Daily Devotionals

Understanding God’s Will (Pt. II)

Psalm 143:10 reads, "Teach me do to your will."   As you look back on your life, the thing that will bring you the greatest joy is knowing you've done the will of God. But in order for that to happen, you must really want to do God's will. Jesus said, "If anyone is...

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Understanding God’s Will

Ephesians 5:17 reads, "Understand what the Lord's will is."   When you know you're in the center of God's will for your life, you have peace in spite of adverse circumstances. You have confidence to go to God at any time, knowing that He'll provide what you need. You...

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Be Wise And Winsome

Proverbs 11:30 reads, "He who wins souls is wise."   The Bible says, "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him" (John 2:15). But some of us act like loving the Lord more requires loving those...

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Build A Solid Foundation

Matthew 7:25 reads, "It had its foundation on the rock."   Jesus said, "Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock...The winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it...

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Patience, Love and Encouragement

Psalm 73:2 reads, "I came so close to the edge."   If you'd met Asaph, who wrote some of the psalms, you'd probably have thought he hadn't a care in the world. But you'd have been wrong: "I came so close to the edge of the cliff! My feet were slipping and I was almost...

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Your Life’s Assignment

Acts 20:24 reads, "My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord."   To miss out on your assignment in life is to miss out on why God put you on earth. You're gifted and called by God, and you need to take it seriously....

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Stop Beating Yourself Up

James 3:2 reads, "We all stumble in many ways."   When you sin, God's Spirit will convict you of your need to repent and change your ways. But until you get your glorified body in heaven, you're always going to deal with sin. The apostle James wrote, "We all stumble...

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Practice Humility

Mark 9:34 reads, "They had been arguing about which of them was the greatest."   When Jesus asked His disciples, "'What were you arguing about along the way?' They had been arguing about which one of them was the greatest, and so they did not answer...He said, 'If you...

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Father (Pt. III)

Proverbs 23:15 reads, "My son, if your heart is wise, My heart will rejoice."   Fatherless children are 100 - 200% more likely to experience emotional and behavioral problems...twice as likely to use drugs and alcohol...more likely to become sexually active at an...

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Father (Pt. II)

Proverbs 3:1 reads, "My son...let your heart keep my commands."   If you're a dad, God expects you to be the leader in your family. That means:   1) You must want to lead.   Without good leadership, the chances are your kids are headed for a life of trouble. Former...

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Father

Proverbs 1:8 reads, "Hear the instruction of your father."   One day a man went into a barbershop and noticed a young man sweeping the floor. After talking to him, he learned that the boy had no dad in his life. "Son," the man asked, "Who do you want to be like when...

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Relationship and Fellowship

1 John 1:6 reads, "If we say that we have fellowship with Him."   God is responsible for your relationship with Him. The moment you put your trust in Jesus Christ His Son, you are a fully accepted family member. But you are responsible for your fellowship with God....

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The Three T’s

1 Thessalonians 5:15 reads, "Do good to each other."   Somebody said, "When the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." Let's face it, because of our strong personalities some of us are inclined to use a hammer when a gentler approach...

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Start Praying for God’s Favor

Psalm 119:58 reads, "I entreated Your favor."   One moment of God's favor will do more for you than a lifetime of striving. Through the favor of God, Ruth went from being a penniless widow to becoming the wife of Boaz, a wealthy man. It's what made Esther a queen and...

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God Still Has A Plan For You

Jeremiah 29:11 reads, "I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord."   The people of Israel ended up living as slaves in Babylon because they disobeyed God and decided to do their own thing. And they paid a high price for it. They lost their homes, their jobs,...

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Science Proves the Bible True (Pt. VII)

Job 40:15 reads, "Look now at behemoth, which I made."   Before leaving this topic, let's look at two more scientific facts that prove the Bible true and trustworthy.   1) The Bible talks about dinosaurs. "Look now at the behemoth, which I made...his strength is in...

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Science Proves the Bible True (Pt. VI)

Genesis 6:14-15 reads, "Build a large boat...450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high."   The Bible detailed the original blueprint for shipbuilding. In Genesis, God told Noah to build a 1.5 million-cubic-foot ship and fill it with enough people and animals to...

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Science Proves the Bible True (Pt. V)

Isaiah 51:6 reads, "The earth will grow old like a garment."   The Bible addresses the first law of thermodynamics (known as the Law of Conservation of Energy), which states that while energy can be changed from one form to another, it can't be created or destroyed.  ...

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Science Proves the Bible True (Pt. IV)

Ecclesiastes 1:7 reads, "To the place from which the rivers come, there they return again."   The Bible talks about the water cycle. "All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; to the place from which the rivers come, there they return again." Every day...

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Science Proves the Bible True (Pt. III)

Job 38:35 reads, "Can you send out lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, Here 
we are!'?"   The Bible predicted modern telecommunications. Does that sound incredible to you? If so, consider this verse: "Can you send out lightnings, that they may go, and say to...

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Science Proves the Bible True (Pt. II)

Isaiah 40:22 reads, "He...sits above the circle of the earth."   The Bible tells us the earth is round. 'It is He who sits above the circle of the earth." The word circle comes from a Hebrew word which can also be translated as "circuit." The book of Isaiah was...

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Science Proves the Bible True

Genesis 1:1 reads, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."   To say that true science and the Bible are contradictory is simply not so. If there's even one chance in a million that God, heaven, and hell are true, wouldn't you want to know? After all,...

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God’s Remedy for Stress

1 Peter 5:7 reads, "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."   Are you feeling stressed? Is your mind besieged with worries? If so, God wants to relieve your stress. Read the following Scriptures slowly and prayerfully: "I will take refuge in the shadow...

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Be Careful Whom You Confide In

Proverbs 11:13 reads, "Those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence."   If you need help with a problem in your personal life, your family, or your career, keep the following things in mind:   1) Bad news is often remembered longer than good news. Long after you...

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Shame-Based Thinking (Pt. II)

James 1:22 reads, "Do not merely listen to the word...Do what it says."   Shame grows in the dark, but once you expose it to the light of God's Word, it loses its grip on you. Feelings can be so fickle. And often they're triggered by everyday things like a familiar...

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Shame-Based Thinking

Romans 12:2 reads, "Let God change the way you think."   When you've been physically, emotionally, or sexually abused, it undermines your self-worth. You think, "If someone did that to me, there must be something wrong with me." You feel like your soul is soiled; like...

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Protect Your Home

Genesis 2:15 reads, "The Lord...took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to...
keep it."   The Bible says God put Adam into the garden "to work it and take care of it". So even when you have a great home environment, you've still got to "work it and take care of...

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Not Out, But Through

Isaiah 43:2 reads, "When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned."   Before God changes our circumstances, He often uses our circumstances to change us. Yes, He has promised to deliver us from our troubles, but not necessarily on our schedule or in the way...

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Sharing Your Life With Someone

1 Corinthians 7:33 reads, "A married man has to think about...how to please his wife."   When 4-year-old Sarah attended her first wedding, she had lots of questions. At the reception her mom explained there were 2 cakes - a groom's cake and a bride's cake. "What's the...

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Only Jesus Can Satisfy Your Soul

John 4:14 reads, "Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst."   The line from an old hit song goes, "Looking for love in all the wrong places." That was true of a woman Jesus met at a well in Samaria. Here's her story:   1) She tried...

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