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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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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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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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’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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A Singing Heart

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp and Saul would feel better, and the evil spirit would go away” I Samuel 16:23 King Saul had disobeyed God and the spirit of the Lord had left him. Instead, the Lord had sent a tormenting spirit that filled him

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His Listening Heart

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
One of my sons when he was little had an endearing habit of grabbing my face so that I would look at him while he was talking. I confess that as a busy mom I was often distracted and found myself half-listening to my talkative son and this was his way of grabbing my attention […]

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Believe and Love

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And this is His command: to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as He commanded us.” 1 John 3:23 Over the course of my life, I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out God’s will. When I was in high school, I needed to […]

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The Blessings of Inadequacy

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 (v. 5) “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” Paul never claimed he was capable of accomplishing all that God called him to do. He simply learned to look beyond his own inadequacy to the

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Letting Go and Pressing On

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“…I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT) Theater critic, Brooks Atkinson, once said, “Drop the

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Peace or Panic?

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“He who watches over you will not slumber…” Psalm 121:3 Peace and panic cannot occupy the same place. If we are filled with fear, we aren’t peaceful. I am not usually a fearful person. My husband has travelled a lot the past years and when I go to bed, I thank God that His angels […]

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Be Teachable

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, that You may give him power to keep himself calm in the days of adversity.” Psalm 94:12-13 (AMP) As I take a look at our key scripture, I am reminded of God’s love […]

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Developing a Tender Heart

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Ezekiel 36:25-28 The Lord wants to give each of us a “heart of flesh” so that we will be pliable and responsive to Him. When touched by the finger of God, a tender heart yields to the pressure and assumes the form He desires, much like a lump of clay that allows the potter […]

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Grace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to me — the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.”  Acts 20:24 Thought How important is grace? Paul said that God’s grace and telling others about that grace

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