Oct 2, 2017

Spiritual Immune System

By |Oct 2, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Fasting, Meditation, Praise, Prayer, Service, Thanksgiving, Worship|1 Comment

We are dependent on our immune system for survival on a planet where microbes come against us to bring disease.  We are told that there is no better way to strengthen our immune system than exercising, avoiding junk foods, and eating a broad variety of fruits and vegetables. Some foods let you survive and others

Sep 3, 2017

Higher Things

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If you don’t read Christian literature that is sometimes over your head, then your head will never get any higher than it is right now.  As shown below, Peter had a hard time understanding Paul, but he did not reject his writings.  Addition and multiplication facts were above our head until we learned them.  This

Feb 23, 2017

Get Still

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Be quiet before Him.  Listen!  Be still!  That is praying too!  It is praying when our mind is set upon Him, even when there are no words exchanged.  There is strength derived from being in His Presence, in being alone with Him.  We can be too much with people.  Constant social connections pull us to

Feb 10, 2017

Heart Thoughts

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The Bible teaches that God knows (Ps 139:2) and judges (Heb 4:12) our thoughts.  One of the great prayers of the Bible is this one: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer” Ps 19:14 (NKJV).  Since our thought

Feb 9, 2017

Reading The Bible

By |Feb 9, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Light, Meditation, Sin, Word of God|1 Comment

Many of us have been taught to read the Bible from our earliest days.  Reading is not an end in itself, but a means to another end.  We are to meditate on what we read.  We are to let it change both our thinking and behavior.  It is to mold our character in holy ways. 

Feb 6, 2017

Meditate On Truth

By |Feb 6, 2017|Devotionals, Formation, God's Word, Growth, Light, Meditation, Temptations, Truth, Word of God|0 Comments

The Psalms speak of those who meditate on God’s truth day and night.  Day and night parallels praying without ceasing (I Thess 5:16).  This is constantly having God in our thoughts.  It is to allow a truth to be turned over, again and again, in our minds.  It is like seeking new light from a

Jan 2, 2017

Spiritual Upgrades

By |Jan 2, 2017|Christ, Confession, Devotionals, Discipline, Formation, Growth, Meditation, New Year, Obedience, Prayer, Repentance, Solitude, Worship|0 Comments

I am amazed at how often my computer and electronic devices, with their apps,  need updates and upgrades.  The electronic world does not work without it.  I am finding that in my relationship with the Lord I need to keep things connected and current.  Occasional there is a “bug” in my attitudes that can become