Category Archives: devos

A Radical Makeover

The talk show host introduced his next guest. A star I hadn’t seen for several years bounced from behind the curtain.  “Is that really her?” I wondered, searching the perfect face for familiar characteristics. Modern surgical techniques had eliminated the … Continue reading

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Prayer for Revival

It is time for you to act, Lord; your law is being broken. Psalm 119:126 If there was ever a need to pray for revival it’s today. A revival is a time of quickening or impartation of life. As God … Continue reading

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Fear Keeps People in Boxes

E. Stanley Jones makes the point that Christians are people of the long view. By long view, he means that we plan not only how to live today, but tomorrow and for eternity. Our big enemy in long-view planning is … Continue reading

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God Takes Specific Interest in Nobodies

God chooses nobodies – if ever there was good news for humanity, this is it. Continue reading

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Fearless Faith

John Wesley, on his sea voyage to Georgia in 1736, faced extreme fear. Waves as big as mountains threatened to drown the ship and everybody on it. Day after day, water spilled over the sides. He was sure all on board … Continue reading

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The Secret to Happiness in 2017

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Every year a guru of one sort or another comes along to share a great secret with the world. The secret to health and long life . . . The secret to amassing a fortune  . . . The secret to looking 30 … Continue reading

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The Fingerprint of God

One of the ways God reveals himself to us is through His creation – everything we see around us in the natural world, including our own bodies. “By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people … Continue reading

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God Hears

Once upon a time in Israel, well before the time of Christ, a young woman named Hannah prayed for a child, in particular, a son. Hannah had expected to become pregnant soon after marriage to Elkanah, a very devout man. She … Continue reading

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Humility and Pride: Two Responses to the Cross

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Humility acknowledges the sufferings of Jesus and accepts that He suffered for us. Pride glosses over His sufferings and refuses to think about them. Humility acknowledges that only the cross erases sin. Pride says, “There are many ways to holiness. I’m not … Continue reading

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The Problem of Guilt

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Sometimes we disappoint – bad behavior, unkind attitudes, unintentional missteps or outright sin – we slip up and our actions give others cause to say, “Huh. She’s not much of a Christian!” We’ve all been there. Some are gifted with the ability to shake off … Continue reading

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