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Oct 3, 2017

It’s Different Now

By |Oct 3, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Hope|2 Comments

I am whole in Christ, whereas before I was fractured.  Once I was without hope; now I have a hope that is both steadfast and sure.  Once I was adrift; now I am anchored in the Rock of Ages.  Once I was hungry; now I am fed by the Bread of Heaven.  Once I was

Sep 21, 2017

King Over the Earth

By |Sep 21, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Hope, Kingdom of God|0 Comments

“And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one” Zechariah 14:9 (NASB). Zechariah’s prophesied day has already begun in King Jesus.  The gospel is the announcement that Jesus is Lord of the whole world.  We who live under

Sep 17, 2017

Revealed Truth

By |Sep 17, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Hope, Resurrection|0 Comments

There is truth that is arrived at through logical deduction.  There is also revealed truth.  These two exist side by side in Christian thought.  A group of politically hopeful messianic disciples had their hopes dashed.  Their would-be Messiah got Himself killed.  Their dashed hopes turned out to be their real hope.  To their amazement He

Sep 13, 2017

Misplaced Hope

By |Sep 13, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Hope, Life, Resurrection|0 Comments

Martha said, “I know he will live in the resurrection of the last day” (John 11:24).   Jesus said, “I am the resurrection” (John 11:25).  Our hope is not in a day, but in a Person.  Our hope is not even in the Second Coming, but the One who is coming.  Our hope is not

Aug 27, 2017

Speak Creative Words

By |Aug 27, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, God's Word, Hope, Humility, Word of God|0 Comments

God’s Word creates.  It created the world.  It spoke into existence everything it willed.  It creates a whole new set of realities in our lives as we let it take root in us.  The Word creates new creatures and new creation.  To humbly live with the Word constantly changes us.  The God who speaks makes

Aug 13, 2017

Rebuilding Your Life

By |Aug 13, 2017|Devotionals, Grace, Hope, Trials, Trust|0 Comments

Storms can rearrange the landscape of your life.  You can be hit by a death, a divorce, a job loss, a rebellious child, a hateful act, a malicious person, a house fire, and even a literal storm.  They leave you with necessary cleanup.  You have to put your life back together in their aftermath.  There

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

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

Apr 28, 2017

Faith Is No Placebo

By |Apr 28, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Faith, Grace, Hope|0 Comments

Faith is not a placebo.  There are those who say it only works because you think it will work.  No!  True faith lays hold of the God who is.  In so doing it receives energy for daily living.  That energy is called grace.  Faith changes our circumstances and transforms our lives.  It hooks its wagon

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