Daily Devotional

SEPTEMBER 21

The Same All The Time

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
 
One of the things about the Lord that we rely so much upon is the fact that He is constant – He is always the same. This is one of the things that aids us in our ability to trust Him. We know that He cannot change; He is not fickle. What we must also realize is that He wants us to be the same way that He is – consistent in every good thing. We have to realize that when we are the same all the time – always consistent on the Word of God – that it fosters the same kind of trust. God can trust us and we can trust one another. When this kind of trust begins to be formed in our relationships, it makes it impossible for satan to break us down. A bond and a strength develops amongst us that becomes part of the solid foundation for us to accomplish the things that God has set before us. Get on the Word of God today and work on developing consistent patterns in your life, not just for your sake, but for us all…including the Lord.

Scripture reading: James 1:2-4; 2 Timothy 2:1-2

 

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SEPTEMBER 20

See What The Father Sees

“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Ephesians 2:10 The Amplified Bible
Ever since the Garden of Eden it has been satan’s aim and goal to mess up the image of God. He has always worked on man to get him to see himself in some other way than the way that God sees him. This is a major factor in issues that we have with war, lust, insecurity, divisions and competitiveness that has its source in envy and strife. Of course this is an issue in the world. However, it is also an issue in the church, the body of Christ. We must leave this realm of satanic deception and walk in the realm of the new creation. When we look at ourselves, we must see what God sees. He does not see us as insecure, low–life, insufficient and cowardly. He sees us as He made us in Christ Jesus. The key for you and I is for us to see ourselves the same way. However the Father sees Jesus is the way that he sees us. It is way past time for the members of the body of Christ to renew their minds to this. When this takes place, oh how different life will be!

Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; 1 John 4:16-19

 

SEPTEMBER 19

My Heart, His Home

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…” Colossians 3:16
Think of every word concerning Christ – His instructions on love, serving, giving, forgiving, healing, being anointed by the Holy Spirit and the kingdom of God – and go after them, filling your heart with them like you would fill a dump truck full of gold bars. Make your heart a place for His Word to dwell in you in abundant measure.
Scripture reading: John 15:1-17

SEPTEMBER 18

Christianity Is Not For Wimps

“Only be thou strong and very courageous…” Joshua 1:7
All throughout the Scriptures God commands His people to be strong and courageous. Never does He ever suggest that we should be cowardly and shrink back from satan or the circumstances of life. The English word “courage” has its roots in the Latin and French words for “heart.” To have heart is to face up to any challenge, adversity, problem and even the threat of disaster or death, stare it in the face and defy them; even deny the right to run one off in fear. God can encourage us to be that way because He knows Who He is on behalf of His people and He also knows what He has invested in us – Himself. He has made us more than conquerors and proclaimed to us that He, in us, is greater than the one who is in the world. He has given us His armor to wear and the Word of God to come forth from our mouths. He proclaims repeatedly that He is on our side and that He is our Helper. So, as Christians, we are to face every single adversity with courage, not run as cowards. We can do that because we know Who He is and we know who we are!

Scripture reading: Joshua 1:1-18; Psalm 118:6-17; 2 Corinthians 2:14

 

Covenant Love’s 30th Anniversary

Dear CLCC Family and Friends,
We are very excited about our upcoming 30th anniversary celebration and we hope you are too!  As a reminder, the celebration and banquet are on Saturday, September 29th from 5pm-8pm.  The catered dinner will be from 7pm-8pm that evening.
We don’t want you to miss out on the fellowship, fun and food, so we have extended the RSVP and payment due date to this Wednesday, September 19th.  The Spring Creek BBQ catered dinner is $13 per person.  If you haven’t already paid, you are welcome to drop it off during our Wednesday night service or through our PayPal account online.  See the link here:  https://bit.ly/2MPh8pz

  

And don’t forget to join us for a continued celebration service starting at 9:30am on Sunday, September 30th!
May God continue to bless you abundantly today!
Yours in Christ,
Pastors Nick and Germaine Wright
 Covenant Love
 “Where the Love of God Abides”
 5201 Davis Blvd., NRH, TX 76180

SEPTEMBER 17

Who Will You Serve?

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24
Jesus states an impossibility, and that is that no one can be dedicated to two masters. The word for serve used here in the Greek is a word that actually refers to being a willing servant or slave. All of the principles of serving money go against the principles of serving God. Loving money is the root of all kinds of evil (1 Timothy 6:10); it is difficult for those who put their trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God (Mark 10:24); the deceitfulness of riches will keep one from being fruitful in the Word of God (Mark 4:19) and it will draw one off into coveting which in turn will cause one to stray from the faith and bring self – inflicted sorrow. Serving God, however, will place one in a position to receive his or her own needs met, to have resources for giving to others and allow one to enjoy the material things that one has because their trust is in the right place (Matthew 6:24-34; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; 1 Timothy 6:17-19).

Scripture reading: Psalm 37:1-40

SEPTEMBER 16

Shine Your Light For The World To See

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1
We are at a place today in which the Holy Spirit is opening our eyes to the reality of many truths in the Word of God. He is delivering us from the traditions of men and doctrines of demons. He is helping us to refine our prayer lives and become accurate in the Scriptures. Most of these things have to do with the authority that God gave to man in the Garden of Eden and especially now, the authority that has been given to the body of Christ. One of the major areas that we are seeing and that we will see more clearly as time goes on has to do with the areas of revival and outpourings of the Holy Spirit. For so many years and for so many people the thought has been that revival and outpourings will come as we pray for God to release something that He “seemingly” is holding back until we get enough prayer mustered up to where He says, “Ok, I’m releasing My Spirit.” We must realize that His Spirit has already been poured out into the earth and the responsibility for manifestations of His Spirit is now in the hands of the Church, the body of Christ. This Scripture tells us that we are to rise up and shine because our light has already come. Other Scriptures also bear this out. We are to pray in the Spirit, pray the prayer of intercession for others, binding the spirits of darkness and releasing the light of God into the lives of others, and then let our lights shine so that others will see and experience through us the glory of God. We all are a vital part of this and the time has come for us to renew our minds to these things and become accurate so that we can properly function in the light of the Bible.
Scripture reading: Matthew 5:14-16; Ephesians 3:8-11; Philippians 2:13-16

SEPTEMBER 15

Your Blessed House

“The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but He blesseth the habitation of the just.” Proverbs 3:33
 
If you are righteous, then the Lord has blessed your house. Receive the blessing of the Lord today on you and your household and the place where you dwell, just because the Lord said so. Say what He says about you! Declare this with your mouth: “I am the blessed of the Lord. My family and the place that I live has been blessed by the Lord. Good things come my way today. Because I am God’s righteousness, I receive His blessing today. No evil, calamity or plague shall come nigh my dwelling and anyone who passes through my home today will come in vital contact with the blessing of the Lord.”

Scripture reading: Psalm 115

SEPTEMBER 14

Do You Really Know The Heart of God?

“Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retaineth not His anger for ever; because He delighteth in mercy.” Micah 7:19
 
There are lots of people who think that God is always angry and walking around just waiting for someone to do something wrong so that He can drop a bomb on them or hit them over the head with a stick. But you know, He is not like that. As a matter of fact, He is looking for every way that He can possibly find to be good to people and show them mercy. It is satan that has lied to mankind and painted this picture of a God Who is a mean and punishing God. If you have received that lie, it is time for a change in your thinking. God is good, He is forgiving, He doesn’t hold on to anger or hold a grudge and it is His delight to show mercy. What He is looking to do for you today is to reach down to you wherever it is that you are in life or in your mind and bring you up to His level so that you can look at Him eye to eye and receive His goodness.

Scripture reading: Psalm 103

SEPTEMBER 13

Stand For The Truth, Church!

“But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”
 
As the church, the Body of Christ, we must realize how important we are to God and His plan, to the world and to one another. God has invested His truth in the Church – we are It! If the world, or the universe, for that matter, is going to understand what truth is, they are going to find it out from the Body of Christ. Paul tells us in this Scripture that we are the ground, the support, the prop, the mainstay of the truth. We must see how vital it is for us, especially every Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, to search out the Scriptures through the Holy Spirit’s help so that we have the exact truth of God and represent it properly. Then, we must all get on board with the truth, guard it and protect it from error so that God is properly represented. We must all humble ourselves and search out what the Father has ordained as truth.
Scripture reading: John 7:16-18; Ephesians 3:7-11; 2 John 6-8