Devotions Archive

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Sharon Jaynes

I’m Believing God!

Today’s Truth
“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe” (Ephesians 1:18-19 NIV).

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In Ephesians 1:13 we read: “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  Having believed, you were marked in him, with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.”  We believed – past tense – and were saved, …

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Mary Southerland

I Need a Friend, Part 5

Today’s Truth
But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.’ When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her (Ruth 1:16-18, NIV).

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Sharon Jaynes

The Power of the Holy Spirit in You

Today’s Truth
Jesus said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you” (Acts 1:8 NIV).

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“I’m not good enough.” Have you ever said or thought those words?

The truth is if you have made Jesus the Lord of your life, then you have the power of the Holy Spirit living in you and working through you. Jesus said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you” (Acts 1:8).  You have God’s incomparably great power at your disposal. “That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in …

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Mary Southerland

I Need a Friend, Part 4

Today’s Truth
But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.’ When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her (Ruth 1:16-18, NIV).

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Sharon Jaynes

God Confidence

Today’s Truth
Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5 NIV).

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Paul said that he “put no confidence in the flesh” (Philippians 3:3).  In other words, he didn’t think that he was good enough because of any particular talent or ability that he had on his own.  But his confidence came from his understanding of who he was as a child of God.  Someone once said, “A man wrapped up in himself makes a pretty small package.”  But a man, or woman, wrapped up in God is an amazing sight to behold.

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Mary Southerland

I Need a Friend, Part 3

Today’s Truth
But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.  Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.’ When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her (Ruth 1:16-18, NIV).

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Sharon Jaynes

Silent Longings

Today’s Truth
She (Hagar) gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me’ (Genesis 16:13, NIV).

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Everyone wants to be noticed, to be cared for, to be loved.  How my heart breaks with David’s words, “No one cares for my soul” (Psalm 142:4).  He is crying out during one of the darkest times in his life and felt all alone in his struggle to survive.  We might expect to hear those words from the crowded city streets …

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Mary Southerland

I Need a Friend, Part 2

Today’s Truth
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.” When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her (Ruth 1:16-18, NIV).

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Sharon Jaynes

Woe is You! Woe is Me!

Today’s Truth
What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.’…The things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean’ (Matthew 15:11,18, NIV).

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All through the Bible we have accounts of God sending men and women out into the world with a message.  Whether it is a message of repentance, judgment, deliverance or hope, God made sure the messengers were placed in strategic moments in time to make an impact on those around them. …

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Gwen Smith

Masterpiece in The Making

Today’s Truth
And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you (Philippians 1:6, AMP).

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It took four years of fresco painting for the Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, and poet Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, to finish the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Commonly known as Michelangelo, his time painting was mostly spent alone, on his back, …

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