The Rock Pile

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 In the space of a few short […]

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The Nature of Discouragement

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Psalm 16:7-11 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;even at night my heart instructs me.8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;my body also will rest secure,10 because you

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The Guarantee of Our Future

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”2 Corinthians 1:21-22 When I was 20 years old, I made a promise to a young, 19-year-old […]

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Facing the Lions

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
My three-year-old has been very aware of her strength. “Feel how big my muscles are,” she says, thrusting her arm out. This morning as I was driving her to preschool, she said, “Mommy, Katie doesn’t think my muscles are big.” As we talked through it, she suddenly added, “Mommy, I can’t slay a

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Guard Your Attitude

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
It’s easy to forget who is the servant and who is to be served. The tool of distortion is one of Satan’s slyest.  When the focus is on yourself, you worry that your co-workers won’t appreciate you or your leaders will overwork you.  With time, your agenda becomes more important than

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A Beautiful Circle

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
I love the cyclical effect of God’s word in our lives! As we respond to His word, He responds to us. As He draws us to Himself, our hearts are drawn to respond back to Him. It’s a beautiful circle of God’s hand in our lives as we choose to bring Him into focus as […]

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When Demands are Endless

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And when they found him, they exclaimed: ‘Everyone is looking for you!’ Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.’”Mark 1:37-38 Behind the declaration “Everyone is looking for you!” is a host of expectations. It can

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Come Away

Category: comfort, Content, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 Thought “Come away.” We do need to withdraw ? not once-in-a-while, but often, daily! What is incredible

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Bring Your Anxieties to God

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: 2 Kings 19:8-20 What do people do with feelings of anxiety? Aside from those who are medically diagnosed with anxiety disorders, fearful people tend to ruminate over potential scenarios and outcomes. They might rehearse the possibilities in their mind and take worries to bed, which keeps

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Urgency

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Do not say, “Four months more and then the harvest.”  I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35 (NIV) I have felt a rising urgency in my heart. Whether it’s about understanding the times and the seasons, or responsibility in taking care of

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Living in the Light

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light…and find out what pleases the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:8,10) It is not easy for us as Christians to keep ourselves pure as we live for Christ. We are bombarded from every side with temptations to sin and

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Beware of Deception

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“You are reasonable people. Decide for yourselves if what I am saying is true.”   1 Corinthians 10:15 Opening your email inbox, you notice a new email: From “Chief Oyinbolowo Eko” with the subject “REQUEST FOR AN URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP”. “Strange,” you think to yourself,

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Cracked Pots

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 This is the key verse to understanding how the new covenant works – the interplay between God and us, and how God gets His message across through us. Understand and

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When Fear Disappears

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Then Peter stood with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd”  Acts 2:14b I remember as a shy, quiet kid, wishing I could stand up to people with different opinions. I was so fearful of what people thought of me that I wouldn’t risk stating a different viewpoint. Even as an

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Right Us Again

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“When he [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 The speaker entered the room dressed as a sheep. After the laughter calmed down, she explained about the shepherd’s relationship with his flock. She

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God Knows Us by Name

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“We are your people, the sheep of your flock”.  Psalm 79:13 Sheep aren’t smart.  They tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their woolgrows heavy and they drown.  They need a shepherd to lead them to “calm water”(Psalm 23:2).  They have no natural defence – no

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He Leads Me

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” — Psalm 23:2-3 Thought When we are exhausted, depleted, and on the edge of burn out, we need to have our souls restored! But who can restore our souls? Only the One who will lead us beside still waters! The Lord is our Shepherd. He […]

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God’s Design

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“May God Himself, the God of peace,sanctify you through and through.May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blamelessat the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”1 Thessalonians 5:23 “The word of God is living and active.Sharper than any double-edged sword,it penetrates even to dividing soul

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Hitting Rock Bottom

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“When my life was fainting away, I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.” Jonah 2:7 Just like the prodigal son had to lose everything in order to “come to himself,” Jonah had to hit rock bottom in the dark belly of the great fish. In the same way, […]

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Grace, Truth and Acceptance

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
How does Jesus receive us?  I know how he treated me.  I was a twenty-year-old troublemaker on a downhill path.  Though I’d made a commitment to Christ a decade earlier, you wouldn’t have known it by the way I lived. Finally I came to Jesus, and he welcomed me back.  Please

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