Category Archives: Scripture Reading

Daily Devotions In Touch Ministries MARCH 09, 2018 –

Daily Devotions In Touch Ministries MARCH 09, 2018

TOPIC- God’s Loving Rescue MARCH 09, 2018 In Touch Ministries

1 John 4:7-10

Christianity is unique among world religions—the others all require certain behaviors for people to become acceptable to their god. Therefore, they must perform intense labor, undergo self-denial, or observe specific rituals. But none of us can earn a place in heaven, because we can never reach the Lord’s standard of utter perfection and holiness.

Daily Devotions In Touch Ministries MARCH 09, 2018

God has provided an entirely different way of salvation. In His wisdom, He reached down to us by sending His Son. Jesus came to live a perfect life and then, by dying on the cross, paid the penalty our sin deserved. Why did God choose to rescue us? The reason was not that we deserved it but because of His great love and mercy. Instead of punishing us for our sin, God poured out His wrath on His Son, thereby satisfying divine justice. Now all who believe in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross are forgiven and accepted as children of God.

Becoming a Christian doesn’t require working or pleading for the heavenly Father’s acceptance. Our salvation comes through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ­—God’s only begotten Son, who went to the cross to die in our place, thereby paying our sin debt in full.

What do you believe about Jesus Christ? Choosing to trust in Him is the most important decision you’ll ever make. After this life is over, all people will have to give account to God for their life. (See Rom. 14:12.) There will be no condemnation for those who have received the Savior, but for anyone who has rejected Him, the outcome will be eternal separation from God.

Bible in One Year: Joshua 13-15 Daily Devotions In Touch Ministries MARCH 09, 2018

JOEL OSTEEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL March 9, 2018

JOEL OSTEEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL March 9, 2018

TOPIC- A Place of Abundance by JOEL OSTEEN Word for today Devotional

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“…we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.”
Psalm 66:12, NIV

TODAY’S WORD: JOEL OSTEEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL March 9, 2018

Everyone has times in life when they feel like they are going through the fire, or perhaps, feel overwhelmed with everyday life. If that’s you today, understand that God is going to bring you through those challenges; He’s going to bring you through the fire and the flood into a place of abundance. We serve a God of more than enough, and His heart is to always make sure you have whatever you need to be successful in every area of your life. The Bible says that Jesus came so that we can have life—abundant life! He wants you to have an abundance of resources, an abundance of wisdom, an abundance of peace—everything you need. Open your heart and thank Him for His goodness. Begin to receive His promises by faith. Remember, your praise opens the door for Him to move on your behalf, and He wants to take you to a place of abundance in every area of your life!

PRAYER FOR TODAY: JOEL OSTEEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL March 9, 2018

“Father, I humbly come to You today, giving You all that I am. Thank You for leading and guiding me into a place of abundance. I give You all the glory and praise in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joyce Meyer’s Daily 8 March 2018 Devotional

Joyce Meyer’s Daily 8 March 2018 Devotional

Topic: Keep the River Flowing [Joyce Meyer’s Daily Thursday March 8th, 2018]

Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. — Romans 5:3 (AMPC)

As believers in Christ, the Holy Spirit lives in us, abiding in our spirits. He is the river of life within us. This river is a wonderful gift given to each of us by God. It flows with good health, a positive outlook on life, and a generous and forgiving attitude.

Many people, however, have allowed their river to become stopped-up. They are always discouraged, and no matter what they do, they can’t seem to snap out of it. Years of neglect have turned a once-powerful flowing river into a small stream. Do you know people like this? Does this sound like your life?

Joyce Meyer’s Daily 8 March 2018 Devotional

Until you’re able to get your river cleared out and unclogged, everything will be difficult, disappointing and unfulfilling. You’ll be unable to taste the water that satisfies like nothing else.

Make a choice today to stop spending your life fighting, struggling and trudging through the mud with every step. Ask God to help you clear out the debris. He’ll show you what’s blocking the flow and how to get rid of it. Then, enjoy the satisfying flow of the river of life!

Prayer Starter: God, I want to keep Your river of living water flowing in me. Show me what the debris is that’s blocking the way and then show me how to clear it out.

From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries.

Daily Devotionals Andrew Wommack Ministries March 08, 2018

Daily Devotionals Andrew Wommack Ministries March 08, 2018

TOPIC- KNOWING GOD IS OUR GREATEST TREASURE – March 08, 2018

Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
MATTHEW 6:19-21

If isolated from the rest of God’s Word, there are some scriptures that could be interpreted to mean that having money or wealth is wrong. However there are other scriptures that speak of riches as a blessing. The harmony between these two apparently opposite positions is that money is neither good nor bad. It is the love of money that is the root of all evil, and many have committed the sin of loving money who don’t even have a dime (1 Tim. 6:10)! The love of things (covetousness) is idolatry, and this is what Jesus is addressing. Andrew Wommack Ministries March 08, 2018

Because it is so easy to lust after money and the things it can provide, the Lord established a system whereby prosperity is a by-product of putting God first. As Matthew 6:33 states, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” We should no more reject the blessing of prosperity than we should covet it, which is idolatry. Andrew Wommack Ministries March 08, 2018

Devotional: DCLM DAILY MANNA

The reason for not laying up treasures on this earth is so that we will not have our hearts drawn away from the things of God. A key to success in the Kingdom of God is singleness of purpose. We don’t have the capacity to do our best in two areas at the same time. If we will simply put God and His Kingdom first in every area of our lives, He will add to us all the wealth that we need. What is more valuable or important than knowing Him?

Andrew Wommack Ministries March 08, 2018

Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations March 8 2018

Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations March 8 2018

TOPIC- COME AS YOU ARE AND RECEIVE by Joseph Prince

Matthew 15:27

And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

Come as you are to the Lord with your need, and lean on His unfailing and unconditional love for you. You don’t have to pretend to be more than what you are to receive the blessing you need from God. You don’t have to pretend to be someone else to appear more deserving to receive from God.

Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations March 8 2018

A Canaanite woman desperately seeking healing for her demon-possessed daughter came to Jesus. (Matthew 15:22–28) Knowing that He healed and did miracles among the Jews, she pretended to be a Jew, calling out, “O Lord, Son of David!” (Only the Jews addressed Jesus as the “Son of David”.) Jesus did not answer her. His silence made her drop her pretense and cry out, “Lord, help me!”

Only when her pretenses had melted away did she see the grace of God extended to her. Jesus made a way for her to receive her miracle even though it was not yet time for the Gentiles to receive His blessings. He told her, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”

Many people might be offended at being called a “dog”. Actually, the Greek word used here by Jesus means “puppy”, and is thus an affectionate rather than offensive term. So this woman was not offended. In fact, she knew then that she could receive healing for her daughter because even puppies get to eat what falls from their masters’ table. Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations March 8 2018

She saw that the crumbs under the Master’s table were enough for a Gentile, a “little dog”, like herself. You must understand that the Jews then considered Gentiles dogs. But what Jesus was trying to say was that He was called to the Jews first, not the Gentiles. Yet, He loved this Gentile woman and her daughter enough to provide a “loophole” for them to receive their miracle.

So when the Canaanite woman took her place by dropping the title “Son of David” and just leaned on Jesus’ compassion for her, her daughter was healed from that very hour.

If God was willing to extend His grace to a Gentile, how much more you, His beloved child! You do not need to depend on pretensions to receive a miracle from Him. Come as you are and lean on His grace. If He has delivered Jesus up for us, “how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things”? (Romans 8:32)

Joseph Prince Daily Grace Inspirations March 8 2018

Seeds of Destiny Dunamis International Gospel Centre Thursday, 08 March 2018

Seeds of Destiny Dunamis International Gospel Centre

Topic – THE BLESSING OF PRAISE Thursday, 08 March 2018

(FROM MARCH 2018 SEEDS OF DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR. PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE)

SCRIPTURE: Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. Psalm 67:5-7

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you praise God, you please Him and when you please Him, He blesses you.

Seeds of Destiny Dunamis International Gospel Centre

The pathway of praise is the highway of the blessing. To be in the way of praise is to be in the way of the blessing. Praise invokes the Presence of God and moves God to release the blessing on the praiser. Psalms 50:23 says, Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me…

This implies that anyone who praises God makes God happy. It does not matter the kind of sacrifice you want to give to God, if you are praise-less, then, that sacrifice is not useful. So, the equation is simple: When you praise God, you please Him and when you please Him, He blesses you.

When you praise God, it is like you are giving to God what He cannot give to Himself and then He is moved to do for you what you cannot do for yourself.

When God blesses us, two things happen;
1. The increase of the earth is surrendered or released to us.
2. Fear-provoking acts of God are manifested in our lives.

Beloved, to experience God’s blessing, we must refuse to exist in praiselessness and unthankfulness, because when the enemy wants to attack your blessing, he attacks your praise; refuse it!

REMEMBER THIS: When you praise God, you please Him and when you please Him, He blesses you.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Praise God always and make it a conscious and consistent practice.
2. Ensure that your conscience is undefiled, free of guilt and sin.

PRAYER: O Lord, I will praise You at all times. I invoke the blessing of praise on my life today. I ask that You do for me what I cannot do for myself, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BLESSING OF PRAISE

DAILY READING: Numbers 10:1 to 11: 23, Mark 14:1 to 21, Psalm 51:1 to 19, Proverbs 10:31 to 32.

QUOTE: Nothing significant can be achieved in life without sacrifice because it is the secret of satisfaction and fulfilment in life. Culled from REASON FOR LIVING by Dr Paul Enenche

AMAZING FACT: Whales have the largest heart of all mammals.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Today is International Women’s day.

SEEDS OF DESTINY IN FRENCH: SEMENCE DE DESTINEE

JEUDI, LE 08 MARS 2018 THEME: LA BENEDICTION QUI PROVIENT DE LA LOUANGE

LES SAINTES ECRITURES: Les peuples te louent, ô Dieu! Tous les peuples te louent. La terre donne ses produits; Dieu, notre Dieu, nous bénit. Dieu, nous bénit, Et toutes les extrémités de la terre Le craignent. Psaumes 67:5-7

PENSÉE DU JOUR: Quand vous louez Dieu, vous faites plaisir à Dieu, et quand vous lui faites plaisir, Il vous bénit.

La voie de la louange est l’autoroute de la bénédiction. Être dans la voie de la louange, c’est être dans la voie de la bénédiction. La louange provoque la présence de Dieu et pousse Dieu à libérer la bénédiction sur le louangeur. Le Psaumes 50:23 dit: « Celui qui offre pour sacrifice des actions de grâces me glorifie … »

Cela implique que, quiconque loue Dieu Le rend heureux. Peu importe le genre de sacrifice que vous voulez donner à Dieu, si vous le faites sans la louange, alors ce sacrifice est inutile. Donc, l’équation est simple: quand vous louez Dieu, vous lui faites plaisir et quand vous lui faites plaisir, il vous bénit. Quand vous louez Dieu, en fait vous offriez à Dieu ce qu’Il ne peut pas S’offrir à Lui-même; ce qui L’amène donc à faire pour vous, ce que vous ne pouvez pas faire pour vous-même.

Quand Il nous bénit, deux choses se passent:
1. La terre donne ou libère ses produits pour nous.
2. Les actes de Dieu qui inspirent la crainte se manifestent dans nos vies.

Bien-aimés, pour expérimenter la bénédiction de Dieu, nous devons refuser de mener une existence qui n’incluse pas la louange, une existence qui se passe dans le mécontentement; parce que, lorsque l’ennemi veut attaquer notre bénédiction, il attaque notre louange. Refusez-le!

Rappelez-vous ceci: Quand vous louez Dieu, vous lui plaisez et quand vous lui plaisez, Il vous bénit.

DEVOIRS
1. Louez toujours Dieu et faites-en une pratique consciente et constante.
2. Assurez-vous que votre conscience n‘est pas corrompue, qu’elle est libre de toute culpabilité et de tout péché.

PRIERE: Seigneur, je Te louerai tout le temps. J’invoque la bénédiction de la louange dans ma vie aujourd’hui ; je demande que Tu fasses pour moi, ce que je ne peux pas faire pour moi-même, Seigneur, au Nom de Jésus.

LECTURE QUOTIDIENNE: Nombres 10: 1 à Nombres11: 23, Marc 14: 1 à 21, Psaumes 51: 1 à 19, Proverbes 10: 31 à 32.

CITATION: Rien de significatif ne peut être accompli dans la vie sans sacrifice, parce que c’est le secret de la satisfaction et de l’accomplissement dans la vie. Extrait du livre: LA RAISON DE VIVRE, du Dr Paul Enenche

FAIT SURPRENANT: Les baleines ont le plus gros cœur parmi tous les mammifères.

AUJOURD’HUI DANS L’HISTOIRE: Aujourd’hui 8 mars, c’est la Journée Internationale de la Femme.

SEEDS OF DESTINY IN SPANISH: SEMILLA DE DESTINO

JUEVES, 8 DE MARZO DE 2018. TEMA: LA BENDICIÓN DE LA ALABANZA.

LA ESCRITURA: Te alaben los pueblos, oh Dios; Toda los pueblos te alabe. La tierra dará su fruto; Nos bendecirá Dios, el Dios nuestro. Bendíganos Dios, y témanlo todos los términos de la Tierra. SALMOS 67:5-7.

PENSAMIENTO PARA EL DÍA: Cuando alabe a Dios, le agrada a Él y cuando lo agrade a Él, Él l e bendice a usted.

El camino de alabanza es la carretera de la bendición. Estar en el camino de la alabanza es estar en el camino de la bendición. La alabanza invoca la Presencia de Dios y conmueve a Dios para liberar la bendición al que alabe (el adorador). Salmos 50:23 dice:

El que sacrifica alabanza me honrará….

Esto implica que cualquiera que alabe a Dios hace feliz a Dios. No importa el tipo de sacrificio que usted quisiera darle a Dios, si usted no es elogioso, entonces ese sacrificio no es útil. Por lo tanto, la ecuación es simple: cuando alabe a Dios, usted le agrada a Él y cuando lo agrade a Él, Él le bendice a usted.

Cuando alabe a Dios, es como si usted estuviera dando a Dios lo que Él no se puede dar a Sí Mismo y luego Él se conmueve a hacer para usted lo que no puede hacer por usted mismo.

Cuando Dios nos bendice, dos cosas suceden;

1. El incremento de la tierra es entregado o liberado para nosotros.
2. Los actos de Dios que provocan temor se manifiestan en nuestras vidas.

Amado, para experimentar la bendición de Dios, hay que negarse a existir en no-alabanza y en la ingratitud, porque cuando el enemigo quiere atacar a su bendición, él ataca a su alabanza; ¡rechazarlo!

Recuerde esto: Cuando alabe a Dios, le agrada a Él y cuando usted lo agrade a Él, Él le bendice a usted.

TAREA(S):
1. Alabe a Dios siempre y conviértalo en una práctica consciente y consistente.
2. Asegúrese de que su conciencia no esté contaminada, y libre de culpa y pecado.

ORACIÓN: OH SEÑOR, Te alabaré en todo momento. Invoco la bendición de la alabanza en mi vida hoy. Te pido que hagas por mí lo que yo no puedo hacer por mí mismo, Señor, en el Nombre de Jesús.

PARA MEJOR ENTENDIMIENTO, CONSIGA ESTE MENSAJE: LA BENDICIÓN DE LA ALABANZA.

CITA: No se puede lograr nada significativo en la vida sin sacrificio porque es el secreto de la satisfacción y la realización en la vida. Tomado de “EL MOTIVO DE VIVIR” por el Dr. Paul Enenche.

LECTURA DIARIA: Números 10:1 a 11:23, Marcos 14:1 a 21, Salmos 51:1 a 19, Proverbios 10:31 a 32.

HOY EN LA HISTORIA: Hoy es el Día Internacional de la Mujer.

HECHO SORPRENDENTE: Las ballenas tienen el corazón más grande de todos los mamíferos.

Our Daily Bread Today, March 8, 2018 – Age-Old Wisdom

Our Daily Bread Today, March 8, 2018

Topic: Age-Old Wisdom ODB  March 8, 2018

Read: 1 Kings 12:1–7, 12–17 | Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 5–7; Mark 11:1–18

Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? Job 12:12

Our Daily Bread Today, March 8, 2018

In 2010, a newspaper in Singapore published a special report that contained life lessons gleaned from eight senior citizens. It opened with these words: “While aging brings challenges to mind and body, it can also lead to an expansion in other realms. There is an abundance of emotional and social knowledge; qualities which scientists are beginning to define as wisdom . . . the wisdom of elders.”

Indeed, wise older people have much to teach us about life. But in the Bible, we meet a newly crowned king who failed to recognize this.
God’s love is meant to be shared.

King Solomon had just died, and in 1 Kings 12:3, we read that “the whole assembly of Israel went to Rehoboam” with a petition. They asked the new king to lighten the harsh labor and heavy taxes his father Solomon had demanded of them. In return, they would loyally serve Rehoboam. Our Daily Bread Today, March 8, 2018

At first the young king consulted the elders (v. 6). But he rejected their advice and accepted the foolish counsel of the young men who had grown up with him (v. 8). He made the burden on the people even greater! His rashness cost him most of his kingdom.

All of us need the counsel that comes with years of experience, especially from those who have walked with God and listened well to His counsel. Think of the accumulated wisdom God has given them! They have much to share with us about the Lord. Let’s seek them out and give a listening ear to their wisdom.

To avoid the mistakes of youth, draw from the wisdom of age.

INSIGHT – Our Daily Bread Today, March 8, 2018

Rehoboam was free to listen to whichever advice he chose, but his decision not to listen to the wisdom of his elders resulted in the division of the nation of Israel into two different kingdoms.

Are you facing a decision? Seek out the counsel of wise, mature believers.

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018 Ray Stedman The Privilege of Suffering

Thursday, March 8, 2018 Ray Stedman

Topic: The Privilege of Suffering

A daily devotion for March 8th

Read the Scripture: Philippians 1:28-30
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him… Phil 1:29

Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Ray Stedman – The Privilege of Suffering

Remember, the Lord Jesus himself said, “He who saves his life shall lose it. But he who loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s shall save it.” We continue to try to hold on to our lives, to enjoy the things we want and insist on satisfying our desires and pleasures without realizing that inevitably and irresistibly that life is slipping through our fingers and we are losing it. The one who is willing to abandon it, throw it away if need be — waste it, seemingly — on those concerns that involve the cause of Christ and the gospel, has saved that life. If you are not prepared to suffer, then just forget about being a Christian, for the Word warns us that they who would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer some degree of persecution, and the Lord said, “In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Inevitably in the Christian life there will be some degree of putting up with misunderstanding, patronizing pity, ridicule or scorn and the like. Someone has well said when we appear before the Lord he doesn’t look us over for medals, but for scars. They may not always be physical scars. It is the trials and suffering we go through that deepen our lives. Thursday, March 8, 2018 Ray Stedman

Oswald Chambers beautifully expressed this. He described how God is purposely working to make us into fine wine, but that we can never attain to this if we keep objecting to the fingers he uses to crush us. We could accept it if God would just use his own fingers to make us his specially broken bread and poured out wine. But when he uses someone we dislike or certain circumstances that we do not want to allow, we push back. Chambers reminds us that we must not dispute the place of our own martyrdom. If we are ever to be made fine wine to drink we simply must be crushed. Grapes cannot be drunk. They only become wine once they submit to the crusher.

So God has wisely designed that life involves suffering. And it is not a sacrifice; it is a privilege that we are granted, for Christ’s sake. Paul said, “this is the same struggle you saw I had.” He suffered both emotionally and physically.

From Paul’s friends he endured criticism, difficulty, suffering and rejection. It is necessary to our growth in grace. But there is one thing we need not ever do under conflict, and that is to be afraid. Fear is the enemy that will remove us from faith.

Father, I thank you for the struggles and difficulties you have placed in my life. I trust these circumstances are in your control and through them you are conforming me into the image of your dear Son.

Life Application: God’s amazing grace provides the dual privileges of believing on Him and suffering with and for Him. Shall we be fearful, or rather surrender to His good and perfect purpose?
We hope you were blessed by this Thursday, March 8, 2018 Ray Stedman

March 8 Meet the Living Word Kenneth Copeland

March 8 Meet the Living Word Kenneth Copeland

Topic: Meet the Living Word

Kenneth Copeland

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12

 

March 8 Meet the Living Word Kenneth Copeland

The living Word of Almighty God is the only power strong enough to discipline your flesh. It’s the only power that can cause you to think, look, talk and act like a born-again man.

When I became a Christian, I was dominated by a horrible smoking habit. I tried to quit every way I could think of but nothing worked. After months of struggling and failing, I decided to attend some meetings in Hilton Sutton’s church in Houston, Texas. Before I went into those meetings, I tucked my cigarettes above the sun visor in my car and left them there.

Up to that time, I hadn’t learned much of anything about the Word and had never been exposed to the power of God. So when I began to hear those ministers there preaching under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, it got my attention. I was caught up in the living Word. My desires changed. All I wanted was more of God. For the first time in my life, the Scriptures came alive. March 8 Meet the Living Word Kenneth Copeland

When those meetings ended and I started driving back home, I found those old, stale cigarettes tucked up in my sun visor and realized I hadn’t even missed them.

What happened? The Word separated me from the desire to smoke. The Word empowered me to discipline this flesh of mine. When I saw Jesus in the Word and under the anointing of Almighty God, I was totally set free, not only of the habit but of the desire!

Get caught up in the living Word today and discover the power that can set you forever free.

Scripture Reading: March 8 Meet the Living Word Kenneth Copeland
Psalm 119:1-9

Billy Graham’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional : The Divine Standard

Billy Graham’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional

Topic: The Divine Standard [Billy Graham’s Daily Wednesday March 7th, 2018]

For salvation that comes from trusting Christ . . . is already within easy reach of each of us . . . — Romans 10:8 (TLB)

Christ said there is a happiness in that acknowledgment of spiritual poverty which lets God come into our souls. Now, the Bible teaches that our souls have a disease. It causes all the troubles and difficulties in the world. It causes all the troubles, confusions, and disillusionments in your own life.

Billy Graham’s Daily 7 March 2018 Devotional

The name of the disease is an ugly word. We don’t like to use it. It is “sin.” All of us have pride. We do not like to confess that we are wrong or that we have failed. But God says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” We have failed to live up to the divine standard. We must confess our sin as the first step to happiness, peace, and contentment.

Prayer for the day: Pride kept me so long from acknowledging my need of You, Lord. Each day, help me to realize I am nothing without You.

Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.