Read the Word Daily

Would you like to read the Word daily, but don’t know how to begin? Reading our Daily Devotionals is a good way to develop the habit of studying the scriptures.

Daily Devotionals - December 2018
18 Dec.

“And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching” (Mark 6:5, 6).

Despite God’s mighty power, our unbelief hampers Him from working miracles in our lives. The Holy Spirit was sent to convince us that unbelief is a sin, and that having faith in Jesus opens the door to supernatural manifestations.

17 Dec.

“For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning” (Hebrews 4:15, AMPC).

On our worst days when we face the toughest struggles, we can draw on the strength of Jesus Christ to help us stay strong. He knows exactly what we’re going through because He faced the same issues, but He came out of them victorious.

16 Dec.

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 107:1).

Life would be harsh and unpleasant without God’s mercy. When we make a mistake, we can thank Him for His forgiveness.

15 Dec.

“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise” (Jeremiah 17:14).

Health care professionals do their best, but their abilities to heal come from God. We can be thankful that Jesus has obtained healing for us, as well as deliverance and everything else we need for resurrected lives.

14 Dec.

“And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed” (Matthew 8:2, 3).

God always wants the best for us on all levels. We make a mistake when we start second-guessing Him and wondering if good things for us are actually His will.

13 Dec.

“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:14, NIV).

When we live our lives according to our five senses, we’re prone to make many unnecessary mistakes. However, we reach new levels of understanding and gain new insights when we let the Holy Spirit guide us.

12 Dec.

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:10).

A mindset that says that we don’t need God’s help is based in pride, and is displeasing to Him. When we humbly admit we need God’s help in everything we do, He is happy to get involved in our success.

11 Dec.

“My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:2).

When we’re in trouble, we don’t have to depend on our own strength and power to get ourselves out of the situation. We can call on God; there is no greater source of help.

10 Dec.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10).

Born-again Christians don’t have to fear anything or any situation, because God is walking with them. When we stand on this promise, we encounter supernatural protection and deliverance.

9 Dec.

“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another” (Romans 14:19).

The world operates in strife and conflict, and it has no peace. Believers are set apart from the world by walking in peace.

8 Dec.

“A gossip goes around telling secrets, so don’t hang around with chatterers” (Proverbs 20:19, NLT).

Our words are powerful, and using them to hurt others or build ourselves up at others’ expense only hurts us in the end. The world encourages gossip, but this is ungodly talk.

7 Dec.

“And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:23, 24).

Believers are God’s children. When we ask our heavenly Father for anything that agrees with His Word, He will grant our request.

6 Dec.

“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it” (John 14:13, 14).

There is nothing wrong with asking God for things, as long as we ask according to His will. The more time we spend in His Word, the more it will shape our asking.

5 Dec.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).

God wants us to succeed. Every blessing in the physical realm originates in the spiritual realm; agreeing with His Word positions us to receive them by faith.

4 Dec.

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3).

When we have a relationship with Jesus Christ, there is no reason to fail. When Christ is in us, His Holy Spirit gives us everything we need to make good decisions and succeed in life.

3 Dec.

“Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge” (Proverbs 14:7).

Foolishness is defined as a lack of wisdom or good judgment. The friendships we make profoundly impact our quality of life, and sometimes it’s wise to walk away from unhealthy relationships.

2 Dec.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8, 9).

God thinks differently than we do, and He has no limitations. If we want to succeed in life, we must learn to think like Him and remove any limits we’ve imposed in our own minds.

1 Dec.

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).

We can’t successfully navigate our way through life by what we think or believe, because our reasoning may be flawed. We’re much safer going through life navigating by God’s Word.