Confident Trust

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And my righteous ones will live by faith.” Hebrews 10:38 (NLT) Life isn’t always perfect. Life can throw circumstances at us that we don’t like, but we get to decide about how to respond. We get to choose our lifestyle. We ought to plan how to live by faith as the righteous of God. Just […]

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Give Me Eyes to See

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 Thought Paul gives the Philippians this promise only after he has emphasized to them that he had found the Lord’s grace sufficient in good times and tough times, in times of plenty and in

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Strength for the Task at Hand

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.”  1 Chronicles […]

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The Cloud

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Whenever the cloud lifted from above the tent, the Israelites set out; wherever the cloud settled, the Israelites encamped.” Numbers 9:17 I put a lot of thought into figuring out God’s will for my life. I don’t know about you, but I fret over where I need to work or live. I pray and ask […]

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In Step with God

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3 People are

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The Bandit of Joy

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
The bandit of joy is Fear.  Fear of death, fear of failure, fear of God, and fear of tomorrow.  His arsenal is vast.  His goal?  To create cowardly, joyless souls. We try unsuccessfully to face our fears with power, possessions, or popularity.  Only inward character

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Joy Robbers

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Four of us were having lunch and discussing the announcement at our Sunday morning church service. Most of the congregation had been surprised, shocked, and concerned. We talked about how this announcement could become a “joy robber” for all of us  — if we didn’t fix our eyes on Jesus and

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TODAY

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” Hebrews 3:12-13 The author of Hebrews reminds

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Power, Love and Self Discipline

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God… For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.  So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord…”  2 Timothy 1:6-8 How quickly we can get that run down feeling […]

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The Deep Mystery

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory […]

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Almighty Creator

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1-3 Thoughts on today’s verse In a world of startling beauty and a universe of dazzling diversity, our hearts are to be drawn back to the One […]

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Why Know the Father’s Heart

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I never tire of talking about or receiving the Father heart of God. We have a crisis of fathering in this country. A hundred years ago Teddy Roosevelt said, “What we need in our public officials is not genius, not even brilliancy, so much as the exercise of the ordinary, rather commonplace

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The Call of a Loving Father

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
In 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 we read some of the most intimate, caring, and loving aspects of our relationship with God our Father. Here, our Father calls us out of darkness to come into His light; He calls us out of uncleanness to come into His purity; He calls us out of the yoke of bondage […]

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This Day We Fight!

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
The Effects of a Passive Spirit Scripture contains many examples of David’s valor. As a young man, for instance, while others trembled, David was ready and eager to face Goliath. David is an example of one whom God chose, whose passions for God sustained him for most of his life. Yet David also

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God has Enough for Every Need

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And my God will meet all your need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 We live in a world of supply and demand, where necessary things are often scarce. We’re afraid we’ll run out, so we store and hoard and worry. We carry this over to God’s resources as well.

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God Cares about You

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them.” Matthew 6:26 (NCV) Consider the earth! Our globes weight has been estimated at six sextillion tons (a six with twenty-one zeroes). Yet it is precisely tilted at twenty-three

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Corrective Lenses

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
A friend shared with me something she’d read from Ann Voskamp: “God already sees you as perfect in him.” Based on my own ongoing and painfully slow transformation, I jokingly asked my friend if she ever wondered if God might need glasses. Then I was reminded of a conversation Moses had with

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Our Potential

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Have you ever really messed up? Maybe it was a mistake or a poor choice, but it was something so big you didn’t see a way to come back from it. I imagine we all have. Jesus’ disciple, Peter, might have wondered the same thing. On the night Jesus was arrested, Peter denied knowing Him, […]

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