Jesus: Our Intimate Friend | Devotional by Charles Stanley – Christian Article

Read: Matthew 26:47-50 I’ve counselled plenty of people who argue that they are not worthy of God’s love. Of all the passages I could point to that describe the Lord’s devotion, today’s is the one I think best showcases the unqualified friendship He offers His followers—even when they become wayward. The night before His crucifixion, Jesus was praying at Gethsemane when Judas Iscariot approached with a band of men. The betrayer stepped forward and kissed the Lord. And what was…

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Thoughts about God Daily Devotional by John Grant – Christian Article

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:34-40 The first month of the year is the month of resolutions, most broken by the second month of the year. What are your resolutions? Maybe they are things…

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God Supports Your Every Need as You Follow Jesus – Christian Article

“May the God of peace . . . equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”Hebrews 13:20–21 (NIV) God gives you everything you need to succeed in your life with Jesus. The writer of Hebrews refers to this as equipping, and it’s similar to providing a sports team with the necessary training and equipment to succeed.…

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Peace of Mind | Thoughts about God by Helen Lescheid – Christian Article

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 Jesus offers us peace—the peace with God which he made possible through his death on the cross; the peace of God which fills our hearts with quiet confidence even when life is tough. But why do so many of us not experience this peace of heart…

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Peeking into God’s Mind | Devotional by Marily Ehle – Christian Article

“How precious are your thoughts concerning me, O God! How vast is the sum of them.”  Psalm 139:17 Many of us bask in the knowledge of God’s presence with us. We find comfort in words like, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” We imagine Jesus’ still-tentative disciples finding hope in the words, “Surely I am with you always.”  Our hearts ponder and cling to his always-abiding presence. But the Hebrew psalmist gives us a fresh glimpse into God’s…

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New Isn’t Always Comfortable | Devotional by Marilyn Ehle – Christian Article

“(What I have done in the past) is nothing compared to what I’m going to do! I’m going to do a brand new thing.”Isaiah 43:18-19 (Life Application Bible) As we contemplate the freshness of a new year, we’re tempted to quickly rejoice over God’s words to Israel. Who would not want to be part of God’s “brand new thing”? We get excited as we pray for and anticipate a new work of God in our lives and in the world.…

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What Matters Most for the New Year – Christian Article

Moving into a new year isn’t as simple as merely turning the page on a calendar. Sometimes, instead of an organized list of plans and goals the new year looks like a list of question marks. The things of life don’t always fall neatly into place with everything sorted and resolved according to our best laid plans. When we turn a calendar page and a brand new year stares back, it reminds us how little we know about what tomorrow…

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Hidden hopes – Lucy Mills – Christian Article

Do you like to make New Year’s resolutions? Do you make them, then break them? Perhaps you avoid them, because you don’t want to feel disappointed. In January the earth lies dormant. We rely on hope in January, then on into February, to see us through – before we start tapping our feet, impatient for spring. We scour the ground for the first shoots from bulbs we planted last year. Sometimes winter feels so long. Yet under the earth these…

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God Blesses You | Devotionl by Charles Spurgeon

“You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 All year round, every hour of every day, God is richly blessing us. He blesses us when we sleep, and when we wake His mercy is upon us. The sun may leave us a legacy of darkness, but our God never ceases to shine on His children with beams of love. Like a river, His loving kindness is always flowing, with a fullness…

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Thoughts about God by Gail Rodgers

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8 As we cross the threshold into a new year and begin putting one foot in front of the other, we can feel the tenuous shakiness of change all around us. Yet as we look forward, with that familiar mix of anticipation and uncertainty, we can find a quiet place to rest our hope and steady our step. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever!” What an…

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I am Doing a New Thing

“This is what the Lord says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:16,18-19 Thought The year is gone, finished, past. We cannot reclaim it or undo it. We cannot rest on the great distance it has brought us. If tomorrow dawns, it will be another day,…

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The Road Less Traveled | Devotional by Kristi Huseby

“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. . . Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for?” Matthew 16.24-26 (MSG) Long ago, when I…

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