Getting Back Up

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DAILY VERSE

…for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

Proverbs 24:16

 

DEVOTION

We all make mistakes, stumbling is inevitable. But it’s that we get back up that makes all the difference. Whether through God’s strength or you own, having the will to learn from your mistakes and move forward takes courage and glorifies God.

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Heavy Heart?

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DAILY VERSE

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Psalms 94:19

 

DEVOTION

When your heart is bogged down with the cares of this world, God is there to comfort you. His love will carry you through as He gives you a peace that rivals human understanding.

Leave it Behind

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DAILY VERSE

For each will have to bear his own load.

Galatians 6:5

 

DEVOTION

We may not realize how much baggage we end up carrying on a daily basis, our sins build up over time. The good news is this; Jesus Christ paid the price, He cleared our sin debt by dying on a cross. Leave the baggage you’ve accumulated behind, live a life that honors the sacrifice Jesus made for you.

 

 

Walk the Walk…

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DAILY VERSE

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

 

DEVOTION

When I’ve related past experiences to my children, it’s because I’ve made the mistakes and my hopes are that they will not repeat them. Jesus walked on this earth, He knows the struggles mankind faces first hand. His strength abounds, rely on Him and He will get you through the deepest waters.

Always!

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DAILY VERSE

I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Psalms 116:1-2

 

DEVOTION

Why is it that during difficult times we always seem to ask, “God, do you hear my prayers?” When we’re prosperous we assume God is fully blessing us, but when trials come, we wonder if he’s listening. God is always aware and always involved for our good. We can have confidence in that, always!

Set Free!

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DAILY VERSE

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:1

 

DEVOTION

Similar to a shackled prisoner being set free, we have choices to make daily. Do we go back to our old ways or do we live under the freedom we’ve been given in Christ Jesus? For every temptation, Christ provides a way out. Live free with an eternal perspective, stay focused on the one who set you free.

Out of Reach

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DAILY VERSE

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

Acts 4:12

 

DEVOTION

It’s really sad that so many people assume that by being a good person or doing good things, they’ve secured a spot in heaven. I’ve known some of the most awesome and generous people who, in my mind, display all of the outward characteristics of a “good Christian”, yet they don’t believe. The Bible is clear; if you do not accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, heaven is beyond your reach. This should burden the believer with a desire to share their faith with those who have not yet met Jesus.