Devotions

Made Alive in Christ

I enjoy people watching. If you can say the same thing, then you know what I’m talking about—taking a moment to sit and look around as people pass by on a busy day at the park, the airport, or maybe even the coffee shop. We may wonder, “What is their story?” If you are not a...

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The Gift of the Holy Spirit

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us (Romans 5:5).  We have the Holy Spirit as a gift in our hearts.  Sometimes we forget or do not realize the gifts which God has given to us.  Of course, we...

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A Witness at Home

…Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.   Mark 5:19. Jesus said these words to a man that he had healed from demon possession and who now understood that Jesus as his Savior had healed his heart by removing his sins....

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Signs of Christmas

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness. Psalm 89:15, 16 My first Christmastime in Zambia was hot, hot, hot, and humid. The weather was unrelenting for three...

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Please Pass

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 Thanksgiving Day is one of several holidays celebrated in both America and Canada. Thoughts of family and friends gathered around food-laden tables come to mind. Usually the noise level is loud and...

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Choose me, choose me!

When is the last time you said or thought those two words?  Was it at elementary school recess when teams were being selected for kickball, baseball, or another game?  Oh, wasn’t it such a wonderful feeling to be among the first to be selected?  Did you feel badly for the kid...

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Hurry Up and Wait

“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10     Have you ever gone to an amusement park with a young child?  They run from one ride to the next.  In their minds, if they hurry to the next attraction they won’t have to wait to enjoy it.  The line...

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August Prayer

Comforter of the Forgiven, We place into your loving hands our full time missionaries at home and abroad. You have chosen them, placing your name on them. Your promise to never leave or forsake them is sure. Comfort them at all times. Empower them to live for you that lost souls will ask them...

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Comfort, Comfort my People

Comfort, comfort my people,     says your God. 2  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,     and proclaim to her     that her hard service has been completed,     that her sin has been paid for,     that she has received from the Lord’s...

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July Prayer

Lord God, Heavenly King,  The world needs your Word. By your grace, we have your Word in our hearts, in our hands, and on our lips. We have the words of eternal life and your command to speak the words of truth faithfully throughout the world. The ordinary speaking the extraordinary message...

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