Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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.

From the Heart: Marriage

From the Heart: Marriage

A good marriage requires much love and giving by both parties. All too often when the rosy glow of romance has faded to a deeper purple of reality, some of the sweetness that accompanies courtship is lost in the bitter experiences of life. The faults of each mate are magnified and become as obvious as their virtues.

From the Heart: Run With Endurance

From the Heart: Run With Endurance

At one point I was so tired I could hardly keep up. But I was afraid to slow down thinking they might lose me in the dark. Our two hour fishing trip turned into four and a half hours and when I finally saw the head lights on the truck and mom standing there waiting I had never been so glad of anything in my life.

From the Heart: Remembering

From the Heart: Remembering

Like married couples remembering back, we can recall God’s work, his great victories and his promises and proofs of his great love toward his people. Forgetting, on the other hand, almost amounts to treason. If one person forgets the all-important anniversary, tears and anger may follow.

From the Heart: Looking Above the Tumult

From the Heart: Looking Above the Tumult

There is little doubt that today’s world is in revolt against God. The powers of evil seem greater and louder than the forces for righteousness. But we need not be depressed by these frightening facts. God is on His throne.

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