Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

Category: Daily Devotions
“May He enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope His call holds for you.” Ephesians 1:18 (NIV) What [does] it mean to be just like Jesus? The world has never known a heart so pure, a character so flawless. His spiritual hearing was so keen he never missed a […]

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Assurance of Victory

Category: Daily Devotions
“This is the victory that conquers the world, Our faith.” 1 John 5:4 (NCV) What is unique about the kingdom of God is that you are assured of victory. You have won!  You are assured that you will someday stand before the face of God and see the King of kings.  You are assured that […]

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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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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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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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Pray About Everything

Category: Daily Devotions, Pray
Pray About Everything “Call to me in times of trouble. I will save you, and you will honor me.” Psalm 50:15 (NCV) Want to worry less? Then pray more. Rather than look forward in fear, look upward in faith. This command surprises no one. Regarding prayer, the Bible never blushes. Jesus taught

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Keep Waiting–God is at Work

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I’m convinced the Sabbath was created for frantic souls like me, people who need a weekly reminder that the world will not stop if I do. In one of the most dramatic examples of waiting in the Bible, Daniel prays for people who’d been oppressed for seventy years. He abstained from food and drink

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Sleeping Trouble

Category: Daily Devotions
Millions of Americans have trouble sleeping!  You may be one of them. Only one other living creature has as much trouble resting as we do.  They are woolly, simpleminded, and slow…sheep. Sheep can’t sleep!  For sheep to sleep, everything must be just right. No predators. No tension in the

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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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He Knows Your Needs

Category: Daily Devotions
Jesus calls us to calmness with this challenge from Matthew 6:32-33. “Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Seek first the kingdom of wealth, and you’ll worry over every dollar.

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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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Mercy and Grace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
You and I have stumbled in life.  We’ve done our best, only to trip and fall.  The distance between where we are and where we want to be is impassable. Where do we turn? I suggest we look to one of God’s sweetest promises: “For our high priest [Jesus] is able to understand our weaknesses.  He

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Facing a Wall of Fear?

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Perhaps standing before you is a wall of fear.  Brick upon brick of anxiety and dread. Haunting you are the kings of confusion.  Thanks to them, you’ve struggled with your identity and destiny. You’ve bought the lie that life has no purpose…that life has no absolutes. As a child of God, it

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Pursue the Virtue of Contentment

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
A businessman bought popcorn from an old street vendor each day after lunch. He once arrived to find the peddler closing up his stand at noon. “Is something wrong?” he asked. A smile wrinkled the seller’s leathery face. “By no means. All is well.” “Then why are you closing your popcorn stand?”

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God Understands You

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Jesus was undiluted deity. No wonder no one argued when he declared, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18). He has authority over everything. And he has it forever! Yet in spite of this lofty position, Jesus was willing for a time to forgo the privileges of

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We Like Sheep

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Sheep aren’t smart. They tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their wool grows heavy and they drown. They have no sense of direction. They need a shepherd to lead them to calm water. So do we! We, like sheep, tend to be swept away by waters we should have avoided. We have […]

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God does Big Things with Small Deeds

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin” Zechariah 4:10 (NLT) Begin. Just begin! What seems small to you might be huge to someone else. Just ask Bohn Fawkes. During World War II, he piloted a B-17. On one mission he sustained flak from Nazi

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Pulling Down Strongholds

Category: Daily Devotions, prayer
Make no mistake. The devil is a real devil!  Every conflict is a contest with Satan and his forces.  For that reason the Bible says, “though we walk in the flesh we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds” 

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