Devotionals

Oct
17
2012

Holy Exchange

 Listen to Isaiah 61:1-3. “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”           In Luke 4:21 after Jesus quoted Isaiah 61, […]
Oct
10
2012

Love

And now remain these three: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love Listen with your spirit to Romans 8:38-39. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, […]
Oct
3
2012

Hope

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. Listen with your spirit to Romans 5:2-5. “…Our [Lord Jesus Christ] … through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice […]
Sep
26
2012

Faith

And now remain these three: faith, hope, and love. Listen with your spirit to 1 Corinthians 2:4-5. “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.” Beloved one, be blessed […]
Sep
19
2012

Right Where You Are

There are all sorts of friends. There are work friends that you don’t interact with much outside the office, church friends, college friends, and long-term friends. Then there are smaller subcategories of friends… the “help-you-move” friends and “take-you-to-the-airport” friends are a rare breed. Everyone needs at least one 3 a.m. friend to call when you […]
Sep
12
2012

Pray For God To Call Out Intercessors

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, Your God reigns. Isaiah 52:7 I have posted watchmen on Your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the […]
Sep
5
2012

Intercessory Worship

Maybe you feel that God promised you something, and it has been too long in coming. Maybe you are feeling desperate and even despairing. Hope deferred makes the heart sick when it is set on our expectations in our time frame. You’ve asked “Why, Lord? Where is it? What’s going on? Why are You silent?” […]
Aug
29
2012

Expect God’s Favor

Psalm 5:12 “For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”           And Job 10:12 “You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.”      Beloved one, know the assurance of your Father’s blessing, his presence, his […]
Aug
16
2012

Fast Of Words: A Different Kind Of Fast

Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. More than once, God has led me to fast of negative, critical, judgmental, and complaining words. Why a fast of words? Is that a legitimate application of fasting? The Hebrew word fast means to cover the mouth. […]
Aug
8
2012

Praying The 23rd Psalm For Others

To enter the sheepfolds of the Middle East, a shepherd’s sheep had to pass under his rod for him to inspect their condition up close. The shepherd would tend to any obvious needs one by one. Then when all the sheep were in the fold, he lay down across the opening with his own body. […]
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