Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

Worry or Trust? (Jan 8)

We all have needs, the most basic of which are described in this passage: “what shall we eat?” “what shall we drink?” “What shall we wear?” and “where will I live?” So, what do we do when we find ourselves in need? Continue reading

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Too Good to be True (Jan 7)

How could she help but laugh? It seemed too good to be true. “So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, ‘after I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?'” She had longed for a child for many years. Now, well after her childbearing years were over, God promised that she would bear a son. Continue reading

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Waiting Expectantly (Jan 6)

We all know the struggle the Psalmist describes. We pray and pray and wonder if God is listening. We lay our requests before the Lord and wait eagerly for the answer. Continue reading

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Good News in Unlikely Places

When we feel helpless and hopeless, we are in a place where God can meet us with his grace. When we feel overwhelmed, we are in a place where we can find his sustaining power. When life overwhelms us, we find peace in resting in the everlasting arms. When things seem darkest, we are most ready for the dawning of a new day. The blessing is found in the fact that he meets us where we are and blesses us beyond anything we deserve. That’s grace—and that’s always good news. Continue reading

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Come Follow Me (Jan 4)

When Jesus began to assemble his leadership team, he began in an unlikely place: he went to the seashore and found some fishermen. He chose average ordinary people through whom he would turn the world upside down. Continue reading

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He Walked with God (Jan 3)

We really do not know a lot about Enoch. Though there is much speculation about him in extra-biblical literature, there are no stories of his life in the biblical text itself. But there is this incredible testimony: “Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” It makes me want to know more. Continue reading

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When the Best Doesn’t Seem Good Enough (Jan 2)

One of Satan’s best tricks is to get us to question the goodness of God. Continue reading

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race (Jan 1)

As you read, meditate, and apply the Word of God to your life, as you delight in it, you will find the blessing described here. You will be like a well-watered tree: fruitful, growing and healthy. You will know that the Lord is watching over your way and directing your paths. Continue reading

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Hallelujah! (Dec 31)

Are you thirsty? Do you hear his call? Then open your heart to Him, and experience the free gift of the water of life: Life that is eternal, Life lived to the full. Open your heart to the one who comes “with healing in his wings.” Hallelujah! Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Heaven (Dec 30)

Clearly, heaven is a place of indescribable beauty: Precious stones of every sort; streets of gold; gates made of a single pearl. The beauty of the scene described is just about impossible to imagine–and I sense in John’s words that the beauty he is seeing is much more than his words can begin to describe. Continue reading

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