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The Seal of Your Fathers Pleasure | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Hear God’s Word in Mark 1:11. “And a voice came from heaven: ‘ You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased. “ God told his Son how he felt about him. He fed him with his words that nourished him with the vital emotional nutrients of sonship. If the Son... Read more

The Suffering | Thoughts about God by Andrew Murray

Share the sorrow of those being mistreated, as though you feel their pain in your own body. Hebrews 13:3 We live in a world of suffering! The persecuted believers in Islamic countries, the famine stricken millions, those in poverty and wretchedness, refugees from armed conflict and so much more. In our smaller circles, in thousands... Read more

In All Things | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

In All Things In my seeing, be my sight.In my knowing, be the light;In my listening, be whats heard,In my speaking, be the word. In my building, be the stone,In my living, be my home;In my praying, be the prayer,In my helping, be the care. In my seeking, be the prize.In my thinking, be whats... Read more

Dealing with Guilty Feelings | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God by Charles Stanley

John 5:24-26 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the... Read more

His Presence Draws You | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Amidst all the lists and details running through my mind I found words from Psalm 23 pushing into my consciousness. Gods presence was nudging me to draw close. I realized again that where I focus is my choice. Even when life is full and good I need to be aware of choosing my focus. Otherwise... Read more

The Good Shepherd | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11 Thought Isn’t it absolutely unbelievable that the Supreme God of the universe would love us so generously! Yet he has shown his love for us in the past through Jesus. He will dramatically show his love for us... Read more

Inconvenient Truth | Thoughts about God by Mike Woodard

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew... Read more

Just Being Nice | Thoughts about God by Doug Lim

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 Getting back to the daily grind was a challenge after a long weekend. I am usually tired and not in a great mood. But I made a point of being nice throughout the day. I welcomed... Read more

Inspired by Joy | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 A few years ago he lost all he had. Everything. But he found Jesus. He... Read more

Taking Jesus with You | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 When you travel overseas, there are certain items banned from your return flight.Adrian Rogers told of a time he viewed an example of this as he was going through security.... Read more

Great Anticipation | Thoughts about God by Alec Niemi

Looking back at the different phases in our life is like reviewing a book. Each chapter starts with great anticipation and usually ends with reflection and questions of tomorrow. Following through the story line one can see how each chapter builds on the previous. There are high points and low points, excitements and sorrows, yet... Read more

A Set Time | Thoughts about God by Mary Pinckney

This is what the Lord says: There will be a special time when I show my kindness. Then I will answer your prayers. There will be a special day when I will save you.? Then I will help you and protect you. Isaiah 49:8 (ERV) Frustration has been on the rise because we have dealt... Read more

Becoming A People of Mercy | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Throughout His life, Jesus reached to those rejected by others. He loved the outcasts, those who were despised, scorned, and excluded. Yet His practice of dining with known evildoers offended the Pharisees, and they confronted Jesus’ disciples with this question: “Why is your Teacher eating with the tax-gatherers and sinners?” (Matthew 9:11). When Jesus heard... Read more

Come and Trust | Thoughts about God by Gail Rodgers

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 Sometimes you can feel parked in your faith, like youre not moving forward in trusting God. In these times, its important to respond to Gods invitation to find rest and trust Him. God promises to draw near... Read more

Beautiful Him; Beautiful You | Thoughts about God by Roy Lessin

The Holy Spirit is the Creator of beauty. –G. Campbell Morgan The most beautiful person in the entire universe is GodBeautiful is the heart of God the Father;Beautiful is the glory of God the Son;Beautiful is the presence of God the Holy Spirit;And beautiful is His life in you! Bill Gaither penned these words to... Read more

Freedom Reigns | Thoughts about God by Mary Pinckney

For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 NLT Worship God when you find yourself burdened with the cares of this world. Worship him when you feel lost and alone. Worship him when you are afraid. Worship him when you are hurting, and... Read more

Hes Still Knocking | Thoughts about God by Marilyn Ehle

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in. Revelation 3:20 A picture I vividly recall from my childhood days in church displayed a large wooden door surrounded by green vines with a robed figure of Jesus standing outside. His hand... Read more

Whos There? | Thoughts about God by Doug Lim

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:20 One Saturday morning, the solicitors were back in our neighborhood again, persistent as ever. They rang the doorbell, knocked, shouted out... Read more

Simplicity of Gods Love | Thoughts by Vonette Bright

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 Cristine headed to hot and humid Central America with her youth groups summer mission project. They would host a two-day childrens evangelistic outreach. The teens prepared an entire program... Read more

Been There Done That | Thoughts by Alec Niemi

“Been there, done that,” is the expression lots of us use when we witness others going through an issue. It’s our way of saying, “I know what youre going through.” The encouragement comes when we go the next step and extend comfort. A small hug, a hand on the arm or some small gesture of... Read more

Dealing with Discouragement | Thoughts about God by Charles Stanley

No matter what our position in life may be, we all at times encounter disappointment and that can quickly lead to discouragement. Disappointment is simply an emotional response to a failed expectation or hope, whether because plans went awry or someone didnt measure up. But discouragement is a state of mind in which we become... Read more

The Full Expression of Love | Thoughts about God by Roy Lessin

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:19 (NLT) His Righteousness is the... Read more

Seeking the Kingdom | Thoughts about God by John Grant

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 What do you seek most in life? Often it is possessions.. things .. that cause us distraction and become our mission. Our possessions require maintenance and steal our time and energy. When we own more... Read more

Behold, I Thought | Thoughts about God by Katy Huth Jones

Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, ‘Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.’ But Naaman went away angry and said, ‘I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his... Read more

Gods Hands | Thoughts about God by Phil Ware

By God’s will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed. Romans 15:32 Thought Our lives, our futures, and our plans are in God’s hands. This inescapable reality is the basis of our existence. It is also the foundation of our joy and refreshment when we are with each other.... Read more

His Grace Is Enough | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

..And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NASB) STOP trying to do it all in your own strength. HIS Grace is Enough! I know its easier said than done, but when pressure mounts, dont resort back to the old way of... Read more

Our Safety Net | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38 Lately, Ive been thinking more about the security of my family. During uncertain times, my need for... Read more

A Trampled Rose | Thoughts about Jesus’ Sacrifice by Katherine Kehler

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Ephesians 5:2). Just over two years ago, while in church one Sunday morning, I was introduced to the song, Above All... Read more