The theme for this week’s Devotional is Return of Drifting Saints. Prior to Covid the American Church saw a drop in attendance. Post Covid and the pandemic has kept a sizeable number of saints away from church. Our Devotional team shares testimonies and encouragement from God’s Word to stir up the return of love and good works.
SCRIPTURE: ”Return, backsliding Israel, says the Lord; I will not cause My anger to fall on you, for I am merciful, says the Lord; I will not remain angry forever.” Jeremiah 3:12b
Torn Between Two Lovers: The Lord Jesus Christ vs the World. James 4:4 says “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” Wow! Did not Min. Arnell Carter give us a powerful word on Sunday, November 5 about spiritual adultery. The drifting is so subtle – I’m tired so no time in the Word; now that we have live streaming, I really don’t need to go to church; or things are just not the same and on, and on, and on.

Worldliness is an attitude of the heart that affects our response to God’s love and God’s will. I John 2:17 says “The world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” The two tests of worldliness: how we are responding to the Father’s love (our personal devotional life) and doing the Father’s will (our daily conduct). The bottom line for our drifting is not that Jesus has moved, but we have – we just don’t love Him like we used to. We have drifted because we have left our first love.

Rev. 1:5 says, “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent”. Brothers and sisters, Jesus is soon to return, and we believers will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ and receive the things done in the body, according to what we have done, whether good or bad. It’s 11:59pm, the hour is later than when we first believed!!

Prayer: My Precious Lord and King, my Redeemer, my Everything forgive me for hurting Your heart through my sin and disobedience. Thank You for Your chastening hand of love and for Your continual forgiveness. Yes, Lord break my heart for what breaks Yours and lead me, Holy Spirit, to a heart of obedience. Amen.
By Sis. Cheryl Torain


Deborah Whye - November 15th, 2023 at 5:57am

Amen!! Yes Lord, break my heart ♥ that breaks Yours!! Thanks for this encouraging devotional sis!!🙏

Denise Diggs - November 15th, 2023 at 6:21am

Bless the Lord, Sis. Cheryl, and thank you for the ever-timely, thought-provoking reminders !

Denise Whye - November 15th, 2023 at 6:44am


My Lord Sis. Cheryl, this is confirmation on so many levels. Just praying about this with my prayer Sista's!🙏🏼

Paula. S. - November 15th, 2023 at 8:45am

Yes and yes! After reading this the Lord brought to mind tProverbs 6:9-11

9 How long will you [lslumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep—11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.

My goodness, thank you for this encouragement.

Novella D Carpenter - November 15th, 2023 at 8:53am

Amen, Sister Torain

Obedience is better that sacrifice..






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