What Matters Most for the New Year

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Moving into a new year isn’t as simple as merely turning the page on a calendar. Sometimes, instead of an organized list of plans and goals the new year looks like a list of question marks. The things of life don’t always fall neatly into place with everything sorted and resolved according to

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Heart, Soul, Mind, Strength

Category: Daily Devotions
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.” Luke 10:27 Ever wonder what the Bible means when it says to love God with your heart, soul, strength, and mind? As one who does not know either Hebrew or Greek, […]

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Questions for 2019

Category: Daily Devotions
“Each of you has been blessed with one (or more) of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well. If you have the gift of speaking, preach God’s message. If you have the gift of helping others, do it with the strength that God supplies. Everything […]

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What’s Your Focus?

Category: Daily Devotions
There are many posts, blogs, articles and thoughts about the New Year. Make a resolution or not. Turn over a new leaf. Find a meaningful word. What is our focus? If it is on us, then perhaps it is why we seem to fall short each year. After all, Paul reminds us that we have […]

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God Blesses You

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 All year round, every hour of every day, God is richly blessing us. He blesses us when we sleep, and when we wake His mercy is upon us. The sun may leave us a legacy of darkness, but […]

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I am Doing a New Thing

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“This is what the Lord says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:16,18-19 Thought The year is gone, finished, past. We […]

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Unchanging

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8 As we cross the threshold into a new year and begin putting one foot in front of the other, we can feel the tenuous shakiness of change all around us. Yet as we look forward, with that familiar mix of anticipation and

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The Road Less Traveled

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. . . Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind […]

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Be Confident in God’s Strength in You

Category: Daily Devotions
“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. Your focus will determine your behaviour and it will

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Don’t Think About it

Category: Daily Devotions
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”Philippians 4:8 As the New Year begins, people make

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New Isn’t Always Comfortable

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“(What I have done in the past) is nothing compared to what I’m going to do! I’m going to do a brand new thing.”Isaiah 43:18-19 (Life Application Bible) As we contemplate the freshness of a new year, we’re tempted to quickly rejoice over God’s words to Israel. Who would not want to be part of

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Fear or Love

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear”1 John 4:18 If we cocoon ourselves and build up walls to try to keep others from hurting us because we are afraid of being hurt, we haven’t really understood God’s love. Read A.W. Tozer’s  powerful affirmations about love and fear

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Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

Category: Daily Devotions
“May He enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope His call holds for you.” Ephesians 1:18 (NIV) What [does] it mean to be just like Jesus? The world has never known a heart so pure, a character so flawless. His spiritual hearing was so keen he never missed a […]

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God’s Timeless Gift

Category: Daily Devotions
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” Psalm 119:105 Every New Year, like many other believers, I reflect on God’s precious promises and provisions. For me, a recurring New Year’s rite of passage is re-evaluating my personal faith walk. Usually, after prayerful meditation, I

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God’s Steadfast Love

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me: your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever” Psalm 138:8 (NRSV). Most of us have sung, “Jesus loves me this I know,” and recited “For God so loved the world,” since we were children. Yet, we often doubt God’s love. Why is that? We have three mistaken

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Are You Ready for Something New?

Category: Daily Devotions
Before every major new thing He did, God gave this word to His people: “Consecrate yourself, purify yourself, repent.”  Study for yourself and see how many times God said, “Consecrate yourself, and tomorrow I will (or you will)...”  Over and over, God showed new revelation of Himself and new

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Whatever You Do

Category: Daily Devotions
“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”Colossians 3:17 Thoughts on today’s verse Everything! All! No matter what we say, no matter what we do, it is to be offered as a gift of thanks to God […]

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Life’s Greatest Investments

Category: Daily Devotions
“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.” Matthew 19:29 (NKJV) I can tell you on the authority of God’s Word and from personal experience and observation

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Six Needs You Will Have in 2019

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“If the Lord is willing, we shall live and we shall do this or that [thing]“.James 4:15 (AMP) “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.” Matthew 6:34 (AMP) “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious Spirit lead

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A New Year Prayer

Category: Daily Devotions, prayer
From the Bible comes this beautiful and powerful prayer of David. A perfect prayer to write out and keep as a daily prayer throughout 2019. Psalm 25:4 & 5 “Show me your ways, oh LORD,teach me your paths.Guide me in your truth and teach me,for you are God my Savior,and my hope is in you […]

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