Entries by JimBracelin

November 23 Devotional

Every person that has ever lived has had to cope with problems.  It seems sometimes that we wake up facing problems, and then spend our whole day trying to solve them.  I’m sure that there are times that you just wish you could have a day without anything going wrong; without anyone complaining about what […]

November 21 Devotional

“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men” (Proverbs 18:16).   One of the worst things we can do is to try to get everyone to fit into what we think they ought to do.  We love to tell other people what we think they should do, when that is […]

November 20 Devotional

“The LORD is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid (Psalm 27:1)? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell (27:2).  Though a host should encamp […]

November 19 Devotional

God promised the Israelites that He would lead them out of the bondage of Egypt.  They had been there 400+ years, and much of that time as slaves.  The focus of all the Jews was the Promised Land that God told them would be theirs … or was that their focus?  I would think that […]

November 18 Devotional

“Show me Thy ways, O LORD; teach me Thy paths.  Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: For Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day” (Psalm 25:4-5).  Lord, show me … teach me … lead me … teach me … Is this your heart’s desire today?  […]

November 17 Devotional

“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Proverbs 17:17).  Notice that little three-letter word, A-L-L times.  I am thankful for some very good friends who have loved me at the worst times.  I am also thankful to have had friends that loved me in the best of times.  I […]

November 16 Devotional

“Is my life really important?  Is there any way I can make a difference in this huge world I live in?  What will it matter if I am faithful to the Word of God when so many other people are not around me?  Can I make a difference even in the church I attend, or […]

November 15 Devotional

When I was a child, and even into my teenage years, I remember hearing the phrase, “Be quiet and listen, you might learn something.”  Needless to say, I have always been very eager to share my opinion, and still struggle with this today.  I have a friend who I think could be a genius.  When […]

November 14 Devotional

“‘O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter?’ saith the LORD, ‘Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in Mine hand, O house of Israel’” (Jeremiah 18:6).  The potter’s wheel represents a place of transformation for something as useless as clay.  Yesterday morning I helped my […]

November 13 Devotional

“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the […]