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Believing and Listening

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

Sharing Holy Christmas Joy

Sharing Holy Christmas Joy

A Legacy of Joy The memory of one who lived with integrity brings joy. — Proverbs 10:7 VOICE We’re in that season when families travel great distances to reconnect, share long conversations, eat meals, carry out traditions, and reminisce about relatives that the little ones never got to meet. Maybe your grandfather passed away years

He Entered the Mess

He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was obviously pregnant by this time. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born; and she gave birth to her first child, a Son. She wrapped Him in a blanket and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room

Giving Thanks for Blessings

A Reflex Action The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my Savior. — 2 Samuel 22:2–3, 2 Samuel 22:47 We are concerned about a person or situation. We pray

Hannah’s Request

Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the LORD… I rejoice in Your salvation.” — 1 Samuel 2:1 When have you really wanted something? We all know what it feels like to long for something desperately, for something, such as a life-giving job, a significant other, a repaired relationship, a sense of purpose, or

Beloved: The Story of Aksah

Beloved: The Story of Aksah

Editor’s note: Beloved is a unique devotional filled with the stories in the Bible about girls and women that will uplift and inspire you. * And Caleb said, ‘I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.’ — Joshua 15:16 Sometimes her name is spelled Achsah or

Choose Your Words Wisely

Read Proverbs 16:16-33 Children say cruel things to each other. Very few of us escape our school years without getting our feelings hurt over something another child said to us. Often as children, we were taught to respond to a verbal barb by saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never

The Good Shepherd

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs Know that the Lord is God It is He who made us, and we are His; We are His people, the sheep of His pasture — Psalm 100:2-3 Read Psalms 100–102 We come across another lament of an afflicted man in Psalm 102. Deep and

The Purpose of Prayer & Why We Pray | Mark Batterson

What Is the Purpose of Prayer?

“This happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” – John 9:3 The primary purpose of prayer is not to change circumstances; the primary purpose of prayer is to change us! But either way, the chief objective remains the same: to glorify God in any and every situation.  My friends John and

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