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Jun 30, 2017

Jesus Led Me

By |Jun 30, 2017|Grace, Mercy, Sovereignty|0 Comments

Do I believe that “Jesus led me all the way?”  Do I believe God is in control of my life?  I certainly do not believe that He sovereignly caused everything that happened in my life.  If He did it would contradict how Jesus has revealed His character.  I do very much believe that He has

Mar 10, 2015

Love Of Money

By |Mar 10, 2015|Devotionals, Encouragement, Love, Perseverance, Providence, Sovereignty|0 Comments

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’” Hebrews 13:5 (ESV).  In a consumer society it is difficult to be content.  It is more than easy to love money and the things it will buy.  

Dec 30, 2014

Your Ebenezer Stone

By |Dec 30, 2014|Devotionals, Encouragement, Grace, Gratitude, Guidance, Praise, Providence, Sovereignty, Thanksgiving, Trials|4 Comments

Has the Lord been with you?  Have you seen His hand at work in your life, bringing good out of bad?  Have you survived when it looked like you might not?  Can you even know the unnoticed perils He brought you through?  Have you partaken of food from His table?  Has He not supplied even

Dec 21, 2014

Mary’s Inconvenience

By |Dec 21, 2014|Advent, Christ, Christmas, Devotionals, Guidance, Mary, Providence, Sovereignty|0 Comments

It was very inconvenient for a pregnant Mary to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem to give birth in a stable, just because a politician wanted to count heads, so he could get more tax money, and he insisted on his subjects going to their native town for the count.  While she was there the Baby

Dec 4, 2014

The Messiah Is Lord

By |Dec 4, 2014|Christ, Christmas, Devotionals, Obedience, Sovereignty|0 Comments

Messiah came first as a baby, wondered at by Jewish shepherds and later worshipped by Gentile magi.  He is not just the Jewish Messiah, He is the Messiah for the whole world.  He is the King to whom all kings will bow.  He is the Lord of all lords.  To confess him as Lord is

Nov 9, 2014

Growing Up

By |Nov 9, 2014|Devotionals, Father, Formation, Maturity, Sovereignty|0 Comments

The Father permits problems to come into the lives of His children so that we will go to Him for solutions.  He permits challenges so we can look to Him for answers.  He lays burdens on the backs of His children so He can bring them to maturity.  He will not crush those whom He

Nov 7, 2014

In All Things God Works

By |Nov 7, 2014|Devotionals, Encouragement, Providence, Purpose, Sovereignty, Trials|0 Comments

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV).  When we love God He is at work in everything that happens to us.  He does not “cause” all things, but “in all things God works.”  Encouraging! 

Oct 26, 2014

Let God Be God

By |Oct 26, 2014|Devotionals, Father, God's Will, Purpose, Sovereignty, Trust|0 Comments

We want to trust God’s power when we might just need to trust His wisdom.  He knows better than we know, can see further than we can see and is working in us for a long term purpose.  We very much want to tell God how He really should handle our situation.  We only push

Aug 14, 2014

Humbly Asking

By |Aug 14, 2014|Devotionals, Father, Humility, Prayer, Sovereignty, Surrender, Worship|0 Comments

We want to do certain things so God is obligated to bless us.  This turns Christianity into a Baal fertility/prosperity cult.  We get upset with God because He does not respond in the ways we want Him to respond.  God responds as He chooses.  Our Father acts on His wisdom when it comes to our

Feb 14, 2013

Reproof

By |Feb 14, 2013|Devotionals, Encouragement, Sovereignty|0 Comments

“My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD Or loathe His reproof, For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights” Pr 3:11-12.   The Lord’s correction of us is a good thing.  He has not left us to our own devices, but is