Poured Out Like Water | Easter Devotional by Charles Spurgeon – Christian Article

“I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.” Psalm 22:14 Did heaven or Earth ever witness a sadder spectacle? In soul and body, our Lord felt Himself to be weak as water poured out on the ground. Placing of the cross in its socket shook Him with great violence, strained all His ligaments, pained every nerve, and more or less dislocated His bones. Burdened with His own weight, the glorious sufferer felt the strain…

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God’s Blessings | Devotional by Alec Niemi – Christian Article

As a Pastor I quite often get requests to bless many things including homes, babies, jobs and even a child’s kitten once. From a Biblical perspective a blessing is an indication or a mark of God’s relationship with an individual or a select group of people. When a person or group is blessed it is receiving God’s grace upon them. When I do a prayer of blessing I always pray for the individual, be it in of the home, the…

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Inner Peace | Thoughts about God Devotional by Gail Rodgers – Christian Article

“You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is focused on you because He trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 We all need two kinds of peace in our lives. We need inner peace, and we also need outer peace with others. God addresses both. He tells us what to do to find both. Inner peace begins with a relationship with God, and it continues as we focus on His strength and allow Him to fill us. We can exchange…

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What Matters to You Matters to God – Christian Article

The first miracle of Jesus was at a wedding—no small event.  For several days, there was gift-giving, speech making, food-eating, and wine-drinking.   Hospitality was a sacred duty  The absence of wine was a social embarrassment.  Mary asks her son to help, and he tells her that his “time has not yet come.” But he changed his plan to meet the needs of his friends. This miracle tells us that what matters to you matters to God. You are his child.…

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Things You Can Count On! – Christian Article

Things You Can Count On! There will always be a grace that is sufficient; a mercy that endures; an atoning blood that cleanses; a hope that doesn’t disappoint; a love that never fails; a purpose that works all things together for the good; a peace that passes understanding; a joy unspeakable; a kingdom unshakable; a foundation indestructible; a High Priest who prays; a Savior who lives; a Spirit who comforts; a Father who cares. “Therefore, we who have fled to…

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God’s Sufficiency Exceeds our Needs – Christian Article

For every need, there is a name of God that meets the need.  Our lack is perfectly engineered to magnify His perfect sufficiency.  The great I AM stands ready with His supply from His eternal riches.  His infinite supply magnifies in bold relief our complete dependence on Him. It is not I, but Christ.  Celebrate how he reveals himself to you this week in his names. When we need a hug, Abba-Father takes us in His arms to love us…

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The Trustworthy Character of God – Christian Article

Read: 2 Samuel 7:21-22 Whom do you trust? It isn’t easy to find many people who are true to their word. At some point, we all learn the hard way that anyone other than almighty God can disappoint us. Let’s look at the Lord’s character to discover why He can be trusted. He is the one true God. Back in Old Testament times, it was common for people to actually carve and worship a false god. Today, it is more…

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Yielded Heart | Devotional by Kathy Cheek – Christian Article

Why is it so hard to surrender and yield to a high and Holy God, who is our Abba Father? Yield:To relinquish control to someone or something;To give something up to someone else;The opposite of being in control or in charge. Yes, it’s a hard thing to do; but when it’s done, surrender yields a sweet reward of intimacy with the Lord. The relationship between Father and child becomes knit together in strength, trust, and love. That’s when we learn…

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Who Can I Rely On? – Christian Article

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:3-4 People make promises but sometimes they don’t or can’t deliver. This teaches us not to trust others. Unkept promises can happen because of unforeseen circumstances or a weakness in character. God makes promises, too. Except that with him, his words accomplish what he sets out to do. Let…

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When Average Men Follow Christ – Christian Article

“Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”Mark 10:21 Too many Christians have given up on the vision of becoming like Jesus. They know they are sinners saved by grace, but they do not see themselves living out a transformed life. They have accepted the…

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Guard Your Heart | Devotional by Max Lucado – Christian Article

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father encourage you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.”  2 Thessalonians 2:16 (NCV) “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me alone to do all the work?“ (Luke 11:40)…. Martha’s life was cluttered. She needed a break. “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things,” the Master explained to her. “Only one thing is important. Mary has chosen [it]” (Luke 10:41-42). What…

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Run or Help? | by Bill Strom – Christian Article

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”1 Peter 3:9 In 1569, Dirk Willems had a difficult decision to make. Willems was arrested by authorities who thought him a heretic and who jailed him in a high stone tower. Over time he stowed away pieces of cloth until he could make a rope and let himself down the outside wall, only to…

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The Lord Never Changes! | by Katherine Kehler – Christian Article

“I the LORD do not change.” Malachi 3:6 Recently we decided to downsize and reluctantly listed our property on the real estate market. So for the past month we have been sorting through everything: cupboards, closets, shelves, drawers, storage rooms, the garage and barns. Sorting through forty-seven years of stuff and many, many precious memories. Everything has changed -except God. •    Our children have grown and left home. They all have their own wonderful families  now.•    Our home address has…

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The God Who Comforts | Devotional by Charles Stanley – Christian Article

Read: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Look up comfort in a dictionary and you’ll find a definition like “something that promotes a state of ease or provides freedom from pain and anxiety.” But according to God’s Word, when consolation is needed, the only true solution is the indwelling Holy Spirit. In Greek, He is called parakletos, which means “he who stands at one’s side; he who comes to one’s aid.” Believers don’t have to rely on outward remedies or distractions to ease…

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I AM Faithful 2 U Beloved! – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push();   Aug 31 PapaGod n Jesus Heart  ” I AM Faithful 2 U, Beloved. Do you Love Me more than All things?” U R the One I love, Am I the One U Love above ALL? When UR unfaithful to ME–I AM STILL Faithful 2 U, Always–that’s Who I AM! Yet, I will never leave nor forsake U–U can Always come running 2 Me. U can always share UR deepest cares, needs–U can cry…

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Worry Stoppers to Bring Peace – Christian Article

Here are eight worry-stoppers, found in the letters of the word P-E-A-C-E-F-U-L. Pray, first.  “Casting the whole of your care upon Him …” Easy, now.  “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.” Act on it.  Be a doer, not a stewer. Compile a worry list.  Keep a list of things that trouble you.  How many have turned into a reality? Evaluate your worry categories.  Pray specifically about them. Focus on today.  God meets daily needs daily. Unleash a worry…

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