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Did you remember to read your Bible?

Today’s Bible Reading: January 7

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Genesis 18-19

Matthew 6

Clicking on the Scripture links above will open a new window where you can read the scripture from the English Standard Version at Biblegateway.com or choose the Bible version you prefer to read. Check back each day to get the Scripture to read in the One Year Bible Reading Plan.

#ReadYourBible #Genesis #Matthew

Why is daily Bible reading important?

Bible Reading is vitally important to growing spiritually and keeping our spiritual selves full. God wants us to hide His Word in our hearts, meditate on it and apply it to our lives. When we have a plan, we are more likely to follow through. Here are eight reasons you should have a daily Bible Reading plan:

  • We can find His will for our lives
  • Bible reading is our spiritual nourishment
  • It helps us be able to discern the thoughts and intents of our heart.
  • The Bible instructs us in righteousness
  • It gives us power to overcome trials, heartaches, and sin
  • God gives us many promises, but you won’t know them unless you read about them, memorize them, and know if it’s a promise intended for us today
  • God reveals Himself to us and we learn about Him which strengthens our relationship with Him
  • He also speaks to us through His Word.

Don’t miss what God has to say to you today.
It’s time to practice spiritual self-care and read your Bible!

Practice Spiritual Self care and dig into God’s Word today to be revived and renewed!

Run with Perseverance

Feel like giving up? Paul reminds us in Hebrews 12:1 to run with perseverance the race that was set before us.

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God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

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 Join the community of couples on Facebook who are committed to intentionally growing their marriage and learning how to have a marriage that honors God. Here you can post photos of the different activities as you do them, ask questions of other couples, share how God is using this book to strengthen your marriage, and grow with other Christian couples. We’ll see you in the community.

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Bible Reading for January 7

Today’s Bible Reading: January 7

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Genesis 18-19

Matthew 6

Clicking on the Scripture links above will open a new window where you can read the scripture from the English Standard Version at Biblegateway.com or choose the Bible version you prefer to read. Check back each day to get the Scripture to read in the One Year Bible Reading Plan.

#ReadYourBible #Genesis #Matthew

Why is daily Bible reading important?

Bible Reading is vitally important to growing spiritually and keeping our spiritual selves full. God wants us to hide His Word in our hearts, meditate on it and apply it to our lives. When we have a plan, we are more likely to follow through. Here are eight reasons you should have a daily Bible Reading plan:

  • We can find His will for our lives
  • Bible reading is our spiritual nourishment
  • It helps us be able to discern the thoughts and intents of our heart.
  • The Bible instructs us in righteousness
  • It gives us power to overcome trials, heartaches, and sin
  • God gives us many promises, but you won’t know them unless you read about them, memorize them, and know if it’s a promise intended for us today
  • God reveals Himself to us and we learn about Him which strengthens our relationship with Him
  • He also speaks to us through His Word.

Don’t miss what God has to say to you today.
It’s time to practice spiritual self-care and read your Bible!

Practice Spiritual Self care and dig into God’s Word today to be revived and renewed!

Run with Perseverance

Feel like giving up? Paul reminds us in Hebrews 12:1 to run with perseverance the race that was set before us.

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  • Revive Us Again, Lord

Enjoy one of our YouTube Playlists

Visit our YouTube Channels for Christian playlists and our short animated devotionals.

Animated Devotionals

Contemporary Christian Music Playlist

Southern Gospel Playlist

Just Hymns


God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

Available in hardback, paperback and ebook from Westbow Press Bookstore, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel. Click the icons below to purchase from your preferred bookstore. Now also available at WalMart online.

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 Join the community of couples on Facebook who are committed to intentionally growing their marriage and learning how to have a marriage that honors God. Here you can post photos of the different activities as you do them, ask questions of other couples, share how God is using this book to strengthen your marriage, and grow with other Christian couples. We’ll see you in the community.

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Praying for Revival

A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.

Do we need a revival?

These verses are often used as words of praise. But when the people of God take Him for granted, don’t give Him thanks, do not take the time to call on His name or make His mighty deeds known and do not exalt His name above all, then complacency has set in and we, His people, are not being salt and light to a lost and dark world.

From The Message Bible:

Give thanks to God. Call out his name. Ask him anything! Shout to the nations, tell them what he’s done, spread the news of his great reputation!” — Isaiah 12:4-6 (MSG)

The Need for Revival

  1. Are you truly thankful for all that God does for you – so much so that your “cup runneth over” and your praise just tumbles out of you?
  2. When you call out the name of God, is it as a cuss word? Do you toss around His name as if He is a genie in a bottle? Or do you say it with the honor and respect He deserves. In Matthew 6:9, Jesus gives the disciples a lesson on how to pray. We commonly call this, “The Lord’s Prayer.” Jesus’ model for prayer begins with, “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.” The world “hallowed” means, “made holy; consecreated; greatly revered and honored. Is this how you treat the name of God when you call out to Him?
  3. We can go to Him and ask him anything. Do you ask Him to send a revival to our nation? Do you have a higher priority, such as asking for a new house, car, or that one thing you really hope you get for Christmas this year?
  4. How often do you proclaim what God has done to those you meet, or your co-workers, friends, or family? If you refuse to, then you a putting your light under a bushel when our world desperately needs to know Jesus!

Praying for Revival

In quiet moments with the Holy Spirit, ask Him to reveal to you all the things God has done for you in 2020. Make a list. Take time to thank God and praise Him for each thing on your list.

If you have been convicted that you haven’t treated God’s name with the reverence it deserves, confess that now. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you only speak His name in a manner that honors Him.

Pray for revival for our nation.

Ask the Holy Spirit to show you someone today who you can tell what God has done in your life.

Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.

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God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

Available in hardback, paperback and ebook from Westbow Press Bookstore, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel. Click the icons below to purchase from your preferred bookstore. Now also available at WalMart online.

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 Join the community of couples on Facebook who are committed to intentionally growing their marriage and learning how to have a marriage that honors God. Here you can post photos of the different activities as you do them, ask questions of other couples, share how God is using this book to strengthen your marriage, and grow with other Christian couples. We’ll see you in the community.

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Praying for Revival

A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.

Do we need a revival?

Do our “guides” need revival?

In this passage, the “guides” were the priests and false prophets that led the nation of Israel away from God. There certainly are preachers today who do not preach the true Word of God and lead people away from the truth. Those preachers will one day have to give an account to God for all the lives lost because they chose to not preach the truth, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

Do those in political/government offices need revival?

We also can apply this to those in government offices and those who make laws and policies. Just before Moses died, we find in Deuteronomy 16:18 that God instituted judges over the people: “Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the LORD your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly.”

The judge’s role was to judge the people. That means holding them accountable to the laws God gave them. For example, if there was a dispute between two Israelites about compensation after an accident, say, then the judge’s role was to decide what should be done. A bit like when two people come before Judge Judy with a dispute about who the dog really belongs to or something like that. When it comes to the judges of Israel, the cases are real, the decisions are final.

Judges/Government Officials are held to standards too

But it’s important to see that God didn’t set these judges above the law. They are held to certain standards too. God says to the judges, verse 19, “do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a  bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.” God’s not interested in corrupt judges who play favorites. He doesn’t want judges who will do favors for rich people who can afford them. He wants honest judges who will find the truth and decide issues fairly. Why? Because God is deeply concerned for what is right! That’s why he instituted these judges. Verse 20 says, “Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the LORD your God is giving you.”

God is just! He always does what is right. He exposes every evil, punishes every sin, rights every wrong. And so, he calls his people to make their nation a place of justice too. That’s why he instituted the judges as the first leadership role.

Do our guides and leaders hold up these standards?

Those that hold these offices have a responsibility to make laws that align with God’s laws. Those who sit as judge, are to both judge according to God’s laws and they are held to the standards set forth in God’s laws. When laws were passed to make abortion legal, does that align with God’s laws? No. Abortion is murder and God says, “Thou shalt not murder.” (Exodus 20:13) Proverbs 6:16-19 says, “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”

What about laws that made same-sex marriage legal? God says homosexuality is an abomination to him. Leviticus 18:22 says, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”

From The Message Bible:

Those who were supposed to lead this people led them down blind alleys, And those who followed the leaders ended up lost and confused.” – Isaiah 9:16

The Need for Revival

  1. What other laws can you think of that have been passed that do not align with God’s laws?
  2. Pray for your own pastor to preach boldly the truths of God’s Word.
  3. Pray for the pastors who are teaching false doctrine that God would open their eyes, convict their hearts and teach them the truths of His Word and they would repent and change what they preach.
  4. And, pray for our political and government leaders to lead our nation in a way that aligns with God’s laws.

Praying for Revival

God, those who serve in leadership roles in our government have not held to your standards. They are leading our nation farther and farther away from you. There are preachers who do not preach the truth of your Word. God, we ask you to raise up guides and leaders for this nation who love you and want to see this nation be a nation that honors and glorifies you. Lord, send us those leaders. For those currently in office, convict their hearts and bring them to repentance for leading our nation away from you. Lord, we ask that you bring a revival in the hearts of pastors and government leaders all across our nation.

Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.

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After this week, the Christmas designs will go back into the “digital vault” until next year. Christmas is only 2 weeks away, so order soon! Products are printed once they are ordered so order early enough to allow for printing and shipping. See all the available products in the store.

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God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

Available in hardback, paperback and ebook from Westbow Press Bookstore, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel. Click the icons below to purchase from your preferred bookstore. Now also available at WalMart online.

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 Join the community of couples on Facebook who are committed to intentionally growing their marriage and learning how to have a marriage that honors God. Here you can post photos of the different activities as you do them, ask questions of other couples, share how God is using this book to strengthen your marriage, and grow with other Christian couples. We’ll see you in the community.

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Praying for Revival

A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.

Do we need a revival?

America was built on a Biblical foundation. However, over the years, that foundation has has slowly crumbled away. Where we were once known world-wide as a Christian, God-honoring nation, we no longer hold that image to the rest of the world…or to God.

From The Message Bible:

If you don’t take your stand in faith, you won’t have a leg to stand on.”

The Need for Revival

  1. What would it take for America to return to its God-honoring, Christian roots?
  2. Think back through America’s history and identify landmark events that have chipped away our faith.
  3. When these events occurred, where were the Christians?
  4. Are you willing to take your stand in faith?

Praying for Revival

Ask God to reveal to you ways you have not taken a stand for faith. Ask Him to give you the boldness and courage to stand up for your faith. Intercede for America and ask God to forgive us (Christians) for allowing the faith of this nation to slowly fade away and to forgave our nation for turning it back on God. Pray that God will give His people a zeal for this nation to turn back to Him.

Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.

These are the last of the Christmas designs for this year

After this week, the Christmas designs will go back into the “digital vault” until next year. Christmas is only 2 weeks away, so order soon! Products are printed once they are ordered so order early enough to allow for printing and shipping. See all the available products in the store.

Silent Night

Here are some of the other Christmas designs that are available.

There are only 5 weeks until Christmas! These designs are printed when ordered. Order early to ensure your design arrives in time for the holidays and for gift giving.

Here are some of our favorite designs you can find in the shop:

  • Revive Us Again, Lord

God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

Available in hardback, paperback and ebook from Westbow Press Bookstore, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel. Click the icons below to purchase from your preferred bookstore. Now also available at WalMart online.

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 Join the community of couples on Facebook who are committed to intentionally growing their marriage and learning how to have a marriage that honors God. Here you can post photos of the different activities as you do them, ask questions of other couples, share how God is using this book to strengthen your marriage, and grow with other Christian couples. We’ll see you in the community.

See our other recent posts:

We have two Christmas Playlists on YouTube

Contemporary Christian and Traditional Christmas Songs