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Throw It Off

Posted on Aug 31 , 2011 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1 (NIV) TODAY’S THOUGHT Paul uses the analogy of running a race to describe […]

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All Your Heart

Posted on Aug 30 , 2011 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) TODAY’S THOUGHT Have you ever really sought after something? Really longed to find it? When it is important to us, it is amazing to see how serious we can get. This is how God wants […]

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Real Wisdom

Posted on Aug 29 , 2011 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.- But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full […]

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Love Yourself

Posted on Aug 26 , 2011 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:39 (NIV) TODAY’S THOUGHT The first part of this passage is about loving God with our whole heart, soul and strength. The second part was to love others in the way we love ourself. I understand the “love God” part. I […]

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Don’t Judge, Love Instead

Posted on Aug 25 , 2011 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.  And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?” Matthew […]

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Take Courage

Posted on Aug 24 , 2011 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’” Matthew 14:27 (NIV) TODAY’S THOUGHT Have you ever been afraid? I mean afraid for your life? If so, you know how Jesus’ disciples felt. Jesus sent them on ahead in the boat while He went to the mountain to […]

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The War Is Over

Posted on Aug 23 , 2011 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.  For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin.” Romans 6:6-7 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT It is hard to believe […]

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Be Still Before Him

Posted on Aug 22 , 2011 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.” Psalms 37:7 (NIV) TODAY’S THOUGHT How much time do you spend meditating in the presence of God? That is to stop everything and spend quiet time before Him. This is more difficult than it seems. It does not matter if you have read […]

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Denial

Posted on Aug 19 , 2011 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “Peter declared, ‘Even if everyone else deserts you, I will never desert you.’ Jesus replied, ‘I tell you the truth, Peter—this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.’ – “Peter swore, ‘A curse on me if I’m lying—I don’t know the man!’ And immediately […]

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Go And Do The Same

Posted on Aug 18 , 2011 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt deep pity. Kneeling beside him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with medicine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. – Now go […]