Devotional

Sharing God's Love

Dear God: Everyone's favorite Bible text could be, "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."

Well Connected

Dear God: I’m pretty connected. After all, I work at my computer all day and sometimes into the night and have full access to e-mail.

Deal or No Deal

If my life were on television and people could see how I grasp at things: a nicer car, more furniture, more clothes, etc.

A Radical Idea

Dear God: The law of heaven calls for a radical way of living that turns human logic on its head. It's customary for us to love and value those who treat us well.

New Year, New Heart

Dear God: It's a new year. Thank you for fresh opportunities to live for you and others. In Psalm 65:11, I read "You crown the year with a bountiful harvest."

Guest of Honor

Dear God: The Christmas season is a beautiful time of year. It is the Holiday season—by Your presence, make it also a Holy season.

Attitude of Gratitude

Dear God: This is the time of year that we think about earth's harvest, good food, and being with family. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year in the United States.

I'm Frustrated

Dear God: I’m fat and I’m frustrated—but I guess not quite enough to do anything about it. I cringe every time I hear on the news that Americans are getting fatter...

I Love Fall

Dear God: What a glorious day. The leaves just turning their beautiful colors — gold, red, yellow, burgundy. A walk in the woods with my grandsons turned into a wonderful teaching time and exploration about you and your creation.

Time For School

Dear God: School has started. Today I pray Your very special blessing on all educational institutions.

Sometimes I Doubt

Dear God: I was hit with a surging wave of doubt today. About You. Please forgive me, but I’m sometimes bombarded by the fact that everything about You, every claim You make, is invisible and has to be taken on faith.

My Child Is Hurting

Dear God: It's hard being a parent when I see my child experiencing something painful that I can't do anything about. My son is depressed and lonely. Help him take his medication.

Resurrection Hope

Dear God: Thank you for the Easter season that reaffirms our faith, trust and hope in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He gives us the hope to which we cling—"Because I live—you too shall live."

Exposing Your Grace

Dear God: It's a new day and I thank You for bringing me to it; for the benefits of rest and renewal. I just finished reading about when Jesus healed several people of their physical problems.

 

Our Most Urgent Need

A revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. To seek this should be our first work. There must be earnest effort to obtain the blessing of the Lord, not because God is not willing to bestow His blessing upon us, but because we are unprepared to receive it. Our heavenly Father is more willing to give His Holy Spirit to them that ask Him, than are earthly parents to give good gifts to their children. But it is our work, by confession, humiliation, repentance, and earnest prayer, to fulfill the conditions upon which God has promised to grant us His blessing. A revival need be expected only in answer to prayer.

But near the close of earth's harvest, a special bestowal of spiritual grace is promised to prepare the church for the coming of the Son of man. This outpouring of the Spirit is likened to the falling of the latter rain; and it is for this added power that Christians are to send their petitions to the Lord of the harvest "in the time of the latter rain."

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Worship the Lord

Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.

Let Birds Fly

Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.

Day and Night

Both day and night belong to you; you made the starlight and the sun.

We See Dimly

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.