Worship Him!

DAILY VERSE

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

Psalm 100:4

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DEVOTION

There are many ways to worship God. We can worship Him by checking our attitudes. We can worship Him in thanksgiving for what He’s done and what He will do. Worship shifts our focus, giving us eyes to see God’s goodness and a heart that’s grateful for all He’s done and yet to do.

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Nothing is Impossible!

DAILY VERSE

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58

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DEVOTION

God has a purpose for the pain you are experiencing while you wait. Waiting is the hardest part when seasons of trials enter into your life. But in these times it’s important to well up every ounce of courage and every bit of strength you’ve got, to stand unmoveable as the Enemy lobs arrows of anxiety, fear, and doubt at you.

God will overcome, He is the God of the impossible!

 

In the day of my trouble…

DAILY VERSE

In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.

Psalm 86:7

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DEVOTION

When we’re sick or injured we head straight to see a doctor. We do that because we know he or she has the education necessary to hold that position, and we know they will help us. This is the same reason we go to God with our concerns. Not that He needs an eduction, He’s God, but we know, in any circumstance, God has dominion over all things, and through Him we can be healed and our circumstances improved.

God can!

 

“Not on My Watch!”

DAILY VERSE

“I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.”

Matthew 16:18

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DEVOTION

Societal norms have swayed over the last 20-30 years. It makes one wonder if Christian persecution will one day succeed in pushing the church into the shadows. But God plainly says, “Not on my watch!”

We must take the Bible literally and live accordingly.

 

A Prison of Hurt

DAILY VERSE

And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?

Matthew 18:33

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DEVOTION

Jesus often spoke in parables to illustrate how we should react in different situations. This parable involves a man who owes a debt so high he could never pay it off. After being forgiven of his debt, this man goes and demands that a debt that is owed to him be paid in full. He ultimately ends up in prison.

Our unpayable debt has been paid in full by Jesus. Knowing that we should approach others with the same level of forgiveness. Unforgiveness is a trap, it will ultimately result in prison of hurt. 

 

This is My Story…

DAILY VERSE

And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

Psalm 50:15

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DEVOTION

It would be strange to say, “I know that the current pain and suffering I’m going through will end at some point, but gee-whiz God, I’d just like to say thanks for the chaos.”  We’re not supposed to ignore our trials. We’re supposed to petition God for guidance and strength. When we obediently navigate them and God finishes his work, we’re supposed to glorify Him by relaying the details of our journey to others.

 

He is our Advocate!

DAILY VERSE

Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.

Psalm 73:23

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DEVOTION

I’ve faced some amazingly tough obstacles and heart-wrenching disappointments in my life. I’ve spent times clinging to Jesus’ robe and I’ve spent time where I relied on my own strengths. One thing has been constant though; when the bottom falls out I’ve always reached for Christ’s hand because I know He loves me and He is my hope in all things. Never forget that Jesus is our rock and nothing is ever so big that He cannot easily conquer it.