Nov 19, 2017

Intentional Praise

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We are prone to praise God only when we feel like it.  It is easy to praise Him in the high emotion of corporate worship.  Does He not deserve our praise when we do not feel like it?  Yes!  Do we not need to praise for our own good when we are emotionally drained?  Yes! 

Oct 21, 2017

On Our Knees Or Face

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Some of the words for worship in the NT carry with them the picture of one bowing prostrate on face or knees.  The wise men gave gifts to Jesus on their knees (Mt 2:11).  The leper who was cleansed fell on His knees before Jesus (Luke 11:16).  The disciples were on their faces after Jesus

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

Jan 13, 2017

Praise Is Fitting

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“Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting” Ps 147:1 (NRSV).  It is fitting for the creature to praise the Creator.  It is appropriate for the saved to praise the Savior.  It is right for servants to praise their

Jan 10, 2017

Celebrate What’s Right

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We are quick to identify what is going wrong in our lives with no thought of what is going right.  Get all of the things that are going right in your life on your radar, instead of the few things that are going wrong.  It will change your perspective.  It will stimulate gratitude and contentment. 

Nov 8, 2016

Bless Him

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Bless His name at all times, in all places, and under all circumstances.  Bless His name when the darkness seems to have overtaken the light.  Bless Him when you do not feel like it.  Bless Him in victory and defeat.  Bless Him in your hymns and laments.  Bless Him in your poetry and prose.  Bless

Jul 12, 2016

Bless The Lord

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I bless You, O Heavenly Father!  Who am I to bless You?  I am Your creature made in Your likeness.  I am Your offspring.  I am the child of Your care.  I am the temple in which You dwell.  I am a worshiper in Your courts.  I am a servant in Your Kingdom.  Though I

Jun 26, 2016

Hold Your Ground

By |Jun 26, 2016|Devotionals, Discipline, Faithfulness, God's Word, Grace, Growth, Perseverance, Praise, Prayer, Spirit|0 Comments

We are involved in spiritual warfare.  Battles can drain our strength and sometimes our resolve.  It is so important to keep ground we have already taken at great cost.  We often have to fight to hold what has been gained.  Our enemy is cunning.  He has not given up on our defeat.  We hold our

Jun 21, 2016

Yearning for Worship

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“My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God” (Ps 84:2, NASB).  Passionless worship is the death knell of dying churches.  There is no heartfelt shout of praise rising up.  There is no vision of the holiness of God that

Jun 14, 2016

Not To Us

By |Jun 14, 2016|Devotionals, Gratitude, Humility, Praise, Redemption, Thanksgiving, Worship|0 Comments

“Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory”  Ps 115:1.  Do not be taking credit that belongs to God.  Where would you be without redemption, gifts, life, breath, strength and health?  He has given you a thousand hidden benefits.  In humility, bow.  With gratitude from the heart, give thanks.