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For the Benefit of the Body | Devotional by Veda Lucas

The LORD said to Moses, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you. Exodus 31:1,3,6 Have you ever heard anyone say theyre all thumbs? Can... Read more

The Gentle Christian – A Devotional by Katherine Kehler

“I am gentle and humble in heart Matthew 11:28 I have been rereading The Glorious Pursuit, Embracing the Virtues of Christ by Gary L. Thomas. As before, the content is very thought provoking. Thomas opens with this thoughtful paragraph: Pause a moment and try to imagine yourself as a person who acts with the compassion... Read more

Choose Whats Good | Devotional by Katy H. Jones

But the Lord answered her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.Luke 8:41-42 Id love to say I am like Mary. However, in truth, I have been a Martha most of my life.... Read more

I Got Drunk | Devotional by Mike Woodard

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lords will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Ephesians 5:17-19 On the Friday night before my final exams, I got drunk. As a... Read more

Spiritual Warfare | Devotional by Vonette Bright

for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 Every time Pat tried to talk with her friend Monica about God, something seemed to interrupt them: Her cell phone range.... Read more

The Unwelcome Promise | Devotional by Marlyn Ehle

In the world you will have trouble John 16:33 How easily weve bought into the philosophy that the comfortable life is the normal Christian life “In the world you will have trouble” are not words regularly cited in a list of Blessed Promises of Faith. It seems such an unlikely, unlovely promise. We are astonished... Read more

Why Does God Allow Storms in Our Life? | Devotional by Charles Stanley

No one likes turbulent times, but until we reach heaven, they will be a part of our life. The underlying foundation for understanding the storms we encounter is found in Psalm 103:19 The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. No matter what the apparent source is, God... Read more

The Flip Side of Worry | Devotional by Darren Hewer

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:27 As I was I was leaving my parents house, my mom told me she was worried about me taking the bus back to my apartment. Then, continuing that chain of thought, she said that if I were driving instead,... Read more

Ambient Stress | Devotional by Gail Rodgers

The words caught my attention. Ambient Stress. Stress that swirls around with no place to go for conclusion. Uncertainty with no certainty in sight. Some stress we can take hold of and manage. Things within our control such as: Stress about our body we can take concrete steps towards health. Stress about our finances we... Read more

The Fear of Being Without | Devotional by Rand Kreycik

Do not be anxious about anything, 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 guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 I am kind of freaked out right now. Not supremely, but... Read more

Lets Start a New Epidemic | Devotional by Mary Pinckney

And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows 1 Thessalonians 3:12 (NLT) Over the last couple of months, we have been faced with the challenges of trying to control a growing pandemic. Covid-19 has crippled countries, cities, businesses, families,you... Read more

Confidence in the Lord | Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” Psalm 138:8 (KJV) Clearly the confidence the Psalmist expressed was confidence in God. He did not say, “I have grace enough to perfect that which concerneth me. My faith is so steady that it will not stagger.” No, his dependence was on the Lord alone. If we... Read more

Growing in Grace You Choose | Devotional by Gail Rodgers

Little irritations can seem so big at times. The backup in traffic; the spilled milk; we all have our own list of little things that grate on us as we go through our day. “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!” Proverbs 16:16 Stress experts tell us that... Read more

Refuge and Strength | Devotional by Phil Ware

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 Thoughts Where can we go when all the walls fall and all the armies crumble and all hope is lost? To the eternal God, who is our Father. He preserved Israel through the most difficult of times, protected the Bible from those... Read more

Psalm 91 Blessing | Devotional by Sylvia Gunter

Your life is lived in great spiritual warfare, but you are sheltered in the safe refuge of the Almighty. Be at home in the hiding place of Most High. Rest under His wings (1). He is the Lord, your refuge and fortress. You are defended by His faithfulness as your shield and defense (2). Be... Read more

The Storms of Life | Devotional by Charles Stanley

Why is this happening to me? Weve probably all asked that question at some point in our life. Perhaps our world was turned upside down by a medical diagnosis, a seemingly insurmountable financial crisis, a relationship that fell apart after starting out well, or a loss of some kind. Its natural to want to know... Read more

Peace in the Face of Uncertainty | Devotional by Max Lucado

Everything is being cancelled. The NBA games. The NHL games. March Madness. Broadway plays. Flights. Cruises. Cancellations, everywhere! But can I tell you the one thing that has not and WILL not be cancelled? God will never cancel his promise to take care of us. Do not interpret the presence of problems as the absence... Read more

Rest in Gods Love | Devotional by Mary Pinckney

My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT) 2020 came in with a vengeance. On top of dealing with COVID-19, many have also dealt with other life-altering challenges. Its almost as if the bottom fell out and many are trying to find sure footing again. Is there... Read more

A Loving Habit | Devotional by Ashlea Massie

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Luke 6:35 We have all been around that one person who verbally attacks us with their words... Read more

Understand the Lords Love | Devotional by Phil Ware

I love the Lord. He heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. Psalm 116:1-2 Thought Understanding the Lord’s love, presence, and nearness should lead us to serve him and to deepen our relationship with him. While... Read more

Grasp His Love for You | Devotional by Gail Rodgers

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and... Read more

God Is a Loving God | Devotional by Bill Bright

“If a child asks his father for a loaf of bread, will he be given a stone instead? If he asks for fish, will he be given a poisonous snake? Of course not! And if you hardhearted, sinful men know how to give good gifts to your children, won’t your Father in heaven even more... Read more

Lifes Uncertainty Teaches God Can Be Trusted | Devotional by Jon Walker

We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God. John 6:69 (NIV) Because the well runs dry, we know Jesus is the river of living water (John 4). Because the storm rages, we know Jesus is the Lord of the storms (Matthew 14). Because the floods overwhelm, we know Jesus is the... Read more

God Provides for His Own | Devotional by Katherine Kehler

And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 This is the story of Marie. Marie is from Jamaica and is one of our (Thoughts About God) Prayer partners. She is 53 years old. Maries story of Gods daily provision throughout her life will... Read more

Dwell Deep | Devotional by Lynn Mosher

Dwell deep. I heard the Lord say. Just as the rains coming down soak deep into the ground, they are yet feeding the soil that brings new life. Therefore, when the rains of life come, dwell deep. New life will come. And the rains come on the just and on the unjust. (Matthew 5:45b NKJV)Lifes... Read more

When the Storm Doesn’t Stop | Devotional by Max Lucado

Jeremiah was depressed, as gloomy as a giraffe with a neck ache. Jerusalem was under siege, his nation under duress. His world collapsed like a sand castle in a typhoon. He faulted God for his horrible emotional distress. He also blamed God for his physical ailments. “[God] has made my flesh and my skin waste... Read more

Light of the World | Devotional by Phil Ware

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden Matthew 5:14 Thought For Christians, there is no playing hide and seek with the world. Having been rescued from darkness, we have to let our light shine. That sometimes means that others see God’s light reflected in us and learn... Read more