Every Day With Jesus

Daily Devotionals from Pastor Quintin Stieff

Unconditional Promis

Today's Scripture

Read Psalm 105 (CSB)

8He forever remembers His covenant, the promise He ordained for a thousand generations- 
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 [the covenant] He made with Abraham, swore to Isaac, 
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 and confirmed to Jacob as a decree and to Israel as an everlasting covenant: 
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 "I will give the land of Canaan to you as your inherited portion." 

Today's Message

UNCONDITIONAL PROMISE

God's covenant with his people is based on his faithfulness, not ours. He promised to Israel the land as an eternal inheritance. The people of God now consists of both Jews and Gentiles who believe in Jesus Thus, the church inherits all these amazing promises.

There is still to come the new heavens and the new earth, when God renews all of creation. And we will inherit all of it and enjoy him forever! 

Count on it! Note all the words:

Covenant 
Promise
Oath 
Decree 
Everlasting covenant 
Inheritance

Those are strong words to encourage us of the Lord's unconditional love and faithfulness. Read it over again and rejoice in your inheritance that God  has promised you.

Posted by Valley Church Communications at Friday, September 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Make Him Known!

Today's Scripture

Read Psalm 105 (CSB)

1 Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; proclaim His deeds among the peoples. 
2 Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell about all His wonderful works! 
3 Honor His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 
4 Search for the Lord and for His strength; seek His face always. 
5 Remember the wonderful works He has done, His wonders, and the judgments He has pronounced, 
6 you offspring of Abraham His servant, Jacob's descendants -His chosen ones. 
7 He is the Lord our God; His judgments [govern] the whole earth.

Today's Message

MAKE HIM KNOWN!

In ancient times and still today, there is a massive and pervasive ignorance of the one, true God. He is rejected in atheism, misunderstood in the world religions, and often poorly represented even among those who truly know him.

And why is this God who made everyone and everything so unknown? One reason is because we are hesitant, neglectful, or even completely silent when it comes to making him known to others.

“Make known among the nations what he has done!” Show and tell the love and greatness of God to every creature under heaven! To the Buddhist in Tokyo, the Hindu in Mumbai, the Muslim in Baghdad, the atheist in Prague, and the neighbor in Des Moines! The good news is for all. It’s not a treasure to hoard nor a secret to keep, but a wonder to share with all.

In your actions, attitudes, and words:  make him known!

Posted by Valley Church Communications at Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 0 comments

The Life-Giving Spirit

Today's Scripture

Read Psalm 104 (CSB)

30 When You send Your breath, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth. 
31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in His works.
32 He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they pour out smoke. 
33 I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live. 
34 May my meditation be pleasing to Him; I will rejoice in the Lord. 
35May sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. My soul, praise the Lord! Hallelujah!

Today's Message

THE LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT

Wherever and whenever God’s Spirit enters, he brings life and renewal. All nature testifies to this beautiful reality.

This reality is also true for the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve. The dark truth is that we often rebel against our Creator – in spite of all the evidence around us that shouts: “I, the Lord, care so much for you!”

For that reason, the psalm ends with a call to bring everything to God and find everything in God.

Find your song, your praise, your thoughts, and your joy in your relationship with your Creator and Father.

Praise the Lord!

Posted by Valley Church Communications at Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Trusting and Following the Lord

Today's Scripture

Read Psalm 104 (CSB)

24 How countless are Your works, Lord! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures. 
25 Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number- living things both large and small. 
26 There the ships move about, and Leviathan,which You formed to play there. 
27 All of them wait for You to give them their food at the right time. 
28 When You give it to them, they gather it; when You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good things. 
29 When You hide Your face, they are terrified; when You take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.

Today's Message

TRUSTING AND FOLLOWING THE LORD

Animals of the land and sea have a certain kind of “faith.” They are utterly dependent on the hand of God for their next meal, even their next breath. Without God’s continuous supply, they perish. They “trust and follow” God in some secret way known to God.

And in this they are an example to us. We often worry and complain, consumed by stress and discontent. Jesus taught the same thing when he told us to observe the birds and the flowers who happily receive their provision without losing sleep from worry or fretting over keeping up with fellow flowers.

Relax.  Enjoy.  Give thanks.  Be content.

God will supply.

Posted by Valley Church Communications at Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Everything has a Place in God's Creation

Today's Scripture

Read Psalm 104 (CSB)

19 He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows when to set. 
20 You bring darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals stir. 
21 The young lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God. 
22 The sun rises; they go back and lie down in their dens. 
23 Man goes out to his work and to his labor until evening. 
24 How countless are Your works, Lord! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures.

Today's Message

EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE IN GOD’S CREATION

I read the other day that a polar bear can smell a seal from 20 miles away. Amazing! Honestly, if all we did was study to learn of God’s created world, we would be eternally busy and unendingly impressed.
 

God’s works declare his glory in billions of ways! Every species of plant and animal, every mountain, every lake and river and ocean, even just a pile of rocks tells a fantastic story of the infinite and glorious God.

Take time today to observe the world God has made. And whisper a silent prayer to Him, “I worship and love you today for you are an amazing God.”

Posted by Valley Church Communications at Monday, September 18, 2017 | 0 comments