Burn Out Refill

Category: Daily Devotions
Do you ever feel nearly burned out? Can’t really hum This Little Light of Mine with fervor at that moment? Yeah, I know the feeling. One of my duties at church is to make sure the candles on the altar are filled with  liquid wax/oil so they do not burn out during the service.  Because […]

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When We Feel Burned Out

Category: Daily Devotions
Read: Matthew 11:28-30 What emotions come to mind when you hear the words burden and burnout? These terms make us sigh, don’t they? In this fast-paced, overworked world, most of us have felt the tiring numbness of carrying too much on our shoulders, in our schedules, and on our minds. Here are

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If Not for Your Grace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NLT) I have come to find that my efforts alone are worthless when it comes to achieving anything I set out to accomplish. […]

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Choose Faith over Fear

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Many of the people scolded him and told him to be quiet. But he shouted even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’” Mark 10:48 (GN) If you’re going to make a fresh start with faith in your life, you have to face your fears. Don’t let them control you! Fear has an […]

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In the Midst

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
In the midst of my painDo not allow my living be in vain.For I must not kick and shoveI must be harmless as a dove.Yet I need Your wisdom from aboveFor the storms are raging and the watersThreaten to overtake me…the darkClouds are gathering…but in the midstOf it all I see a glimmer of light

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Angels In Disguise

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 Recently I had to go for a CT scan and an MRI. Why do they make those tunnels so confining and loud? Even the open ones seem freaky. I’ve had these

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Born To Swim

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth, everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed even whom I have made” Isaiah 43: 1-7 The 2008 Beijing Olympics is history. The Bird’s Nest stadium is now quiet, it’s […]

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God Understands You

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Jesus was undiluted deity. No wonder no one argued when he declared, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18). He has authority over everything. And he has it forever! Yet in spite of this lofty position, Jesus was willing for a time to forgo the privileges of

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Overcoming Unbelief

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
It was a move made more out of desperation than out of faith. The father was out of resources. His son had had severe convulsions since he was a small child. The man had heard that Jesus could heal. He made his way through the crowd that surrounded Jesus and called out for help. “If […]

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Reconciliation

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinance, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both […]

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Kind and Compassionate

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  Ephesians 4:32 Thought Be kind and compassionate — two qualities that seem to be in short supply. Maybe it’s because we hold up the wrong heroes. Unfortunately these two qualities are often

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Pillars of an Unshakable Life

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Know that God is: God is the eternal God. Everything there is in the heavens and on the earth—every planet, every plant, every person, and every creature had a first moment, a first day, or a first breath—and that “first” came from God. There has never been an eternal moment without God…from

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Press On

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“ Hannah became pregnant and in due time bore a son and named him Samuel [heard of God], Because, she said, I have asked him of the Lord.” 1 Samuel 1:20 (AMPC)   I want to speak to those that have been following hard after God in obedience; you have been living by the Word of God, […]

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The Key to Enduring Hardship

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Genesis 50:15-21 God has given us many amazing promises in His Word. Yet, though we are assured of His steadfast love (Romans 8:38-39), provision (2 Corinthians 9:8), and guidance (Proverbs 16:9), He has not promised us an easy, trouble-free life. What we can count on, however, is that

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Blessed are the Merciful

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” Matthew 5:7 (KJV). If you and I have a desire to imitate God, seldom do we accomplish that purpose more than in the practice of showing mercy. God delights in nothing more than in the exercise of showing mercy. One of the clear

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Little Children

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8 Maybe your father mistreated you or was unkind.Oh, dear one, is the image of your heavenly Father based on your earthly father? Lily was abused as a teenager by her father.She was even

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The Lord is My Shepherd

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I have everything I need.” Psalm 23:1 (NLT) I started a 40-day fast, abstaining from spending, acquiring and shopping. Thankfully my husband eagerly accepted the challenge to shop for groceries and necessities. Although as a woman I enjoy shopping, I realized early on

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We Like Sheep

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Sheep aren’t smart. They tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their wool grows heavy and they drown. They have no sense of direction. They need a shepherd to lead them to calm water. So do we! We, like sheep, tend to be swept away by waters we should have avoided. We have […]

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God Uses Our Suffering

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Hebrews 12:10-11 Joseph’s life involved much suffering. The young man was betrayed by his brothers, sold into slavery, unjustly imprisoned, and forgotten. But when God’s plan was revealed, Joseph declared that it was good (Genesis. 45:7-8). Scripture tells us that the Lord has many

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God’s Delight

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.”Psalm 147:10-11 Our culture loves sports. We cheer for those who can run the fastest, jump the longest, or catch a […]

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