Shining Faces

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us.” Psalm 67:1 I remember one of my mother’s favorite sayings: “How I love to see your shining face.” When faces shine they are elated, full of joy, love and anticipation. “Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow” are […]

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Blessed and Merry Christmas

Category: Daily Devotions
Skip to content Daily Devotionals – Two per Day Published December 20, 2018 Daily Devotionals – Two per Day © 2018 Thoughts About God This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject

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God is With Us

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 This is a familiar passage for many of us. Depending on your background, it might bring warm memories of childhood Christmas celebrations, or maybe

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A Time of Praise and Worship

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy…. And they fell down and worshiped him.”  Matthew 2:10-11 Worship was such an important part of that first Christmas.  The wise-men worshiped Jesus in the house where they found him.  The prophetess Anna and Simeon worshiped in

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How Great Thou Art

Category: Daily Devotions
“O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee, How great Thou art, How great Thou art.” In the chilled and crisp early

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Why Are We Celebrating Christmas?

Category: Daily Devotions
“Jesus was born.” Matthew 2:1 We’ve approached a time of bustle.  Shopping, baking, holiday greetings, home for Christmas.  Why?  Why are we celebrating Christmas? How would the average person answer that question?  Tradition?  Family?  Love for hearth and home? Let’s go back to the first

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The Mystery of Christmas

Category: Daily Devotions
“I believe! Help me with my doubts.” Mark 9:24 (The Message) A good mystery writer leaves the reader panting for more. Works of Dostoevsky, Christie, Sayers, Eco and others fly off library and bookstores shelves faster than they can be replaced. These writers have learned how to introduce and

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God Is!

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” Psalm 139:8 (NIV) It is the normality not the uniqueness of God’s miracles that causes them to be so staggering. Rather than shocking the globe with an occasional demonstration of deity, God has opted

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Joy in the Midst

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, thought here are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” […]

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A Christ(mas) Meditation

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room You have prepared your gift list. You have begun preparing your house for the holidays. Take time to prepare your heart to make room for the One whose birthday we celebrate. My purpose in writing this devotional is to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord”

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Loving Through Conflict

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 Christmas events can sometimes give rise to relational conflict that mars the peace of the season. Conflict often reflects unmet needs. No one likes to be thought of as needy. It’s easier to

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Do Not be Afraid

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great […]

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Take Him at His Word

Category: Daily Devotions
Psalm 119:105  “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.“ Do we take God at His Word? This is an important question because for some people it means that we have to logically understand everything He says–and that is impossible. Does that mean we don’t take Him at His […]

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A Root of Bitterness

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Hebrews 12:12-15 If you’ve ever tried to get rid of weeds in your lawn or garden, you know what a big problem they can be. You pull them out, and everything looks really good for a while, but before long, the unwanted growth returns because the roots are still there. An unforgiving spirit

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The First Step

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
The First Step towards rooting out bitterness “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!” Matthew 5.43-44 (NLT, emphasis mine) “Lord, is there any bitterness in my life?” I asked the question

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Don’t Hit the Fan

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
In Matthew 6, Jesus talks about how the Father cares for the birds of the air, and how much more He will care for us. I watched through the windows of a friend’s house as several sparrows fluttered back and forth from the ground to lawn furniture on her veranda. They were chirping loudly. Then

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Redirect

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
When I feel all alone, I should redirect myself to Hebrews 13:5 “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” God is aware of and concerned with every aspect of our being … physical, mental, emotional financial, and perhaps most important of all spiritual. God wants us to be spiritually fit and the

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Wait on the Lord

Category: Daily Devotions
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” . — Psalm 27:14 Thought If there is anything we don’t like to do, it’s wait. Maybe that is why God is so interested in us learning to do it! There is something purifying about remaining strong in tough times and […]

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