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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What’s Your Focus?

Category: Daily Devotions
There are many posts, blogs, articles and thoughts about the New Year. Make a resolution or not. Turn over a new leaf. Find a meaningful word. What is our focus? If it is on us, then perhaps it is why we seem to fall short each year. After all, Paul reminds us that we have […]

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Unchanging

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8 As we cross the threshold into a new year and begin putting one foot in front of the other, we can feel the tenuous shakiness of change all around us. Yet as we look forward, with that familiar mix of anticipation and

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The Road Less Traveled

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. . . Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind […]

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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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Fear or Love

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear”1 John 4:18 If we cocoon ourselves and build up walls to try to keep others from hurting us because we are afraid of being hurt, we haven’t really understood God’s love. Read A.W. Tozer’s  powerful affirmations about love and fear

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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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Are You Ready for Something New?

Category: Daily Devotions
Before every major new thing He did, God gave this word to His people: “Consecrate yourself, purify yourself, repent.”  Study for yourself and see how many times God said, “Consecrate yourself, and tomorrow I will (or you will)...”  Over and over, God showed new revelation of Himself and new

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A New Year Prayer

Category: Daily Devotions, prayer
From the Bible comes this beautiful and powerful prayer of David. A perfect prayer to write out and keep as a daily prayer throughout 2019. Psalm 25:4 & 5 “Show me your ways, oh LORD,teach me your paths.Guide me in your truth and teach me,for you are God my Savior,and my hope is in you […]

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A New Year’s Resolution

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Aaah, the New Year.  I don’t know about you but I always seem to have mixed feelings about the year to come? I think because it is the UNKNOWN! What will this New Year bring?  What joys?  What sorrows?  What losses?  What gains?  How strong will my faith be in 2019, I wonder?  What resolutions

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Power in the Calm

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“…Be still, and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10 NIV The lights in the den flicker on and off twice, then total darkness settles over my house.  The alarm system makes the familiar fading beeping noise signaling power is lost.  No electricity is being transported to us on this hot, summer

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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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A Miracle on Christmas Eve

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“All who are oppressed may come to Him. He is a refuge for them in their times of trouble” Psalm 9:9 My father was born in the Ukraine and spent his first fifteen years there.  One Christmas his two older brothers bought a German-made Christmas musical wind-up tree stand for their parents. It

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What God Already Gave: His Son

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
What is the best Christmas present you’ve ever received? When I was younger, it was anything Strawberry Shortcake. For a while, I was all about gift cards. This year, the Lord keeps reminding me of something He already gave. “Unto us a child is born. Unto us a son is given.“ (Isaiah 9:6) Unto

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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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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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