Monday, June 30, 2014

"True Heart" Video Devotion

"True Heart" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 44, verses 17 through 26. Do Christians serve God faithfully because of the great blessings He bestows upon them? Would their faithfulness continue if everything good were taken from them? Though the waters of this life may be deep; even if we never have another good day while on this earth, look what awaits God's children: life, peace, and joy in eternity with God forever! That is what defines the true heart of a Christian!





God Bless You,
Linda

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"Cast Off" Video Devotion

"Cast Off" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 44, verses 9 through 16. Does God need us? Is God obligated to us? Is God to be held in account if things go badly for us? Of course, the answer is, "No!" to all three questions. Why, then, do we tend to act as though these questions are true? When things go badly, why are Christians some of the first to hold God to account, charging Him with not coming to their aid? God is our light and salvation; in Him is no darkness, neither shadow of turning. He is the only worthy object of our faith! In truth, we, His children, are never cast off, but will transcend the boundaries of this world to live with Him forever!






God Bless You,
Linda

Saturday, June 28, 2014

"My King" Video Devotion

"My King" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 44, verses 4 through 8. As I read through these verses from Psalm 44, I wondered what it would be like if the rulers of our nations believed these verses. For example, can you imagine President Obama, from the United States, saying, "Thou art my King . . . through thee will we push down our enemies . . . for we will not trust in our military might, but rather, in God we will boast all the day long, and praise His name forever."? It all begins with each one of us, does it not? We cannot answer for our Christian friends and neighbors, but, before the Lord, we must answer for ourselves. We must ask ourselves, "Is God my King? If so, what plans of action have we put in place for growing in the Lord?"





God Bless You,
Linda

Friday, June 27, 2014

"Arm of God" Video Devotion

"Arm of God" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 44, verses 1 through 3. How are we affected by the study of history? Do we learn from the mistakes of our forefathers, or are we destined to repeat the same mistakes? By the time of David, many centuries had passed since the children of Israel entered the Promised Land. We know of the difficulties God's people faced in the wilderness; time after time they threw aside God's yoke of protection and rebelled against his commandments. Today, just as it was true 2500 years ago, we are still saved by the arm of God, and not by our own devices.





God Bless You,
Linda

Thursday, June 26, 2014

"Hope in God" Video Devotion

"Hope in God" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 43, verses 4 and 5. There is always hope! We have heard that saying over and over, but is it really true? After all, every road has an end. What do we do when we actually get to the end of the road? Where is hope, then? The real secret lies in the object of our hope. Hope in God, for He alone deserves our trust, our hope, our honor, and our praise!





God Bless You,
Linda

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"Send the Light" Video Devotion

"Send the Light" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 43, verses 1 through 3. I think we always feel like we have to be able to answer all of the difficult questions of life, when in actuality, we need to renew our trust and fellowship with God and leave the resolution of such questions to Him. A time will come when all of the answers will come, and we will understand God's righteous resolution. "Send the light," became the psalmist's cry.





God Bless You,
Linda

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"God My Rock" Video Devotion

"God My Rock" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 42, verses 9 through 11. Did Satan destroy God's creation in the Garden of Eden? No! Even then, God already had a plan in place that would bruise Christ's heal, but destroy Satan's head! (Genesis 3:15) We must remember that, as Christians, the victory has already been won. It is time that we stop giving in to the temptations of this world and set our hearts and minds on "God my Rock!"





God Bless You,
Linda

Monday, June 23, 2014

"Deep Calls to Deep" Video Devotion

"Deep Calls to Deep" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 42, verse 5 through 8. No one seems to understand better than David, the sweet Psalmist of Israel, the torrents of life that so quickly engulf us to the point that deep calls to deep, when the waves and billows of the waterfall of life have overcome us with their power and might. What do we do? Where do we go for help? When the difficult days come upon us, when deep calls to deep, let us remember to call upon our loving and faithful God.





God Bless You,
Linda

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"Thirsty Soul" Video Devotion

"Thirsty Soul" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 42, verses 1 through 4. In reality, all people have a thirsty soul which thirsts for the living God. The difficulty is that most people do not recognize the object of their thirst. They may sense a void deep within themselves, or they may feel a sense of loss, but they do not understand the reason for this void.





God Bless You,
Linda

Saturday, June 21, 2014

"Before the Face of God" Video Devotion

"Before the Face of God" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 41, verses 10 through 13. Just think of what David is saying; we are sitting before the face of God, and will remain there forever! How differently might we live if we could imprint that picture in our minds in such a way that it would remain there 24/7?





God Bless You,
Linda

Friday, June 20, 2014

"Friends or Enemies" Video Devotion

"Friends or Enemies" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 41, verses 4 through 9. David, the Psalmist, was certainly struggling with life when he wrote this psalm, and his struggles all to often have a very familiar ring to them. Friends are so important to us, but what happens when we must ask the question, "Are they friends or enemies?" What happens when our dearest friends turn against us and become our greatest enemies?





God Bless You,
Linda

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Consider the Poor" Video Devotions

"Consider the Poor" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 41, verses 1 through 3. How much time or effort do we put into considering the poor? Do we even consider the poor to be our responsibility? After all, is it not the duty of governments or the church to take care of their poor? The Psalmist tells us that the Lord will deliver the poor in times of trouble, but just how does the Lord do that? Could it be that we are the very ones God is planning to use to deliver the poor in times of trouble?





God Bless You,
Linda

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"Rejoice and Be Glad" Video Devotion

"Rejoice and Be Glad" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 40, verses 16 and 17. Have you ever had one of those days when the last thing you want to hear is, "Rejoice and be glad!"? Life certainly throws enough surprises that it is truly impossible to run around being happy all of the time. Do you think that is what David, the psalmist, really means in this Bible passage from Psalm 40?





God Bless You,
Linda

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"Invisible Forces" Video Devotion

"Invisible Forces" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 40, verses 11 through 15. Perhaps I have seen too many cartoons, but when I read the verses shown above, I can visualize a superhero with lightning streaking out from his pointed finger and driving back the hordes of evil seeking to overpower him. In reality, that is really not too far from the truth. Though we cannot see the invisible forces of good and evil that surround us, we know that God does drive back those who wish evil upon us.





God Bless You,
Linda

Monday, June 16, 2014

"Truth Hurts" Video Devotion

"Truth Hurts" is a KJV devotional video from Psalm 40, verses 11 and 12. As David ponders his own life, he tells us that unnumbered evils surrounded him, to the extent that he could not even look up, causing his heart to fail. Who among us can come to any different conclusion when pondering his own life, especially when considering that life from God's perspective? In the end, truth hurts or truth preserves. It all depends on one's relationship with God who holds the key to all truth!





God Bless You,
Linda

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Great Congregation" Video Devotion

"Great Congregation" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 40, verses 9 and 10. Who is your great congregation? David was not a preacher; he was a shepherd boy who became king. As such, his "congregation" changed from that of other shepherd boys to those in the courts of his kingdom. Every Christian has his own personal congregation, determined by his own lifestyle, career, and other activities.





God Bless You,
Linda

Saturday, June 14, 2014

"Requirements" Video Devotion

"Requirements" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 40, verses 6 through 8. Membership in any organization usually involves some sort of requirements. What requirements are placed upon us by God to maintain our "membership" in His courts? We are to love the Lord our God with all of our hearts, with all of our soul, and with all of our might. (Deuteronomy 6:5)





God Bless You,
Linda

Friday, June 13, 2014

"God's Thoughts" Video Devotion

"God's Thoughts" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 40, verses 4 and 5. Have you ever thought about God's thoughts? According to the Psalmist, God's thoughts toward us, His children, are so prolific that they cannot even be numbered. Think about that; God, the Creator of the universe, thinks about every single one of His children. Indeed, we may forget Him, but He never forgets us!





God Bless You,
Linda

Thursday, June 12, 2014

"A New Song" Video Devotion

"A New Song" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 40, verses 1 through 3. David has left us with many words of encouragement as he fought through the difficulties of his own life. In his thankfulness to God, he proclaimed,  "And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD."





God Bless You,
Linda

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"I Am a Stranger" Video Devotion

"I Am a Stranger" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 39, verses 8 through 13. In our sinful state, we are all strangers to God, but through Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, we have been lifted from the depths of sin in this world, to a life of righteousness in Christ. We have been transformed; old things have passed away, and all things have become new. Why? Now Christ lives within us.





God Bless You,
Linda

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hope in Thee" Video Devotion

"Hope in Thee" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 39, verses 5 through 7. Our hope is in Christ; we should be focusing all of our attention on seeking a closer walk with the Lord. A meaningless life that was once filled with vanity has now become a life filled with the pursuit of Godliness. Rather than tasting the bitter fruits of this world, God has granted to us the sweetness of joy and peace in Him.





God Bless You,
Linda

Monday, June 09, 2014

"Measure of My Days" Video Devotion

"Measure of My Days" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 39, verses 1 through 4. What is the measure of my days? It is a good question. From God's Word we learn that the measure of our days is not determined by anything in this world. When our life has been lived, and we stand in the courts of our King of Kings, what will matter? The answer to that question is what really gives us the measure of our days.





God Bless You,
Linda

Sunday, June 08, 2014

"My Salvation" Video Devotion

"My Salvation" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 38, verses 17 through 22. Do we, as Christians, understand that the only true help we have in facing the difficulties of life is help from God? Is God the first One we think of when life is tumbling down upon us? Do we really believe that God will help? Could it be that God allows desperate times to come upon us so that we would learn this very lesson?





God Bless You,
Linda

Saturday, June 07, 2014

"Hope in the Lord" Video Devotion

"Hope in the Lord" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 38, verses 11 through 16. Do you think that perhaps one of the reasons God allows bad things to happen to his people is so that they will learn that they cannot depend upon themselves or their friends and family? Friends and family are precious, but they can never replace the Lord. When all is said and done, we are driven to fall at the feet of Jesus; only there will we find perfect peace and perfect rest.




God Bless You,
Linda

Friday, June 06, 2014

"The Lord Understands" Video Devotion

"The Lord Understands" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 38, verses 6 through 10. t was right for David, the Psalmist, to cry out, Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. Though Christ had not yet come during the time of David, we have the rest of the story. We know that Christ not only came to this earth, but that He suffered more than we could ever know! Let us go forth today with joy in our hearts and a spring in our steps because we know that the Lord understands all our ways. He, alone, is the way, the truth, and the light!




God Bless You,
Linda

Thursday, June 05, 2014

"Heavy Burden" Video Devotion

The title of this video devotion from Psalm 38, verses 1 through 5,  is "Heavy Burden." In Psalm 38 we find David in a position which is sometimes all too familiar to us; David is consumed by the heavy burden of his own sin. One of the most difficult aspects of living the Christian life is dealing with our own sin. One minute we are on the mountain top rejoicing in the Lord, and the next minute we are wrapped in a yoke of despair.




God Bless You,
Linda

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

"The Rest of the Story" Video Devotion

"The Rest of the Story" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 37, verses 37 through 40. Why is the end of the righteous peace? The end of the righteous is peace because they understand that God is their strength in the time of trouble. When they reach the point where nothing they can do will resolve their difficulties, they understand that it was never about their own strength or their own abilities. It was always God who saw them through their past troubles, and it is God who will see them through the troubles of this day as well.




God Bless You,
Linda

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

"Wait and Keep" Video Devotion


"Wait and Keep" is the title of this video devotion from Psalm 37, verses 32 through 36. Why does David, the Psalmist spend so much time comparing the righteous and the wicked? Surely the wicked are not that bad, are they? How many of the wicked do you really think are actually trying to slay the righteous? That very mindset is a very dangerous one for the Christian; it is important that we realize that all people fall into one of two categories. They are righteous or they are wicked; there is no middle ground.






God Bless You,
Linda

Monday, June 02, 2014

"The Righteous" Video Devotion


The title of this video devotion from Psalm 37, verses 29 through 31, is "The Righteous." According to Psalm 37, there is more to being one of the righteous than just having a glossy outward appearance. Who are these righteous who will inherit the land, and live in it forever? The first evidence given is revealed in their speech. Notice the balance, "The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment."





God Bless You,
Linda

Sunday, June 01, 2014

"God Loves Judgment" Video Devotion


The title of this video devotions from Psalm 37, verses 25 through 28, is "God Loves Judgment." God loves judgment! What does that really mean, and how does that affect us? In a world where righteous judgment is almost unheard of, we really have to stop and think about what that really means. In 21st century courts we often see preferential treatment for the criminal, and no true resolution for the victim. Yet, that is not true in the courts of the Lord; God is not fooled or bribed by the wicked.





God Bless You,
Linda