The Secret Place

The Secret Place  “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret…”  — Matthew 6:6 ESV  “Therefore, whether the desire for prayer is on you or not, get to your closet at the set time; shut yourself in with God; wait upon Him; […]

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A Low Whisper

A Low Whisper  “And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.”  I Kings 19:12 ESV  “God will speak to the hearts of those who prepare themselves to hear…”  —A.W. Tozer Highs and lows.  One minute we experience a victorious […]

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God Never Wastes a Wound

Day 36  God Never Wastes a Wound  “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness…”  — 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJ  “God uses…weakness, along with other afflictions, as his chisel for sculpting our lives. Felt weakness deepens dependence on Christ for strength each day. The weaker we feel, the harder […]

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The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing  “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  — Proverbs 4:23 NIV  “Satan uses all kinds of weapons to attack our hearts. For me, these attacks often come in the form of some circumstance that leads to disappointment, discouragement, or even disillusionment. In these situations, I […]

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Whatever He Says

Whatever He Says  “His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you,  do it.’”  — John 2:5  “Unless he obeys, a man cannot believe.”  — Dietrich Bonhoeffer  Jesus, his mother, and disciples, were attending a wedding in Galilee when the wine ran out. Not good. Someone had seriously messed up. The Bible identifies […]

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Before the Fall

Before the Fall  “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted,”  — Matthew 23:12 NIV  “…that beating taught me humility in this sense. It taught me never to think that I was better than anyone else. It taught me that on any given day, you can be […]

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Get Up and Get Moving!

Get Up and Get Moving!  “If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.”  — Ecclesiastes 10:18, NIV  “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”  – Wayne Gretzky  It’s been said in different ways by […]

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Choices

“Choose this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”  — Joshua 24:15 ESV  “God develops the fruit of the Spirit in your life by allowing you to experience circumstances in which you’re tempted to express the exact opposite quality. Character development always involves a choice, […]

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If I Just Knew What to Do

If I Just Knew What to Do  “If you leave God’s paths and go astray, you will hear a Voice behind you say, “No, this is the way; walk here.”  — Isaiah 30:21 TLB  “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things …”  […]

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Slightly Bent

Slightly Bent  “…run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus…”  — Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV  “I’m seeing a lot of the problems right now. We’ve got players hurt from time to time, we had a very tough loss in New York, and it kind of gets you to say, ‘what?’ Man, […]

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