SCRIPTURE & FOCUS – Week Of August 7, 2022 – August 13, 2022

God is our refuge and strength


God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. — Psalm 46:1 (KJV)

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. — Psalm 46:1 (ESV)

Wednesday Corporate Fasting Scripture – Isaiah 58 (ESV); Isaiah 58 (KJV)

Friday End of Week Scripture – Ephesians 3:20-21 (KJV)

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. — Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)
Blessed Birthday Song sung by Minister Nadine Cager


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***The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale’s New Testament of 1526; marking its course was the King James Version of 1611 (KJV), the English Revised Version of 1885 (RV), the American Standard Version of 1901 (ASV), and the Revised Standard Version of 1952 and 1971 (RSV). Faithfulness to the text and vigorous pursuit of accuracy were combined with simplicity, beauty, and dignity of expression in that stream. Our goal has been to carry forward this legacy for a new century.

To this end, each word and phrase in the ESV has been carefully weighed against the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, to ensure the fullest accuracy and clarity and avoid under-translating or overlooking any nuance of the original text. The words and phrases themselves grow out of the Tyndale-King James legacy, and most recently, out of the RSV, with the 1971 RSV text providing the starting point for our work. Archaic language has been brought to current usage, and significant corrections have been made in translating key texts. But throughout, our goal has been to retain the depth of meaning and enduring language that have made their indelible mark on the English-speaking world and have defined the life and doctrine of the church over the last four centuries.

The ESV is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. It seeks to be transparent to the original text, letting the reader see the structure and meaning of the original as directly as possible. More about the ESV translation philosophy….***

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Sunday, August 7, 2022STRENGTH TO LET GOIsaiah 40:28-31

Our Daily Bread Focus:  Spiritual Growth & Transformation

Reflect & Pray

When you depend on God’s strength, and not your own, what’s the outcome? How does abiding in Jesus give you strength?

All-powerful God, my life’s burdens feel heavy and overwhelming, but abiding in You gives me Your strength to carry on and overcome. 

Strength To Let Go

Monday, August 8, 2022 DISCERNING RIGHT PATHSProverbs 22:6, 17-21

Daily Bread Focus:  Family Relationships

Scripture(s): Colossians 3:21; Proverbs 23:24-26

Reflect & Pray

Where have you encountered a parent attentive to their child’s heart or energy? How has God revealed His attentive ways to you?

Heavenly Father, as I consider how good parents pay attention to their children, I know You’re the truest parent. Thank You for seeing and guiding me.

Discerning Right Paths

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 HUMILITY IS THE TRUTHJames 4:1-11

Daily Bread Focus:  Authenticity; Humility

Scripture(s): 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 5:5-7

Reflect & Pray

How does pride hinder true prayer and experience of God’s grace? How have you experienced the freedom of humility through prayer?

Loving God, thank You for the gift of life with You. Thank You that I don’t need to be more than I am. Thank You that in You I find all that I need and more.

For further study, read Making Decisions God’s Way.

Humility Is The Truth

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 STANDING BOLDLYEsther 4:7-14

Daily Bread Focus:  Faith; Living for Christ

Scripture(s):  2 Timothy 1:7; Proverbs 31:8-9; Daniel 2:21; Genesis 45:5-8

Reflect & Pray

What might God be asking you to do? What tools have you already been given to answer the call?

Heavenly Father, thank You for placing a unique calling over my life. Help me to overcome my fears and step out in faith.

Standing Boldly

Thursday, August 11, 2022 UNTOLD RICHESRomans 11:33-36

Daily Bread Focus: Bible study, Christian belief

Scripture(s): Ephesians 1:7, 3:8-10; Jeremiah 33:3; James 1:5

Reflect & Pray

What does it mean for you to be rich in God’s love? How can you dig more for riches that last?

Father God, help me to seek out Your wisdom and knowledge, Your judgments, and Your paths as I seek to follow You.

For further study, read New Life: The Transforming Power of the Gospel at

Untold Riches

Friday, August 12, 2022 DRAWN BY DISASTERJoel 1:1-7, 19-20

Daily Bread Focus:  Hope; Prayer; Suffering and tragedy

Scripture(s): 2 Chronicles 7:14; Luke 13:1-5

Reflect & Pray

Why do people often turn to God when they face disaster? How can He use difficult times to draw us to Himself?

Heavenly Father, in the face of difficulty, help me to call out to You and find the hope You alone can provide.

Drawn By Disaster

Saturday, August 13, 2022 MONSTRO THE GOLDFISHLuke 10:27-37

Our Daily Bread Focus: God’s Love and Care

Reflect & Pray

How can you reach out to others in a neighborly way? What can you do for people in need around you?

Dear God, thank You for making me new! May I be a neighbor to those who desperately need Your care in order to be transformed by You.

Monstro The Goldfish

This Week’s Thoughts by Sister Clovia Thompson

IN THE PALM OF GOD’S HAND – Sister Clovia Thoughts – August 7, 2022


Don’t worry about tomorrow, for today has enough cares. God gives us strength each day because He already knows what tomorrow has in store for us. 

He already has a plan for how He will work all things together for your good and His purpose. God will be with you each step while holding you in the palms of His hand. May you feel His comfort and peace.

If you leave everything in God’s hand, eventually, you’ll see God’s hand in everything. Place your worries in the hand of the One who calmed the sea; He will calm your heart. Leave your hurt in the hand of the One who healed the leper and gave sight to the blind; He will heal your wounded heart.

Remember, your name is engraved permanently in the palms of God’s hands, and no man shall pluck you out. — Isaiah 49:16 and John 10:28

Many things about tomorrow 
I don’t seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand.
— Anonymous 

“My friends, make time for God every day because He always has time for you.” — Sister Clovia


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***The Daily Devotionals are taken from Our Daily Bread Ministries and the Scriptures are from the BibleGateway.***

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