Take Him at His Word

Category: Daily Devotions
Psalm 119:105  “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.“ Do we take God at His Word? This is an important question because for some people it means that we have to logically understand everything He says–and that is impossible. Does that mean we don’t take Him at His […]

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The First Step

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
The First Step towards rooting out bitterness “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!” Matthew 5.43-44 (NLT, emphasis mine) “Lord, is there any bitterness in my life?” I asked the question

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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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He Rejoices Over You

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 The temperature was just right, a summer evening like I love them. My pal and I sat outside […]

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What God Already Gave: Forgiveness

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Ever wonder why we can forget what we had for breakfast or what we wore yesterday, but offenses–someone else’s or our own–seem to lodge in our memories like planks in our eyes? When it comes to sin, one fundamental difference between God and His people is this: We remember. God forgets. I like

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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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Finding Treasures

Category: Daily Devotions
“if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God”. (Proverbs 2:3-5) Time just seems to stand still when I am with […]

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Crushed in Spirit

Category: Daily Devotions
Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” When sadness and depression settles into one’s mind, heart, and soul, it is not easy to shuck the feelings off, break out of the rut, and move on as some may suggest or think. At times, inner

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Painful Memories

Category: Daily Devotions
“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering” Philippians 3:10 How are you doing today? Is everything in your life great right now or are you suffering? Painful memories?  I can relate. Life’s journey can be painful some times. We all wish we could

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Your Father’s Heart Longs for You

Category: Daily Devotions
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” Zephaniah 3:17  “The Lord Your God is in the midst of you, a mighty One, a Savior—who saves! He will rejoice over […]

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Forgiveness Opens the Door

Category: Daily Devotions
“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6: 14, 15 (LAB) I’ve pondered these verses. God’s forgiveness of our sins seems to hinge on how we forgive others. Why is this

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Call and Wait Upon the Lord

Category: Daily Devotions
“I love the LORD, because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1-2 A new morning beginsHere starts another dayHere goes another weekI will go where He leadsI will call and I will wait […]

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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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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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The Power of the Tongue

Category: Daily Devotions
“The tongue has the power of life and death…” Proverbs 18:21 Do you have an encourager? Someone who makes a point of encouraging you? A person like that brings life to your spirit. Besides my husband, my sister-in-law, June, is my encourager. She inspires me to be the best I can be. I feel

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Our God Knows What to Do

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“He (God) upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow…” Psalm

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