When I was a small boy I remember that my Dad was always the first one up and out of bed in the morning. I'm sure it had something to do with him being raised on a farm as the oldest of a rather large family. As the elder son the chores of the day where a priority for him. The morning chores came before everything else. I don't know if my Dad prayed in the morning before chores or as the work was being done. Honestly, I don't have proof that he prayed at all as a young boy. I do know that my…Continue
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, let us remember to stay close to Jesus. He is our first love,hope and source for God's great mercies. By his death God closed the gap that sin created between us and him. Renew, refresh and remember who we are with Jesus the Christ.
Spiritual Fullness in Christ
Colossians 2: 6-8 NIV
6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as…Continue
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Fear can and will stop us in our tracks. Rightly so at times. Because fear, healthy fear can keep us alive. Fear can and will also stop us from being the people God meant us to be. Fear can come from lies that we have told ourselves or that others have told us about ourselves. Such as, "I'm just not good enough" or "Your not good enough". "I'm not smart enough"I can never help because I'm just not enough of....Whatever.
In my own life my own brokenness helped reinforce the lies that…Continue
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1 John 2: 12-14 NLT
12 I am writing to you who are God’s children
because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.
13 I am writing to you who are mature in the…
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At one time I was a Gentile. A being separated from God by the Law. I was transformed by the blood, given eternal life by his resurrection from the dead. We are now one.
When I joined the United States Marine Corps myself and all of the recruits received in boot camp a guide which the drill instructors called our "red monster". In it was all of the information we as Marines would need to live and get by as new Marines. We had to carry the book with us at all times. We had to read it whenever we found ourselves waiting for something like a class or a training session. We were told to memorize the information because we would be tested on it and our jobs as…Continue
Live your day for the Lord! Draw close to him regardless of circumstances. Embrace him and let go of yourself.
Psalm 85:4-7 NIV
4 Restore us again, God our Savior,
and put away your displeasure toward us.…
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UNITY AND MATURITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
Ephesians 4: 1-6 NIV
4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who…
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Today I am using God's word in 1Thessalonians for mindful intentional connection with our God.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 NIV
12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and…Continue
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
So many we love and care for are still lost. But God has placed hope in our hearts by giving us his Holy Spirit. Be strong. Trust…
Today God is showing me this passage as a reminder as to how every day should be. Today Father I seek to serve. I choose to not grumble. Guide my words dear Abba and guide my heart.
New International Version (NIV)…
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The word of Jesus found in John 12: 44-50 (NIV)
44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.…Continue
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At the end of Steve Arterburn's book "Healing is a Choice" is a Forty-day Challenge. If you take his challenge everyday for the next forty days it will take you about five minutes to read this devotional. I found for myself it had great significance reading it aloud. Reading this devotion helped me to see just how much God Loves me. Language, the power of spoken words to our Lord from our heart is prayer. Prayer has incredible healing abilities. Please take this challenge. Go to a quiet…Continue
17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify…
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36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and…Continue
Remember to be listening.
8 The Lord called Samuel a third time, and Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 1 Samuel: 8-9
Samuel was a young follower of God. He had never heard the Lord before this time but he was a trusted friend and follower of…Continue
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Today as I went for a Doctor appointment the wind and rain have been pretty strong. I arrived a little early and as I sat in my car the bushes and trees moved and seemed to jump for joy as the rain fell and the wind blew. As though they were rejoicing to God and thanking him for the rain. I smiled and thanked God too. Today I learned a friends pathology report was back and the result was "benign". I rejoiced and thanked God. Today as your day goes by see the…Continue
I am tired papa. I awoke with thirst and pain. I came to you for comfort and you gave it to me in your word for us. Calm my heart, and keep me close. Every breath a gift. Every beat of my heart a celebration of life. Tired again I will rest in your spirit. For now I can not rest. My work is not done. Fill me papa with what you want for me. Show me the path I need to take.There is wisdom to be gained in every moment you…Continue
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Do you know the feeling? When you look into someones face and just feel so moved to joy that you sense your very heart rejoicing. Have you looked into the pain on someones face and been moved to tears? God is at work in you. He never stops being with you. Have you ever felt so lost and broken the emptiness in your heart seemed like death? God is there with you.
"Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he…
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