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Choosing to be the Wrong King – Daughters of Promise – September 18

CHOOSING TO BE THE WRONG KINGJaime Wyrtzen LauzeNow Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king. And he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. 1 Kings 1:5One theme we see constantly throughout the Bible is that of the wrong person trying to be a... Read more

How to Handle The What If’s – Daughters of Promise – September 17

HOW TO HANDLE THE WHAT IFSThe servant said to him, Perhaps the woman may not be willing to follow me to this land. Must I then take your son back to the land from which you came? Abraham said to him, See to it that you do not take my son back there. The Lord,... Read more

A Sign or a Demand? – Daughters of Promise – September 16

A SIGN OR A DEMAND?Let the young woman to whom I shall say, Please let down your jar that I may drink, and who shall say, Drink, and I will water your camels let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I shall know that you have shown... Read more

An Ally for Your Family – Daughters of Promise – September 15

AN ALLY FOR YOUR FAMILYNow Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, Put your hand under my thigh, that I may make you swear by the Lord,... Read more

Teaching Situations – Daughters of Promise – September 14

TEACHING SITUATIONSJaime Wyrtzen LauzeOne Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to him, Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath? Mark 2:23 and 24We are surrounded every day with opportunities to... Read more

Mark it and Call it Holy – Daughters of Promise – September 11

MARK IT AND CALL IT HOLYAnd Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. So Abraham called the name of that place, The LORD will provide. Genesis 22:13-14 I can be an ungrateful person. I can cry out to the Lord when in... Read more

The Moment that Hangs in the Balance – Daughters of Promise – September 10

THE MOMENT THAT HANGS IN THE BALANCEAnd Isaac said to his father Abraham, My father! And he said, Here I am, my son. He said, Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? Genesis 22:7Perhaps youve gotten a phone call, or several, that started with Im sorry but... Read more

Daughters of the King – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of September 10

Daughters of the KingVerse: 1 Peter 2:9-10Additional Scripture Readings:Zechariah 9:9Revelation 17:14Did you know that youre a princess? If you know Jesus as your Savior, thats exactly what you are!In 1 Peter 2:9 we read, You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, Gods special possession. You are royalty! Some commentators say that... Read more

Justified by Faith and Works – Daughters of Promise – September 9

JUSTIFIED BY FAITH AND WORKSThen Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Here I am. He said, Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for... Read more

Predicting How God’s Miracle Will Look – Daughters of Promise – September 8

PREDICTING HOW GODS MIRACLE WILL LOOKAbraham said, God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son. So they went both of them together. Genesis 22:8 Abraham set out for Mt. Moriah with faith. His faith, however, did not include the appearance of a real lamb on top of the mountain. He believed... Read more

“I Can’t Believe You’d Ask Me to Do That!” – Daughters of Promise – September 7

I CANT BELIEVE YOUD ASK ME TO DO THAT!And Isaac said to his father Abraham, My father! And he said, Here I am, my son. He said, Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? Genesis 22:7Todays devotional is for one in a thousand. Some of you will... Read more

Cast it Out – Daughters of Promise – September 4

CAST IT OUTJaime Wyrtzen LauzeIf your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into hell... Mark 9:47Have you ever been confused about the scripture passage that says if your eyes causes you to... Read more

Trusting God with My Child – Daughters of Promise – September 3

RUSTING GOD WITH MY CHILD And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. Genesis 22:6We can watch our children suffer from many causes. They may get sick just because we live... Read more

How Faith Talks – Daughters of Promise – September 2

HOW FAITH TALKS On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. Then Abraham said to his young men, Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you. Genesis 22:5-6I must know my God well to have the kind... Read more

Take the First Step! – Daughters of Promise – September 1

TAKE THE FIRST STEP!So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. Genesis 22:3I am a worrier. I admit... Read more

Is There Such a Thing as Blind Obedience? – Daughters of Promise – August 31

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS BLIND OBEDIENCE?He said, Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you. Genesis 22:2When God calls me to a difficult act of... Read more

Who’s Talking? – Daughters of Promise – August 28

WHOS TALKING?Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs. Eph. 4:29Dont you wish people were consistently encouraging with their words? I can carry one nasty comment with me for years, but my future can also be shaped for the... Read more

Into the Gospel Message – Daughters of Promise – August 27

INTO THE GOSPEL MESSAGETimothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love; that you always think kindly of us. I Thessalonians 3:6The one who preaches the full counsel of the Word to us, the one who is not afraid to address issues like our sin, submission... Read more

Expect Spiritual Sparks! – Daughters of Promise – August 26

EXPECT SPIRITUAL SPARKS!At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, God is with you in all that you do. Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my descendants or with my posterity, but as I have dealt kindly... Read more

Remember and Review – Daughters of Promise – August 25

REMEMBER AND REVIEWI was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man. I Timothy 1:13One of the prevailing themes of Scripture is remember and review. Remember where you came from. Remember what you were like before you knew God loved you. Remember and tell your children.Are any of you ashamed of what you... Read more

God Is Nearer Still – Daughters of Promise – August 24

GOD IS NEARER STILLBut you are near, O Lord, and all your commandments are true. Psalm 119:151When someone is outside the house, on your property, meaning to do you harm, you want the policeman on the inside of the house with you. Safety would be closer in proximity than harm. No matter where the threats... Read more

Say Something! – Daughters of Promise – August 21

SAY SOMETHING!Jaime Wyrtzen LauzeI Kings 1Sometimes Ive wondered, Why do I have to pray when God already knows everything? Ive since learned thats a pretty popular question among believers. Well, I Kings gives us some insight on this.King David promised that his son, Solomon, would become the next king. But even though this was known,... Read more

How Can I Be Whole? – Daughters of Promise – August 20

HOW CAN I BE WHOLE?The Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land because there is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. Hosea 4:1Truth, mercy and knowledge are all three connected. When there is no knowledge of God, truth and mercy are non-existent. Truth has to be rooted... Read more

Seeing Jesus Under Pressure – Daughters of Promise – August 19

SEEING JESUS UNDER PRESSUREGreet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well. Romans 16:13Rufus was the son of Simon of Cyrene. This is the same Simon who carried Jesus cross through the streets to the hill of Golgatha when Jesus was too weak to do it... Read more

God Must Open My Eyes – Daughters of Promise – August 18

GOD MUST OPEN MY EYESThen God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. And God was with the boy, and he grew up. Genesis 21:18 ESV  Ive had the experience where Ive accused someone of not being... Read more

Picking Up What I Hopelessly Laid Aside – Daughters of Promise – August 17

PICKING UP WHAT I HOPELESSLY LAID ASIDEThen she went and sat down opposite him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot, for she said, Let me not look on the death of the child. And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept. And God heard the voice... Read more

Hands Off of Our Daughters: Appeals Court Upholds Male-Only Draft

Hands Off of Our Daughters: Appeals Court Upholds Male-Only Draft A federal appeals court on Thursday declared the male-only draft constitutional, overturning a lower court ruling from 2019 that had sparked an outcry from social conservatives and Christian leaders.At issue is the requirement by the Selective Service System that men, upon reaching age... Read more

Can Someone Else Ruin My Life? – Daughters of Promise – August 14

CAN SOMEONE ELSE RUIN MY LIFE?So she [Sarah] said to Abraham, Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac. And the thing was very displeasing to Abraham on account of his son. But God said to Abraham, Be not displeased... Read more

When Promises Take a Long Time – Daughters of Promise – August 13

WHEN PROMISES TAKE A LONG TIMEThe Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born... Read more

It’s All So Fragile – Daughters of Promise – August 12

ITS ALL SO FRAGILEI hold my life in my hands continually, but I do not forget your law. Psalm 119:109What makes you faint today? Physical danger, serious illness, a bitter confrontation, treachery? David understands. For many years of his life, he faced things that make grown men fall to their knees. Hunted down by friends,... Read more