Posts with the category “daily-devotions”

UNLEARNING
May 28th, 2024
Written by TWFYTTuesday May 28“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”  Hosea 4:6 NKJVFailing to unlearn irrational fears and misconceptions keeps us from becoming who God wants us to be. The ...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
THE ESSENCE OF LEADERSHIP
May 27th, 2024
Written by TWFYTMonday May 27“Cross over ahead of your fellow Israelites.”  Joshua 1:14 NIVTo be worthy of a following, you need more than talent and a title. The essence of leadership lies in doing t...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
PROTECT YOUR MARRIAGE
May 26th, 2024
Written by TWFYTSunday May 26“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.”   John 10:10 NASWhy do 50 percent of marriages, including Christian marriages, end in divorce? Jesus answers that que...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
DON'T BE AFRAID OF FAILING (3)
May 25th, 2024
Written by TWFYTSaturday May 25“Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water…toward Jesus.”  Matthew 14:29 NIVThe Bible says, “‘Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
DON'T BE AFRAID OF FAILING (2)
May 24th, 2024
Written by TWFYTFriday May 24“I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!”  1 Corinthians 9:16 NIVLet’s take another look at how to conquer the fear of failure. (1) Pursue your ...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
DON'T BE AFRAID OF FAILING (1)
May 23rd, 2024
Written by TWFYTThursday May 23“As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.”  2 Chronicles 26:5 NIVLet’s look at some Bible strategies for overcoming the fear of failure. (1) Make sure that y...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
YOU CAN CONQUER FEAR
May 22nd, 2024
Written by TWFYTWednesday May 22“Perfect love drives out fear.”  1 John 4:18 NIVAccording to psychiatric reference, approximately two thousand classified fears exist. What’s interesting is that psychi...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
KEEP YOUR CONSCIENCE CLEAR
May 21st, 2024
Written by TWFYTTuesday May 21“Be faithful and have a clear conscience.”  1 Timothy 1:19 CEVSometimes we want to justify what we are doing and say, “It feels right, so it can’t be wrong.” However, if ...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS
May 20th, 2024
Written by TWFYTMonday May 20“He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us.”  Ephesians 2:10 NLTWhat kind of work environment brings out the best in you? Do y...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
WHY CHURCH IS GOOD FOR YOU
May 19th, 2024
Written by TWFYTSunday May 19“A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else!”  Psalm 84:10 NLTJesus attended church regularly. “He went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath” ...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
HOW TO KNOW GOD
May 18th, 2024
Written by TWFYTSaturday May 18“They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.”  Romans 1:19 NLTThere are three ways whereby you can know God is real and have a relationship wit...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
KNOWING WHO BELONGS IN YOUR LIFE
May 17th, 2024
Written by TWFYTFriday May 17“I will test them to determine who will go with you.”  Judges 7:4 NLTGideon chose thirty-two thousand soldiers to fight the Midianites. But the truth is, you don’t need lo...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
ALWAYS ASK, "WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?"
May 16th, 2024
Written by TWFYTThursday May 16“From among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things.”  Acts 20:30 NKJVPaul writes: “From among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to dr...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
THE BLESSING OF AN UNANSWERED PRAYER
May 15th, 2024
Written by TWFYTWednesday May 15When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives.”  James 4:3 NIVA pastor writes: “According to legend, King Midas loved gold so much that when Dion...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
WHEN YOUR FEELING INADEQUATE (2)
May 14th, 2024
Written by TWFYTTuesday May 14My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJVFirst, acknowledge your inadequacy to God. Joni Eareckson Tada says, “Deny your weakness, and you will n...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
WHEN YOU FEEL INADEQUATE (1)
May 13th, 2024
Written by TWFYTMonday May 13“Our sufficiency is of God.”  2 Corinthians 3:5The fear of inadequacy is a state of mind in which you think your best is not good enough. Usually, it originated in childho...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
ARE YOU RAISING CHILDREN ALONE?
May 13th, 2024
Written by TWFYTSaturday May 11“She has been helpful to many, and especially to me.” Romans 16:2 NLTCharles Plumb was a pilot in Vietnam, and after seventy-five combat missions, his plane was demolish...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
WHO HELPS YOU?
May 13th, 2024
Written by TWFYTSaturday May 11“She has been helpful to many, and especially to me.” Romans 16:2 NLTCharles Plumb was a pilot in Vietnam, and after seventy-five combat missions, his plane was demolish...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
RUNING TO WIN
May 13th, 2024
Written by TWFYTFriday May 10“It is better…to lose one of your members than that your whole body should be thrown on to the rubbish-heap.”  Matthew 5:29 PHPSDesperate situations sometimes call for des...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
HOW TO HAVE PEACE (5)
May 13th, 2024
Written by TWFYTThursday May 9"Trust in the Lord."  Proverbs 3:5 NKJVThe Bible says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, a...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
HOW TO HAVE PEACE (4)
May 8th, 2024
Written by TWFYTWednesday May 8“Be still, and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10 NIVTo have peace you must focus on God’s presence. What you choose to focus on either fuels your fears or your faith. Th...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
HOW TO HAVE PEACE (3)
May 7th, 2024
Written by TWFYTTuesday May 7“Great peace have those who love your law.”  Psalm 119:165 NIVIn order to find real peace, you must do two things: (1) Live by the principles of God’s Word. “Great peace h...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
HOW TO HAVE PEACE (2)
May 7th, 2024
Written by TWFYTMonday May 6“I give you my own peace and my gift is nothing  like the peace of this world.”  John 14:27 PHPSJesus said His peace is a gift. That means you don’t have to work for it and...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
HOW TO HAVE PEACE (1)
May 7th, 2024
Written by TWFYTSunday May 5“We have peace with God.”  Romans 5:1 NIVGod will give you three kinds of peace. (1) Spiritual peace. “Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God th...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
KEEP RENEWING YOUR MIND WITH GOD'S WORD
May 4th, 2024
Written by TWFYTSaturday May 4“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2 NIVHow do we renew our minds? One pastor writes: “The way to u...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
WRESTLING WITH SATAN--UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
May 3rd, 2024
Written by TWFYTFriday May 3“We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against…spiritual hosts of wickedness.”  Ephesians 6:12 NKJVBefore doing battle with Syria, Joab told his brother, “If [they...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
START AT HIS FEET
May 2nd, 2024
Written by TWFYTThursday May 2“Uncover his feet, and lie down; and he will tell you what you should do.”  Ru 3:4 NKJVAs a Moabitess, the law said Ruth was unqualified to mix with Jews. “An Ammonite or...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
DON'T GET STUCK IN THE PAST
May 1st, 2024
Written by TWFYTWednesday May 1“Don’t look back.”  Genesis 19:17 NLTBefore God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, He sent angels to warn Lot and his family to get out of town: “Run for your lives!” [one wa...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
THE LAW OF ENTROPY
April 30th, 2024
Written by TWFYTTuesday April 30“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”  Proverbs 29:18A pastor writes: “The second law of thermodynamics states this physical truth. If left to their own device...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
WHY DO WE RESIST CHANGE? (4)
April 29th, 2024
Written by TWFYTMonday April 29“Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?’ For it is not wise.”  Ecclesiastes 7:10 NIVTwo more reasons we resist change are these: (1) Because it feels awkw...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
WHY DO WE RESIST CHANGE?
April 28th, 2024
Written by TWFYTSunday April 28“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIVWhat happens when you try to implement change at the wrong time...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
WHY DO WE RESIST CHANGE?
April 27th, 2024
Written by TWFYTSaturday April 27“By faith Abraham obeyed…And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”  Hebrews 11:8 NKJVWho among us wouldn’t like to have a success story like Abraham’s? He had ...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
WHY DO WE RESIST CHANGE? (1)
April 26th, 2024
Written by TWFYTFriday April 26“Turn us again, O God…cause they face to shine; and we shall be saved.”  Ps 80:3When Christofer Columbus returned to Spain, he was considered a national hero and credite...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
GOD WILL TEST YOU IN LITTLE THINGS
April 25th, 2024
Written by TWFYTThursday April 25“You were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.”  Matthew 25:21 NKJVYour small deeds of kindness may go unnoticed by others, but God sees...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
THE REASON YOU'RE BEING TESTED
April 24th, 2024
Written by TWFYTWednesday April 24Have you tried to do right, yet things have gone wrong? When Joseph honored God by saying no to Potiphar’s wife, he landed in prison. While there he told a fellow pri...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
TRUST IN GOD'S UNCHANGING CHARACTER
April 23rd, 2024
Written by TWFYTTuesday April 23“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”  Psalm 56:3 NIVIf you live long enough, life will bring you bad news. It may be the loss of a loved one, your health, your in...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
KNOW WHAT THE SCRIPTURES "ALSO SAY"
April 22nd, 2024
Written by TWFYTMonday April 22Satan will use half-truths to trap you. He took Jesus to “the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, ‘if you are the Son of God, jump off! F...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
WHAT MORE COULD GOD HAVE DONE FOR YOU?
April 22nd, 2024
Written by TWFYTSunday April 21“What more could I have done?”  Isaiah 5:4 NLTAuthor Brennan Manning tells the story of how he got the name “Brennan.” Growing up, his best friend was Ray. The two of th...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD WORKS
April 22nd, 2024
Written by TWFYTSaturday April 20“Let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”  1 John 3:18 NLTThe word “love” isn’t just a noun, it’s a verb (an action word). ...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords
GET INTO THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT
April 22nd, 2024
Written by TWFYTFriday April 18 2024“Walk with the wise and become wise.”  Proverbs 13:20 NLTWhen you encounter someone who tries to “cut you down to size,” remind yourself they are probably trying to...  Read More
by Michael Jeffords

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