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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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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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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His Timing

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
‘This is what the Lord says: ‘There will be a special time when I show my kindness. Then I will answer your prayers. There will be a special day when I will save you. Then I will help you and protect you.’”Isaiah 49:8 (ERV) Many of us are experiencing challenging times right now. Frustration

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Strength to Overcome

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Strength to Overcome God’s word to Joshua is God’s word to us. “Be strong and of good courage” (Joshua 1:6). Do not cower before your woes. Take the land God has given you to possess. “And the Lord said to Joshua, “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor”

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Strength

Category: Daily Devotions
Strength You are the apple of God’s eye, you are fearfully and wonderfully made, precious in His sight! In spite of the challenges you face each day, the Lord will give to you enough of His grace and strength to get through victoriously! Yes, He is imparting His Love within you to turn the

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Sanding off the Rough Edges

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“ … God’s kindness leads you toward repentance…” Romans 2:4 It’s so easy to let judgment rise up within our hearts toward one another. In little ways every day we choose to offer grace or to simply stand in judgment. When our hearts offer grace, freely received from the heart of God, we are

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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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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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Called

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.”   1 Corinthians 7:17 Not only are pastors or priests “called” by God to serve. Every Christian is. That may

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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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God is Our Guide

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way” Psalm 25:9. “For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end”Psalm 48:14. I was sitting in the middle section of a small theater but my mind was not on the play.   Once […]

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Burn Out Refill

Category: Daily Devotions
Do you ever feel nearly burned out? Can’t really hum This Little Light of Mine with fervor at that moment? Yeah, I know the feeling. One of my duties at church is to make sure the candles on the altar are filled with  liquid wax/oil so they do not burn out during the service.  Because […]

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Choose Faith over Fear

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Many of the people scolded him and told him to be quiet. But he shouted even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’” Mark 10:48 (GN) If you’re going to make a fresh start with faith in your life, you have to face your fears. Don’t let them control you! Fear has an […]

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Born To Swim

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth, everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed even whom I have made” Isaiah 43: 1-7 The 2008 Beijing Olympics is history. The Bird’s Nest stadium is now quiet, it’s […]

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Reconciliation

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinance, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both […]

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Shackled Again

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“But afterward they changed their minds and took back the slaves they had freed and enslaved them again.” Jeremiah 34:11 Did you know it became a law in 600 BC that no Hebrew could enslave another? Makes sense, considering their ancestors had been slaves in Egypt. It didn’t last long, though.

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Stand Firm

Category: Daily Devotions
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.”1 Corinthians 16:13 “So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.” 2 Thessalonians 2:15 “He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as

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