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No this is not about real ills (sickness), but about devotions from Real Life Illustrations. These are true earthly illustrations that reveal a spiritual truth. We encourage you to find illustrations from your life to share with others about what God is doing in your own life. Just click on the blue titles.
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NEW HEART
BEAT DEVOTIONS
New Year, New Presidents
Government has been instituted by God not only for the
good of humanity but also for the glory of His own
name.  The authority and sovereignty of civil
government, which is real even if delegated and limited,
instructs us about the kingdom, rule, and reign of God. 
The exercise of power, authority, and judgment, whether just or abusive,
encourages a longing in humanity for God’s more perfect kingdom.  In the
limitations of what government can and cannot do, will and will not do, should
and should not do, there is the opportunity for an increased awareness of
humanity’s need for God and his Kingship… While every earthly government
will one day come to an end, God’s kingdom alone shall never be destroyed and
never end.  “I am still the President’s boss, so trust, pray and serve. God”
Once Was Blind, But Now I See
A few years ago, I knew a man named John. He was blind;
however, this did not stop him from living. I, too, was once
blind. That is right. I was spiritually blind. I did not
understand life. I was afraid, depressed, and lonely. The Bible
and God did not make sense to me. But when I cried unto Him,
Jesus touched me and the scales fell off.  “We may be born
with eyes, but we are born blind to God.” 
“Y”
Many churches have changed the Gospel to a
Social Gospel and some to Social with no Gospel.
They are replacing soul food with food pantries,
preserving souls with preserving climate, prayer
rooms with coffee bars, and preparing for the
afterlife with only improving the present life.
Jesus is looking down and is asking Y? “Give man
food and he will live for days. Teach him to plant
and he will live for years. Show him the Bread of
Life and he could live forever.” 
My Broken Hearts
Every one of us has gone through some type of broken heart in our relationships. You may have lost a loved one through death, divorce or departure.  A friend, relative, or co-worker may have turned against you. The physical heart of everyone will someday break and fail. 
Our spiritual heart was broken the day we were born but it is not too late to be fixed.  God can provide healing for all your broken hearts, if you ask.
Green Stamps
When I was growing up, I remember my mother would go to stores and get Green Stamps for her
purchases. We would redeem those books of stamps for a lot of good items all for free. Like with Green
Stamps, you may have the item for redemption in your hand but unless you go to the redemption center,
the credit for the free gift will do you no good. Once you confess to God that you are a sinner, and
believe that the Lord Jesus died on the cross for our sins, then you can be marked as one of the redeemed.
Your S&H stamp will then be Saved & Heaven Bound. Your gifts will be a new life, forgiveness, love, joy,
peace, hope, salvation, eternal life and so much more.  Become redeemed today! “Turn to Christ today,
because like the Green Stamp program, your opportunity for redemption will expire.”
I Need Your Water
In December, York Water started removing their lead pipes on my street. When they drug up
the street and sidewalk at my house I did not have a problem. However, with my neighbor it
was a different story. Their pipe into the house was lead and the water company removed
their connection to it. Until they got a plumber to replace the pipes, the house would be
without water, which could be days. Late that night, the neighbor knocked on our door and
asked “I need your water.”  “If you only have just Earthly water (which may have lead), then
ask to be lead to the direct source of pure Living Water.”
These are coming soon.... Keep checking back.
Blood
Blood performs many important functions within the human body.  When Adam and Eve sinned, God clothed them by shedding the blood of an animal.  When the children of Israel were in Egypt, the angel of death passed over their dwellings, because the blood was over their door posts. What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Get it from the original Red Cross, today. “Go to the Red Cross and get the blood that gives everlasting life.”
Yes, He A Rose.
After Easter Sunday School, a boy ran to his father and reported that Jesus was a flower.  His father replied with a surprising, “What?”  The boy stated that the teacher said “Jesus a rose.”  The father smiled and said, “Yes, He a rose.” “Can your life be used as evidence that the Lord is risen?”
I Need More Power
The dependency on electrical items has greatly increased. Our homes, businesses, hospitals, schools, and stores would not function without electricity. When we become Christians, we have available to us a whole new power source. We can plug into this source through reading, studying, and memorizing the Bible. “God’s power is more than EverReady.  It is everlasting!”  “Is your power from the dying world or from the Living Word?”
How Are You Wired?
Last year ago, my son purchased a house that was built in the early 50’s. Most of the house was wired backwards with the hot and natural switched.  There were several thin two wire extension cords in the walls. There were exposed live wires. There was a switch to a big attic fan that was just hanging with taped fuse and very brittle wires. There was an old panel box that the breakers would not open the circuit. A year later, an electrician was still fixing the issues. “If you try to rewire yourself, you could found yourself shocked and in The Big Fire.”
Flee
A similar true event that happen to me: And she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me”: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. “When burning temptation to sin comes, flee for the fire escape.”
Facts, Fables, or Faith
When I asked a non-churched person if the Bible stories are
fact or fables, he stated fables based on some facts. When
asked what were the facts and fables, he could not say because
there is no longer any evidence. So he does not believe. I asked
if he studied the Bible his replied: “Not really.” “Believe it or
not: The Bible is 100% inspired Word of God.”
Cyclorama
In 1879, Paul Philippoteaux was commissioned by a
group of Chicago investors to create a cyclorama of the
Gettysburg battle. We all live in a kind of an amazing
cyclorama. We have a 360° view of God’s beauty nature,
with its 40,000 varieties of plants, 60,000 different
types of trees and 1,600 varieties of bananas. “Life is
like a cyclorama created by God for us to enjoy.”
TMI
I live within a three mile radius of the nuclear power plant Three Mile
Island.  I remember, March 28, 1979 and the events that followed when
there was an incident at the plant. TMI is also an expression indicating
that someone has divulged too much information of personal or taboo
topics making the listener uncomfortable. People often consider politics
and religion as taboo. I, even, get offended when others are trying to
shove their religion down my throat. Their good intensions and
presentations may bring negative results that could last for eternity.
“Be careful that your Godly presentations are not causing a TMI
meltdown.”