I am Doing a New Thing

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“This is what the Lord says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:16,18-19 Thought The year is gone, finished, past. We […]

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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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Six Needs You Will Have in 2019

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“If the Lord is willing, we shall live and we shall do this or that [thing]“.James 4:15 (AMP) “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.” Matthew 6:34 (AMP) “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious Spirit lead

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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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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, 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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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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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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Joy in the Midst

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, thought here are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” […]

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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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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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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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Time with God

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Time with God You might relate to this story! It was a Sunday skit that changed lives.The main character was a secretary busily organizing her calendar.The actor portraying God was trying to get the woman’s attention, yet He was ignored.Well, God was persistent, so the secretary finally said

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Clouded View

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
It can happen in a matter of minutes. A beautiful sunshiny day can become overcast, gloomy, and dank. A wet fog rolls in and blankets everything. It clings to you as you strain to see beyond a few feet in front of you. You feel closed in, almost claustrophobic. Your hands are tempted to swoosh

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Two Ways Through a Valley

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Psalm 27:1-14 What do you do when the pressures of life seem greater than you can bear? Journeys through a valley are inevitable and painful, but God doesn’t waste them. The trials of life can be times of discovery about Him. In our helplessness, we discover His almighty power to sustain

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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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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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Step into the Deep

Category: Daily Devotions
“Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.‘”  Luke 9:23 Contemplating my relationship with God, I envision

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