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by Dr. Bill Bright
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So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of GodRomans 10:17, KJV

Christian DevotionalMartin Luther said he studied his Bible in the same way he gathered apples. First, he shook the whole tree, that the ripest might fall; then he shook each limb, and when he had shaken each limb, he shook each branch, and after each branch, every twig; and then he looked under every leaf. He admonishes us:

Search the Bible as a whole, shaking the whole tree. Read it rapidly, as you would any book. Then shake every limb – study book after book. Then shake every branch, giving attention to the chapters when they do not break the sense. Then shake each twig, by careful study of the paragraphs and sentences. And you will be rewarded if you will look under each leaf, by searching the meaning of the words.”

Seek to know the Lord with all your heart. While you may have no difficulty in worshiping the omnipotent God, you cannot really know God unless you study His Word. The one who spoke and caused the worlds to be framed is waiting to reveal Himself to you personally.

Faith is not given to those who are either undisciplined or disobedient. Faith is a gift of God which is given to those who trust and obey Him. As we master His Word and obey His commands, our faith continues to grow.

It is my strong conviction that it is impossible to ask God for too much if our hearts and motives are pure and if we pray according to the Word and will of God.

Every time you and I open and read God’s Word carefully, we are building up our storehouse of faith. When we memorize the Word, our faith is being increased. When we study or teach a Sunday school lesson, or hear a sermon faithfully expounding the Word, we are growing in faith.

Bible Reading: Hebrews 11:1-6 (www.biblegateway.com)

Today’s Action Point: I will read, study, memorize and meditate upon God’s Word daily, knowing that in the process my faith will grow, for “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”

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by Vonette Bright
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“But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,� Psalm 33:18

Judy grew up surrounded by dirty concrete and smelly trash in a big city. 

Now she had two children of her own and no help to pay bills.  She had a few small jobs, but her family was often left alone.  Judy lost all hope.  She wanted her misery to end.

Then, one evening, she heard singing from the Salvation Army Mission.  Spontaneously, she walked into the center and began singing along. 

Tears rolled down her cheeks as she heard a message of hope and God’s love for the first time in her life.

That night, Judy asked Jesus into her life.  Joy filled her heart.  People offered to help solve her problems.  Judy felt alive for the first time in years.

Dear friend, in the name of Jesus, take time today to help someone in need.

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