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Underappreciated | Jesus, I Need You

When You Feel Underappreciated

When You Feel Underappreciated

Editor’s Note: Have you ever written a letter to Jesus? What other ways can you communicate with Him besides prayer? Jesus, I Need You is a collection of prayers to Jesus, written as letters. Each letter covers a topic or feeling that we all have likely been through before, helping us connect with God more intimately and encourage

The Best Answer to Prayer

The word of the Lord came to [Abraham]… “A son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars — if indeed you can count them.” Then He said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Abram believed

Hard But Good

Part 1 “One thing you lack,” [Jesus] said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor. Then come, follow me.” The man went away sad, because he had great wealth. Jesus [said], “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” — Mark 10:21–23 What is the hardest thing

Belonging

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. —1 John 3:1 (ESV) So what would you like for Christmas?” my father-in-law asked my seven-year-old son, Isaiah. “Come tell me.”
My little boy stood beside his grandfather’s chair. He smiled at Grandpa

I Am the Lord’s Servant

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me –  holy is His name.” – Luke 1:38, Luke

Longing for Real Peace

For a Child is born to us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. — Isaiah 9:6-7 NLT The Jewish people of Jesus’s day who lived under

The heart of the Christmas story

The Heart of the Christmas Story

Editor’s note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturdays with Devotionals Daily. We hope you enjoy reading as well as listening to this version of today’s devotion from Rick McKinley, Chris Seay and Greg Holder, excerpted from their book Advent Conspiracy. The Heart of the Christmas Story God came to the poor — in other words,

An Ordinary Christmas

In the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
— Luke 2:8 Isn’t Christmas the perfect time to flex a little creative muscle? Dreams of sugarplum-frosted trees and perfect parties fill our heads. We plot and plan the perfect gifts. We outdo ourselves with new cookie recipes

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