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Joy

Posted on Mar 29 , 2013 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.” Psalms 34:5 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT There is an epidemic of shame. Why is it that we who have been called by Christ, we who have had our sins forgiven, we who have been […]

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Your Deepest Care

Posted on Mar 28 , 2013 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. I Peter 5:7 (NIV) TODAY’S THOUGHT Why is it we feel we need to minimize our pain? Where did we get the idea that we would become a burden to God? How did we come to believe that it is unspiritual to […]

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Truly Forgiven

Posted on Mar 27 , 2013 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is […]

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Filled With The Spirit

Posted on Mar 26 , 2013 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit’s power.” Luke 4:14 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT When I read today’s passage I can’t help but think, “If Jesus needed to be filled with the Holy Spirit, shouldn’t I be?” Paul writes about this very thing. He writes, “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads […]

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Forgiveness

Posted on Mar 25 , 2013 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.” Proverbs 28:13 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT There is a price to pay for concealing our sin. A guilty conscious can lead to a downward spiral of fear, anger or shame. Unforgiveness can result in […]

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Awestruck

Posted on Mar 22 , 2013 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, ‘Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m too much of a sinner to be around you.’ For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him.” Luke 5:8-9 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT […]

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We Live By Faith

Posted on Mar 21 , 2013 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “For we live by believing and not by seeing.” II Corinthians 5:7 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT We live by faith. I sometimes wonder what was wrong with the disciples? They were with Jesus. They saw Him everyday, they saw the miracles, they heard the teachings, and yet, how many times did Jesus have to […]

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Never Abandoned

Posted on Mar 20 , 2013 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “The LORD will not abandon his people – for it has pleased the LORD to make you his very own people.” I Samuel 12:22 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT I don’t know how it could be any clearer, yet if you struggle, as I have, with issues of shame and abandonment, this verse will seem […]

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Praise God

Posted on Mar 19 , 2013 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “With all my heart I praise the LORD, and with all that I am I praise his holy name! With all my heart I praise the LORD! I will never forget how kind he has been. The LORD forgives our sins, heals us when we are sick, and protects us from death.” Psalms […]

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Free

Posted on Mar 18 , 2013 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE “And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you.” Romans 8:2 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT Some phrases have the power to change everything about the way we live. Today’s verse has that ability. Paul is saying that when we came to Christ, we became a child of God […]