What a Wonder…


Good afternoon, Family:

I greet you all with the unending love of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. It amazes me so much that Jesus wanted a relationship with us so bad that he came in the flesh and offered himself as the everlasting and final sin offering. 

Before God became flesh, in the person of Jesus, he knew every sin that I would commit. He knew every time I would fall short of the mark of holiness. What kind of Love sees past all of my faults and sins and still says, “I love you, beyond your sin.”?

Ephesians 2:1-10 

New Living Translation (NLT)

Made Alive with Christ

Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world.[a] He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Go in joy and peace, Family. Live your life serving the Lord, as your way of say, “Thank You,” to God. Amen.

I love you, 

Rev. Marcia F. Davis 

This is the Day!!!!


Good morning, Beloved Family:

Happy Monday morning or afternoon, depending on where you are in the world. I had a wonderful weekend.

I got to meet two of you this weekend and it brought so much joy to my heart. I’m so happy to hear when someone tells me that the devotionals are blessing their life and helping them through the week. They help me too, bless God.

I am only a vessel for the Word and the music. It is God alone, through the Holy Spirit that leads my hand and my heart.

I encourage you, please, if we cross paths, let me know that you subscribe. I would love to hug your neck, shake your hand or give you a high-five or first bump.

Let’s start this weekend off with an upbeat song. Tap your toes, clap your hands or get your tambourines. This is the day that the Lord has made. WE WILL REJOICE and be glad in it. Amen.

HALLELUJAH, To the Most High God! Whew, I feel like running!!!

Our prayer this morning:

Father, we bless you this on this day. We magnify you, in the beauty of your holiness. Father, as we get up each morning, may our days be consumed with you. May you be in our hearts and minds so that when we encounter people, may they see that we are a reflection of you. May we not become luke warm, as we live in the world. May You and your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and your Word be the standard for our lives. May your Holy Spirit lead us and guide us and remind us of the Word that is in our heart. We love you and we ask all this in the name of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen. 

Be blessed family and walk in the Light of God. Go in peace, while praising and serving the Lord. 

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

Prayer and Peace…


Good morning, Family:

Read the scripture below. If you dont possess peace, ask God how to obtain it. Not having peace affects every aspect of a person’s life and relationships.

Philippians 4:4-7 

Living Bible (TLB)

Always be full of joy in the Lord; I say it again, rejoice! Let everyone see that you are unselfish and considerate in all you do. Remember that the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.

If you dont know how to pray for peace, let me offer this prayer:

“Father, God, I come to you with a humble heart, because I dont know what to do or where to turn. I want to know what it’s like to have your peace. My world is spinning and I just need the stillness of your presence. Teach me how to come to you and rest in your presence. I know that your word says that if I come to you in prayer, about everything,  and give you thanks for answering each one, then I will experience your peace. I want that peace that only comes from you and a personal relationship with your Son, Jesus. It is in His name that I offer this prayer. Amen”

I love you with the amazing and everlasting love of the Lord. Rest, live and continually abide in His peace, in Jesus name. Shalom

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

Be The Change…

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Good morning, Divine Transformers:

Praise God, we are not the same. We are new creations, through Christ Jesus and by living out the Word of God. 

One major aspect of being new creations and living and practicing the Word of God is that we show up in the world differently, or at least that is who we are supposed to be. 

How do you react when a need arises? If it’s in your power, do you grumble and complain or do you try to change the situation. 

Luke 10:25-37

New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”

28 “You have answered correctly,”Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself,so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Go in peace and change the world, while serving and praising the Lord. 

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

The Good Samaritan painting is by William Henry Margetson

History: Wade in the Water…


Good morning, Family:

In America, in the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month. Most of black history month is encapsulated through the eyes of African Americans from the time of slavery forward. Not too many African Americans know about their history prior to slavery, due in part to record keeping, property assignments and miseducation. With that being said, African American music is interwoven throughout the United States and beyond.

It has always been my desire to use gospel and Christian  music as a platform to reach the world. Music goes beyond the ears and into the sinews of the heart, mind, spirit and soul. African Americans music, especially gospel music, communicates so many things. It speaks of literal and figurative bondage and freedom. It speaks of bondage to man as well as bondage to sin. At the same time it speaks of freedom from man and freedom through Christ. 

The song Wade in the Water is one of those old negro spirituals that have dual meaning. Because many slaves knew the secret meanings of these songs, they could be used to signal many things. For example, Harriet Tubman used the song “Wade in the Water” to tell escaping slaves to get off the trail and into the water to make sure the dogs slavecatchers used couldn’t sniff out their trail. People walking through water did not leave a scent trail that dogs could follow. Read the words of “Wade in the Water.”

Chorus: Wade in the Water, wade in the water children.
Wade in the Water. God’s gonna trouble the water.

Who are those children all dressed in Red?
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Must be the ones that Moses led.
God’s gonna trouble the water.


Who are those children all dressed in White?
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Must be the ones of the Israelites.
God’s gonna trouble the water.


Who are those children all dressed in Blue?
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Must be the ones that made it through.
God’s gonna trouble the water.
Chorus. (Courtesy of: http://pathways.thinkport.org/secrets/music2.cfm)

Listen to the African American Female a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock as they sing “Wade in the Water.”  The song sings of spiritual and physical freedom.

As there are Christians in every color, nationality, and race, we all can relate to this song. I’m sure that God has rescued each of us from dual snares and provided a way of escape. Amen

Study and meditate on Romans 8.

Go in peace, while praising and serving the Lord.

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

On Christ, The Rock!!!


Good Morning, Beloved Family:

When we say that Jesus is the Rock of our salvation, what does it mean? It means that we stand, in faith, believing that Jesus Christ is the foundation by which we can call ourselves heirs, coheirs and a family of the Redeemed.

Believing and having the same revelation that Peter did, we know that Jesus is the only begotten, not made, Son of God. 

Matthew 16:13-20 

The Message (MSG)

Son of Man, Son of God

13 When Jesus arrived in the villages of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “What are people saying about who the Son of Man is?”

14 They replied, “Some think he is John the Baptizer, some say Elijah, some Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”

15 He pressed them, “And how about you? Who do you say I am?”

16 Simon Peter said, “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

17-18 Jesus came back, “God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am. And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.

19 “And that’s not all. You will have complete and free access to God’s kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven.”

20 He swore the disciples to secrecy. He made them promise they would tell no one that he was the Messiah.

Go in peace and faith, knowing that you are standing on an unshakable Rock, Jesus Christ, our Lord!!!

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

What Day Is It?…


Good morning, Family:

In the words of the camel from the popular Geico Insurance commercial, “Guess what day is it? Its Hump Day!”

I like to call Wednesdays my “reset” day. If the first part of my week didnt go so well, I perform an internal check and line the rest of my week up with the Word of God.

Here are the questions I ask myself:

1. How was my thinking, when I lined it up with Philippians 4:8? Philippians 4:8
English Standard Version (ESV)
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

2. If I experienced a lot of spiritual warfare, did I remember to equip myself with Ephesians 6:10-18?  The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

3. If I find myself listening or watching certain things in the media, did I place those things through the filter of God by making sure 2 Corinthians 10:5 was activated?            2 Corinthians 10:5 New International Version (NIV) 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

I invite you to take a spiritual inventory today. Ask yourself the three key questions above. When you are finished, get ready to move to higher ground. 

Heavenly Father: May each day of our lives be a worship song back to you. Teach and help us all to understand that worshipping you is a lifestyle and a daily choice. Today, Lord, and everyday, we chose you. Help us to walk this intimate relationship with you. In the name of your Redeeming Son, Jesus Christ, Amen. 

Go in peace, Family, while praising and serving the Lord. 

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

Terrific Tuesday…

My+hope+is+built+on+nothing+less+Than+Jesus’+blood+and+righteousnessGood morning, Family:

I pray all is well and you woke up this morning knowing that if you give your cares, worries, fear and trouble to God, He will take care of things. Sometimes, God walks with us through the valley and sometimes God takes us on a higher road. Either way, we will never walk alone. 

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Go in peace, while serving the Lord. In Jesus name. Amen. 

Family, my prayer for us today is to remember that God is in our midst. Trust His voice. 

I love you and I am so very thankful for each of you. 

In Christ, Alone,

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

I Am, Who God Says I Am…

i-amGood morning, Family:

I remember, one of my former pastors, in Georgia, used to make the entire church stand up before he would preach his sermon. He would say, “Grab your bibles and repeat after me. This is my Bible. I can do what it says I can do. I can be who it says I can. I am who God says I am. Amen.” We would feel so empowered each time we would say those words, because we were coming into agreement with the Word and authority of God. 

In the same way 2 Corinthians 5 says this:

2 Corinthians 5:16-19 

New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

Do you believe what the Word says?

Do you what God says about you?

If so, walk in the that Truth. You are who God says you are and so am I.

Shhhh…. A little secret. The enemy’s biggest fear is that you accept and walk in the authority of who you really are.

Go in peace and joy, while faithfully serving the Lord.

Rev. Marcia F. Davis


Our Calling…

2b3dd93d597c8dbc35ab2f9d3318a6fdGood morning, Family:

I greet you with an abundance of love, that pours out from heaven. As Christians, our main goal is to walk with Christ and to lead others, through love, to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

As a redeemed child of God, I love to worship, pray and spend time with God, as many of you do as well. God is continually maturing us in our faith walk. One thing I learned is that our walk isn’t just for us. God works through us to bring others closer to him.

We may do many amazing exploits for the the Lord. Our gifts and talents may take us around the world. He has given each of us amazing gifts and talents, but they are all for leading people closer to Him. 

As God beings to elevate us among the nations, one thing we must remember. All the glory and honor should point back to God and not us. One of the easiest traps the enemy sets for us is falling into the trap of pride. We are not sharing the spotlight with God, we are, instead, pointing the spotlight on God.

Will we be ok if no one remembers our name, but they will remember the day we helped lead them to Christ?

Matthew 16:24-25 

New King James Version (NKJV)

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, andfollow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

Go in peace, joy and love, while faithfully serving the Lord. 

In Christ, 

Rev. Marcia F. Davis