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Dec 1, 2017

What We Don’t See

By |Dec 1, 2017|Devotionals, Encouragement, Prayer, Providence|0 Comments

Elisha’s servant saw that he and the prophet were surrounded by a threatening army.  What he did not see was the invisible hosts of heaven’s armies coming to their aid.  “Then Elisha prayed and said, ‘O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’ And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes and he

Nov 27, 2017

Perception And Depression

By |Nov 27, 2017|Devotionals, Encouragement|0 Comments

Perception became depression for Elijah.  He thought that the glory days of Israel were gone.   The king and queen were a hopeless mess.  Israel was going to hell in a Baal basket.  Godly men and women can fall prey to a perception that produces depression. God’s cure: Stand in your dark cave until you

Oct 8, 2017

Don’t Quit

By |Oct 8, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Endurance, Perseverance|0 Comments

God did not call us to quit, but to finish, to overcome, to triumph,.  To quit is to fail.  Hang around until the victory parade, when King Jesus leads the overcomers in triumphal procession.  My Dad used to say, “I want to see the end of a Christian life.”  And he did.  That is what

Oct 1, 2017

The Blessing Of Failure

By |Oct 1, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Growth, Humility, Sin|0 Comments

Failure can be a blessing.  It can keep you humble.  It teaches you what did not work.  It lets you join the rest of the imperfect human family.  Having failed, you can work more diligently, study harder and depend on God more fully.  All of us have had our failures.  We have had times when

Sep 19, 2017

You Did Not Deserve It

By |Sep 19, 2017|Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, Grace, Love, Trials|0 Comments

We have seen many sad things happen in individual lives that they did not deserve.  The problem arises when we think we have no value because of what has come our way.  We can feel beat up and beat down by such an occurrence.  We are not worth-less because of what has happened to us. 

Aug 8, 2017

Our Stories Connect

By |Aug 8, 2017|Devotionals, Encouragement, Hope|0 Comments

Our stories are still being written with every thought, action and word.  They are narratives that have not yet fully unfolded.  How we write matters.  What we write is important.  Sometimes people intrude into our stories in unpleasant ways, and we forget that our reactions become a part of their story.  Sometimes people enter our

Jun 28, 2017

Acceptable to Him

By |Jun 28, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Evangelism, Grace|0 Comments

The Lord had to take His apostles through many experiences to help them understand that Israel did not have an exclusive claim on being accepted with God.  Thus, Peter was led to a righteous God-fearer named Cornelius (Acts 10).  The ethnic prejudice of the preacher had to be overcome.  Here is what Peter said, “Truly

May 25, 2017

Richer Than We Know

By |May 25, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, God's Word, Guidance, Hope, Intercession, Life, Light, Love, Peace, Spirit, Word of God|0 Comments

The Book teaches, if we will listen!  The Spirit guides, if we will follow.  The Father loves, if we can grasp it.  The Son is interceding for us, if we can appreciate it.  The Bread of Heaven and the Water of Life sustains us.  The Light of the World enables us to see.  The peace

May 23, 2017

The Searching God

By |May 23, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, Love, Spirit|0 Comments

The God of the Bible is a God who comes looking for Adam in the Garden.  He is a God who longs to be with those He has made in His likeness.  He is the seeker of lost sheep.  He sends priests and prophets to call His people back.  He sent His only Son, the

Apr 19, 2017

Resurrection And Dry Bones

By |Apr 19, 2017|Christ, Death, Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, Hope, Life, Resurrection, Spirit|0 Comments

Ezekiel saw a valley full of dry bones that represented a dead, defeated and exiled nation.  It was a hopeless situation.  Only the Creator God could bring them back to life.  When the people of God are down and out in the dry bones of exile, there is yet hope.  Just because we are in