Devotionals

The Bewildering Call of God

“…and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.”…But they understood none of these things… —Luke 18:31, 34God called Jesus Christ to what seemed absolute disaster. And Jesus Christ …

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The Brave Friendship of God

He took the twelve aside… —Luke 18:31Oh, the bravery of God in trusting us! Do you say, “But He has been unwise to choose me, because there is nothing good in me and I have no value”? That is exactly why He chose you. As long as you …

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When Strong Moms Feel Quite Weak

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV) I stood at the vending machine infuriated. More than annoyed. More than angry. More than mad. Infuriated. A girl can sometimes have an […]

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Blessed is She Who Believed

“And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45 (AMPC) It’s a compelling thought: God speaks jaw-dropping promises to His women, and if we dare to believe Him, we’ll be blessed. Consider Mary, an average […]

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The Teaching of Adversity

In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. —John 16:33The typical view of the Christian life is that it means being delivered from all adversity. But it actually means being delivered in adversity, which is…

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Learning About His Ways

When Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples…He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities. —Matthew 11:1He comes where He commands us to leave. If you stayed home when God told you to go because you were so concerned abou…

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Courage to Be the True You

“Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.” Ephesians 4:14 (NLT) Climbing the stairs, it felt like I was going on […]

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The Teaching of Disillusionment

Jesus did not commit Himself to them…, for He knew what was in man. —John 2:24-25Disillusionment means having no more misconceptions, false impressions, and false judgments in life; it means being free from these deceptions. However, though no l…

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Do You See Jesus in Your Clouds?

Behold, He is coming with clouds… —Revelation 1:7In the Bible clouds are always associated with God. Clouds are the sorrows, sufferings, or providential circumstances, within or without our personal lives, which actually seem to contradict the sovereig…

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The Prodigal Cat

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 (NIV) We have two cats at our house: twin gray tabbies named Sam and Bo, adopted from an animal shelter. […]

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