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FF40 – Day 40 on Transition | From Guy Chmieleski

DAY 40 – TRANSITION Isaiah 62:2 | Nahum 1:7 | John 14:6 Here you are! You’ve arrived at Day 40 in your transition into your new home – your new community. I hope and pray that you’re feeling somewhat settled and assured that this is the place for you, as you start this new stage […]

FF40 – Day 39 on Vocation | From Bob Byrd

DAY 39 – VOCATION Ester 4:9-17 | John 4:1-30 | 1 Timothy 4:6-16 Life is all about choosing and deciding. Living a good life is all about making good choices and decisions. Most of us do not really like to make choices. The first reading is a portion of a narrative recounting the story of […]

FF40 – Day 38 on Service | From Kelsey Hawkins

DAY 38 – SERVICE 2 Chronicles 15:7 | Matthew 23:11 | Hebrews 6:10-12 In Matthew 23:1-10 Jesus is talking to a large crowd about the scribes and Pharisees who do their works so that others can see what they are doing. He is preaching about how they try to find their own honor through their […]

FF40 – Day 37 on Community | From Sarah Currey

DAY 37 – COMMUNITY Proverbs 27:17 | James 4:11 | Colossians 3:16 While transitioning into your new home here, you have to remember that you are now a part of the Belmont community. This community is filled with people of different backgrounds and outlooks on life, and it is important not to forget God in […]

FF40 – Day 36 on Faith | From Christopher Dean

DAY 36 – FAITH Psalm 46:1-3 | John 15:4-5, 7, 10 | James 1:5-6 One of the key elements of our relationship with God is faith. James 1:5-6 is a perfect example of what it means to come to God with true conviction. These verses encourage us to find God in a time of need, […]

FF40 – Day 35 on Transition | From Sally Holt

DAY 35 – TRANSITION Genesis 32:28 | Isaiah 44:8 | John 14:1-3 In this Genesis text, Jacob is given a new name. He will henceforth be called Israel, because he has struggled with the Divine. There is some mystery surrounding this text, because we are left to wonder whether the being Jacob struggled with was […]

FF40 – Day 34 on Vocation | From Darrell Gwaltney

DAY 34 – VOCATION 1 Samuel 16:6-13 | Luke 1:26-38 | Acts 16:11-15 As I write this devotion, I am sitting in a hotel room in Jerusalem. I am here on a study abroad trip with 20 Belmont students. In a little less than three weeks we are traveling through Israel, Turkey, and Greece as […]

FF40 – Day 33 on Service | From Evan Vaughn

DAY 33 – SERVICE Luke 6:27-45 | Ephesians 2:10 | Philippians 2:1-11 As you begin this new phase of your life, in a new community with new surroundings, it’s important to know what you were made for. All of us have been created by God to serve others. When we look to our prime example […]

FF40 – Day 32 on Community | From Daniel Warner

DAY 32 – COMMUNITY Proverbs 13:20 | 1 Corinthians 1:10 | Ephesians 5:2, 19, 30 Community is something that Christians talk about a lot. We have community outreach events, community groups, and a whole lot of discussion about what our community would look like if we lived like the church in the book of Acts. […]

FF40 – Day 31 on Faith | From Joel Graham

DAY 31 – FAITH Psalm 37:3-5, 7a | Matthew 6:8b, 31-34 | 2 Timothy 1:7 College is a time of excitement and of new beginnings, but it can also be a stressful time, one full of hardship and difficulty. Financial struggles, the pressure to choose a path for your life, and the never-ending task of […]