Category: daily devotions

offended?

And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me. Luke 7:21 Are You Offended At God?by Barry Bennett As we preach and teach the wonderful truths of God’s grace and love, there are those whose current circumstances do not reflect the message that is being shared. For some, the blessings of the gospel…

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what are you doing?

Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men Colossians 3;23 AMP This morning I heard the Spirit ask me, “What are you doing?” “Well, so far this week I’ve mostly been trying to…

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feeling small?

Some of us carry a sense of our own insignificance along with us where ever we go. Sometimes just thinking about the vastness of it all and of our own smallness can shake our faith in the truth that Father God regards us with compassion. His love is so all encompassing that He numbers the…

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your choice

During our recent forty days of reflection we’ve been thinking and talking a lot about choices, those we can make and those we can only pray others are making. According to God’s Word we can choose where we will spend eternity, what our everyday life will reflect, our thoughts and our words. Lately it has…

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on to plan B?

“I have appeared unto thee for this purpose.” Acts 26:16 What Are Your Purposes? by Barry Bennett – shared with permission I often speak of our purposes in life. I prefer the word “purpose” to the word “plan.” The idea that God has a plan for my life lends itself to a “God is in…

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plain talk

Now the man Moses was a quietly humble man, more so than anyone living on Earth. God broke in suddenly on Moses and Aaron and Miriam saying, “Come out, you three, to the Tent of Meeting.” The three went out. God descended in a Pillar of Cloud and stood at the entrance to the Tent.…

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with all my ❤

And he [Jesus] answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 RSV This morning we read Luke chapter 10 and once again the idea of my Biblical “heart” representing…

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step 1 toward intimacy

Today I am reminded of Paul’s prayer for the church in Ephesus. He asked God to impart (verb: to transmit knowledge of) the riches of the Spirit of Wisdom and the Spirit of Revelation so that you and I could deepen our intimacy with Jesus. Today my prayer for all of us is: Paul’s Prayer…

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theme for 2022

Growing More Intimate With Jesus If the past twenty-four months have taught me anything it is that growing more intimate with my Lord and Savior is truly meant to be my first priority. This morning, when I read the daily devotion from Oswald Chambers (see below), I was immediately convinced “Intimacy with Jesus” has to…

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where life starts

“Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in…

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