Daily Devotions

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Fear God…an appropriate response but not if He knows you.

Fear God…an appropriate response but not if He knows you.

Father, indeed, we who love You with all our heart, mind and soul and love our neighbor as ourselves, are not appointed to Your wrath. We know that does not mean that we are protected from the wrath of mankind, where people are capable of heinous crime.

Distress is as certain as the sunrise, too often.

Distress is as certain as the sunrise, too often.

Father, You tell us, over and over, that if we draw near to You, You will draw near to us. Yet, when are facing difficult circumstances, we cry out for your help, forgetting at times, that You completely understand the anguish we are feeling.

How can we possibly be as pure as a newborn?

How can we possibly be as pure as a newborn?

Father, we have learned that "Abba" is translated as Daddy, a term of endearment we use to express love and trust. Has anyone that has embraced a child not understood what a privilege it is to be as "Daddy or Mommy" to a child? There is nothing more tender than a child absorbing the love and embrace of their father or mother.

New Covenant, Old Covenant, what is the difference?

New Covenant, Old Covenant, what is the difference?

You have taught us that the New Covenant is not “in addition” to the Old Covenant, but that it replaces the Old Covenant, yet, we who love You will naturally obey the commandments of our Lord. We do not obey in order to be saved, we obey because we love You and we are saved.

Impatience…the natural state of things?

Impatience…the natural state of things?

Father, we are very impatient, by nature. Not only do we fail to wait upon Your leading but we naturally want to know what tomorrow will bring. You teach us to say "Lord willing" when we announce a goal or a plan of action. That helps remind us that we may make plans but we need to pause and to ask ourselves if we are truly consulting with You, pra [...]

Are you “hanging your head” when you ought to be looking up?

Are you “hanging your head” when you ought to be looking up?

Father, You expect more from those that love You because You empower them. You remind us that You will not forget our work of love that we have advanced in Your name.

Temptation is constant…is there a way out?

Temptation is constant…is there a way out?

Help us today, we pray, to simply turn away from temptation. To yield is to become a victim and to flee from its grasp is Your stated will.

Is serving God risky?

Is serving God risky?

Father, we know there are those who dislike or hate us, especially if we are very public about our commitment to you. You promise to intervene on our behalf, many times without us even knowing we were being persecuted, and You assure us that whether now or later, Your love for us will prevail.

Too busy to interact with God?

Too busy to interact with God?

Help us find time, every day, to focus on Your presence and Your Holy word. May we never stand before You and say we were too busy to talk to You, acknowledge You and seek to know You better. In Christ’s enabling power, guide us to the foot of the Cross that we might worship You in Spirit and in truth.

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