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In Jesus' Name

Praying In Jesus’ Name

Praying In Jesus’ Name

Praying His Name in Vain “In the name of Jesus.” These are the words that tell us when someone is about to finish praying. Or, are they more than that? While we all pray in the name of Jesus, it can be easy to neglect what that really says about our prayers. Praying in this

Striving: Commit Your Way to the Lord

Today’s devotional is from Jesus Lives by Sarah Young. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer

Lord, I Need Help

Life is a gift, albeit unassembled. It comes in pieces, and sometimes it falls to pieces. Part A doesn’t always fit with part B. The struggle is too great for the strength. Inevitably, something seems to be missing. The pieces of life don’t fit. When they don’t, take your problem to Jesus. Mary, the mother of Jesus, did. On the

Where Does Your Gaze Fall?

What are you thinking about and focusing on? Who or what captivates your attention? Where does your gaze fall? Is it mostly on you or on Jesus? This is an important question for you because if your focus is on you, it will eventually create division among those around you. Selfishness is at the heart of almost every bit

Surely God Is Good

Surely God is good. – Psalm 73:1 God is good! But is someone trying to convince you He isn’t? That He doesn’t have your best interest in mind? That He’s somehow holding out on you? We’re never more vulnerable to this temptation than when our hearts are broken, when we cry out to God only to have Him remain silent.

Come to Me in Your Weakness

Come to Me when you are weak and weary. Rest snugly in My everlasting arms. I do not despise your weakness, My child. Actually, it draws Me closer to you, because weakness stirs up My compassion—My yearning to help. Accept yourself in your weariness, knowing that I understand how difficult your journey has been. Do not compare yourself with others,who seem to skip

Our Top Five Temptations

What are the top five self-reported temptations in America? According to a Barna survey: 1. Sixty percent of Americans are often or sometimes living in a state of noticeable and debilitating temptation to anxiety or worry, and the fear and dysfunction that usually come with it. The younger you are, the more probable it is that you are

Faith: Stay the Course

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. – 1 Corinthians 16:13 In less than a week, I was exhausted from the chemotherapy. Sometimes I was able to get up and take a sponge bath; other times it took all I had to go to the bathroom or brush my

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