Thankful Openings

Our devotional today encourages us to be thankful in all things. Me? I’ve heard that phrase so much, it’s kind of lost its meaning and influence, but actually, the Lord is admonishing us to take an appreciative path through our day. In fact, 1Thessalonians 5:18, reads; “In every thing give thanks: for this is theContinue reading “Thankful Openings”

Stand Tall, Shine for All

How can Jesus be ‘the light of the world’, yet there is so much gloom, confusion and spiritual uncertainty (darkness)? Seems as though, like our physical sun, His glory would just illuminate everywhere, huh. Odd that He doesn’t force us to live in His light, in His leadership, and in His ‘no hidden agenda’ willContinue reading “Stand Tall, Shine for All”

Freedom of Commitment

  July 22 I know, ‘commitment’ does not seem like it has anything to do with freedom. Rather, it denotes the exact opposite.  With things of the world, with temporal goals, with tangible life this is certainly true.  It is not about freedom ‘from’ commitment, it is the freedom we obtain ‘of’ the commitment. Today’sContinue reading “Freedom of Commitment”

Presence Presents

July 21 I, for one, am a huge fan of resting, of taking breaks, and even ‘time off’ time.  Longer ones are certainly fulfilling, but even short spontaneous breaks can be so refreshing…  they are kind of little gifts or presents to ourselves. Time with our Lord is identical in that, the longer breaks areContinue reading “Presence Presents”

Get In God’s Face

July 20 The devotion for today may seem like a ‘been there, done that’ expression, but we are encouraged to seek the face of the Lord for all our longings.  Two  things; We are to seek His ‘face’, not His hands, not His hair, not even His strong arms… His face. We are to seekContinue reading “Get In God’s Face”

Expose Your Feelings

July 19 Our devotional today gets right into the middle of our feelings. Not in a hurtful or exciting way, but to help us expose how they directly impact our lives with the Lord.  See, feelings are such a grey-area gateway between our spiritual lives and physical lives, and therein tend to provide confusing signalsContinue reading “Expose Your Feelings”

Close as it Gets

July 18 Acts 17:27-18, Hebrews 11:1 God claims He is close (closer than a brother), and His spirit lives within us. But all too often there are predicaments wherein it feels and seems as though He saw something horrible coming, and took off!  Our devotional today is a wonderful reminder just how close He was, is,Continue reading “Close as it Gets”

Break Time!

July 17Song of Solomon 2:13 (KJV)The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.Sure, who doesn’t like a break? Who doesn’t want some ‘time away’ from the pressures, the tension, the bustling anxiety presented to usContinue reading “Break Time!”

Tea and Sympathy

July 16 Psalm 40:2-3, Psalm 42:5, Psalm 147:11 Today’s devotional encourages us to avoid falling into pitying ourselves and getting lost in ‘our demise’.  Lingering there leads to an ugly darkness and ultimately hopeless depression, separation, and even death.  The key component begins with getting stuck thinking of yourself and your woes, which is aContinue reading “Tea and Sympathy”

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