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Let there be light

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, January 2, 2016, In : Christian Devotions 

lady with lamp
Light, as we all know, is very important in human life. Imagine a sudden absence of all form of light (the sun, the moon, electricity, solar, etc) in the whole world. What do you think? A beautiful dark world or a disgusting and awful dark planet to live in? I guess your answer is as good as mine: The world will be a miserable place to live in! Sorrow will not be uncommon! The future will be gloomy! And death will be commonplace.  Believe me or not, such is the situation with everyone who doe...

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Blessings of Remembering God (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, In : Christian Devotions 

A Lady trying to remember God during quiet timeEach time I read Ecclesiastes 12:1, I say to myself ‘Lord how do you actually want me to remember you?’. Recently, I meditated on this scripture, and I came up with loads of answers on how and why God wants us to remember him. The first thing I discovered is that when the scripture says remember God, it is not because God is lonely and therefore needs a companion, but because of the amazing blessings we would receive for putting him in mind our daily life. Today I share with you t...
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The Whole Duty of Man

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, February 21, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Memory Verse

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.(Ecclesiastes 12:13)

A farmer on dutyAs a Christian, we have a bunch of obligation laid upon us – obligation that must not be neglected under any circumstance. The scripture in Ecclesiastes 12:13 group our moral and spiritual obligations into two categories: The fear of God, and obedience to God’s commandment. These two forms the ...

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How to receive the promises of God

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading:Hebrews 6:12-15

Memory Verse

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12)

hand receiving from GodThis week devotion is centred on how to receive the promises of God. You might be aware that God has a lot of promises for his children, but do you know that most of those promises elude the children of God because they don’t understand how to receive them? Beloved, it is of no use to know that those promises exist if we don...

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The Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, December 3, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 40:1-4

Penguin patiently waitingDevotion Memory Verse

Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. (Psalm 40:4)

Waiting on God is good. There are blessings attached to our continuous trust in God even when it seems as if our prayers are not being answered. Waiting on God is not a not a single, momentary act of expectation or hope; it is a continuous act of exercising our faith and trust in the Lord. There is no length of d...


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The Incomparable God (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading
: John 3:16-17


Christian Devotions Memory Verse
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? (Psalm 89:6 KJV)

Love between man and womanIn our devotion last week, we examined God as incomparable in power and holiness. We continue today by looking into another attributes of God - love and mercy.

Sometime ago, a friend asked me this question “if God loves us, why does He allow children to die?” I looked at him and concluded wi...

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The Incomparable God (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, October 11, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Psalm 89:6-11

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. (1Samuel 2:2)
 
flower depicting the work of incomparable GodThe Lord our God is incomparable in all ramifications. There may be many lords and gods, but our Lord, the Lord Jesus, is the Lord of Lords and the king of kings. He stands out from the crowd. He’s incomparable in power; He’s incomparable in holiness. He’s incomparable in wisdom, knowledge and understand...

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What You Know is What You Get

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Proverb 4:5-8

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. (2Peter 3:18 KJV)

gifts of knowledgeIn the kingdom of God, knowledge plays a significant role in the life of all the children of God. What you know about God has a direct relationship with what you get from him. What differentiates outstanding Christians from ordinary believers has a lot do with what they know about God and how they u...

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What God Cannot Do

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Hebrew 6:9-11

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19)

Flower symbolising the beauty of GodBeloved, you might be fully aware that our God can do all things. In Luke 1:37 the scripture says “for with God nothing shall be impossible”. Job 5:9 also reveals that what our God can do is great, marvellous, and innumerable. H...

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Prayer for Divine Protection

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Prayers 

Divine protection emanates from God, the creator of heaven and earth. Those who look elsewhere for divine protection have gone astray. This prayer of divine protection is bible based. It is a compilation of God’s promises in the scripture to serve as a protection for his children. For example, this is what the Lord says in Isaiah 43:1-2:

“But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee ...

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God Is Good

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Psalm 107:1-8

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. (Psalm 107:1)

God is good inscription on a flowerGod is good. He is really good but very often we do not realise it. Though we sometimes say it but we mostly do not grasp the depth of his goodness and love. I’m saying this because of what happened to me recently. I have been praying over an issue for quite some time now but the answer is yet to come. Then last Friday I was on t...

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Benefits of Dwelling in the Secret Place of Most High God (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, July 26, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Psalm 91:1-10

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling” (Psalm 91:10 KJV)

Last week we discussed two benefits of dwelling in the secret place of the Most High God – deliverance from the snare of the fowler (unknown enemies) and from noisome pestilences (sickness). Today we shall go further to see some other benefits.

Dwelling in the secret place of God is a wonderful experience; experience that bring...


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The Concept of Universal God

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Isaiah 44:5-18


Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.” (Jeremiah 10:11 KJV)

While I was in the university some years ago I took a course in philosophy and I was taught about the ‘Concept of Universal God’.  The proponent of the concepts says that there is an unknown universal God who created all things but t...


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The Blessings of Godly Counsel

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Psalm 1:1-6

Christian Devotions Memory Verse


Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1:1 KJV)


The advice that a man receives has a way of affecting his life. Some advice brings life, while others bring death. Some advice brings prosperity, while others may bring poverty. Some advice brings punishment while others may bring praise. Some advice brings disgra...


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Marriage Advice for Christian Singles - How to Know the Will of God

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Friday, May 25, 2012, In : Christian Marriage 

Knowing the will of God is a serious issue in Christian marriage. Many Christians marry without knowing what the will of God is for their marriage. I have heard people say that as long as you do not marry an unbeliever you have fulfilled the will of God for your marriage. No wonder Christian divorce rate is soaring like those of the people of the world. This marriage advice is written to let you know the will of God in your marriage.


The Permissive Will of God

One of the plans o...


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Ways to Receive Blessings of God

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Psalm 119:1-6

 

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

 

“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD” (Psalm 119:1 KJV)

 

One class of those people that God will bless is the undefiled. The undefiled represent the group of people who are without blemish or spot. Their ways of life are blameless and their walk with God is faultless. The heart of the undefiled does not conceive evil let alone do it. The Lord, our God is interested in these people and He’s dete...

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Walking With God (Part 5): A call to walk by Faith

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Hebrew 11:1-10

Christian Devotions Memory Verse
 
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Heb. 11:6 ESV)
 
It is easy to say I believe in God but when the turbulent winds of life comes, the reality of that statement is laid bare. Many of us who claim to know God these days are actually far from Him because we do not have faith that can please man let alone God. We be...

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Walking With God (Part 4): A call to walk in the Spirit

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Friday, April 27, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Romans 8:1-8

 

Christian Devotions Memory Verse
 
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1 KJV)
 
The plan of God for us is to live a life that is free from sin. Men (including women) by nature cannot live a sinless life as long as the flesh is in full control their activity. When a man is in the flesh, he will desire those things that will please the flesh and some of these things are...

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Walking With God (Part 2): A call to Humility

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, April 21, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

 Read: Ephesians 4:1-6

 
Christian Devotions Memory Verse
 
“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called” (Ephesians 4:1 KJV)
 
Walking worthy of God requires not only love but also total humility. Yesterday we saw how without love we cannot walk perfectly with the Lord. But, that is not all for our walk with God also requires that we humble ourselves as well. Take for example, if a child claims he loves his parent but con...

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Walking With God (Part 1): A Call to Love

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: 1 Thessalonians 2:8-13

 
Christian Devotions Memory Verse
 
“That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory” (1Thess. 2:12 KJV)
 
Beloved how are you walking with the Lord? God, our heavenly father, expects us to be perfect in our walk with Him (Genesis 17:1, 6:9). Many of us proclaim to know him but our works and the way we live our lives show a different picture. We live life like unbelievers; our humility and love end in the church. Holiness is...

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Joseph Iwaye Founder of Christian Devotions & Resource Centre. I'm a lover and preacher of gospel of Jesus Christ by His grace. I'm blessed with a beautiful wife and wonderful children. We all live together in Scotland, UK. ............................................................. ..........POPULAR QUOTE............. "..the greatest calamity on earth is not death but to die without Christ Jesus...."
 

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