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:


STAND UP, STAND FIRM, AND LIFT UP MY HEAD


Speak to me: Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?” 8 He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. 9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” 10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. 12 “But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13 And so you will bear testimony to me. 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17 Everyone will hate you because of me. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 Stand firm, and you will win life. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (‭Luke‬ ‭21‬:‭7-19‬, 28 NIV)


Action: Do not be deceived by what is taking place around me. I must be able to stand up, stand firm, and lift up my head in the midst of despair, chaos, and difficulties.


Learn: TWhen You shared how difficult life will be, some of the disciples asked when these things would take place. Your response of not being deceived is the greatest help for me in the world I’m in today. As bad as it will get, not a hair of my head will perish. This is why I can stand firm. When I do, I will win at life. I can stand up, and not be discouraged. I can lift up my head, and rather than feeling disappointed. I can do these things because my redemption is drawing near!


Talk with God: Heavenly Father, thank You for the day of redemption. Thank You for being the One who gives me the ability to stand up, to stand firm, and to lift up my head. Without You, I will easily be deceived. Thank You for showing me, not only what will happen in my life, but how to respond to it so that I win at life.

“I LOVE YOU JESUS. AMEN!”