Bonnie Ricks

This Day's Devotional

God Can Use Anyone

Jesus' lineage illustrates that God can and will use anyone to accomplish His purpose, no matter how imperfect that person is.

Giving - What Does It Really Mean?

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

If You Believe

When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" they asked.

True Faith

When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" they asked.

Tasteless Salt

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?

A Trick or a Treat?

"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret." (NIV)

All Hallows Eve

"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret." Ephesians 5:11-12 NIV

A Wordly Perspective

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."

Peace Beyond All Understanding

Daniel answered, "O king, live forever! My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king."

Attacking Your Faith

At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so.

Hopelessness or Hope?

When Arioch, the commander of the king's guard, had gone out to put to death the wise men of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact.

Reaping the Blessings

Such glorious promises! "My word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

Before It's Too Late

So many times, we shy away from doing what God wants us to do, using the excuse that living the kind of life God requires just has too many rules and regulations.

Each and Every Moment

When we think of all the billions of people who have lived, are living now, and who will live in the future, it's very hard to comprehend that God knows each and every one of us intimately.

The Big Three

Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go and take a census of Israel and Judah."