Devotions Archive

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Sharon Jaynes

God’s Glory Revealed To You and Through You

Today’s Truth

Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth – everyone who is called by my name whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made, (Isaiah 43:7, NIV).

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Have you ever wondered why you were created? You were created for God’s glory and to glorify God, (Isaiah 43:7) because it pleased Him to do so (Ephesians 1:5). The concept of glory can be a difficult concept to wrap our human minds around. It seems so otherworldly. We can catch glimpses of its meaning throughout Scripture, but then …

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Gwen Smith

The Worship of Giving

Today’s Truth

Act 4:32 (NIV) All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.

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“What’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is mine.” My husband Brad and I used to joke that this was the unspoken motto of our kids when they were little. Toddlers have no qualms about grabbing a toy, snack, or any random item of interest from other people or pets. It’s rare to see a child share her cherished possessions generously.

It can be hard for …

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Mary Southerland

Coming Out of The Dark, P2

Today’s Truth

Isaiah 45:3 “I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.”

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Children are wonderfully different. When our son, Jered, was nine months old, he began to pull up on every piece of furniture he could find. For weeks, he maneuvered his way around our home until the day he took his first step alone. It was a step of inches, but we celebrated as if he had completed a marathon. On the …

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Sharon Jaynes

Are You Asking God The Wrong Question?

Today’s Truth

Cease striving and know that I am God, (Psalm 46:10, NASB).

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Could it be that we have made our relationship with God far too difficult? We strive so hard to draw closer to the heart of God. And all the while, God’s outstretched hand is reaching to draw us in. Psalm 46:10 reads, “cease striving and know that I am God” (NASB).

Cease striving.

For over a half of a century, I had been striving, pursuing, and seeking God. And like a cat chasing her tail, I had been going in circles. Circling in the …

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Mary Southerland

Coming Out of the Dark, P1

Today’s Truth

I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD (Psalm 40:1-3, NIV).

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Florida is famous for its sinkholes. I personally find them fascinating since I grew up in Texas where most holes are made intentionally

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Sharon Jaynes

Where Are You Going?

Today’s Truth
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life, (John3:16, NASB).

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I was traveling to Canada to speak at a women’s conference. As I approached the passport checker, I held out my little book like a seasoned traveler.

“Are you here for business or pleasure,” the guard asked?

“Well, I’m not sure what to call it.  I’m here for ministry. I’m speaking at a women’s event and it is my pleasure to be here.”

“Where are you going?”

“I’m …

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Friday Friend
Friday Friend

Wow Him

We hope you are enjoying the Girlfriends in God daily devotions.
We (Mary, Sharon, and Gwen) would like to introduce you to some of our special friends. From time-to-time, the Friday devotions will be written by one of our friends in ministry.  We call them our “Friday Friends.”
So grab your Bible and a fresh cup of coffee and drink in the words from our “Friday Friend,” Pam Farrel.

Today’s Truth

Love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

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My husband, Bill, loves his coffee. But along with his love of coffee, Bill also has a habit …

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Mary Southerland

Go For the Gold, P2

Today’s Truth

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV).

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Someone once said that if God showed us every detail of our lives – all at one time – we would sit down and refuse to face another day. We were not created to be omniscient like God. He reveals our future to us in portions we can digest – like loving parents feeding their child only the type and amount …

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Sharon Jaynes

The Glory Ache

Today’s Truth

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full, (John 10:10 NIV). 

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Most of us come to Christ with a certain “inloveness”—a stirring of emotion mixed with an inexplicable knowing that we’ve discovered our reason for being. But some years into our spiritual journey, the wonder that swelled during the early years ebbs into routine religion laced with busyness. And we secretly question the point of it all. There has to be more than this, we muse. There has to be something more. What am I missing? What’s

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Mary Southerland

Go For the Gold, P1

Today’s Truth

2 Corinthians 1:12 “Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God’s grace.”

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I always look forward to watching the Winter Olympics and am always amazed by the amount of training the athletes are willing to invest in order to win a gold, silver or bronze medal. If Christians were willing to make the same kind of investment in running the race of life, …

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