Are Gods Plans Meant for Good? – Encouragement for Today – August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020Are Gods Plans Meant for Good?MEGAN FATE MARSHMAN Lee en espaolAnd we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (NIV)God knows the plans He has for your life, and theyre meant for good.I dont know... Read more

Fight For Your Joy – Beloved Women – August 5, 2020

Fight For Your Joy Beloved Women August 5, 2020READ: What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice. (Philippians 1:18 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I love that Paul tells himself what he will do in Philippians 1:8. I love that he's... Read more

He Came to Save – Encouragement Café – August 5

He Came to SaveBy Noelle DeyFor the Son of Man came to seek and to save those who are lost. Luke 19:10 NLTWell at least you look smart.Whats that supposed to mean?Being Asian and all you look smarter than what you are.  Maybe that will be enough to fool your professor into giving you a... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 5, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And they said unto him (Abraham), Where is Sarah thy wife?  And he said, Behold, in the tent.  And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.  And Sarah heard it in the tent door,... Read more

Si de actitud se trata – Con Diseño Divino – La Semana del 5 de Agosto

Si de actitud se trataDe la Palabra de Dios:Tengan la misma actitud que tuvo Cristo Jess (Filipenses 2:5, NTV). La actitud es una de las poqusimas cosas que podemos controlar en nuestra vida. Y Pablo, una vez ms oportuno, nos hace un llamado a la actitud.  Claro, este llamado es ms que eso, es un desafo seguro... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 5

August 5 A True Friend "A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17 There are "acquaintances" and then there are true friends. Its been said that when you die if you have one true friend in this life you are truly blessed. Friendship is a most precious gift from God for every good gift is... Read more

Growing Pains – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of August 6

Growing PainsVerse:  2 Thessalonians 1:3-6Additional Scripture Readings:  Psalms 92:12-13;  1 Thessalonians 3:12-13As moms, our days can be so hectic we cant tell whether were coming or going, much less growing. We can stand our five-year-old against the wall and see tangible evidence of growth by marking a spot two inches above last years measurement. But... Read more

What Fear is Driving My Choices? – Daughters of Promise – August 5

WHAT FEAR IS DRIVING MY CHOICES?And Abimelech said to Abraham, What did you see, that you did this thing, [turn over your wife to me]? Abraham said, I did it because I thought, There is no fear of God at all in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife. Genesis 20:10-11Sometimes,... Read more

Death and Life, Daily | by Jason Weimer

And he said to all, If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has been part of my life since I was ten, like constant static from a white noise machine. The noise frequently rises in the form of profane... Read more

The Winds Against Us – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of August 4

The winds against usDuring the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. Its a ghost, they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them, Take courage! It is I. Dont be afraid.Lord,... Read more

Power in the Name – Girlfriends in God – August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020Power in the NameMelissa SpoelstraTodays TruthBut I will reveal my name to my people, and they will come to know its power. Then at last they will recognize that I am the one who speaks to them (Isaiah 52:6, NLT).Friend to Friend One of the first things we learn about a person upon meeting... Read more

The God Who Sees Me – Encouragement for Today – August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020The God Who Sees MeMELISSA SPOELSTRA Lee en espaolYou are the God who sees me. She also said, Have I truly seen the One who sees me? Genesis 16:13b (NLT)I received the long text and read it slowly. Then I read it again. She accused me of saying things I never said. She... Read more

Never Alone in the Dark – Beloved Women – August 4, 2020

Never Alone in the Dark Beloved Women August 4, 2020READ: I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. (John 14:18 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: When I was little, being alone in the dark was one of my greatest fears. With the lights out, my imagination would take over, and although my sisters and... Read more

Abandon & Serve – Encouragement Café – August 4

Abandon & Serve By Luann PraterServe wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people. Ephesians 6:7We must choose to uniquely serve God based on who we are. Proverbs 37:4-5 says:Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD. Trust in Him and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 4

August 4 When Night Falls"He is your praise; He is your God, Who performed for you those great and awesome wonders." Deuteronomy 10:21 When God seeks to raise up a truth or to elevate His name in a particular time and place, it will be to secure His child or call His child to repentance.... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 4, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And the Lord appeared unto (Abram) in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from... Read more

God is Not Passive in my Mistakes – Daughters of Promise – August 4

GOD IS NOT PASSIVE IN MY MISTAKESFrom there Abraham journeyed toward the territory of the Negeb sojourned in Gerar. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech sent and took Sarah. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, Behold, you are a dead... Read more

Unshakable Peace | Devotional by Charles Stanley

Philippians 4:4-9Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will... Read more

Resting, Knowing, Waiting | Devotional by Vonette Bright

Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.In all Your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6 It was something Barry felt he had to do. The time had come for him to take a stand against the boards wrongful business decisions.So he resigned from... Read more

Freedom and Favor – Girlfriends in God – August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020Freedom and FavorGwen SmithTodays TruthThe eyes of every-one in the synagogue were fastened on him. (Luke 4:18, NIV)Friend to FriendLong, long ago, royalty would send letters and packages with trusted servants, often having sealed their personal communications with wax and a signet ring. Before our current American postal system was in place, the Pony... Read more

Diamonds and Dumpster Fires – Encouragement for Today – August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020Diamonds and Dumpster FiresJADA MCLINTICK, COMPEL Training MemberLee en espaol to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the... Read more

Weapons of Honor – Beloved Women – August 3, 2020

Weapons of Honor Beloved Women August 3, 2020READ: Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands... This is honor for all his godly ones. Praise the Lord! (Psalm 149:6,9)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Have you been in a good fight lately? Hopefully as women of God, our brawling days are... Read more

Weed Control Is Important – Encouragement Café – August 3

Weed Control Is Important By Jill BeranFor the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edge sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NIVWeed control is important on our family farm. We cover every acre of our... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 3, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.Proverbs 12: 19 King James VersionEXPLORATIONSarai: Theres No Such Thing as a Little White LieTruth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light.Ellis PetersDo... Read more

The Power of Desperation – Daughters of Promise – August 3

THE POWER OF DESPERATIONSo they made their father [Lot] drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. Thus both the daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father. The firstborn bore a son and called his name... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 3

August3 Living to Die "No servant is greater than his master, if they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also." John 15:20 To follow Christ in all things even if the path leads to death is the calling of the cross. See how great a cloud of witnesses surrounds us to answer yes to this... Read more

Trust in the Source of Guidance | by John Grant

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, Truly you are the Son of God. – Matthew 14: 31-33 It has been... Read more

Dont Go It Alone | Thoughts about God by Julie Cosgrove

“The Lord God said, It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. Genesis 2:18 Many of you have heard the adage that FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. But right now, whats going in isnt false. It is very, very real. So I am offering... Read more

Victory Strategy: Obedience Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of August 2

Victory Strategy: Obedience Part 1By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7NV1qaTaUs[/embed]1 John 5:4-5 NLT reveal to us that "every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God."In these two verses, God... Read more