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's and Leader's Devotions

Today's Devotion:



God’s Messiah


Speak to me: “When the people sent Sherezer, with Regem-Melech and his men, to the house of God, to pray before the Lord, and to ask the priests who were in the house of the Lord of hosts, and the prophets, saying, “Should I weep in the fifth month and fast as I have done for so many years?””

‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭7:2-3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


Action:  The people needed to know if “tradition” or the old ways still applied to them as they found themselves in a physical returning and rebuilding season…but God responds, through Zechariah, “When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months during those seventy years (in captivity), did you really fast for ME-for ME?”  


Learn: Traditions, old ways or even developing new disciplines, overtime, can find its way on a daily to-do list were “checking-off” a box is accomplishing a task, but has little to no affect within me…it becomes more of a physical action rather than a spiritual or even relational response to Gods everyday presence in my life. God wasn’t after the act of fasting, weeping and mourning but rather the heart. A heart of true repentance. A heart willing to be challenged and changed from the old ways to a new purpose-filled attitude that reflects my relationship with Him and a spiritual maturity towards others and situations…it’s not about the act of doing but rather the heart in which I present to God as I do what I do everyday.


Talk with God Abba Father, forgive me for going through the motions, for taking what is good for me and turning it into an item that I’ve “check-off” on a list. In moments such as these where I find myself in Your word physically, may I also find myself spiritually and relationally connected with You, bringing my whole heart forward, where my thoughts are set on You, where I’m being present in the moment as You open Yourself to me so that I can discover more of who I am in You. In Jesus name I praise, I love You LORD, Amen.