Devotionals by Marilyn Daniels. Check back every week for a new posting...
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 30, 2020 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
How often have you and I thanked God for our blessings? It’s a critical part of worship isn’t it? First we adore God for His character – all that He is in infinitude, eternality, omniscience and might. That’s a mouthful isn’t it? In other words when we praise God we remember He is so superior to anyone we know, unfathomable really in His wisdom, power and love!
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|Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 23, 2020 at 4:05 PM||comments (1)|
1 John 2:18-19
There is a phrase used by John the Apostle that is painful to read. “….even now many antichrists have come” (1 John 2:18). Prophesying about the last days, John tells us how to recognize the antichrist. The “last hour” (1 John 2:18) is described by one commentator as the time period between Christ’s first and second coming.
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|Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
There seem to be many more questions than answers, on the subject of heaven. Where is it? What will it be like? What will we do there? There are 3 levels of heaven described in scripture – the firmament where the birds fly – what we now refer to as sky. The second is the heavenlies where galaxies go on, into infinitude. And then there is the dwelling place of God where He sits on His throne, a visible...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
Recently I was brought to my knees when I realized how judgmental I had been about a quiet Christian. Wondering why they weren’t making more of a difference was really an attempt to put them in the place of God. Let me explain. Only God can change lives; we are simply His instruments. As long as we are doing His will in the place He has put us, the results are totally up to Him.
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|Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 2, 2020 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
This devotional is a corollary following ‘My Sin Is Ever Before Me’. It’s absolutely necessary for us to understand the glorious freedom we have been given in God’s forgiveness. Think about it. Perhaps you have destroyed someone’s reputation by passing along unnecessary gossip, which in the end proved to be untrue. You feel terrible and apologize. Then, marvellously, your friend for...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on July 26, 2020 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
In this Psalm of penitence David pleads for forgiveness and cleansing. He fears what life would be like without the presence of God. The distress causing David to pray this way is the very real understanding of how his life had failed to please God. His sin was ever in his face. Was he not forgiven?
The Bible tells us that all children of God are saints. The word “saint”...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on July 21, 2020 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Jesus was disappointed. He had been working and walking, eating and drinking with His disciples for three years. They were His intimate friends. As such He expected them to know Him very well, yet here was Philip asking Him to show them the Father. Why did that matter?
Jesus had talked about God the Father continuously throughout His ministry, primarily to identify Himself with...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on July 13, 2020 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Recently I watched a documentary on Anti-Semitism. After the atrocities of WW2, Jewish children of the Holocaust were brought to England, clothed and fed, and put into homes where they were cared for and educated. What happened to that spirit? It was shocking, for me, to see how subtly Satan has convinced some believers today, that the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people, that they are evil and the source of the world...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on July 6, 2020 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Change is ever present in human history. Some people delight in change, but most feel comfortable in what are familiar circumstances. When Paul wrote the words of our title, I wonder if he was reflecting on the life he had lived as a zealous Pharisee. His personality was intense so whatever he took on, he seemed to do it with gusto. Maybe some of us are like that.
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|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 28, 2020 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Recently I received a list of prayers that might take us through the difficulties we are presently facing with restrictions in our life-style, during the present global pandemic. It started well. “Our great physician, we ask for Your healing touch for those infected with the virus. For those facing quarantine and feelings of isolation, comfort them with the promise of Your presence. We declare Psalm 91:10-11 R...Read Full Post »