God speak into your life. Writing it down helps us to remember what God has blessed us with, as well as the lifelong lessons He wants to deposit into our hearts. Our prayer is that you will allocate some time to spend with the Creator of the universe, and allow Him to mold you into the person He created you to be! 


Below is an example of how we journal using SALT as an acronym to inspire us. The double blessing is that you not only get to learn how to DO devotions but you'll also be discipled by Pastor Sheldon as he shares what the Lord is teaching him!


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Speak to me:

Open your Bible to the reading found under today's date of your Bible bookmark. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal. Ask the Holy Spirit to inspire you as you read.


Action:

What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you what He wants you to do because of what you've read.


Learn: 

Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. What did you learn and what are your next steps?


Talk with God:

This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

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Pastor Sheldon's Devotions

Today's Devotion:


BE WILLING


Speak to me:  But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.” 25 So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels of gold for the site. 26 David built an altar to the Lord there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the Lord, and the Lord answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering. 27 Then the Lord spoke to the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath. 28 At that time, when David saw that the Lord had answered him on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, he offered sacrifices there. (‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭21‬:‭24-28‬ NIV)


Action: Be willing to pay the price. Be okay with what it costs obeying You. Make sacrifices befitting a King.


Learn:  David sinned by doing a census, which came with consequences. When You sent a plague into Israel, David built an altar to stop the plague. He made sure it cost him something, rather than taking it free. He knew there was a price to pay for his disobedience. Although David wasn’t the one to die from the plague, he did have to live with the consequences of his actions.


Talk with GodHeavenly Father, I know I will need to make many sacrifices, as well as pay a price for making mistakes. Following You will always cost me something. But no matter what kind of sacrifice I need to make, no matter how high the price I will pay. And no matter how difficult, nothing I go through will ever come close to what You went through for me. Thank You for showing me that no matter what I go through, You are with me and I’ll be able to come out on the other side unscathed.

“I LOVE YOU JESUS. AMEN!”