Saying “Yes” to God

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“So, brothers and sisters, because of God’s mercies, I encourage you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and pleasing to God. This is your appropriate priestly service. Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so

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A Servant’s Heart

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.” Mark 1:30-31 An elderly Christian I once knew had multiple health problems, the worst being his

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Serve One Another

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Jesus “set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death, and

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Claiming Forgiveness

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“But, dearly loved friends, if our consciences are clear, we can come to the Lord with perfect assurance and trust, and get whatever we ask for because we are obeying Him and doing the things that please Him” 1 John 3:21,22. What a marvelous promise – unfortunately, a promise which few

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The Father is Waiting

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (relief) Matthew 11:28 “I’ll come back to God when I’ve got my act together,” said one young girl. “Right now I’m too messed up.” But why wait? The Father is waiting for you to come back. Jesus told a […]

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Unresolved Anger

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“But God said to Jonah, ‘Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?’ ‘It is,’ he said. ‘And I’m so angry I wish I were dead.’” Jonah 4:9 Anger is a silent killer. Not only can it fester in our hearts and cause our blood pressure to rise — it also discolours […]

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Dealing With Anger

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Colossians 3:8-17 Christians are called to put aside “anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech” (Colossians  3:8). The command is clear, but the process of achieving and maintaining this goal may seem confusing and overwhelming. The first step is to recognize anger in our

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Better a Millstone

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than […]

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Saying ‘Thank You’

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“He brought them out of the gloom and darkness and broke their chains.   Let them give thanks to the Lord.”  Psalm 107:14-15 Worship is when you’re aware that what you’ve been given is far greater than what you can give.  Worship is the awareness that were it not for His

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Embracing God’s Call

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.’ Jonah 3:1-2 “Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message […]

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Be Calm. Be Strong. Be Thankful!

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 Her warm, cheerful country kitchen was a lovely place to sit with a coffee and talk about life. The wooden plaque on the wall spoke volumes. “Be calm. Be

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Category: Daily Devotions
A grateful heart sees each day as a gift. Thankful people focus less on what they lack and more on the privileges they have. I attended a banquet recently in which a wounded soldier was presented with the gift of a free house. He nearly fell over with gratitude. He bounded onto the stage with

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Is Your Faith Worth Sharing?

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day“ Proverbs 4:18 (KJV). I had just finished giving a message, challenging students and young executives to commit their lives to helping to fulfill the Great Commission when Steve approached me with

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Hospitali-TEA

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Beth’s prayer was to be used by God.  He had given her the gift of hospitality, but she thought it was just for friendly ‘get togethers’.  But could God use her social gift as an outreach? The answer was YES! Beth explored the idea, and created a Hospitali-TEA (T-E-A) ministry. 

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When God Seems Small

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Lately, I’ve found myself complaining about the very things God gave me in answer to my prayers. Too often, I focus on the uncomfortable, zoom in on the uneasy, and plead for something better. And thanksgiving forgets to rest on my lips. Without thanksgiving, our God becomes small. Forgetting

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Immeasurably More

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”  Ephesians 3:20-21 Thought Of all the names for God in […]

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The Purpose of Our Trials

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: 1 Peter 4:12-14 We shouldn’t expect the Christian life to be easy and comfortable, because believers aren’t exempt from trials. In fact, becoming a Christian may result in increased trouble and suffering. Peter refers to such hardship as a “fiery ordeal,” and tells us not to be surprised

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Clouds

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 We lived on a high ridge in a scenic area. One day I headed to town and the beautiful day lifted my spirit. Looking ahead I saw clouds blanketing the land below. It was pea-soup fog all the way down. Later, […]

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A Life Well-Lived

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
This past Sunday, I was reminded, how easy it is to mindlessly sing songs, like I Surrender All,  (I surrender all, I surrender all, all to Thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all.  –(Judson W. Van DeVenter) in our time of worship each week,  yet never give any thought to what

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