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I Am the Lord’s Servant

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

The Great Exchange

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage; rather, He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. — Philippians 2:5-7 Jerushah

Thanksgiving Lessons

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted… — Psalm 34:18 (NIV) Evie wasn’t friendly or accommodating like the other servers at the Waffle House. The day before Thanksgiving, when she charged me $1.70 for an ounce of milk for my coffee, I slapped a couple of choice labels on her too. “Grumpy” was my favorite.
“You

Believing and Listening

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

Finding Joy: Laughter in Her Old Age

Finding Joy: Laughter in Her Old Age

Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” — Genesis 21:3, Genesis 21:6 Think about laughter you’ve heard in the past few days. Maybe unbridled laughter of joy, or a bitter laughter of heartache. Maybe

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