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:



KEEP LOVING MY CHILDREN


Speak to me:  “The king covered his face and cried aloud, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!””

‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭19:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬


Action:  Keep loving my children…no matter what they do and no matter what they go through.


Learn: No matter what a child does, the love from the parent never dies. King David’s son Absalom continuously rebelled against his father. He even dishonored his father by undermining his authority and slept with his fathers concubines. Yet even through all of that, David still loved him and grieved for him. It could be that David grieved, not just for the loss of his son, but because they didn’t have the best relationship and the hopes of having a great one was no longer a possibility. I need to build a strong relationship with my children, regardless of what they do or what they go through. I need to encourage them to reach their full potential.


Talk with God:  Heavenly Father, thank You for being my Father who continues to love me no matter what I do and no matter what I go through. Help me to love my children the way You love me. I too want them to reach their full potential. My responsibility is to love them, Yours is to make them into the person You created them to be. Thank You for setting the example on how to love children and for teaching me to be a better father.


“I LOVE YOU JESUS. AMEN!”