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DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY MARCH 28, 2020

Proverbs 17:22 (MSG)  A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.  Researchers affirm this scriptural admonition and tell us that 20 seconds of a good, hardy belly laugh is worth three minutes on the rowing machine! Kids laugh an average of 400 times a day, while adults laugh about 15 times a day. The physical body experiences a “natural recuperation” when we laugh—it is able to heal itself and return to a state of…

Meals for the Homeless

Our good friends at CARITAS are looking for help in providing meals to the homeless at various drop-off locations around Richmond. For details and to sign-up to help, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949acae2da3fb6-support

Online Daily Live Prayer

Online Live Prayer Join a pastor for online prayer each weekday. We will vary these by the time of day and social media platforms. Be sure to follow @weagrva on Facebook and Instagram to be alerted to when we are live. Here is the schedule: Monday – 10 am Facebook liveTuesday – 7 pm Instagram liveWednesday – 10 am Facebook liveThursday – 7 pm Instagram liveFriday – 10 am Facebook live

DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2020

Psalm 127:1  (NLT)  Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.   What foundation do you rest your life upon? Is Jesus the center of it all? Or do you depend primarily on your own resources and abilities in the various areas of your life? If God is your source for wisdom and understanding, then you can rest in knowing that your life is…

DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY MARCH 25, 2020

Proverbs 13:20 (NIV)  He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. Who are your life-long traveling companions? These should be the people who encourage you, speak the truth, and impart wisdom and build your faith. But unsafe people (i.e. “fools”) drain us, are needy and dependent and unstable. The person who does life with fools is a person who will eventually be impacted by the behavior of the fool. The fool is the…

DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY MARCH 24, 2020

Mark 3:14a (NIV)  (Jesus) appointed twelve—designating them apostles—that they might be with Him….  In God’s Kingdom, our personal relationship with Christ (i.e. being “with Him”) takes precedence over our service to Him. “If we want to keep going in effectiveness, we must keep coming in devotedness.”  That means learning to be alone and stand still (I Sam. 9:27). In addition, God’s people must understand the need for their spiritual leaders to spend time alone with God (Ex. 32:1; Ex. 24:12-16)…

DEVOTIONS – MONDAY MARCH 23, 2020

Matthew 11:30 (NIV)  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.  What are the signs that we might have a burnout problem? Here are some indicators: anger, impatience, lack of compassion, and insomnia. There are more, of course. The core issue is that we must tend to our souls. Jesus clearly delineated between His type of burden and all others. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly (The Message). We must receive life…

DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2020

Exodus 17:8, 11-12 (NIV)  While the people of Israel were still at Rephidim, the warriors of Amalek attacked them. As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding…

DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY MARCH 20, 2020

Exodus 17:1-4 (NIV)  …They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink…Then Moses cried out to the Lord “What should I do with these people?”  The perpetual conflict between the will of man and the will of God makes the “School of Submission” one of the most difficult and necessary schools of Divine Providence. Persistent refusal to submit to the sovereignty of God involves the risk of eventual open rebellion against God. Such submission may…

DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY MARCH 19, 2020

Exodus 16:23-36  (NLT)  He told them, “This is what the Lord commanded: tomorrow will be a day of complete rest, a holy Sabbath day set apart for the Lord…”  Obedience to God is not only expressed by consecrated activity, but also by ceasing from the efforts of self; and devotion is not only expressed by serving, but also by sitting in active contemplation and quiet worship. God gives us rest from works (Heb. 3:7-4:11), and rest in devotion (Luke 10:38-42;…

DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY MARCH 18, 2020

Exodus 18:3 (NLT)  Then the Lord said to Moses, “Look, I’m going to rain down food from heaven for you.”  Nobody wants to go through the “School of Need,” but God leads us into places of need so we will learn how to suffer want for the glory of God (Phil. 4:12). It can take place in the realm of the material (Matt. 6:25-34; I Kings 17:2-15), or the realm of the spiritual (Psa. 42:1-2; Isa. 44:3), or the occupational…

DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY MARCH 17, 2020

Exodus 15:27 (NLT)  Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.  The same God who matures us through times of disappointment and tests the reality of our profession of faith also leads us into the “School of Prosperity” where we experience the Lord’s abundance. There He teaches us humility and gratitude in regard to material things (Deut. 8:6-14; II Chron . 32:22-31), spiritual things (II Cor. 12:1-10;…