Devotionals

Get Moving! (1)

Abide in Me… —John 15:4In the matter of determination. The Spirit of Jesus is put into me by way of the atonement by the Cross of Christ. I then have to build my thinking patiently to bring it into perfect harmony with my Lord. God will not make…

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Getting There (1)

Come to Me… —Matthew 11:28Where sin and sorrow stops, and the song of the saint starts. Do I really want to get there? I can right now. The questions that truly matter in life are remarkably few, and they are all answered by these words— “…

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What’s Next To Do?

If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. —John 13:17Be determined to know more than others. If you yourself do not cut the lines that tie you to the dock, God will have to use a storm to sever them and to send you out to sea. Put every…

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“Work Out” What God “Works in” You

…work out your own salvation…for it is God who works in you… —Philippians 2:12-13Your will agrees with God, but in your flesh there is a nature that renders you powerless to do what you know you ought to do. When the Lord initially…

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The Never-forsaking God

He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” —Hebrews 13:5What line of thinking do my thoughts take? Do I turn to what God says or to my own fears? Am I simply repeating what God says, or am I learning to truly hear Him and then to re…

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The Staggering Question

He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” —Ezekiel 37:3Can a sinner be turned into a saint? Can a twisted life be made right? There is only one appropriate answer— “O Lord God, You know” (Ezekiel 37:3). Never forge ahead with your …

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Untroubled Relationship

In that day you will ask in My name…for the Father Himself loves you… —John 16:26-27“In that day you will ask in My name…,” that is, in My nature. Not “You will use My name as some magic word,” but— “You will be so intimat…

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Thinking of Prayer as Jesus Taught

Pray without ceasing… —1 Thessalonians 5:17Our thinking about prayer, whether right or wrong, is based on our own mental conception of it. The correct concept is to think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts. Our bl…

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The Explanation For Our Difficulties

…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us… —John 17:21If you are going through a time of isolation, seemingly all alone, read John 17 . It will explain exactly why you are where yo…

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Taking Possession of Our Own Soul

By your patience possess your souls. —Luke 21:19When a person is born again, there is a period of time when he does not have the same vitality in his thinking or reasoning that he previously had. We must learn to express this new life within us, which …

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