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The Opposite Life: Strong vs Weak

The Opposite Life: Strong vs Weak

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for

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Being Unoffendable: The Ridiculous Idea

  Okay. So this may sound like the dumbest thing you’ve ever read, but here goes: You can choose to be “unoffendable.” I actually heard a guy say this at a business meeting. That is striking to me for a few reasons: (1) I’d never, ever thought about that before; (2) I remember something from

Prayer as Pride

If you walk with God long enough, someday you’ll respond to His prompting like this: “You want me to do what?!” Out of nowhere, He’ll want you to move across the country, or even to the other side of the world. He’ll want you to sell your business or start a new one. He may

You Are Not Defined By What You Achieve

  Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. — Proverbs 16:18 So many of us try to define ourselves by our accomplishments, to find our worth in what we’ve done, instead of in whom we belong to. We want to let our achievements, our victories, our trophies, our wins to define us

Humility Matters When We Pray

Prayer that storms the gates of Heaven doesn’t have to be fancy or long or filled with Bible verses. In fact, I almost wonder if it needs words at all. It really is a heart’s cry, isn’t it? And one wrapped in complete humility. Recently, I spoke at a Christian gathering that was multigenerational, multiracial,

Jesus Said, "Become Like Little Children" | Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas

Jesus Said, “Become Like Little Children”

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Sacred Parenting by Gary L. Thomas – and don’t miss our exclusive $5 deal on the book! Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill and then prompting, “Alexa, ask

Pride is the root of every sin

Pride: Evaluating Your Focus

Editor’s Note: Today’s devotional is excerpted from A Jane Austen Devotional, beginning with this selection from Pride and Prejudice. * “Pride,’’ observed Mary, who piqued herself upon the solidity of her reflections, “is a very common failing I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed, that human nature

Judging Others Hastily

Editor’s Note: Today’s devotional is excerpted from A Jane Austen Devotional, beginning with this selection from Pride and Prejudice. * * * Mr. Bingley was good looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance and easy, unaffected manners. His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely looked the gentleman; but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room

Core of My Being

Where Is Your Hope?

I am rich, yet frequently oblivious to my wealth. What would my Lord whisper into my opulent life? Let’s turn the corner and ask a penetrating question. How do the things you possess, the symbols of your success, affect your attitude toward yourself? Do your possessions lead to humble gratitude toward the Giver, or do you detect ego inflation

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