Pastor's Devotionals

Our senior pastor writes out these daily devotionals during his Bible study time and prays that each of them find their way into the hearts and minds of those who read them. Using the Bible as the text and source, he writes out principles and thoughts that encompass our daily living; challenging us to see things from a righteous perspective and encouraging us to have hope and be the light in a world that at times can be bleak and frustrating.

These devotionals are published and released on a daily basis, so if you miss one, 

you can always find them on pastor's facebook page.

Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 31:8

And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

November 13 // You're Not Alone

I remember reading about a Native American tribe's ritual for training young braves.

"On the night of a boy’s thirteenth birthday, he was placed in a dense forest to spend the entire night alone. Until then he had never been away from the security of his family and tribe. But on this night he was blindfolded and taken miles away. When he took off the blindfold, he was in the middle of thick woods. By himself. All night long. Terrifying! How out of his element the young brave must have felt. How very un-BRAVE, in fact. Every time a twig snapped, he probably visualized a wild animal ready to pounce. Every time an animal howled, he imagined a wolf leaping out of the darkness. Every time the wind blew, he wondered what more sinister sound it masked.

No doubt it was a terrifying night for many.

After what must have seemed like an eternity, the first rays of sunlight entered the interior of the forest. Looking around, the boy saw flowers, trees, and the outline of the path. Then, to his utter astonishment, he beheld the figure of a man standing just a few feet away, armed with a bow and arrow. It was the boy’s father. He had been there all night long. It is a lesson in bravery; in independence, but it is an important lesson in DEPENDENCE as well. Tribe and family matter. You aren’t alone, even when you are most lonely."

Our Lord also promises to never leave us alone. You can rest assured that no matter how lonely it feels, no matter how alone your situation appears to be, no matter how abandoned, desolate, or forgotten you feel, our Lord promises all His children that “...I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” 

You can trust that in those most difficult times of loneliness, He is right there with you. Open your eyes of faith and rejoice in His presence.

Live by faith, walk in His Spirit, trust in His perpetual presence and have a BLESSED day!