Friday, February 28, 2014

DAILY VERSE
…But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” ” ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”
Mark 9:23
 
DEVOTION
You can kind of sense Jesus questioning the father of the demon possessed child, “You must not realize you’re in the presence of God?” We have to realize that there is nothing too big for God! From the smallest to the biggest problem in your life, trust that God can and will lead you out of it! 
 
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

DAILY VERSE
Does not my word burn like fire?” says the LORD. “Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock to pieces?
Jeremiah 23:29
 
DEVOTION
God has given us his word as a constant companion, similar to the way he settled on his people throughout their trek through the desert as they traveled to the land God promised them. In a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, imagine that! God’s word is just as powerful today if we dive into it daily. Laying down your own life to follow Christ whole wholeheartedly is not easy, it takes faith, self control, and perseverance. The rewards are amazing!
 
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DAILY VERSE
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”–which is the first commandment with a promise–
Ephesians 6:1-2
 
DEVOTION
The greatest gift you can give your children is discipline and teaching them respect. So often now we see children who have no direction and no respect for adults. The greatest compliment a mother or father can get is that their children are well behaved and respectful. Children are a direct representation of their parents. By being a godly example and teaching our children in the good and right things, they will grow up to be good and righteous themselves. 
 
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DAILY VERSE
Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored, just like the other one!
Matthew 12:13
 
DEVOTION
Jesus performed many miracles. If you notice in most, there was a call to action, a testing of that persons faith. When Jesus asked the man with the withered hand to hold it out, it was his initial belief that showed his faith. At that moment his hand continued to stretch out and was healed. Jesus expects the same thing from us. If we are to see the miraculous in our lives, we too have to step out in faith.
 
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Monday, February 24, 2014

DAILY VERSE
They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do?
John 6:30
 
DEVOTION
We, as humans, can’t help but see things in the physical realm. We look for miracles and can’t find them, and when they’re right in front of our face we fail to recognize them. Life is not a magic act, where God constantly pulls rabbit’s out of his hat to the wonder of the human race. Miracles come in many forms, small and large. Life in itself is a miracle! To see God for who he is, you can’t put him in a human box. 
 
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Friday, February 21, 2014

DAILY VERSE
… “I was found by people who were not looking for me. I showed myself to those who were not asking for me.” – Romans 10:20
 
DEVOTION
So many people stumble through life trying to find fulfillment in all the wrong ways. You here the cliche that we all have a God shaped hole in our lives and nothing can fill that space except for God. I find that to be true in so many ways. You see people that have everything that are completely unhappy and people that have next to nothing, but have Christ in there life, are completely happy. God persistently seeks the broken hearted and the lost, he reveals himself in so many ways. For those that find him, a life fulfilled!
 
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

DAILY VERSE
Listen! I, Paul, tell you this: If you are counting on circumcision to make you right with God, then Christ will be of no benefit to you.
Galatians 5:2
 
DEVOTION
Sounds kind of crude, but what Paul was saying is that simply “acting” like a Christian won’t cut it. There’s an acronym for part timers called CEO Christians, who go to church on Christmas and Easter Only. Following Jesus Christ is much more than simply “going” to church. It’s becoming part of it, participating in it, digging deep into his word, and having a relationship with him. “Saying” you are a Christian is much different than “being” a follower of Jesus Christ.
 
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