“And, Don’t You Ever Forget It!”

Or who has given a gift to Him that He might be repaid?  Romans 11:35 Yesterday’s devotional brought so much mail!  I’m not alone in having felt enslaved by a debt.  Some of you shared that you are trying to pay back an emotional debt you never asked to assume.  Others of you borrowed money […]

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Lame and Dislocated

Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed instead.  Hebrews 12:13 Perhaps you remember the moment you stood against the gale force winds, ran out of strength, and just gave up.  Every muscle in your body went […]

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Making Someone Feel Worse With My Good News

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12  Someone else’s shame is so easy to feed and I can do it without knowing it. How? By sharing my good news with a person who is experiencing struggles in […]

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Before I Can Forgive

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isa. 55:8-9 Before I can forgive, I must know what it is I’m forgiving. I must […]

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When Others Won’t Let You Forget

Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.  Psalm 69:20 The Psalmist knew human nature.  He knew that we are often punished for the breadth of a lifetime for mistakes we’ve made.  Grace, […]

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Not Even Afraid

By faith, after Moses was born, he was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn’t fear the king’s edict. Hebrews 11:23 Fear is Satan’s biggest tactic to destroy the children of God. Since we were never created to encounter evil nor to be able to […]

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Veiled Beauty

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, `He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, `Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners.” ‘ But wisdom is proved right by her actions.” Matthew 11:18-19     I used to wait for […]

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Withholding and Unavailable

But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  Romans 8:10 If Christ lives in me, I have full access to Him; everything that He is and everything that He has promised to give to me. He withholds none of it. He plays […]

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Striving Or Riding The Current?

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.   2 Corinthians 12:9 Last night, I had quite a dream.  I was in a large auditorium.  It was packed with strangers but also sprinkled […]

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GOD CAME SEARCHING FOR US

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.  But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”  Genesis […]

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