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 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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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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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 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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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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My Refuge and My Shield

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:114 Thought Where can we go to remain secure from the onslaught of bad ideas, evil influences, and false hopes? We can go to God and his Word. While people can be disloyal and misguided, God’s love is proven […]

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A Time to Throw Away

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set

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God is Father to the Fatherless

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” A glimpse of God’s goodness changes us. If He is only slightly stronger than us, why pray? If He has limitations, questions, and hesitations, then you might as well pray to the Wizard of Oz. Psalm 68:5-6 says, God is “a father to the

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Peace in the Midst of Pressure

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power

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A Place of Rest

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“So there is a full complete rest still waiting for the people of God. Christ has already entered there. He is resting from His work, just as God did after the creation. Let us do our best to go into that place of rest, too, being careful not to disobey God as the children of […]

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Wonderful Promises

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Wonderful Promises “Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.” —2 Corinthians 7:1 Thought God has blessed us with so many wonderful promises. He has secured them through

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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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The Road Ahead

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Roads. Some are short with a definite destination. Others are long and winding, with a scenic view. Like me, you might find yourself on a road you didn’t know you were on, but when you look back you can see where it started and where it’s taken you, even if you still can’t see the […]

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A Pasture for the Soul

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
When God gave the Ten Commandments and it came to Sabbath rest, His message was clear: If creation didn’t crash when I rested, it won’t crash when you do!  You know we need to rest. For a field to bear fruit, it must occasionally lie fallow. And for you to be healthy, you must rest. When David

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Who God Is

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children

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In My Life

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
In my trouble God is greater,In my weakness He is strong;In my trial God is dearer,In my sorrow He’s my song.In my burden God is mighty,In my storm He calms the sea;In my tears I know His comfort,In my life He’s all to me. “If God is for us, who can ever be against us? […]

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