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Dedicated Disciplining | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10 Becoming a Christian was the most liberating moment of my life. It was also daunting. A world that once was familiar now appeared foreign. I didn’t know much about my... Read more

My All is Enough | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 Sanctified, blameless. Those words have always seemed unreachable to me.... Read more

Voice of Doom | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 My son invited a friend over for dinner a while back. I could see why he considered him a good friend. He was friendly, polite, and considerate. I learned something about his struggles and hardships. Our... Read more

Overcome the Fear | Thoughts about God by Jan Stewart

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 (NASB) Since the pandemic, I have wrestled with despair. I want to believe God is with me, but I am tempted to be at the mercy of an unseen virus... Read more

JOY! | Thoughts about God by Bill Bright

“Thou wilt show me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” Psalm 16:11 KJV “If you have lost the joy of the Lord in your life,” someone once observed, “who moved, you or God? For in His presence is fullness of joy.”... Read more

EL SHADDAI – The All Sufficient God | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

As the world experiences one of the most challenging times in human history, which was occasioned by a deadly pandemic, millions of persons all over the world are faced with uncertainty as the worlds economy struggles to stabilize. It is in a time like this that God wants us to experience Him as the All... 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

Deliverance Comes | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Youll get through this! You fear you wont. We all do. We feel stuck, trapped, locked in. Will we ever exit this pit? Yes! Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Grasbold, brassy, and everywhere. Out of the lions den for Daniel, the whales belly for Jonah, and prison for Paul.Through... Read more

You Are More than the Mean Thoughts You Think About Yourself – Encouragement for Today – July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020You Are More than the Mean Thoughts You Think About YourselfASHLEY JACKSON Lee en espaolWe destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 (ESV) I knew I shouldnt hate myself, but I couldn't stop judging myself on behalf of... Read more

Care-Givers | Thoughts about God by Rand Kreycik

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8 Our churchs pastors and... Read more

Dont Think Too Much | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. Isaiah 41:10 I am a worst-case scenario thinker. No matter what the situation, I can always jump to a horrible conclusion. A little cold could turn into a life-threatening disease. A vacation could end in disaster. One... Read more

The Gift We All Need | Thoughts about God by Karen Woodard

Peter replied, Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 My husband likes to give and receive practical gifts. For instance, in January, he had snow tires put on our daughters car... Read more

Content | Thoughts about God by Charles Stanley

Read: Philippians 4:4-13 In today’s reading, the apostle Paul says he has learned the secret of experiencing contentment in all circumstances, good or bad. Does it surprise you that he wrote this when he was in prison, unsure of his future? We’re often discontent even when all is going well. Consequently, we wonder how it’s... Read more

Spinning | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.” Jonah 2:3 It was an unpleasant experience, to say the least. The room spun so fast I lost all sense of balance, like a bug on a ceiling... Read more

Loneliness | Thoughts by Katherine Kehler

Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you Hebrews 13:5 Websters dictionary defines loneliness as, being without company; cut off from others; not frequented by human beings; sad from being alone; producing a feeling of bleakness or desolation. Have you ever felt lonely? Loneliness has many causes: The death of a loved one,... Read more

Love Those We Dont Like | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 The call to imitate God sounds impossible. Yet, just as a small child imperfectly mimics a parents actions, disciples of Jesus copy him. These... Read more

Katy Perry says thanking God every day got her through suicidal thoughts

American Idol judge Katy Perry with her fellow American Idol judges. The pop star was raised in a Christian household.(Photo: ABC)Katy Perry has revealed she thought about taking her own life when she "crashed" following the release of her last album and a temporary break-up with her now fianc Orlando Bloom.  But discovering gratitude helped her... Read more

Power Up | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

…pray continually 1 Thessalonians 5:17 When my circumstances are overwhelming. When the world is in turmoil. When someone I love hurts me. I pray a lot. It’s not because I’m desperate, but because praying is the only thing which brings me extreme comfort. It calms my inner storm, heals my broken heart, and floods me... Read more

Pent Up Anger | Thoughts by Phil Ware

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold” Ephesians 4:26-27 Thought Pent up anger is an explosion waiting to happen. Sooner or later, the pent up frustration will explode, either in our own life or into the... Read more

Stop and Pray | Thoughts about God by Kathy Cheek

When I hear troubling news, I cannot believe how quickly my heart fills with fear, followed by a sensation of dread washing over me like a drowning wave. My body and my emotions seem to naturally want to overreact and carry me away, until I remember to pray. I have learned that when I start... Read more

Jennie Allen on How to Stop the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts | RELEVANT Magazine

You may know Jennie Allen through her Bible teaching, writing or maybe even the IF: Gathering she started. But in her new book Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts, Allen explores a whole new area: neuroscience. By combining research about how our brains work with biblical truths about our... Read more

Trust in the Lord | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God by Phil Ware

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight Proverbs 3:5-6 Thought What do you use for your life’s compass? No matter how insightful, wise, experienced, or knowledgeable we may be, only God can guide our... Read more

How to Love the Unlovable | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35 I have made many important discoveries and learned many valuable lessons in the course of my nearly 80 years. I could write about my days of agnosticism when as a happy pagan I finally heard the Good News... Read more

Effective Eyes | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is unhealthy, your body is filled with darkness. Luke 11:34 NLT Have you ever walked into a dark house? As you open the door, you feel fear. Who... Read more

God is Able | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Her faith felt weak as she faced this new challenge. Her husband just lost his job. Inwardly shaky yet outwardly strong she said all the right and reassuring things. She only wished she could believe them. Faith is easy when the way is well lit. Yet when you walk in the dim light of struggles,... Read more

Absolute Dependence | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Yes, I am the vine, you are the branches For apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 The Christian Life is a life of Absolute dependence. At Hampton Court there was a vine that sometimes bore a couple thousand cluster of grapes. People were amazed at its productivity. Later the secret was discovered.... Read more

5 Prayers That Battle Negative Thoughts in Isolation

Crystal Caudill iBelieve Contributing Writer For most people, the long-term isolation that COVID-19 has imposed is a new and difficult struggle. Every aspect of our lives has been affected, and it leaves us emotionally vulnerable to negative thoughts. While it is perfectly normal and acceptable to experience these thoughts, it is crucial to be intentional... Read more

Our Conflict is with Satan | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Make no mistake the devil is a real devil! Every conflict is a contest with Satan and his forces. For that reason, the Bible says, though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down... Read more