Devotionals

Living Simply— Yet Focused

Look at the birds of the air….Consider the lilies of the field… —Matthew 6:26, 28“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin”— they simply are! Think of the sea, the air, the sun, the stars, and the moon— al…

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The Habit of Rising to the Occasion

…that you may know what is the hope of His calling… —Ephesians 1:18Remember that you have been saved so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in your body (see 2 Corinthians 4:10). Direct the total energy of your powers so that you may…

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The Habit of Keeping a Clear Conscience

…strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. —Acts 24:16God’s commands to us are actually given to the life of His Son in us. Consequently, to our human nature in which God’s Son has been formed (see Galatians 4:19), His comm…

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“Love One Another”

…add to your…brotherly kindness love. —2 Peter 1:5, 7Love is an indefinite thing to most of us; we don’t know what we mean when we talk about love. Love is the loftiest preference of one person for another, and spiritually Jesus demands t…

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Reaching Beyond Our Grasp

Where there is no revelation [or prophetic vision], the people cast off restraint… —Proverbs 29:18There is a difference between holding on to a principle and having a vision. A principle does not come from moral inspiration, but a vision does. P…

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Building For Eternity

Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it… —Luke 14:28Our Lord was not referring here to a cost which we have to count, but to a cost which He has already counted. Th…

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Vital Intercession

…praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit… —Ephesians 6:18As we continue on in our intercession for others, we may find that our obedience to God in interceding is going to cost those for whom we intercede more than w…

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Spontaneous Love

Love suffers long and is kind… —1 Corinthians 13:4Love is not premeditated– it is spontaneous; that is, it bursts forth in extraordinary ways. There is nothing of precise certainty in Paul’s description of love. We cannot predetermine our though…

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What You Will Get

I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go. —Jeremiah 45:5This is the firm and immovable secret of the Lord to those who trust Him– “I will give your life to you….” What more does a man want than his life?…

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“Ready in Season”

Be ready in season and out of season. —2 Timothy 4:2Many of us suffer from the unbalanced tendency to “be ready” only “out of season.” The season does not refer to time; it refers to us. This verse says, “Preach the Word! …

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