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Feb 21, 2018

Tears of Loss

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Jesus had been cruelly murdered.  “Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping.”  The loss of those we hold dear can be so painful.  I have watched parents grieve over the loss of a child.  They say there is no pain like a parent losing a child.  We weep over the loss of those who are

Feb 20, 2018

Relearning Tears

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Stoics don’t cry.  Men don’t cry.  Big boys don’t cry.  Big girls don’t cry.  But they do!  They all do!  If they don’t, they should.  Don’t repress or deny your pain.  Don’t keep back that release.  Relearn how to cry.  Let the healing begin.  Let your tenderness be restored.  Tears can release something deep within. 

Feb 19, 2018

Shared Tears

By |Feb 19, 2018|Compassion, Devotionals, Lent, Trials|0 Comments

“Weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15b).  I shared my bad news with a friend.  Before he said a word, spontaneous tears began to flow down his cheeks.  I knew he cared.  I could tell he was hurting with me.  It did not take my tears away, but I had a fellow weeper who was

Feb 18, 2018

Tears of Slavery (2)

By |Feb 18, 2018|Christ, Confession, Deliverance, Devotionals, Healing, Intercession, Lent, Prayer|0 Comments

Addiction is slavery.  You know what got you there, even though you did not think it would.  Now you deal with the tears.  Don’t let them be tears of despair; let them be tears of intercession.  Cry out to the Lord.  Seek His help.  You are powerless to free yourself.  You need One stronger than

Feb 17, 2018

Tears of Slavery (1)

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Imagine yourself in Egypt.  Picture yourself in slavery.  It is a place of real bondage.  Forced labor!  Persecuted for your non-Egyptian ethnicity.  You are treated like an alien instead of a fellow human being!  You are scorned and demonized.  They fear you because you are different than they are; they fear you because they think

Feb 16, 2018

Tears Of Exile

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“By the rivers of Babylon— there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion.  On the willows there we hung up our harps” Psalm 137:1-2 (NRSV).  What a picture!  Have you ever been in the place of exile?  Are you there now?  It hurts to have homing instincts and not be able

Feb 15, 2018

Bottled Tears

By |Feb 15, 2018|Compassion, Devotionals, Father, Intercession, Lent, Prayer|0 Comments

“You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record?” Psalm 56:8 (NRSV)  This is an amazing picture.  Bottled tears!  Intercession!  A Father who sees and hears.  A Father who never forgets where we are and the tears that brought us to this place.  You don’t

Feb 14, 2018

Watering Tears

By |Feb 14, 2018|Devotionals, Intercession, Joy, Prayer|0 Comments

“He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:6 (NASB)  Picture it.  The weeping sower.  Weeping that the precious seeds saved from last year will give a harvest this year.  Seeds need water to germinate.  Water

Feb 13, 2018

Tears

By |Feb 13, 2018|Christ, Christlikeness, Devotionals, Lent, New Creation|0 Comments

(10 Devotionals on Tears To Begin Lent)

Tears are a gift.  Tears can express joy and happiness.  They can express sadness and pain.  Sometimes we are afraid to cry, for fear we can’t stop.  Tears can bring us to a place of release.  They may be with us when on the verge of despair.  They are

Feb 12, 2018

Christ The Seed

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God promised that all the earth would be blessed through the seed of Abraham.  Paul makes it clear that this seed is Christ Himself.  He is the One who has come to bless the world.  Seed is “sperma” in the Greek from which we get sperm.  It is the same word for seed used in