My salvation comes from the Lord | Pastor Richard Casteel

Daily Devotional | April 19, 2014

Tweet Day 110 “The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.” (Psalm 37:39) God is personally involved with those who trust in Him. There is no one else we can look to for salvation; He alone is a safe place for us in our troubles. We not only find salvation for our souls, but God will also intervene in our struggles, he will rescue us in our adversity. Check to make sure that you are trusting in God and that you have given your problems over to Him. Put your trust securely in God and let your soul declare confidently. “My salvation comes from the Lord; He is my stronghold in time of trouble!”


Trust in God | Pastor Richard Casteel

Daily Devotional | April 18

Tweet Day 109 “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” (Psalm 34:8)  The Psalmist invites us to taste the goodness of God, much like someone would taste food to see how good it is, to try it out. We need to taste God’s goodness by trusting in God, by taking our refuge in Him. When we trust God we experience His goodness, we feel his peace and the Spirit’s intervention; we find out just how good God is. Taste the goodness of God today but trusting Him with your struggles and issues, by consciously taking refuge in God. When you do you will be reminded again just how good God is!


Thank God for his faithfulness | Pastor Richard Casteel

Daily Devotional | April 17

Tweet Day 108 “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” (Psalm 34:4) What a security to know that God not only hears our prayers but also answers our prayers. He delivers us from the things we fear; he intervenes and gives us peace when things are overwhelming. It is good to recall the fact that God has already answered your prayers on many other occasions. Reminding yourself of how God has calmed your fears and anxieties in the past builds your faith for what lies ahead. Make it your practice to thank God for His faithfulness to answer prayer.  It will help to  continue trusting Him in the struggles you may be facing today.


heart with hope | Pastor Richard Casteel

Daily Devotional | April 16

Tweet Day 107 “But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.” (Psalm 71:14) There is hope in praise. David has found that hope is nurtured by praise; when he praises God his hope flourishes. Hope gives you strength and endurance to get through the difficult challenges of life. Gratitude, expressed through praise, fuels hope. David was sure he would always have hope because he would always be praising and thanking God. You, too, like David, can fill your heart with hope. Commit yourself to praising God. Increase your praises to God every day until your heart is overflowing with hope. Let this be a daily goal, “I will praise you more and more!”


Praising God | Pastor Richard Casteel

Daily Devotional | April 15

Tweet Day 106 , “I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.” (Psalm 34:1) The Palmist give us a great daily goal of praising god every minute of the day, to extol the Lord continually. How would that affect your attitude? How would your day be impacted if you determined to praise God every time you spoke and did it all day long? The effect on your own attitude and outlook on life would be amazing; your faith would soar and mind would fill with hope. Try it for a day, try it today. Take the challenge to “extol the Lord at all times”. Concentrate on speaking praise all day long, and see what happens; you will be amazed!


Glorify the Lord | Pastor Richard Casteel

Daily Devotional | April 14

Tweet Day 105 “Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.” (Psalm 34:3) The songwriter is so overwhelmed with what God has done in his life, the answered prayer and deliverance he has received, that he wants everyone to share in it. He invites those around him to join in with him in glorifying God, in exalting the name of the Lord. This kind of contagious gratitude comes from recognizing the great things that God has done for you and then saying them out loud to yourself and to others. Make a list of the answered prayers and blessings you have received from the Lord and then glorify Him for doing such wonderful things for you; exalt the name of the Lord with someone today.


God is strong and almighty | Pastor Richard Casteel

Daily Devotional | April 13

Tweet Day 104 Praising God is good for you; it revives the soul and fuels good emotions. In Psalm 21:13 David gives us a great way to start the day when says to God, “Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.”  He chooses to focus on the strength of God, on God’s greatness. He will exalt God with praises and in song. Make it your goal to praise to God today, to even sing a song to Him, about how big and strong God is. It will fill your day with hope and optimism; you will feel better, too!


Exalt thee | Pastor Richard Casteel

Daily Devotional | April 12

Tweet Day 103 “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.” (Psalm 57:5) The Psalmist exalts God with his praise. He acknowledges that God’s is above all things and that His glory is everywhere. This is the perspective we need of God, He is exalted and His glory fills everything. Before you launch into your day, stop and give God praise. Exalt Him and honor Him for His majesty and power. It is a great way to start your day knowing that your God is exalted over everything and everything; He alone is God.


Call out to God and Praise | Pastor Richard Casteel

Daily Devotional | April 11

Tweet Day 102  “Call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:11) The Message Bible puts it so well, let your confession be praise to God. Jesus is the Master of all and your praise-confession declares Him to be the Lord and Master of your life, too. Give Him control of all of you, of everything that matters to you and all the issues of your life. Jesus will directly involve Himself with you and fill you with His love and grace. There are no problems that the Master cannot see you through. So, lift your voice and call out to God in praise, “You are the Master of all, and I give you full control of my life today!”


Daily Devotional | Living a Grace Filled Life

Daily Devotional | April 10

Tweet Day 101  “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth” (Philippians 2:10) Jesus is the name above every name. At His name every know bows; He rules over every other name. You can trust in Jesus, you can call out His name in faith and all His grace and power are yours through faith. What a great way to start your day! Begin by speaking Jesus’ name out in faith; anchor your faith in Him. Bow your heart in worship to the Name Above All Names and let His grace fill you with hope and strength.