Who Will Fight For You

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you” Deuteronomy 3:22 We were driving our son’s quad on the trail through the forest in Northern Alberta. Wild roses, blue bells, wild strawberries and other plants blanketed the soil under the tall, slender Aspens. It was very

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Confident In God’s Promises

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.’”Numbers 13:30 (NIV) God wants you confident in the truth that, through him, all things are possible. Every day of your life, you have a choice: You can

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Doing Good

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
He was staggering along the side of the road with his thumb out hoping for a ride. My first thought was to drive on by… but instead we stopped and picked him up. Climbing into the car, he slurredly told how he had been on a two week drunk and was now going to go […]

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Hope in the Wait

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I remember as a child waiting in anticipation for my birthday or for Christmas to arrive. Time moved slowly and the waiting dragged on forever. As an adult, that time moves much more quickly. It seems like Christmas is around the corner again before last year’s gifts are put away. And waiting

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From Rocks to Pure Gold

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 What does that say to you? “But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; […]

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Pure Gold

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“These trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests gold and purifies it – and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold; so if your faith remains strong after being tried in the test tube […]

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What God Sees

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.”  Hebrews 11:4 In Hebrew, Abel, or Habal, means vapour or vanity, in the

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Cast Away the Dark Fears

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 Thoughts on today’s verse Darkness is more than a symbol, it is a pervasive way of living and viewing the world. Darkness

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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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Living Loved

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
The secret to loving is living loved. It’s the forgotten first step in relationships. Remember Paul’s prayer? “May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love” (Ephesians 3:17 NLT). Many people tell us to love. Only God gives us the power to do so. We know what God

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Witnessing that Can’t Fail

Category: Daily Devotions
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 Sometimes, it’s hard to know what other people need. But here’s one thing I can assure you: your neighbor needs a word of encouragement… It could be a mom who’s about at the end of her rope… Or […]

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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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