Subscription Lists

God's Words For US

    by Cecelia Lester

September 30, 2022
Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. Titus 3:1-2 (NKJV) Paul’s words to Titus whom he describes as a “true son in our common faith.” ……  ( Click for more )
September 23, 2022
By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded, and a gentle tongue breaks a bone. Proverbs 25:15 (NKJV) Moses listened to the Lord and patiently awaited the day that Pharaoh would finally let the Israelite people depart Egypt and head to the land God had promised them. Hannah exercised patience……  ( Click for more )
September 16, 2022
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit, in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3(NKJV) Words……  ( Click for more )
September 9, 2022

We who speak English use the word ‘love’ to describe how we feel about our spouse or that one significant person in our life. Also, we use the same word to describe our favorite flavor of ice cream or our favorite food or snack.

The Greek people had four words to describe the various meanings of what they meant by ‘love’. They called romantic love, Eros. When they described brotherly love, they used the term, Phileo. For love that seeks the betterment of others, they used the word Agape. The fourth word is Storge, which described love between family…  ( Click for more )

September 2, 2022

Faith That Heals

“Jesus turned and saw her. ‘Take heart, daughter,’ he said, ‘your faith has healed you.’ And the woman was healed from that moment.” Matthew 9:22 (NIV)

We read several accounts of Jesus healings where he commends someone’s faith. Jesus told the people that the Centurion possessed faith to such a degree that he had not seen in Israel. He spoke to the woman with the bloody discharge, saying she was healed because of her faith. What does it take to have the kind of faith that allows us to be healed? Honestly speaking,…  ( Click for more )

August 26, 2022
But, without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) When we go before the LORD, we must believe He is who He says He is. The writer of Hebrews tell us without our believing……  ( Click for more )
August 19, 2022
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His mercies fail not. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness. Lamentations3:22-23 (NKJV) Did you ever have ‘one of those days’ when nothing went the way you planned or wanted it to go? Because we are human,……  ( Click for more )
August 12, 2022
For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is done in truth. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Psalm 33:4-5 (NKJV) The psalmist tells us some wonderful thoughts about our LORD. He writes that His word is……  ( Click for more )
August 5, 2022

The Light of the World

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me

will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 8:12 (NIV)

Our neighbor has a security light that comes on when someone gets to a certain spot on his driveway. Several years ago, it came on and scared some police officers when they received a call about a strange recurring sound that came from the yard. While it startled the two police investigators and any others who venture there, it brought peace to our neighbors.

We read in our Bibles that Jesus identifies…  ( Click for more )

July 29, 2022
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:5 (NJKV) These words come from a Psalm of Thanksgiving. I find comfort in them as I type them. We sing choruses about God’s goodness to us. But do we really understand what we……  ( Click for more )
July 22, 2022
He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to love justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God! Micah 6:8 (NKJV) God shows us His goodness to us each day. The sun shining through my living room window brings the words, “Thank You, Lord!” to……  ( Click for more )
July 15, 2022

The Alpha and the Omega: The First and the Last

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word

was with God, and the Word was God.”

John 1:1 (NIV)

“‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God,

who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.’”

Revelation 1:8 (NIV)

“‘Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me,

and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last.’”

Revelation 22:12-13 (NIV)

The…  ( Click for more )

July 8, 2022

The Resurrection and the Life

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.

He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;

and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

Do you believe this?’” John 11:26-27 (NIV)

Jesus is in Lazarus’ home. Lazarus has died; his sisters are in mourning. The Master comforts the sisters.

The Lord says something to Martha that she doesn't fully understand. Her brother will rise again. She knows Lazarus will rise ‘in the resurrection at the last day.’

…  ( Click for more )

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering (patience), bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3 (NKJV) ……  ( Click for more )
June 24, 2022

“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,

a stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9 (NIV)

From time to time in our Christian walk we face situations where we feel helpless. By this, I mean we don’t feel we have the strength to do anything to fix the issue. It seems we have to live with it. But really we don’t because we have Jesus interceding before God on our behalf.

I recently made a visit to a hospital to see an elderly lady from our church. My visitation partner and I came away blessed by the dear lady’s spirit. She spoke with difficulty…  ( Click for more )

June 17, 2022
Recently, as I read our local newspaper, I became sad about the violence occurring in our cities, our nation, and our world: People unable to peacefully resolve their differences, others, carrying weapons going into schools and taking out the lives of defenseless children and those called to educate them. Memorial Day weekend……  ( Click for more )
For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts, and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward men appeared, not by works of righteousness, which we have done, but according to His mercy……  ( Click for more )
June 3, 2022
Patient in Tribulation Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another, not lagging in diligence to one another, serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer. Romans 12:10-12……  ( Click for more )
May 27, 2022

In my reading, I happened upon a fact I hadn’t realized before. In Exodus, God instructs Moses that He has a very special name, “I AM WHO I AM”. (Ex.3:14a) God then goes on to advise this hesitant emissary, “This is what you are to say to the Israelites, ‘I AM has sent you’.”

During my freshman year of college, I took an introductory religion class. One thing I remember from that class is the early Hebrews did not say God’s name. They wrote the letters YHWH that have become the name Yahweh. What I learned this week is Yahweh comes…  ( Click for more )

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4 (NKJV) As believers in Christ, we are faced with many trials as we……  ( Click for more )
May 13, 2022
Patience, Comfort Through Scriptures For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with……  ( Click for more )
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the……  ( Click for more )
These things I have spoken to you that in Me you will have peace. In the world you Will have tribulation; but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (NKJV) Jesus gives His disciples further guidance in this passage. He tells them that He has chosen to say these things for them to……  ( Click for more )
April 29, 2022

Thanksgiving is a holiday we celebrate on the fourth Thursday of November. We, as a nation spend time preparing and or eating a ‘traditional’ dinner. During the day we may find some time to reflect on things for which we are thankful.

However, thanksgiving encompasses much more. As God’s children we, on a regular basis, are to express gratitude to God for all He has done for us. God’s word has several scriptural passages that speak of giving thanks to God for His presence, His miraculous deeds, and His gifts to us and the people He sends into our lives…  ( Click for more )

April 22, 2022
Peace, I leave with you, My peace I give you, not as the world gives you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 (NKJV) Jesus tells His disciples that he leaves them peace, His peace,……  ( Click for more )
Got Something to Share?
LiveAsIf.org is always looking for new writers. Whether it is a daily devotional or a weekly article, if you desire to encourage others to know Him better, then signup to become a contributor.