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Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Doing things with all our heart is a challenge, but we see throughout scripture God wants our everything, not our leftovers. The Bible tells us that we should OBEY God with our whole heart. Psalm 119:34New International Version (NIV) 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. 69 Though the [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Yesterday we saw how the Bible encourages us to love God with all our hearts. That’s our starting point, but the scriptures also extend this picture of wholeheartedness to other areas of our live of faith. Today we’re looking at trust. Proverbs 3:5-6New International Version (NIV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

In the past week there has been a recurring theme in the conversations I’ve been having with people, both groups and individuals. The young people have come back from Cultivate with a renewed passion for Jesus and his truth. In the worship team we’ve been talking about being wholehearted. In conversations with individuals the question has be [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Saturday 26 August 2017 1 Kings 1:5 Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, ‘I will be king.’ So he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him. At this point, David was still alive, but he had not given permission for Adonijah to be the next king. In fact, Adonijah knew that Solo [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Friday 25 August 2017 David was nearing the end of his life and he decided to take a census of his army. We may think that this is no big deal, but it reveals that pride had crept into his heart. David may have wanted to see how big his army was so that he could boast in his achievements. However, God had already given strict instr [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Thursday 24 August 2017 2 Samuel 16:1-4 When David had gone a short distance beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the steward of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a string of donkeys saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine. The king asked Ziba [...]