October 19:2018

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (NKJV)


This scripture is as simple as it is profound. It infers that even in our darkness, He offered us Light. In our filth and brokenness, He offered us wholeness. He loved us as unlovable as we were.

The gulf was yawning; the gap was wide. He did not need us, rather we needed Him. We could not save ourselves no matter how much we tried. We were hopeless in our physical strengths and attributes, fighting battles that we could not win on our own, so Love came calling.

Love bridged the distance that we could not cross. Mercy called out for us and Love listened to our needs with rapt attention. Instead of our inadequacies, Love saw possibilities. Instead of death due to sin, Love saw us for what we truly are: the light of the world. Love did all these and more; Love bridged the distance.

So the next time, that silly little devil comes waving condemnation, stagnation and defeat at your face, remember what Love had to do to get to you.

Beloved, the ultimate Price was paid to redeem you for the clutches of sin and death. God is Love and God crossed the distance for you.

Additional Scripture Reference(s): Jeremiah 31:3

Prayer & Confession of Faith

Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of salvation. Thank You for loving me unconditionally and fighting battles on my behalf. Thank You for being my Father. Thank You, Lord. Amen.

One Year Bible Reading: Exodus 23

october 2018 devotional

Keys For Bible Translation

NKJV New King James Version
AMP The Amplified Bible
TANT The Amplified New Translation
TLB The Living Bible
CEV Contemporary English Version
NASB New American Standard version
ISV International Standard Version
NIV New International Version
MSG The Message Translation
WEB The World English Bible
TNLT The New Living Translation
TEV Today’s English Version
RSV Revised Standard Version
GNB Good News Bible
WNT Weymouth New Testament

prayer of salvation

As you read, I trust that this devotional will be an avenue of blessing in your life. I invite you to get born again by saying the following prayer:

"Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die for my sins. I receive Jesus into my heart to save me and I accept and confess Him as my Lord. I believe that You raised Him from the dead for my justification. I accept and confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and my Lord. I receive eternal life into my spirit and I am now a new creation. Old things have passed away." Amen.

Congratulations! You are now a child of God.

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