Friday, February 22, 2019

From the Heart: Behind Closed Doors

February 15, 2019 by  
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From the Heart: Behind Closed Doors

Imagine the conflicting emotions the disciples must have had on resurrection day before Jesus appeared to them. Their Lord, their leader, their expected king was presumed dead. So when they met, it was in secret, behind locked doors.Yet a stirring of hope had begun in their hearts, for they had heard that the tomb was empty.

From the Heart: God’s Gift of Friendship

February 2, 2019 by  
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From the Heart: God’s Gift of Friendship

There are many pressures that people face in the work place and in life in general. It’s easy to see these days how loneliness can lead to despair. God never intended us to bear these burdens alone. However, it’s hard to realize this when we are in the midst of temptations and trials.

From the Heart: My Hot Rod God

From the Heart: My Hot Rod God

How sad the Lord must feel when we ask Him to step aside from the center of our hearts to make room for a house, a car, a computer or a career or anything else that takes control of our lives. May God give us the strength to overcome!

From the Heart: Missed Opportunities

From the Heart: Missed Opportunities

An opportunist is described as a person who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end. Usually with little or no regard for moral principles. However, a Christian should never fall into that category. They should always be true, honest and loyal to the cause of Christ.

From the Heart: Let Us Adore Him

From the Heart: Let Us Adore Him

I am truly grateful to all of you who take the time to read my devotionals. My prayer is that they will in some way bring you a little closer to our God and one day soon we can all meet around that Great White Thrown of God, there in the presence of our Awesome God, enjoying that beautiful Heavenly Home that Jesus has gone to prepare for us.

From the Heart: Something Worth Dying For

From the Heart: Something Worth Dying For

If we believe most of the news we see and read it would seem that a self-sacrificial attitude is all but lost in today’s society. That we are all out for number one, and nothing here or across the sea is worth dying for. In today’s scripture reading, the three friends of Daniel were willing to be cast in a fiery furnace rather than bow down to pagan gods. To them, the truth was worth dying for!

From the Heart: Giving Thanks

From the Heart: Giving Thanks

Be aware of creation. The sun reminds us of God’s warmth and love. The vastness of space speaks to His infiniteness. The sunrise and sunset reveal the beauty and splendor of His Divine nature. Truly, this should keep us praising the One who not only gives us physical life but who also provides eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.

From the Heart: Complete Trust

From the Heart: Complete Trust

Peter’s faith was strong. He had seen many miracles performed by the Lord so he knew the powers He possessed. At first, he was supernaturally held up as he walked toward Jesus. But then he became preoccupied with his perilous circumstances, the howling wind and the turbulent waves. Fear gripped his heart, and he began to sink.

From the Heart: He Took My Place

From the Heart: He Took My Place

Christ died physically for Barabbas. He died spiritually for everyone else. The Bible says that when we trust and obey we can walk out of the prison-house of death and step into the bright sunlight of forgiveness and freedom. What an amazing truth!

From the Heart: Joy Over Sorrow

From the Heart: Joy Over Sorrow

The homecoming of His saints is precious to the Lord and we should not be selfish, wanting to keep them from His presence. Let’s rejoice that our Savior has taken them safely to glory and that He will return to reunite us with them on that glorious day when the trumpet sounds.

From the Heart: Trust God’s Word

From the Heart: Trust God’s Word

Are you worried about what might happen in the future? If so it’s time to give it over to our almighty God. “Trust in Him!” His Word is true and faithful. Read it, Remember it, and Trust it.

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