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A Blessing to Everyone – Words of Blessing | by Phil Ware

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philemon 1:25 Thought Have you noticed how words of blessing are in such short supply? There is something about our fallen state that makes sarcasm and ridicule easier to use than blessing. But, in God’s family, words are always to be used for the... 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

Kind and Compassionate | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God by Phil Ware

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 Thought Be kind and compassionate two qualities that seem to be in short supply. Maybe it’s because we hold up the wrong heroes. Unfortunately these two qualities are often seen as signs of weakness rather than... Read more

Keeping with Gods Will | Thoughts about God by Phil Ware

“And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will. 2 Corinthians 8:5 Thought Paul was surprised at the Macedonians’ generosity to the Lord’s work for two reasons. First, they were very impoverished and didn’t have much to share. Second,... Read more

Let Your Light Shine | by Phil Ware

“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 Thought As Christians, we are not called to isolate ourselves from culture. We are not called to be hermits or monks. Instead, we are to recognize that we are in... Read more

Worry about Your Life | Devotional by Phil Ware

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” Matthew 6:25 Thought God gives beauty to the flowers and life to grass. In the grand scheme... Read more

A Daily Battle | Devotional by Phil Ware

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 Thought This is war! We face a daily battle and it is not just with sin and temptation. We... 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

Be Anxious for Nothing | Devotional by Phil Ware

Cast all your anxiety on him [God] because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 Thought Isn’t it absolutely incredible that the God who made the universe cares about us and our needs, hurts, and fears! So let’s trust that he will do what is best for us and show it by living for him!... 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

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

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

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

Know My Coronary heart | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Search me, O God, and know my coronary heart; check me and know my anxious ideas. See if there may be any offensive method in me, and lead me in the way in which eternal. Psalm 139:23-24 Thought God does know us. We can't faux we're one thing we're not with him. He is... Read more

Christ Provides Me Power | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] I can do all the things by him [Christ] who offers me power. Philippians 4:13 Thought I don’t learn about you, however I do know I’ve grown smooth and spoiled due to all of the conveniences that I've allowed into my life. Might I honor God with my praises and thanksgivings if these conveniences... Read more

Constructing Others Up | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Don't let any unwholesome discuss come out of your mouths, however solely what is useful for constructing others up in accordance with their wants, that it might profit those that pay attention Ephesians 4:29 Thought The purpose in Christian communication isn't just readability. Neither is the purpose simply to be understood. The purpose shouldn't... Read more

A Cry for Assist | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Reply me after I name to you, O my righteous God. Give me aid from my misery; be merciful to me and listen to my prayer. Psalm 4:1 Thought At first, this cry for assist appears very demanding. Nevertheless, nearer inspection exhibits that that is actually the cry of desperation. Have you ever been... Read more

The Energy of the Cross | Easter Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Later, Joseph of Arimathea requested Pilate for the physique of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, however secretly as a result of he feared the Jews. With Pilate’s permission, he got here and took the physique away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the person who earlier had visited Jesus at night time.... Read more

Carry Every Others Burdens | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Carry every others burdens and on this approach you'll fulfill the regulation of Christ. Galatians 6:2 Ideas on at present’s verse I really feel so burdened myself, that typically I can’t even see others’ burdens. However Jesus jogs my memory that if I'm to be like him, I might be a burden provider. Because... Read more

Present Me Your Methods | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Present me your methods, O LORD, train me your paths; information me in your reality and train me, for you might be God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day lengthy. Psalm 25:4-5 Thought Life might be so complicated. There are such a lot of decisions for us as we determine... Read more

Humility | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Do nothing out of egocentric ambition or useless conceit, however in humility contemplate others higher than yourselves Philippians 2:3 Thought Humility is recognizing who God has made us to be and utilizing that recognition to serve and redeem others. Residing in humility as Jesus did, we don’t simply follow the golden rule, however we... Read more

He Is In a position | Devotioals by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Thought As Paul confronted very tough circumstances close to the top of his life, lots of these he had led to the Lord deserted him. However he was assured that the Lord wouldn't abandon him! He had dedicated his life to Jesus as Lord. That Lord would be sure that the funding Paul had... Read more

Crushed Spirit | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] The LORD is near the brokenhearted and saves those that are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 Thought Whereas many people are richly blessed spiritually and bodily, lots of God’s folks face hardship and issue. It's possible you'll be a type of in tough circumstances. Please do not forget that God has not deserted you.... Read more

In Misery | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] From contained in the fish Jonah prayed … “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.” Jonah 2:1-2 Thought Jonah was disobedient, rebellious, and egocentric. He had run from the Lord. He had shunned... Read more

Hanging On | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Blessed is the person who perseveres beneath trial, as a result of when he has stood the check, he'll obtain the crown of life that God has promised to those that love him James 1:12 Thought This beatitude comes from Jesus’ brother. He had skilled it and never simply taught it! James knew it... Read more

Imitators of God | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] “Be imitators of God as dearly beloved youngsters and stay a lifetime of love, simply as Christ beloved us and gave himself up for us as a aromatic providing and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 Thought Imitation is probably the most honest type of flattery. If we're to sincerely flatter God by being like... Read more