Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

Speculation or Expectation? (May 17)

The disciples saw an opportunity for speculation. Jesus saw an opportunity for expectation. Continue reading

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Fear of God vs. Fear of Man

Fear of God leads to obedience to his will. Fear of man leads to compromise and loss of leadership. A true leader will follow God’s will even when it is unpopular. He will speak God’s word to a situation even when it’s not what “itching ears” want to hear.   Continue reading

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Come on Now, Let’s Go! (May 13)

Are you a risk taker? God often calls his people to move beyond their comfort zones to a place of risky faith. This is the story of how God used a risk-taking leader and one loyal armor bearer. Continue reading

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He Remains Faithful (May 12)

The children of Israel proved themselves unfaithful again and again. Yet God remained faithful to them. Continue reading

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He Bears Our Burdens (May 11)

We do not carry our burdens alone. We have a God and Savior who is there to help us bear our burdens daily. We have someone to turn to each and every day. Continue reading

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Are You Hungry?

Within each of us is a deep hunger. A hunger to know God and find our spiritual hunger filled; a spiritual thirst for something eternal. Jesus comes as God in human flesh to bring the life abundant and eternal we truly seek. Continue reading

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Let Him In the Boat (May 9)

The disciples found themselves in a dangerous place. They had rowed their boat three and a half miles from shore and a storm was brewing.  The strong winds started blowing and the waters were growing rough. Despite the seasoned fishermen that were among them, they seemed to be getting nowhere and were growing frightened. Continue reading

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Speak, Lord, Your Servant is Listening (May 8)

Are we listening?  Are we really listening?  Are we taking the time to know the heart of the Father so that we know—really know—his voice? Continue reading

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Hold on to Hope (May 7)

When others would be tempted to give up, Hannah held on to hope. She continued to trust God for a child even though she had been barren for many years. She refused to give in to the disappointment of things seen and continued to look in hope to that which was yet unseen. Continue reading

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The Place of Abundance (May 6)

Sometimes the road to the place of abundance is a very difficult one.  Often it calls for a time of testing and refinement.  The psalmist looks at the difficult road they have been on and calls the people to “bless the Lord.”  Why? Because God has taken them through the time of testing without allowing their feet to slip and he has brought them out to a place of abundance. Continue reading

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