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Death Is Temporary

Death Is Temporary

Death has been swallowed up in victory. — 1 Corinthians 15:54 NIV Barring the return of Christ, you will have one final moment… a last gasp, a final pulse. Your lungs will empty, and your blood will still. What will you be after you die? Answers vary, but Christianity posits a startling idea: “Death has been

Jesus: The Lamb of God

A person is not held accountable for operating-table thoughts. The same rule goes for dental chairs and delivery rooms. On any occasion when people stick needles in your arm, fingers in your mouth, or scalpels into your skin, the patient is not penalized for bizarre imaginings. At least that is the justification I give to

Daily Nourishment

When you submit your life to Christ, your spirit comes to life. You are born anew, and your spirit is connected to God’s Spirit. From that moment on, there is a war going on within you. Paul calls it a battle between your flesh and your spirit. By flesh, he’s not talking about your skin.

5 Bible Stories, 5 Prayers

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

Do The Heart Work: Examine and Confess

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. — Reinhold Niebuhr One fateful day in June, I found myself poring over volumes of photos on my computer. I was on a tight project deadline, so naturally, scrolling

Debt Up to Our Ears and How to Pray About it

3 Devotions and Prayers to Fight Off Financial Anxiety What the Word Says: Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks.  — Philippians 4:6 NCV According to a recent poll, money is the number one stressor among Americans. Among those surveyed, more than 40 percent reported feeling

We Aren’t the First People to Struggle With Prayer

It’s not that we don’t pray at all. We all pray some. On tearstained pillows we pray. In grand liturgies we pray. At the sight of geese in flight, we pray. Quoting ancient devotions, we pray. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. We pray when the lump is deemed malignant. When the money

3 Devotions You Can Read In 3 Minutes from Anne Graham Lotz

The Right Way For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. — Psalm 1:6 Sometimes as I think about the accomplishments of others, just for a moment I wonder, What if…? But then, almost immediately, I’m reminded that God has given me my own unique

Prayer That Aligns with Jesus’ Heart

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. — 1 John 5:14 NIV A friend sent me a pretty graphic with the statement “Those who put everything in God’s hands eventually see God’s hand in everything.” I’ve also heard, “Pray and pay

I’m Scared to Pray Boldly

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. — James 5:16 Sometimes I’m scared to pray boldly. It’s not at all that I don’t believe God can do anything. I absolutely do. I’m a wild-about-Jesus girl. Wild in my willingness. Wild in my obedience. Wild in my adventures with God. So my hesitation

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