Short Devotionals

Jan
4

He Who Dwells in the Secret Place…

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    Psalm 91:1-4 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of Yahweh, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the ... Continue

Jan
2

Welcoming the Dawn of a New Year

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by Phil Ware on January 02, 2016     These are the words of thousands, even millions, of us who look at the New Year and worry if we're up to the changes that we say we want to make.   Fear of change, uncertainty about opportunities, and worry about the future steal more from us than thieves ... Continue

Jan
2

My Three-in-One New Year’s Resolution

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    by Steve Ridgell on December 31, 2015     I freely admit that my New Year’s Resolution this year is borrowed from someone else. I wanted a very simple goal for this year. I decided to select one thing and make it my 2016 focus. I found it in my Bible. It was stated by the ... Continue

Jan
2

The Spirit of Sonship

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    Galatians 4:3-7 3 So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental principles of the world. 4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent out his Son, born to a woman, born under the law, 5 that he might redeem those who were under the ... Continue

Dec
27

This is Eternal Life…

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    John 17:3 3 This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ. (WEB) We often think of the definition of eternal life as being a measurement of a period of time that lasts forever. Some believers think that eternal life actually starts when ... Continue

Dec
26

Having the Eyes of our Hearts Enlightened…

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    Ephesians 1:15-18 15 For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints, 16 don’t cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, 17 that the God of ... Continue

Dec
24

The Savior of the world…

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      Matthew 1:18-21 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was like this; for after his mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended ... Continue

Dec
18

God’s Love Revealed to Us…

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    1 John 4:7-9 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God. 8 He who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, for God is love. 9 By this God’s love was revealed in us, that God has sent ... Continue

Dec
12

Jesus and His Father are one…

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      John 10:30 I and the Father are one. (WEB) Such a powerful statement in just six words. Jesus said that if you have seen Him, you have seen His Father (John 14:7-12). Hebrews 1:3 tells us that Jesus was the exact representation of His Father. Everything that Jesus did was a mirror ... Continue

Jan
31

Wait for the Promise

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  [Jesus said,] "You're the first to hear and see it. You're the witnesses. What comes next is very important: I am sending what my Father promised to you, so stay here in the city until he arrives, until you're equipped with power from on high." —Luke 24:48-49 msg   Key Thought "You're the witnesses!" ... Continue

Sep
17

We are no Longer in Darkness

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    “You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.” —Ephesians 5:8 (NIV) Thoughts on Today's Verse... Before and after — that's the story of grace. "I once was lost but now I'm found, was blind but now I see." If we could only fully grasp what we so easily sing ... Continue

Jun
20

Chasing the World

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    “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his very soul?”—Mark 8:36 (NIV) Thoughts on Today's Verse... We chase after so many different things. Only one thing is needful. Having a fist full of dollars, a great estate, and lots of prestige doesn't mean a whole lot ... Continue

May
25

Grounded in the Word

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    A tree planted by a river is lush – its leaves never fade and it never has to worry about drought. If we are grounded in God’s word, we are the same way. We are not overwhelmed with the anxieties of the world. We know where we stand is secure ... Continue

May
1

Faith Pleases God

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    “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”—Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)   Thoughts on Today's Verse... I believe! I believe that God not only knows me, but cares about me. I believe that God ... Continue

Apr
18

Foolishness or Power?

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    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” —1 Corinthians 1:18 (NIV)   Thoughts on Today's Verse... Power! We love power. We love the sound and fury of power. We love the ability that power brings ... Continue

Mar
29

Blessed are Those Who Trust in God

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    “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a ... Continue

Mar
29

Righteousness of God

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    “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”—2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) Thoughts on Today's Verse... Righteousness! That's what we are. We are not righteous. No, it is much bigger than that. We are God's righteousness. We are the ... Continue

Mar
28

Add These Qualities to Your Faith

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    "Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to gooodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ... Continue

Mar
28

The Only Mediator Between God and Man

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    “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men — the testimony given in its proper time.”—1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NIV)   Thoughts on Today's Verse... We do not need to have another human, no matter how mighty, ... Continue

Mar
25

Purified

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  “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”—1 John 1:9 (NIV  Thoughts on Today's Verse... We can be forgiven of our sins! That's great, but there's even better news. We can be purified of any stain from sin!! That's ... Continue