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.

A Missionary Story

Betty Dewhirst

From the time I was a young girl I was deeply moved whenever we would have a missionary speaker at our church. I would find myself at the altar at the end of the service, and would imagine being overseas someday as a missionary. The Lord put this in my heart and through the years it never left.

I received Jesus into my heart when I was in the sixth grade, and I endeavored to serve Him as best I knew how. I was married when I was not quite nineteen and by the time I was 26, I had five children.

The Lord made it very real to me that my children were my main mission field and that when they were grown my husband and I would be going overseas as missionaries. I am so grateful that my husband, Stuart, was a godly husband who loved the Lord and was a real spiritual leader to our family. Stuart received his call to the ministry after being a music teacher in public schools for a number of years. Czytaj dalej

All Glory To God!! (Pt. 2)

Carol Gonterman

Teraz, 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. Czytaj dalej

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. Tak, 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. Czytaj dalej

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. Czytaj dalej

What Ever Happened To Hope?

Clete Snellenberger

I List do Koryntian 13:13 mówi:, “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.

List do Hebrajczyków 11:1 mówi:, “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. Czytaj dalej