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Tagged With: God

Heart Moves

…everyone whose heart God had moved—prepared to go up and build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem. All their neighbors assisted them with articles of silver and gold, with goods and livestock, and with valuable gifts, in addition to all the freewill offerings. Ezra 1:5-6 My devotions this morning took me to Ezra 1, … Continue reading »

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If You’re Happy and You Know It…

[They] wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy.  No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.  Ezra 3:12-13 Have you ever been … Continue reading »

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His Love Endures Forever

This morning’s devotions took me to Psalm 136, and what a rich time of blessing I had in those few moments when I remembered God through this psalm. Psalm 136 speaks of the wonder of God, the majesty of his Plan, the work of His hands, and the hard places of life that exist for … Continue reading »

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Just for Today

Just for today, I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful…  Anonymous Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.  Philippians 4:8  In the circles I … Continue reading »

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A Sometimes Confusing Gift

After several days of visiting, a prophet from Judea by the name of Agabus came down to see us. He went right up to Paul, took Paul’s belt, and, in a dramatic gesture, tied himself up, hands and feet. He said, “This is what the Holy Spirit says: The Jews in Jerusalem are going to … Continue reading »

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The Prophet Speaks…

Joshua, standing before the angel, was dressed in dirty clothes. The angel spoke to his attendants, “Get him out of those filthy clothes,” and then said to Joshua, “Look, I’ve stripped you of your sin and dressed you up in clean clothes.” I spoke up and said, “How about a clean new turban for his … Continue reading »

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The devil cometh…

  This morning my devotional time took me to 2 Kings 18.  For those of you who don’t know, I’m an Old Testament kinda gal. I love the wisdom that comes to God’s church from the OT, and I love the “voice” God uses and the examples He provides in those ancient texts.  For me, they make sense. They explain struggles and … Continue reading »

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Divinely Aware & Forgiven

For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone. Lamentations 3:31-33 In reading the word of the Lord from Lamentations this morning, it was refreshing to realize that our … Continue reading »

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Want More? Give More!

[After Jesus has destroyed all dominion, authority and power] he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does … Continue reading »

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Gift Give-Away

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that … Continue reading »

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