Daily Devotional

  • A Godly Wife — Wednesday September 19, 2018

    WEDNESDAY September 19, 2018

    A Godly Wife

    Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house,your children like olive plants all around your table.

    Psalm 128:3

    Elkanah’s wife Hannah had no haughtiness in her life. She was a godly woman who recognized the power of God in her life with humility and simplicity. Can you imagine what it was like when God revealed to her heart how He was going to use her son Samuel in ministry?

    Imagine what it would be like if God spoke to your heart as a father or a mother, saying, “I am going to use your children in the ministry.” I have looked at my boys and wondered how God was going to use their lives. In fact, I see some of the fruit of what He is doing already. Then I think about my grandchildren and, if the Lord tarries, my great grandchildren, How many of them are going to follow in the footsteps of the ministry?

    Sometimes we have the concept that our children have to be pastors, assistant pastors, elders or deacons. We should never try to make them into clones of ourselves. One day the Lord spoke to my heart about my children, saying, “They do not have to be pastors; they can be used in ministry, in business, or in any profession where I send them.” I believe with all my heart, the best thing we can do for our children is to be godly examples and allow God to use them just as they are––seriously.

    Also, it is important for husbands to learn that their wives, like Hannah, are very important in their lives; they are their helpers. As mothers they have a duty to take care of the children in a godly way. That does not mean your wife cannot be involved in ministry, but the home should not be neglected. It is good to be in agreement together so there is no rubbing of the elbows––friction. Everything should flow in unity, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, in a good balance.

    Without Ruth’s partnership and encouragement over the years, my own work would have been impossible. We were called by God as a team.
    ~
    Billy Graham~

  • Children of the Lord — Tuesday September 18, 2018
  • Lent to the Lord — Monday September 17, 2018
  • Granted Petition — Sunday September 16, 2018
  • Obedience — Saturday September 15, 2018
  • A Living Sacrifice — Friday September 14, 2018
  • Keeping a Promise — Thursday September 13, 2018
  • Consecrated to God — Wednesday September 12, 2018
  • Never Forget — Tuesday September 11, 2018
  • Dedicated to the Lord — Monday September 10, 2018
  • The Power of Power — Sunday September 9, 2018
  • Prayer Changes Things! — Saturday September 8, 2018
  • Prayers of Sorrow — Friday September 7, 2018
  • Lack of Discernment — Thursday September 6, 2018
  • Making a Vow — Wednesday September 5, 2018
  • Bitterness of Soul — Tuesday September 4, 2018
  • Labor Day — Monday September 3, 2018
  • Grieved in Heart — Sunday September 2, 2018
  • Provoked — Saturday September 1, 2018
  • God Is In Control — Friday August 31, 2018
  • Sacrificial Worship — Thursday August 30, 2018
  • Family Conflict — Wednesday August 29, 2018
  • God's Plans and Purposes — Tuesday August 28, 2018
  • Called of God — Monday August 27, 2018
  • Doing Right in Your Own Eyes — Sunday August 26, 2018
  • Petition Granted — Saturday August 25, 2018