Daily Devotional

God Works NOW

God lives, moves, and works in the NOW. “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”—John 11:21 If only. If only God had intervened in time, if only He had acted now and didn’t expect me to be comforted by some future promise of heaven…if only. Martha […]

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Do or Be?

“When all the people heard of Jesus’ arrival, they flocked to see Him and also to see Lazarus, the man Jesus had raised from the dead. Then the leading priests decided to kill Lazarus, too, for it was because of him that many of the people had deserted them and believed in Jesus.” —John 12: […]

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All That Is Important

“His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.”— 2 Peter 1:3 A doctor left a successful practice and six-figure salary to deliver babies in a run-down maternity ward in Moscow. Using her own money to improve […]

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Were You Ever Really Alive?

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.—John 10:10 “Abundant life” is a phrase thrown around by motivational speakers and preachers a lot. But do we really know what that means? Jesus offers […]

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The Difference One Thought Can Make

One thought almost changed everything. “Naaman’s servants went to him and said, ‘My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, “Wash and be cleansed” ‘!”—2 Kings 5:13 Naaman was a powerful man, the commander of the […]

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Show Us the Father

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” – John 14:8-9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father,” may in […]

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Disappointed With God?

“Your will be done.” — Matthew 26:42, Luke 11:2 Those can be hard words to get out. Even Jesus struggled before He prayed to His Father, “Your will be done” in the Garden of Gethsemane. They’re hard because we’re afraid. Afraid that even though we’ve fervently prayed over a certain matter, what we want is […]

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Transformed Dirt

“He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.”— John 9:6-7 Why clay?  Why didn’t Jesus just […]

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Sight but No Vision

“So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.” — Acts 26:19 Helen Keller was once asked what would be worse than being born blind. She quickly replied, “To have sight and no vision.” She was a wise woman. Though she was both blind and deaf, she had discovered one of […]

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Tell Me a Story

“Once again Jesus began teaching by the lakeshore. There was such a large crowd along the shore that he got into a boat and sat down and spoke from there. He began to teach the people by telling many stories.” — Mark 4:1-2  (NLT) Jesus was a storyteller. He knew how to impart lofty ideas, important […]

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