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Plight | Devotional by Julie Cosgrove

The online dictionary defines the word plight as “a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.” Many people may think that describes 2020. I disagree. For me, I choose to define plight as: Purpose Lies In God’s Holy Timing. Call me unrealistic, but I prefer to think that God purposes our plights. Paul did as well.... Read more

Who Do You Say I Am? | Devotional by Phil Ware

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”  Mark 8:29 Thought The sweetest confession we will ever make is this: I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and I want him to be Lord of my life. Let’s say it again,... Read more

Where is Gods Place? | Devotional by Kathy Cheek

I am going to ask a serious question. We have all faced it including myself, and some of us need to consider it again. I have heard many fellow believers admit they dont ask God for help until they are at the end of their resources, and it is at that point they will ask... Read more

Savor the Season with an Advent Devotional

Enter the Wonder Between purchasing presents and planning travel, enjoying holiday pageants and attending parties, it is all too easy for the busyness of Christmas to crowd out a quiet anticipation of this sacred season. The anthology Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas edited by Nancy Guthrie draws from the... Read more

A Little Frayed | Devotional by Gail Rodgers

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down Proverbs 14:1 The frenzied pace we sometimes choose to keep can take a toll on our homes and impact our relationships. When we live at a pace that continually drains us we end up taking it out on... Read more

Seed Planter | Devotional by Fab Batsakis

I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. 1 Corinthians 3:6 (NLT) How much faith do you need to plant a seed and to make it grow? Planting feels like a lot of work without seeing much results on the spot. Actually, if youve... Read more

Hindsight | Devotional by Julie Cosgrove

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it. Genesis 28:16 They say hindsight is 20/20. That means that when you look back you can see things more clearly. Sometimes that is true. Other times, our memory is skewed by our emotions or... Read more

Davids Tears | Devotional by Vonette Bright

Hear my prayer, O LORD, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, as all my fathers were. Psalm 39:12 When I was young, most boys were told that a man doesn’t cry. It showed emotional weakness and loss of control.... Read more

Pay Back Time | Devotional by Gail Rodgers

Someone who had been miserable with Susan was now in a vulnerable position. She could retaliate with some well-aimed words and return a little of the misery. Yet instead of the satisfaction she anticipated a feeling of unease settled over her spirit. Susan knew that the things she wanted to say, and even felt she... Read more

Refuse to Worry | Devotional by John Grant

Humble yourselves, therefore, under Gods mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 Perhaps you remember the poster boy of Mad Magazine, Alfred E. Neuman, always with the tag line of: What, me worry? God didnt create us... Read more

Prepare for Advent with the Keys for Kids Christmas devotional

USA (MNN) — If there was ever a year to start a new, meaningful Christmas tradition with your kids, its this year. We havent even hit Thanksgiving yet, but now is the time to plan how you want to spend your socially-distanced Advent season as a family. To that end, Keys for Kids Ministries is... Read more

Suffering Alone | Devotional by Charles Stanley

Read: Psalm 88 When we face hard times, its important to remember the One who promises to be by our side. While Paul was suffering from a thorn in the flesh, God told him, My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Most gladly, therefore, I will rather... Read more

The Lord will Keep You | Daily Devotional by Phil Ware

The Lord will keep you from all harm — he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalms 121:7-8 Thoughts on today’s verse Our lives are not lived alone. The Lord is with us personally. He holds each of futures and our safety in... Read more

Discover the Joy of Gratitude with the Free Give Thanks Email Devotional – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Does reading the headlines each day stress you out? Are you already anxious about the hectic holiday season? The Bible instructs us not to spend our lives worryingbut that’s easier said than done. In addition to trying not to worry, is there something active we can do to keep our... Read more

God is Kind | Devotional by Phil Ware

“… I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 9:24 Thought Two truths are equally crucial for us to understand in this passage. First, God is kind, just and righteous. Second, he delights in these things when he sees them in us.... Read more

Quit Time | Devotional on Time with God by Marilyn Ehle

(Jesus) withdrew to a region near the wildernesswhere he stayed with his disciples. John 11:54 It was an unintended typographical error with unexpected meaning. In describing a daily period of prayer and Bible reading, the author meant to type quiet time, but a crucial letter in the first word was omitted. Quiet Time became Quit... Read more

Early Will I Seek You| Devotional by Kathy Cheek

When did you first meet the Lord today? When did you make that vital choice to pause and be still and make sure you connected your heart to His? We know it makes a difference when we move into our day already having started the day with Him. It makes all the difference. Did you... Read more

Devotional Author, Speaker Luci Swindoll Dies from COVID-19 Complications

Devotional Author, Speaker Luci Swindoll Dies from COVID-19 Complications Luci Swindoll, a devotional author and speaker, died this week from COVID-19 complications. She was 88.According to Christianity Today, Swindoll was one of the first Women of Faith speakers in the 1990s and also wrote books about Christian singleness.She was most known for her message to... Read more

Chariots of Fire | Devotional by Katy Huth

Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them. 2 Kings 6:16 When the king of Syria wanted to seize the prophet Elisha, his army of horses and chariots surrounded the city of Dothan where Elisha lived. The prophets frightened young servant asked, What shall we... Read more

In the Midst of Life’s Messes | Devotional by Max Lucado

When life grows dark and stormy, does God notice?The answer, in the life-giving miracles of the gospel of John, is a resounding yes.Do you believe in a Jesus who has not only power, but a passionate love for the weak and wounded of the world? Do you think he cares enough to find you in... Read more

Steps to Truth | Devotional by Christa Hardin

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal faithfully are His delight. Proverbs 12:22 (NASB) I dont know what to do, Lord, Jim prayed fervently. Without stopping to listen to God, he thought about how he wasnt feeling well enough to go to work. It had happened before and he had... Read more

The Evidence | Devotional by Jan Stewart

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5 How can I experience gentleness in a world that is harsh and demanding and always wanting things its own way? I had not noticed this verse or considered gentleness until recently. Now I find that this is one of my favorite verses.... Read more

Gods Wings of Healing | Devotional by Barbara Alpert

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 KJV Once upon a time, a baby bird who fell out of his nest. No matter how much he fluttered,... Read more

The Wise Builder | Devotional by Max Lucado

Obedience leads to blessing. Disobedience leads to trouble! Remember Jesus parable about the two builders who each built a house? One built on cheap, easy-to-access-sand. The other built on costly, difficult-to-reach rock. The second construction project demanded more time and expense, but when the spring rains turned the creek into a gulley washerguess which builder... Read more

Living a Life of Gratitude | Devotional by Kristi Huseby

I have so much to be grateful for the people God has brought into my life, the family that I was born into and the many blessings He has poured out on me. And Im truly thankful for all Gods work in my life. But over the last few years, Ive become increasingly aware that... Read more

Give Jesus Your Boat | Devotional by Marilyn Ehle

Jesus saw two boats … He got into one … they let down their nets … they caught such a large number of fish their nets began to break. Luke 5:1-11 What is it you are afraid to give God? Your career? children? business? finances? Peter was fascinated by Jesus. Perhaps this was the long-awaited... Read more