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Short Devotionals

 

The Only Way to the Father

 

The only way to the Father…

 

John 14:5-6
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. (WEB)

In the seventies, there was a popular slogan that found its way onto billboards and bumper stickers throughout evangelical Christianity. This slogan simply said… “Jesus is the way”. In today’s Bible passage, we read in Jesus’ own words, who He is the way to. He tells His disciple Thomas, that He Himself is the only way for us to come to know God as Father.

Because of broken father figures and misguided religious portrayals of God, many believers struggle to have a living, loving relationship with Father God. They see Him as distant and angry, and a judge that is just waiting to discipline us when we do something wrong. As a result of these kinds of misconceptions, many well meaning people miss out on the very relationship that Jesus died to bring us into.

Jesus is the way to His Father. Jesus came to reconcile us with His Father. Through Jesus’ resurrection, we now can call His Father… our Father too (John 20:17). My prayer today is that we would see that Jesus is the way for each one of us to come to God and cry out ‘Abba, Father!’. I would encourage you to ask Jesus to reveal His Father to you… For this is a prayer that He will most certainly answer!

John 17:26
I made known to them your name, and will make it known; that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (WEB)

 

By Fatherheart.tv Daily Reading

 

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Out of Chaos

Out of Chaos

 

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Genesis 1:2 nlt

 Key Thought

In the very first chapter of the Bible, we are taken to the chaos before time began. In the formless and dark void prior to the completion of creation, we find the Spirit of God hovering over the chaos waiting for God to speak his creative word. This creative word set the power of the Spirit into creative work, ordering and making our universe and our world within it. Yet isn’t it so sadly ironic that in the chaos of our lives we so seldom cry out to God and ask for his Holy Spirit to come into our lives and bring the Lord’s creative order? Let’s ask for God’s Spirit, hovering above our messes, to enter into our world and lead us to where we need to be and to bring the Father the glory he deserves!’

 

Today’s Prayer

O Sovereign God, I confess that I cannot order and control my life. I surrender to your grace and ask for your Holy Spirit to enter my world and bring your gracious and creative order and form your holy character and compassion in me. In the name of your Son and my Savior, I pray. Amen.

 

By Phil Ware from http://www.heartlight.org – used by permission

 

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I Created in My Own Image

 

Promise #4: I created you in My own image with My special blessing.

 

Genesis 1:27-28 (WEB)  

27 God created man in his own image. In God’s image he created him; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them. God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

 

God created us in His own image. Think about that for a moment. We were created to reflect the image of God Himself! I wonder what the angels thought when they first saw Adam and Eve? What a glorious privilege to be made in the image of the One who knit us together in our mother’s womb!

May we never take this blessing for granted. May we always be in awe of the fact that we were created to look just like God. When Jesus came to the earth 2,000 years ago, He sealed the deal by making a way for us to be conformed into His image (Romans 8:29) inside and out so that He could be the firstborn of many brothers and sisters.

My prayer today is that we would live in the light of our Father’s original blessing to be fruitful, to multiply and to have dominion throughout the whole earth with the knowledge that we were created to look just like our Heavenly Dad.

By 365 Promises

Photo by Barry Adams

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A Guide for Our Steps

Add These Qualities to Your Faith

Almighty Creator

Always Speak with Love

A Man Reaps What He Sows

Apprehension Leads to Application

Are You Afraid?

Are You Ready

Be A Light

Be Strong in the Lord

Be Wise

Blessed are Those Who Trust in God

Brokenhearted?

Brokenness is Blessing

Chasing the World

Comforted to Comfort Others

Commitment

Courageous

Covering Sins

Crucified with Jesus

Dead or Alive

Defeat Evil

Delight Yourself in the Lord

Disciplined

Doing Evil

Do Not be Terrified

Don’t Be like a Newborn Babies

Do You Know God?

Every Knee Will Bow

Evildoers

Evil Will Be Condemned

Faith

Fear the Lord

Filled with Joy and Peace

Foolishness or Power

Forget the Past

Formed

Free At Last!

Give Thanks Anyway!

Gifts

Give Cheerfully

God’s Abiding Presence

God Called Us Since the Beginning of Time

God Hears the Righteous

God is Always at Work on Our Behalf

God’s Love Revealed to Us

God of All Comfort

God Seekers Lack Nothing

Grace Be With You

Having the Eyes of Our Hearts Enlightened

Hearts and Mind

He Chose Us

He Gave Us His Precious Promises

He is Near

He Keeps His Precious Covenant

He Knows the Path I Take

He Knows Us Inside and Out

He Who Dwells in the Secret Place…

Honor God with Your Wealth

I Am Redeemed

I Believe

I Bow Down

I Choose Joy

Image

Integrity in the Small Stuff

Jesus and His Father are ONE

Joyride

Joyful, Patient, Faithful

Lacking in Wisdom?

Light over Darkness

LOVE

Love

Love2

Love Completed

Love is Not Easily Provoked

Love in Action

Love with Actions

Love the Lord Your God

Love Your Neighbor

Love Your God

No Greater Love

The Real Meaning of Love

Made in Heaven

Money

Money, Time and Your Future

My Hiding Place

My Redeemer Lives

My Three-in-One New Year’s Resolution

Not by Might nor by Power

Our Battles

Overflow with Hope

Perfect Love Cast Out Fear

Persevere to Stand the Test

Prayer

Purified

Refuge and Strength

Remember Who the BOSS is!

Repentant Heart

Rich in Mercy

Righteousness of God

Run the Race

Search Me

Seek Peace

Self-Denial

Share Your Hope in Jesus

Speaking Lies

Spirit of Power

Spiritual Armor of God

Substitutionary Atonement

Talk and Listen

Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord

Teach Them the Fear of the Lord

Teach Your Children About God

The Cry of the Righteous

The Deliverer

The Fear of the Lord

The Holy Spirit

The Lord is My Sustainer

The Message

The “No Other” of the Bible

The Only Mediator Between God and Man

The Redeemer

The Savior of the World…

The Spirit of Sonship

This is Eternal Life…

This is Love

To Love or Not to Love

Touch Lives

Ultimate Sacrifice

Use Me

Wait Patiently

We Believe

We Win

Welcoming the Dawn of the New Year

What God’s Chosen People Wear

When things Get Tough

Who Do I Have?

Will Power

Who Am I

Who Can We TRUST?

Why We Love

Wisdom

Worry

You are Blessed!

You are Not Alone

You Shall Know Them by their Fruits

You Planned Marvelous Things For ME