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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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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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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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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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’s Resolution

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Aaah, the New Year.  I don’t know about you but I always seem to have mixed feelings about the year to come? I think because it is the UNKNOWN! What will this New Year bring?  What joys?  What sorrows?  What losses?  What gains?  How strong will my faith be in 2019, I wonder?  What resolutions

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Power in the Calm

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“…Be still, and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10 NIV The lights in the den flicker on and off twice, then total darkness settles over my house.  The alarm system makes the familiar fading beeping noise signaling power is lost.  No electricity is being transported to us on this hot, summer

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God is Thinking about You

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“How precious it is, Lord, to realize that You are thinking about me constantly.” Psalm 139:17 Our son and his wife arrived at our house just minutes before we were leaving for a conference. They lived in northern Alberta and had driven all night so we could meet our newest granddaughter,

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Being in God’s Thoughts

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:17 Divine omniscience (God’s all-knowingness) gives no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation. God is always thinking about us, never turns aside His mind from us,

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Reasons for Joy

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.”Psalm 144:15 “How’s life?” someone asks. And we who’ve been resurrected from the dead say, “Well, things could be better.” Or, “Couldn’t get a parking place.” Or, “My parents won’t let me move to Hawaii.” Or, “People won’t leave me alone so I can

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Invited to Rest

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 My life, […]

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Passionate about Jesus

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“…neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39 Bobbi’s spiritual life needed refreshing. Prayer became a duty rather than a joy. Friend, God wants an intimate relationship with Bobbi!

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God, the One and Only

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known”. — John 1:18 Thought Jesus is God’s greatest message. He not only proclaims and declares God’s love, mercy, and grace, he has made it known. Only Jesus can display God to us fully, […]

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Let Us Go to Bethlehem

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“The angels left them and went back to heaven. The shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see what the Lord has told us about.” Luke 2:15 Christmastime is a season when many people are more interested in the present than the past. But, it is the past that Christmas is all […]

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Renew Your Faith at Christmas

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“But the angel said to them, “… I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke 2:10 (NIV) Knowing that Christmas time is God’s chosen time teaches us that Christmas is the time for us to renew our faith. We need not fear God because of the Good […]

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What God Already Gave: His Son

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
What is the best Christmas present you’ve ever received? When I was younger, it was anything Strawberry Shortcake. For a while, I was all about gift cards. This year, the Lord keeps reminding me of something He already gave. “Unto us a child is born. Unto us a son is given.“ (Isaiah 9:6) Unto

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A Different Kind of Resolution

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Kathy thought about the approaching New Year as she filed away the boxes of last year’s paperwork. There were things she would like to do differently in this new year. Oh, there were the usual things most of her friends were claiming as their New Year’s Resolutions: Lose weight Stop smoking

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