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Chosen – Encouragement for Today – May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020ChosenANITHA ABRAHAMLee en espaol And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him, for this is he. Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward 1 Samuel 16:12b-13b (ESV)Have you ever felt like you... Read more

Transformation Garden – May 22, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.Psalm 56: 9King James VersionTodays Study Text:And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.Job... Read more

Endure The Race Before You – Beloved Women – May 22, 2020

Endure The Race Before You  Beloved Women May 22, 2020READ: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of... Read more

The Back of the Book – Encouragement Café – May 22

The Back of the Book By Olivia BarnesThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelation 22:21 KJVThe name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10 KJVDo you read novels? Im a terrible reader, I love reading but I can never just... Read more

A God Who Gets Mileage Out of Giving – Daughters of Promise – May 22

A GOD WHO GETS MILEAGE OUT OF GIVINGAnd he brought him outside and said, Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them. Then he said to him, So shall your offspring be. Genesis 15:6God loves to give. He is not stingy, but extravagant! Even though I did nothing to deserve... Read more

Pearls of Grace – May 22

May 22 Live for the Homecoming But just as it is written, THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOTSEENAND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVEHIM. I Corinthians 2:9 It was her homecoming day, the invitation had been sent long before she... Read more

Where is God When I Hurt? | Devotional by Max Lucado

The Bible says in Romans 8:28 that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him. Do this simple exercise. Remove the word ‘everything’ and replace it with the symbol of your tragedy. How would Romans 8:28 read in your life? In hospital stays God works for the good.In divorce papers God... Read more

He Knows Pain | Thoughts about God by Idelette McVicker

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross. Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) One of my close friends suffers from chronic headaches. She lives with pain. It is something I am, thankfully, rather unfamiliar with. Her suffering, however, has introduced me... Read more

The Indwelling Christ | Devotional by Andrew Murray

I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in Him Ephesians 3:17 The great privilege that separated Israel from other nations was this: They had God dwelling in their midst. He made His home in the tabernacle and the temple. In the New Testament we see... Read more

The Key to Real Joy | Devotional by Bill Bright

“Remember what Christ taught and let His words enrich your lives and make you wise; teach them to each other and sing them out in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing to the Lord with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, and... Read more

Jesus is My Hero | Devotional by Idelette McVicker

He is the sacrifice for our sins. He takes away not only our sins but the sins of all the world. 1 John 2:2 (NLT) A few years ago, I participated in a course called The Ancient Paths put on by Family Foundations International. It was a time of beautiful healing for me. After bringing... Read more

Praying with Confidence | Thoughts about God by Katherine Kehler

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6). How do you pray with confidence? How do you know if God will answer your prayers? Four key words answer this question: AbideAbiding is the key to successful praying. In John 15:7,... Read more

Knocking on Heaven’s Door | Thoughts about God by Allan Mitchell

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:9-10 Do you believe God answers... Read more

Download | Thoughts about God by Julie Cosgrove

I knew it was there. I recalled downloading it in the past. It was exactly the picture I needed. But, even though I was confident it was somewhere in my folders, I had to search for it. Sometimes I think it is the same with the things that God provides. At times, what I need... Read more

Remember What He Has Done | Devotional by Debbie West

I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. Psalm 77:11 A few years ago in my journey toward healthy living, I came to a game-changing realization. Despite my efforts to the contrary, I was a very unstable person. I was highly susceptible to feelings of inadequacy.... Read more

Casting Your Anxiety on God | Devotional by Max Lucado

On my good days I begin my morning with a cup of coffee and a conversation with God. I look ahead into the day and make my requests. I am meeting with so-and-so at 10:00AM. Would you give me wisdom? This afternoon I need to finish my sermon. Would you please go ahead of me?... Read more

Know My Heart | Devotional by Phil Ware

Know My Coronary heart | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Search me, O God, and know my coronary heart; check me and know my anxious ideas. See if there may be any offensive method in me, and lead me in the way in which eternal. Psalm 139:23-24 Thought God does know us. We can't faux we're one thing we're not with him. He is... Read more

Philippians 4:6 Devotional

What Do You Do With Fear? | by Gail Rodgers

[ad_1] I used to be speaking with a younger girl about fear. She stated, Typically you simply cant assist it. And we might are inclined to agree. Typically issues appear massive. Typically issues are massive! But God tells us to fret about nothing! It appears inconceivable to us. Dont fear about something; as a substitute... Read more

Depending ON God means Surrendering TO God.

Sustained in Troublesome Occasions – by Brigitte Straub

[ad_1] Have you ever not recognized? Have you ever not heard? The Lord is the eternal God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He doesn't faint or develop weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He offers energy to the faint, and to him who has no may he will increase energy. Isaiah 40:28-29 As... Read more

Relying on God in Times of Trouble | Thoughts by Charles Stanley

Counting on God in Instances of Hassle | Ideas by Charles Stanley

[ad_1] Its simple to consider Paul as a non secular big who by no means grew to become discouraged by the various afflictions he suffered. In any case, he tells us to exult not solely within the hope of the glory of God but in addition in our tribulations, since they're a device the Lord... Read more

Full Confidence | Devotional by John Grant

Full Confidence | Devotional by John Grant

[ad_1] Sure, we're totally assured, and we might somewhat be away from these earthly our bodies, for then we will likely be at house with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8 (NLV) We stay in a world the place some individuals discover hope, however few issues are sure. Folks change. Circumstances change. There may be all... Read more

Who Hears You? | Devotional by Kathy Cheek

Who Hears You? | Devotional by Kathy Cheek

[ad_1] Who hears you while you cry? Who listens when nobody else cares Who listens when nobody else is there? Psalm 116: 1-2 I like the Lord, as a result of He has heardMy voice and my supplications.As a result of He has inclined His ear to me,Due to this fact I'll name upon Him... Read more

Nothing On My Own | Devotional by Suzanne Benner

Nothing On My Personal | Devotional by Suzanne Benner

[ad_1] I can do nothing alone. As I hear, I decide, and my judgment is simply, as a result of I search not my very own will however the will of him who despatched me. John 5:30 Incrediblythough divine, everlasting, and one with the FatherJesus initiated nothing on his personal all through his time on... Read more

As Near as Our Next Breath | Devotional by Max Lucado

As Close to as Our Subsequent Breath | Devotional by Max Lucado

[ad_1] God repeatedly pledges his presence to his folks. To Abram, God mentioned, Don't be afraid. . .I'm your defend, your exceedingly nice reward(Genesis 15:1). God instructed Joshua, Don't be afraid; don't be discouraged, for the LORD your God will probably be with you wherever you go(Joshua 1:9). Within the final declaration of communion, God... Read more

Christ Gives Me Strength | Devotional by Phil Ware

Christ Provides Me Power | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] I can do all the things by him [Christ] who offers me power. Philippians 4:13 Thought I don’t learn about you, however I do know I’ve grown smooth and spoiled due to all of the conveniences that I've allowed into my life. Might I honor God with my praises and thanksgivings if these conveniences... Read more

Has Flattening the Curve Flattened You? | Devotional by Gail Rodgers

Has Flattening the Curve Flattened You? | Devotional by Gail Rodgers

[ad_1] All of us wish to do our half to be accountable residents and do what we will to flatten the curve throughout this world extensive pandemic. We now have willingly distanced and washed our palms. We now have missed household and pals and gathered in new methods on ZOOM and different know-how. We now... Read more

Warms the Heart | Devotional by Mike Woodard

Warms the Coronary heart | Devotional by Mike Woodard

[ad_1] That is what the LORD says: Let not the smart boast of their knowledge or the robust boast of their power or the wealthy boast of their riches, however let the one who boasts boast about this: that they've the understanding to know me, that I'm the LORD, who workouts kindness, justice and righteousness... Read more

Love's Shape | Devotional by Julie Cosgrove

Love’s Form | Devotional by Julie Cosgrove

[ad_1] The fruit of the Spirit is love. Galatians 5:22 There are extra facets of the fruit of the Spirit, however I feel Paul listed love as the primary as a result of with out it, its arduous to perform the remainder, similar to pleasure, peace, forbearance, gentleness, kindness, and so on. The Greeks had... Read more

When Roses Don't Come | Mother's Day Thoughts by Gail Rodgers

When Roses Do not Come | Mom’s Day Ideas by Gail Rodgers

[ad_1] It was Sunday morning, Moms Day, and I used to be greeting ladies in the back of the church. First one took my hand and blinked again a tear as she instructed me how onerous today is for her. She by no means might have a child of her personal. One other hugged me... Read more

Praise on a mountain top

The Battle is the Lords | Every day Devotionals by Ideas about God

[ad_1] Our enemies are God’s enemies, and He's an lively and aggressive Mighty Warrior towards them. We face an enemy that has already misplaced the battle however received’t concede and not using a fierce combat. Lots of the Psalms might appropriately be referred to as “Battle Psalms.” It was not by chance that essentially the... Read more

Psalm 34:4 deliverence

Deliverance from Fears | Devotional by Invoice Vibrant

[ad_1] “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” Psalm 34:4 (KJV) Susie appeared outwardly to be a well-poised, pretty younger spouse and mom with every part underneath management. She was lively in her church and attended different Christian gatherings in the course of the week. However secretly... Read more

Jesus Our Perfect Representative | Devotional by Debbie West

Jesus Our Good Consultant | Devotional by Debbie West

[ad_1] For we do not need a excessive priest who's unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, however we've got one who has been tempted in each means, simply as we're but was with out sin. Hebrews 4:15 Throughout a political marketing campaign, not solely does a candidate attempt to persuade voters that they've the expertise... Read more

He Knows You | by Max Lucado

He Is aware of You | by Max Lucado

[ad_1] Are you open to the thought of a Father, a heavenly Father, who is aware of you? A soon-to-be house that awaits you? Would you take into account this life- altering concept? The almighty and all-knowing God has set his affection on you. Everydetail about you he is aware of. Your pursuits, your hang-... Read more

His Gifts and Powers | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

His Presents and Powers | Day by day Devotionals by Ideas about God

[ad_1] “It is the same and only Holy Spirit who gives all these gifts and powers, deciding which each of us should have” 1 Corinthians 12:11 As I counsel within the space of Christian service, I discover a lot confusion amongst many Christians relating to the presents of the Holy Spirit. Believers typically are so... Read more

Were Never Alone | Devotional by Ashlea Massie

Have been By no means Alone | Devotional by Ashlea Massie

[ad_1] And I'll ask the Father, and he offers you one other Helper, to be with you ceaselessly, even the Spirit of fact, whom the world can not obtain, as a result of it neither sees him nor is aware of him. You recognize him, for he dwells with you and will likely be in... Read more

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Is Jesus Asleep? | Devotional by Julie Cosgrove

[ad_1] And when he obtained into the boat, his disciples adopted him. And behold, there arose an awesome storm on the ocean, in order that the boat was being swamped by the waves; however he was asleep. Matthew 8:23- 24 (ESV) You have got accepted Him as Your Savior you may have adopted Christ into... Read more

Calming the Waters | Daily Devotional by John Grant

Calming the Waters | Every day Devotional by John Grant

[ad_1] “He obtained up, rebuked the wind and mentioned to the waves, “Quiet! Be nonetheless!” Then the wind died down and it was fully calm“. Mark 4:39 As our boat pulled away from Tiberius headed for Capernaum on the North finish of the Sea of Galilee, it was a transparent, calm and sunny manner. Immediately... Read more

Be In the Moment | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Be Within the Second | Each day Devotionals by Ideas about God

[ad_1] At any time when you might be arrested and delivered to trial, don't worry beforehand about what to say. Simply say no matter is given you on the time, for it's not you talking, however the Holy Spirit. Mark 13:11 I noticed a T-shirt on-line this week that made me chortle as a result... Read more

Three Things to Believe Today | Devotional by Roy Lessi

Three Issues to Imagine At present | Devotional by Roy Lessi

[ad_1] know Me, imagine Me and stay steadfast to Me, and perceive that I'm He. Isaiah 43:10 ( AMP) 1. Imagine what Jesus has stated. You can not know what Jesus has stated with out understanding the Scriptures. His phrases are there so that you can hear, to imagine, to obtain, and to obey. His... Read more

Suffering. What is Suffering? | by Katherine Kehler

Struggling. What’s Struggling? | by Katherine Kehler

[ad_1] I need to know Christ and the facility of His resurrection and the fellowship of His struggling Philippians 3:10 What's struggling? Elisabeth Elliot describes struggling as wanting what you dont have and having what you dont need. That definition fairly effectively covers all of the little and large troubles we undergo throughout our lifetime.... Read more

Overwhelmed by Problems | Devotional by Charles Stanley

Overwhelmed by Issues | Devotional by Charles Stanley

[ad_1] Job described the human situation with these phrases: Man is born for hassle, as sparks fly upward (Job 5:7). This was actually the scenario for Timothy, a younger pastor making an attempt to guard the church from persecution and false doctrine. And in consequence, he was changing into discouraged and located his ardour waning.... Read more

God Hears Your Prayers | Devotional by Max Lucado

God Hears Your Prayers | Devotional by Max Lucado

[ad_1] God loves the sound of your voicealways! God by no means locations you on maintain or tells you to name once more later. He doesnt disguise if you name. He hears your prayers. For that purpose be troubled for nothing, however in all the pieces by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests... Read more

You Qualify | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

You Qualify | Each day Devotionals by Ideas about God

[ad_1] “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all who call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”Romans 10:12-13 She didn’t really feel worthy of praying to God herself, so she got here to... Read more

Knots in the Sail | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Knots within the Sail | Each day Devotionals by Ideas about God

[ad_1] Due to this fact, since we're surrounded by such an important cloud of witnesses, allow us to throw off all the pieces that hinders and the sin that so simply entangles. And allow us to run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1 Be crammed with the Spirit. After I learn... Read more

The Covid Road | Devotional by Marilyn Ehle

The Covid Highway | Devotional by Marilyn Ehle

[ad_1] When our youngsters have been small, we took a mini-holiday in a small journey trailer on america southern border. Mexico was so shut and the chance to go to such a good looking nation was too good to cross up so my husband regarded for a spot on the aspect of the highway to... Read more

The Unchanging Lord | Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

The Unchanging Lord | Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

[ad_1] I the LORD don't change. Malachi 3:6 It's good that, regardless of all of the variableness of life, there's One who can't change. One whose coronary heart can by no means alter, and on whose forehead uncertainty could make no furrows. All the things else has modified. All issues are altering. The solar itself... Read more

Faith That Stands | Devotional by Kathy Cheek

Religion That Stands | Devotional by Kathy Cheek

[ad_1] Life circumstances have visited a anxious season on all of us. The place is our hope? The place is our consolation? Will our religion stand robust via all of it? My religion stands robust understanding I belong to God and that is a useful fact that can by no means change. He has been... Read more

How Long, O Lord? | Devotional by Jason Weimer

How Lengthy, O Lord? | Devotional by Jason Weimer

[ad_1] The Lord will not be gradual in preserving his promise, as some perceive slowness. As a substitute he's affected person with you, not wanting anybody to perish, however everybody to come back to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 Mass shootings. Pure disasters. Refugees displaced by struggle. Famine. Hunger. Racial hostility. Merely writing these items wearies... Read more

Gods Power on Display | Devotional by Debby West

Gods Energy on Show | Devotional by Debby West

[ad_1] All of the timber of the sphere will know that I the Lord deliver down the tall tree and make the low tree develop tall. I dry up the inexperienced tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the Lord have spoken, and I'll do it. Ezekiel 17:24 Nationwide Park. Tall timber cowl the... Read more