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Devotions

The weekly devotions on this page are written by our staff, volunteers and those involved in intercessory prayer ministry. We are grateful for their contribution and heart after God.

A new devotion will be posted every Monday.


All Glory To God!! (Pt. 2)

Carol Gonterman

Now, remember the question I asked the Lord at the beginning? “Lord, how do you get glory from a woman who killed her two unborn children?” Well, we’re getting closer to the answer, so let’s continue –

A very special man named Gary came into my life! If you could look back to the beginning of our friendship, you would not have believed that our meeting was part of God’s plan.

Initially we were unequally yoked and I really didn’t want to have anything to do with him. I was convinced that Gary was not to be in my life and it wasn’t until God kept dealing with my heart to give him a chance. Continue reading

All Glory To God!! (Pt. 1)

Carol Gonterman

I have had such a full life since I surrendered my heart to the Lord that sometimes I just don’t know where to start in sharing my experiences. So, today I’ll start with a question that I posed to the Lord one day in my prayer closet. It was, “Lord, how will you get the glory from a woman who killed her two unborn children?”

When I was a young woman I had two abortions. Now I’m 70 and I still remember those hard times very vividly. My husband and I had divorced and I had two little girls. I found out the day my divorce was final that I was pregnant again! Now what was I going to do? I decided to put my baby girl up for adoption. Continue reading

Our Hope of Glory!

Sharon Couchman

All of us here at Morningside send our prayers and greetings for you to experience a wonderful Passover and Resurrection season. During this special time of the year many turn their attention to bunny rabbits, egg hunts and new clothes. For Christians, this time has much greater significance.

Devout followers of Jesus will take extra time to give thanks to our Lord for the great price He paid for our freedom from poverty, sickness and sin. Christ made the way for us to be restored to God. We have been bought with a price – the most expensive gift ever given—the precious blood of Jesus. Continue reading

What Ever Happened To Hope?

Clete Snellenberger

I Corinthians 13:13 says, “And now abide Faith, Hope and Love, these three, but the greatest of these is Love.”

When Jesus makes all things new and His followers are ushered into the eternal state, “Faith” will no longer be necessary because the redeemed will see God face to face. “Hope” will no longer be necessary because their hope will have been perfectly realized. But “Love” will remain, and it will finally be known without the taint of sin. But for now these three remain, so let us look at the word called Hope.

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now Faith is the substance (tangibility), of the hoped for (or anticipated), the evidence (proof) of things not seen.” It is an absolute conviction—based on the assurance of God’s unchangeable and perfect character that God’s promises will be fulfilled. Continue reading

The Back Side of the Desert

Shirley Nickle

Does your life seem as if it is not going anywhere and without purpose? Or, do you find yourself thinking, “When God, when?” Or, perhaps you are feeling that small assignments don’t matter and that your daily routine is not important to God. Is God even interested or concerned?

Yes, God does care about our daily lives! He cares that we are people of integrity and that we keep our word. God cares about our attitude and He desires for us to be faithful to all that we put our hand to. He wants us to be respectful to others and for us to do the right thing at all times. It is called CHARACTER!

In the Book of Exodus, God called Moses from his mother’s womb. God knew the choices Moses would make in his life. (And God knows the choices that we will make in our life.) He knows us from beginning to the end. Only God knows the heart of man. Continue reading