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God With Us

God With Us

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 I never come to Christmas without thinking of the thousands of people who are lonely and troubled at this time of year. I have had psychiatrists tell me their schedules are overloaded with people who find the

What to Do in Despair or Fear

What to Do in Despair or Fear

Deflect Despair [God] gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV There is a story about Martin Luther going through a period of discouragement and depression. For days his long face graced the family table and dampened the family’s home life. One day his wife came to the breakfast

That First Christmas

So [the shepherds] hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. — Luke 2:16 It would have been logical to expect God to tear open the Heavens and descend to Earth in majesty and power on that first Christmas night — but He didn’t. Instead, on that quiet night in Bethlehem,

Overflowing Joy

But the fruit of the Spirit is… joy. — Galatians 5:22 The word joy has all but disappeared from our current Christian vocabulary. One reason is because we have confused joy with happiness, and have come to believe it is found in pleasure, security, and prosperity. In doing this, however, we have believed a lie that Satan is constantly telling

The Joy of Christmas

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. — Matthew 2:10 Every year people write me saying how much they dread Christmas. often their complaint stems from how busy they will be, or how much money they will spend. Did those wise men who journeyed hundreds of miles across the desert to

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First Day of Advent! A Heavenly Herald

Today is the first day of Advent — the season of waiting, anticipating, preparing, and rejoicing for the coming celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Meditate today on the history-shattering even of the birth of Christ. Start this Advent season with song! What are you doing today to mark the beginning of

Fit For Battle: Put On the Full Armor of God

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. – Ephesians 6:11 Don’t doubt for a moment the devil’s existence, and don’t doubt for a moment that he is your Enemy. Forget the cute cartoon images of an impish figure with a pitchfork and a red

He Will Be Called Wonderful

He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. — Isaiah 9:6 My dictionary defines wonderful as “so unusual or magnificent that it causes wonder and amazement.” What a description of Jesus! First, Jesus was wonderful in His pre-existence. As the perfect man who was also God, He existed from all eternity. Only He is equally at home

Thankful Thursday: A Spirit of Thankfulness

Throughout the month of November, Devotionals Daily will be celebrating Thankful Thursday! Join us every Thursday as we meditate on all of God’s rich blessings in our lives and spend time expressing thankfulness to Him. Prepare your own personal Thankful List, or get our free downloadable Thanksgiving Bible Verses and create a blessings jar that you can

Christ Lives In Me!

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. — Galatians 2:20 Jesus Christ was crucified between two thieves on a rugged cross on Calvary, just outside Jerusalem. Think of it: the very Son of God came down from Heaven and “humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the

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