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The LORD of the Rings

The LORD of the Rings

Prayer is not getting man’s will done in Heaven, but getting God’s will done on earth. It is not overcoming God’s reluctance but laying hold of God’s willingness. — Richard C. Trench Next to Star Wars, my favorite trilogy is the Lord of the Rings. Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, the all-seeing eye of Sauron trying

We Get To Pray

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into Heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just

Loving Your Kids Like Our Good, Good Father Loves Us

As I sit here thinking about how I teach my children about God’s deep love, I find myself in awe. My love is so imperfect… finite where His is infinite! How am I supposed to be able to teach my children about the perfect love of God? God takes my love, despite its imperfections, and

Our God is Compassionate and Gracious

Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday from Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to Today’s devotional from God Has a Name by John Mark Comer. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by asking Alexa to read today’s devotional. Imagine living in the ancient Near East in 1500 BC. You’re a Hebrew,

If He Didn’t Forget, How Could We Pray?

If He Didn’t Forget, How Could We Pray? He Forgot I was thanking the Father today for His mercy. I began listing the sins He’d forgiven. One by one I thanked God for forgiving my stumbles and tumbles. My motives were pure and my heart was thankful, but my understanding of God was wrong. It

Letting Go: My Justice Fantasy

Editor’s note: Wilma Derksen’s world collapsed when her teenage daughter, Candace, was taken hostage and murdered. Through the process of grief and enduring the legal trials that followed the murder, Wilma learned to choose to “let go” and trust God with the outcome. * I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict

Mercy Me!

Ephesians 2:4-5 Mercy The best explanation I’ve heard of the difference between the words grace and mercy is this: Grace means “receiving what is not deserved”; in other words, grace is God’s unexpected blessings on our lives. Mercy means “not receiving what is deserved”; in other words, mercy is God’s amazing compassion on us as

The Prayer God Always Answers

I know a great deal about the mercy of God because I have firsthand experience with the Judge himself. I have stood in the line that leads into His courtroom more than I want to admit. I have found my seat in the crowded gallery and observed for myself how He deals with those who

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