Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

The Mountaintop (Aug 2)

The crisp, cool air blows through your hair as you as gaze upon the majestic beauty of other mountain peaks. You are above them all. You are on the mountaintop. It’s an exhilarating place to be, a dangerous place. It was quite an adventure to get there and even more difficult to stay there. Continue reading

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Blessing Instead of Bleeping (Aug 1)

Every malicious word, every tasty snippet of gossip, every venomous, sarcastic comment (humor is great, but even some humor wounds), every word that is judgmental, every hasty, angry word: each one, a curse. Continue reading

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Starting and Finishing Well (July 30)

ziah was off to a great start. Things were going extremely well, maybe too well. Then he crashed and had a hard time finishing the race. He had good intentions and a great start, but lost his way near the end of the race. Continue reading

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Medium Rare or Well Done? (July 29)

Regardless of how you like your steak, we all want to hear the words, “well done” when we stand before Jesus some day. I guess that’s the way God likes his living sacrifices well done. But if he were to check on his living sacrifice today, where would you be in the process? Medium-rare? Medium-well? Continue reading

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I Stand in Awe (July 28)

Knowing God leads us to worship. But often it is the mysteries—the things we don’t know and can’t comprehend—that take us to a higher place in our worship. They makes us stand Continue reading

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Jehoshaphat’s words could often be our own: “We don’t know what to do, we’re looking to you” (The Message, 20:12). Facing a battle that seemed too big to overcome, he was tempted to discouragement and fear. Instead he admitted his confusion—his weakness—and looked to the Lord for help. Continue reading

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The Agony and the Ecstasy (July 26)

o you know the agony and ecstasy of being an intercessor? Paul did. He clearly understood that intercession was at the heart of the work God had called him to. Yes, it was often a struggle to “pray through” as he stood in the gap for those he ministered to. He knew the agony of intercession—but he also knew its joys. Continue reading

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Time After Time (July 25)

How quickly we forget. The children of Israel had plenty of opportunities to learn. Time after time, they saw the faithfulness of God – his miraculous intervention. Time after time, they drifted from wholehearted devotion and proved rebellious and unfaithful. Continue reading

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Nothing Can Separate Us From His Love! (July 24)

othing. Despite the things you do, he still loves you. Sometimes people don’t treat us with love, but He always loves us. Continue reading

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Revival: Do We Really Want It? (July 23)

Revival would be wonderful, but it is costly. Continue reading

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