Walking in TRUTH and LOVE—S4 Dep12 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

2 John 1:4-6 ESV says this: 

4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.  

5 And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.  

6 And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. 

2 John 1:4-6 ESV 

Walking In Love and Truth- Photo of a person walking outside with the signs of Autumn all around.
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Devotional 

Why is love and truth in the “Perfect Will of GOD?   

Imagine if the whole world believed in Jesus and walked in LOVE and THE TRUTH with one another. I believe the earth would look a lot better right now. 

There would be no criminal activity. There wouldn’t be anyone hating one another. Evil wouldn’t have a grip on anyone. 

Love IS essential and the truth IS in the Word of God. 

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Let God Help You – S4 Dep11 

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Psalm 46:1 NKJV says this: 

“God is our refuge and strength, 

A very present help in trouble.” 

Psalm 46:1 NKJV 

Devotional 

How many times do we try to figure things out ourselves when trouble comes? Most likely, our first response is… “What am I going to do?”  

And if we are honest…we immediately start meditating on that problem instead of praying to God for help. 

I know, I know…it’s a human thing to panic first and pray later. But, just like the people of Israel found out—GOD should be the first ONE you consult. 

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Justified by LOVE (Grace) — S4 DEp10

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Roman 5:8-11 Amplified Bible Classic Edition says: 

“But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. 

Therefore, since we are now justified (acquitted, made righteous, and brought into right relationship with God) by Christ’s blood, how much more [certain is it that] we shall be saved by Him from the indignation and wrath of God. 

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His [resurrection] life. 

Not only so, but we also rejoice and exultingly glory in God [in His love and perfection] through our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom we have now received and enjoy [our] reconciliation.” 

Roman 5:8-11 Amplified Bible Classic Edition 

Photo of a recreation of Jesus on the cross. Pic represents how we are justified by love (grace) when we receive what He has done.

Devotional 

Sometimes in life, we question God when things don’t turn out the way we planned. And, we can’t see how anything good can come out of a bad situation. Then we sit and wonder if God loves us.  

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Rest for the Weary– S4 DEp9 

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Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) says: 

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”  

Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) 

Devotional 

Are you loaded down with heavy burdens that tip the scale to –MUCH too MUCH? 

Do you feel as if you are carrying the weight of the world? One final question—Do you know Jesus as LORD and Savior? 

In the book of Matthew chapter 11, Jesus makes a call to all those overburdened. He calls to those working hard to meet a goal that’s unattainable by the works of one’s hands. 

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Grace for a Lifetime – S4 DEp8 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT) says: 

So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.  

Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT) 

Close up photo of a person looking up to the sky. Pic represents one receiving God's grace for a lifetime.

Devotional 

As believers in Jesus, we face daily challenges and testing that come like clockwork. We want life to be a cakewalk, but instead, it’s filled with temptations that reveal our weak areas.  

But our weaknesses don’t define who we are in Christ, because Jesus has given us a new identity in Him. Jesus made us righteous when we chose to have faith in Him for our righteousness. 

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The Good News: Salvation by GRACE Through FAITH – S4 DEp7 

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Ephesians 2:8-9 (AMP) says: 

For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation]. 

Ephesians 2:8-9 (AMP) 

Devotional 

For God so loved the world that HE gave HIS only Son, that whoever believes in HIM should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16, ESV) 

That is such a powerful statement of God’s nature.  

Photo of a Holy Bible representing the gospel. This is The Good News: Salvation by GRACE through FAITH.

And to think—HE who is LOVE demonstrated HIS love through the greatest sacrifice of all time. HIS love is revealed through HIS Son on the Cross displaying—goodness, mercy, grace, and truth.  

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First Things First – S4 DEp6 

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Matthew 6:33-34 (NLT) says: 

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and HE will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” 

Matthew 6:33-34 (NLT) 

Devotional 

Have you ever gotten so caught up in what you wanted that you forgot what you needed? Our minds can get so crowded with wants and worries that we tend to focus on what is meaningless compared to God. 

As a result, we stress out. We focus on career goals, marriage goals, life goals, and yet forget to consult the Creator of all things.  

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God is Close – S4 DEp5

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Psalm 34:17-19 (NLT) says: 

The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time. 

Psalm 34:17-19 (NLT)  

Devotional  

I’m a mother. And ever since my daughter was a baby, I had my ears tuned to hear her cry. And, although she is an adult now, I’m still concerned about her well-being.  

So much so, I’ll come running when she needs me! I want to know when something troubles her! I want to rescue her from any hurts or disappointments. I love her that much! 

No doubt, love makes you want to rescue the ones you love! 

Man looking up with his hands together in prayer. Photo represents how God is close to all who depend upon Him.

So, when we read Psalm 34:17-19 (NLT), we are reminded of the Heavenly Father’s love for us. The Heavenly Father tunes in to HIS children too. He’s not a distant God. He is close enough to hear our cries!  

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He Turned My Mourning into Dancing—S4 DEp4 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Psalm 30:4-5 (GNT) says: 

Sing praise to the LORD, all his faithful people! Remember what the Holy One has done, and give him thanks! 

His anger lasts only a moment, his goodness for a lifetime. Tears may flow in the night, but joy comes in the morning.  

Psalm 30:4-5 (GNT) 

Devotional 

When we read about David, we find that although he suffered through many trials, God favored him a whole lot. David had so many victories in his life. In fact, you would have thought he was a star athlete always at the top of his game.  

But, like us, David had some issues and wasn’t without fault. So much so, David suffered a great deal because of it. His list of sins was long. He had many moments of a lapse in judgment.  

Yet, God was merciful to him. And yes, God’s grace and favor was right there to save him.  

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HIS Help Never Ceases—S4 DEp3 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Psalm 91:14-16 (TLB) The Living Bible says: 

For the Lord says, “Because he loves me, I will rescue him; I will make him great because he trusts in my name.  

When he calls on me, I will answer; I will be with him in trouble and rescue him and honor him.  

I will satisfy him with a full life and give him my salvation.” 

Psalm 91:14-16 (TLB) 

Devotional 

When we depend totally on God, we find out how reliable He truly is. He’s the kind of Father, that wants the ultimate best for HIS children. HIS grace keeps on saving us! 

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