Obedience Leads to Peace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:6-7

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Never Give Up

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”Hebrews 10:35, 36 The power of persistence accomplishes great things. I witnessed this in my fourteen-year-old

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What Are You Scattering?

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“…you be an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 “It’s not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.” (Helen Walton) I stood on the shore and watched the kids throw rocks into the

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God does Big Things with Small Deeds

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin” Zechariah 4:10 (NLT) Begin. Just begin! What seems small to you might be huge to someone else. Just ask Bohn Fawkes. During World War II, he piloted a B-17. On one mission he sustained flak from Nazi

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Perfect Peace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” — Isaiah 26:3 Thought While it is naive, on one hand, to think that trusting in God makes all of our problems go away — Christians have many of the same problems that unbelievers do because they share the

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Piece versus Peace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I have heard serene and beautiful places described as a “little piece of heaven“.  It may be a pristine beach with tumbling waves glistening in the moonlight. A vast mountain vista or a bubbling creek under the canopy of shade trees. But it is ONLY a piece. It cannot replace the inner peace

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Are You Eager?

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.”  Romans 1:15 KJV The love Paul felt for God and for other people compelled-obliged-him to preach to the Romans. Though he’d never met them, he felt obligated to God. That means he felt duty-bound to share the […]

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I Love the Lord

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“I love the Lord. He heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.” — Psalm 116:1-2 Thought Understanding the Lord’s love, presence, and nearness should lead us to serve him and to deepen our relationship with him. […]

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Near

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I want to be counted among those who intentionally draw near to Jesus—near to the One who saved us, loves us, and pours immeasurable grace and mercy into our lives; the One who leads and guides us, strengthens us, and never leaves us alone. I remember others long before me who are known for

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No Holding Back

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Ephesians 3:12 I came to a place in my relationship with God when, for the first time, I felt I was able to openly talk to Him. I shared my heart, my pain, my sin… anything and everything. I didn’t […]

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Unfailing Love

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the LORD because he is good to me.” Psalm 13:5-6 (NLT) It is human nature to doubt God’s unfailing Love. Love in its natural form is not unfailing, but quite fallible. We are often let down […]

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Choosing to Forgive

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Ephesians 4:31-32 Isn’t it interesting that young children generally don’t hold grudges? They may cry and throw tantrums, but once their anger has been vented, they let it go. Adults, however, have a tendency to hang on to offenses. When people wrong us or our loved ones, we want them to

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Freedom of Forgiveness

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“So there is now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1 It was Sunday, a time to reflect on Christ’s suffering and death and to think about the payment for our guilt and sin. As I sat in church, I noticed a couple in the pew in front of me. In […]

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Shackled Again

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“But afterward they changed their minds and took back the slaves they had freed and enslaved them again.” Jeremiah 34:11 Did you know it became a law in 600 BC that no Hebrew could enslave another? Makes sense, considering their ancestors had been slaves in Egypt. It didn’t last long, though.

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Looking for a New Road

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Are you aware of having certain patterns in your life that you are unable – even unwilling to change? They seem so entrenched, so beyond your ability to do anything about. You might even see yourself walking in the same path of a parent or a parent’s parent and you realize this rut runs

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Christ, Our Life

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
For many, Christianity is simply the religion into which they were born. For others, although Jesus is truly their Savior, their relationship with Him is hardly more than a history lesson, a study of what He did in the past. For those who truly love Him, however, Christ is Savior and more: He

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Do We Take God at His Word

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105  Do we take God at His Word? This is an important question because for some people it means that we have to logically understand everything He says–and that is impossible. Does that mean we don’t take Him at His […]

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God is our Refuge and Strength

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble”  Psalm 46:1 Thought Where can we go when all the walls fall and all the armies crumble and all hope is lost? To the eternal God, who is our Father. He preserved Israel through the most difficult of times, protected the Bible from

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Praise the Lord

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“You are the Lord’s people. Obey Him and celebrate! He deserves your praise.”– Psalm 33:1 (CEV) What does it mean to praise the Lord and why is it important? It means to praise Him with our heart, our soul, our mind and our very being. It is important because God’s Word says it is important.

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I Set My Heart on God

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” Isaiah 12:2 In my home I have a small dial on the wall that automatically regulates the temperature in a room. When a room is too hot or […]

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