Pastor Stephen Dedman

Devotional For December 8, 2023

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;
‭‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭23‬

Just as we see our reflection in a mirror, the Bible reflects the truth about our lives. As we immerse ourselves in God’s Word, the Holy Spirit gives us understanding of His will.

Simply hearing the Word is not enough; true transformation comes from applying its principles in our daily lives. Hence, the reason why we are to listen to the Holy Spirit of God.

As we reflect on the truths and principles of the Bible, we are led to live a life of liberty and blessing. The Word of God serves as a mirror and allows us to examine our actions, thoughts, and attitudes.

Choose one aspect from your reflection to actively work on throughout the day. Whether it’s showing more love, practicing patience, or seeking forgiveness, strive to live out God’s Word.


Lord, thank you for the mirror of your Word that guides and shapes my life. Help me not just to hear, but be a doer of your commands. Give me true freedom in living according to your perfect law. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Devotional For December 7, 2023

He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭29‬

Have you had those days when you lost all hope and you didn’t know how you would get through? We all have. Isaiah 40 gives us some hope.

Isaiah unveils a profound truth – our God is the source of unwavering strength. He graciously bestows power upon the weary, breathing hope into the exhausted soul.

When we feel overwhelmed by the challenges before us, we can turn to the Almighty, for He is not only aware of our weaknesses but delights in granting strength to His children. His power is not limited by our inadequacies; rather, it is magnified in our dependence upon Him.

Is there an area of your life that you feel weak? Acknowledge this weakness before the Lord and ask for His strength to carry you and lean on His power and might.


Lord, today I seek Your strength. Thank You for the promise that You give power to the weak and increase strength to those who have none. Empower me to face each day with the assurance that Your strength is more than sufficient for every circumstance. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Devotional For December 6, 2023

Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭26‬

In the busyness of life, we often find ourselves absorbed in the immediate, consumed with the demands and responsibilities of the day. Yet, Isaiah urges us to pause, to lift our gaze beyond the mundane, and to fix our eyes upon the heavenly display of our Creator.

Consider the magnitude of these words – the One who flung the stars into existence, who set each celestial body in its course, knows them all by name. The vastness of the universe is not a random occurrence; it is a meticulously crafted masterpiece. In the same way, the God who governs galaxies is intimately acquainted with every detail of our lives.

As we ponder the magnitude of God’s creative power, a sense of awe and reverence fills our hearts. The stars declare His glory, and we are reminded that our lives are intricately woven into His divine masterpiece. The Creator who fashioned the cosmos is not a distant deity but a God who calls us by name, guiding us through the journey of life.

In the midst of life’s challenges, uncertainties, and joys, let us anchor our faith in the unchanging character of the One who spoke the stars into existence. Lift your eyes, not just to the stars, but to the Author of your story. Trust in the greatness of His might and the strength of His power. Not one detail of your life escapes His notice, for you are fearfully and wonderfully made by the hands that flung the stars across the heavens.


Lord, I stand in awe of Your mighty power. Teach me to trust in Your sovereignty and find comfort in the knowledge that not one detail of my life escapes Your loving gaze. In moments of uncertainty, may Your presence be my anchor. In Jesus’ name, amen.