Devotional

Sharing God's Love

Dear God: Everyone's favorite Bible text could be, "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."

Well Connected

Dear God: I’m pretty connected. After all, I work at my computer all day and sometimes into the night and have full access to e-mail.

Deal or No Deal

If my life were on television and people could see how I grasp at things: a nicer car, more furniture, more clothes, etc.

A Radical Idea

Dear God: The law of heaven calls for a radical way of living that turns human logic on its head. It's customary for us to love and value those who treat us well.

New Year, New Heart

Dear God: It's a new year. Thank you for fresh opportunities to live for you and others. In Psalm 65:11, I read "You crown the year with a bountiful harvest."

Guest of Honor

Dear God: The Christmas season is a beautiful time of year. It is the Holiday season—by Your presence, make it also a Holy season.

Attitude of Gratitude

Dear God: This is the time of year that we think about earth's harvest, good food, and being with family. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year in the United States.

I'm Frustrated

Dear God: I’m fat and I’m frustrated—but I guess not quite enough to do anything about it. I cringe every time I hear on the news that Americans are getting fatter...

I Love Fall

Dear God: What a glorious day. The leaves just turning their beautiful colors — gold, red, yellow, burgundy. A walk in the woods with my grandsons turned into a wonderful teaching time and exploration about you and your creation.

Time For School

Dear God: School has started. Today I pray Your very special blessing on all educational institutions.

Sometimes I Doubt

Dear God: I was hit with a surging wave of doubt today. About You. Please forgive me, but I’m sometimes bombarded by the fact that everything about You, every claim You make, is invisible and has to be taken on faith.

My Child Is Hurting

Dear God: It's hard being a parent when I see my child experiencing something painful that I can't do anything about. My son is depressed and lonely. Help him take his medication.

Resurrection Hope

Dear God: Thank you for the Easter season that reaffirms our faith, trust and hope in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He gives us the hope to which we cling—"Because I live—you too shall live."

Exposing Your Grace

Dear God: It's a new day and I thank You for bringing me to it; for the benefits of rest and renewal. I just finished reading about when Jesus healed several people of their physical problems.

 

A Way of Escape

Inevitably, in spite of our best efforts, temptations come. That is when we must pray and ask God to "rescue us from the evil one." Sometimes we are blindsided by temptation or its evil twin: fear. We're like Peter warming himself by the fire just before denying Jesus. Because of fear, Peter denied Jesus three times, trying to appear uninvolved.

Though Satan is strong and wily, we would do well to remember that God is all-powerful. And He promises to deliver us from evil. In 1 Corinthians 10:13, we find a wonderful encouragement: "The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure."

This passage provides a blueprint for escaping the traps of the devil. It reminds us that the tests we face are common; we are not alone in our struggle against evil. . . . Remember, when we cry out to God in prayer, He has already planned a way to deliver us from evil. Isn't that great news? 

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Take Refuge

If in truth you are anointing me as king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, may fire come out from the bramble and consume the cedars of Lebanon.

Rejoice In the Lord

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.

Reflect the Heart

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.

Like a Tree

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.