Devotionals

Do you listen when you pray?

And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. –Romans 8:27 God is looking for people like you and me who will connect with Him in prayer so that He can unleash His power through us. But where […]

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The problems with prayer

For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. –Romans 8:26 If I were to title this devotion, I would call it “The Problems with Prayer.” As believers, you and I know that we are commanded and called to […]

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You can pray with power

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses. –Romans 8:26 Go ahead, you can admit it… prayer is hard work. There is a weakness within us that makes prayer difficult. It is our humanity, our “flesh.” When I start to pray, I can think of about ten other things I could be doing. Does that […]

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Hold onto your hope

We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. –1 John 3:2 Who do you trust when you are in pain or uncertain about life? Now, there are many people who can help us when we hurt. There are pastors, counselors, friends, and others. We need people to hold us up and give us […]

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Teach your children about sin

Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. –Genesis 3:7 One of the results of sin entering the world was shame. Before Adam and Eve sinned, they lived in the purity and innocence and there was no shame. But […]

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The danger of choosing comforts over Christ

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. –Romans 15:1-2 I heard about a church in California back in the 1970s that opened their doors to some kids on […]

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We Never Run Out of God’s Grace

And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. –John 1:16 As human beings, you and I sin. We mess up. In fact, you’ve probably already messed up today! But the Scripture contains an amazing promise for you and me. It’s found in today’s verse. Do you know what “grace upon grace” means? […]

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The blessing of pursuing Jesus

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  –Matthew 6:33 What does your faith look like today?  How relentless are you in your pursuit of Jesus Christ? In Matthew chapter 15, we see how a Canaanite woman relentlessly pursued Jesus to heal her daughter from affliction.  […]

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Does Prayer Really Work?

Do you realize that prayer makes a difference? Dr. Myron Jones shared this truth from the prize-winning physician, Alexis Carrel. In the early 19th century, Dr. Carrel’s research paved the way for organ transplants to start happening. And listen to what this esteemed doctor said regarding prayer:

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How to Overcome Addiction and Sin

I met with a young couple awhile back who shared a beautiful story of how Jesus had broken the power of addiction in their lives. This young man had recently come to Christ and was an alcoholic. He shared, “The moment I came to Jesus Christ, He took away my desire to drink instantly!”

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