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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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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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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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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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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Negative Atmosphere

Category: Daily Devotions
What do you do when you encounter a negative atmosphere? You know something has changed the moment you step into the situation. Complaints and criticism fill the air. Perhaps office or family politics, a project not going well, financial stress, tense or strained relationships. Sometimes we are

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Journey into Wholeness

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.”  Psalm 54:2 Once, after walking the streets of the most destitute area in our city, I asked a friend who lives there as a missionary about taking a person through the process of coming into freedom. As a couple, my missionary friends

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Always Come from Love

Category: ALL
Love is patient, love is kind.  It rejoices with truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily

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The Gift of Love

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: 1 John 4:7-10 Is there someone in your life you’re struggling to love? In other words, is there a person for whom—despite your good intentions, effort, and awareness of how you ought to act—it just seems impossible to muster any affection? Knowing that we should love doesn’t automatically

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It’s For You

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all who call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.“ Romans 10:12-13 She didn’t feel worthy of praying to God herself, so she came to my office […]

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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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Piece versus Peace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I have heard serene and beautiful places described as a “little piece of heaven“.  It may be a pristine beach with tumbling waves glistening in the moonlight. A vast mountain vista or a bubbling creek under the canopy of shade trees. But it is ONLY a piece. It cannot replace the inner peace

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Are You Eager?

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.”  Romans 1:15 KJV The love Paul felt for God and for other people compelled-obliged-him to preach to the Romans. Though he’d never met them, he felt obligated to God. That means he felt duty-bound to share the […]

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I Love the Lord

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“I love the Lord. He heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.” — Psalm 116:1-2 Thought Understanding the Lord’s love, presence, and nearness should lead us to serve him and to deepen our relationship with him. […]

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Near

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I want to be counted among those who intentionally draw near to Jesus—near to the One who saved us, loves us, and pours immeasurable grace and mercy into our lives; the One who leads and guides us, strengthens us, and never leaves us alone. I remember others long before me who are known for

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Unfailing Love

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the LORD because he is good to me.” Psalm 13:5-6 (NLT) It is human nature to doubt God’s unfailing Love. Love in its natural form is not unfailing, but quite fallible. We are often let down […]

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Freedom of Forgiveness

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“So there is now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1 It was Sunday, a time to reflect on Christ’s suffering and death and to think about the payment for our guilt and sin. As I sat in church, I noticed a couple in the pew in front of me. In […]

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I Set My Heart on God

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” Isaiah 12:2 In my home I have a small dial on the wall that automatically regulates the temperature in a room. When a room is too hot or […]

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