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Sep 5, 2017

Keep Trusting

By |Sep 5, 2017|Devotionals, Faith, Father, Joy, Truth|0 Comments

When we pray and expect something to happen, that is faith.  When we turn a situation entirely over to God, no matter what happens, that is faith also.  Faith and trust are not determined by what it gets in return.  It is measured by leaning the whole soul on God in the good times and

May 2, 2017

All The Keys

By |May 2, 2017|Christ, Forgiveness, Grace, Joy, Mercy, Sanctification, Surrender|0 Comments

Jesus became my Savior.  I rejoiced in His forgiveness.  His grace and mercy overwhelmed me.  I walked many days in the joy of that.  Then one day He said, “When are you going to turn over all the keys?”  “Lord”, I said, “You have the key to the front door.  We sit in the living

Dec 13, 2016

Dying Before You Die

By |Dec 13, 2016|Christ, Cross, Death, Devotionals, Formation, Freedom, Growth, Joy, Surrender|0 Comments

You are called to die before you die.  In this dying you accept the demise of your own ego for a higher good.  In this dying you live.  In this dying there is a new way of living.  In this dying there is real fruit bearing.  What you thought would bind you has freed you. 

Nov 22, 2016

Gratitude and Presence

By |Nov 22, 2016|Devotionals, Encouragement, Gratitude, Humility, Joy, Kindness, Peace, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Most of the times in my life when I am overwhelmed with gratitude, I experience simultaneously a sense of the divine Presence.  There are other times that it seems as if the Presence gives birth to the gratitude that I feel in my heart.  Coming with both are humility, a sense of unworthiness, and a

Oct 21, 2016

The Spirit of The Kingdom

By |Oct 21, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Joy, Kingdom of God, Peace, Righteousness, Spirit|0 Comments

The spirit of the Kingdom is shaped by the Spirit of the Kingdom.  It is seen in the fruit of the Spirit, “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5:22-23).  The spirit of the Kingdom is also seen in “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom 14:17).  A divisive

Sep 27, 2016

Rejoicing Angels

By |Sep 27, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Evangelism, Joy, Repentance, Worship|0 Comments

When a repentant sinner turns to the Lord, the angels in heaven break out in joy.  When they see this evidence of the Father’s will being embraced on earth, as in heaven, it stirs them to song.  Every time a sinner has a change of mind, they cannot keep silent.  Heaven and earth are connected. 

Sep 26, 2016

You Need The Book

By |Sep 26, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Faith, God's Word, Grace, Joy, Love, Peace, Truth, Word of God|0 Comments

We need a Bible in our hands so that we can get the Word into our hearts.  We need a road map for this journey that guides us away from pitfalls, dead end streets, and roads to no where.  We need The Book that will show us the vast planes of love, grace and peace. 

Aug 21, 2016

Fear Not

By |Aug 21, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Evangelism, Faith, Hope, Joy, Love, Trust|2 Comments

The Christian is not to be a promoter of fear.  Jesus has rescued us, even from the fear of death, so we do not need to fear those who might take our life.  Believers, who have put the weight of their whole trust on the Lord, know better than to fear.  Fearing people keeps us

Jul 23, 2016

Holy Paradoxes

By |Jul 23, 2016|Devotionals, Giving, Hope, Humility, Joy, Kindness, Love, Peace, Surrender|0 Comments

Peace comes with surrender.  Harvest comes after seeds have died.  Joy comes after tears of sorrow.  Sunrise follows the darkest hour.  Hope often blooms in the midst of despair.  Love can be present in the midst of hate.  “The greatest is the servant of all”.  The largest gift may not be the greatest gift.  The

Jun 19, 2016

Christian Humility

By |Jun 19, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Humility, Joy, Peace, Surrender|0 Comments

Christian humility does not seek advancement or recognition for itself, but rather its Lord.  It finds meaning in the shadow of Christ.  It finds direction in following His steps.  It is happy not to be known, if He can be made known.  It is happy to be demoted, if He can be promoted.  It has