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You Are Never Alone

You Are Never Alone

A common issue many people face is a feeling of loneliness. Whether they are physically isolated or socially isolated, many find themselves in a pit of deep despair. “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will…

Risk Believing in God

Risk Believing in God

A Devotional by Max Lucado When forced to stand at the crossroads of belief and unbelief, God’s people choose belief! God’s people risk believing!  Nowhere is this better exemplified than in Joshua’s story. You could argue that the central message of the book of Joshua is this headline:  “God keeps his promises.  Trust him.” Three times…

Trust

Trust

So let’s ask the question: “What must we do to do the work of God?” Jesus replied, “Trust…” Recently I read again what Jesus said in answer to the question of the disciples, “What must we do to do the work of God?” Jesus replied, “Believe… ” (John 6:28-29). That is our work. Paul wrote,…

Fill’er Up

Fill’er Up

Lord, May I look to you daily for the filling of your Spirit as you empower me to do your will.  “Be filled with the Spirit” Ephesians 5:18b Whenever driving in Oregon, U.S.A, I sit in the car while the gas station attendant comes out to the car and asks, “Fill’er up?” Oregon is one…

Peace

Peace

Perfect peace is not partial peace. Perfect peace is complete full, unmixed. “The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:7 Perfect peace is not partial peace. Perfect peace is complete full, unmixed. It is “shalom” peace—rich in blessings, well-being, and God’s favor. It is…

Take Rest Oh My Weary Soul

Take Rest Oh My Weary Soul

“When my heart is overwhelmed.  Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. “  Psalm 61:2 NKJV It gets so hard at times balancing every aspect of life; marriage, family, ministry, and career. Where do I find the time for me? Where do I find the time to commune with my Heavenly Daddy?…

His Faithful Ones

His Faithful Ones

“For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever… “  Psalm 37:28 Thought God is committed to his people. He loves justice, and those who pursue it. He will not forget his people, those who seek to honor him by displaying his character in their lives….

Your Map is Putting You in Danger!

Your Map is Putting You in Danger!

What map are you using for your life journey? Is it an old map that seems to be putting you in difficult, even dangerous situations? Is it time for a new map? When my daughter was 16, she and I decided to do a 7 day backpacking trip on the West Coast Trail of Vancouver…

Everything?

Everything?

Isn’t that amazing! God’s divine power will give you everything you need to walk through whatever life brings and with a godly perspective! “God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3 Isn’t that…

The Battle We Face

The Battle We Face

“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 The battle we face is not a physical one. Instead, it is a spiritual battle with powers that…