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Free to Choose

BIBLE MEDITATION: What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose. Psalm 25:12 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: You are free to choose. You are not free, however, not to choose. After you make a choice, your choice chooses for you. There are always consequences for your choices. Always. If you choose to step off the roof of a ten-story building, you are not then free to choose the consequence of your choice. Your choice has ... Read More

Let Jesus Lead the Way

BIBLE MEDITATION: Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Who knows you better than the One who created you? Who cares more for you than the One Who died for you? Who leads you more carefully than the One Who knows the end from the beginning? There is no greater picture of courage than the picture of Jesus Christ—the Savior Who lays down His life. You can know security ... Read More

Dependence on God—A Witness of His Power

BIBLE MEDITATION: But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: If you’re like most people, you don’t realize your dependency on God until you’re burned out from stress—either self-induced or caused by circumstances beyond your control. Why is that? Paul says it’s because we are fragile. But he doesn’t stop there. He... Read More

Omnipotent God—Held by His Love and Grace

BIBLE MEDITATION: Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. Jude 24 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Have you fussed and fumed through life’s challenges, wondering if the Sovereign Creator of the Universe was on vacation? I have a message for you: The God who hung the stars, the God who poured the oceans, the God who raised the mountains, the God who knew you before you... Read More

The True Depth of the Savior’s Love

BIBLE MEDITATION: No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My Father. John 10:18 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: The true depth of the Savior’s love becomes apparent when you consider an important truth—Jesus Christ is the only person who ever chose to die. “But, what about kamikaze pilots in World War II? What about soldiers who, hav... Read More

What is the world coming to?

For by Him [Jesus] were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him; And He is before all things, and by Him all things  consist.  Colossians 1:16-17 Three weeks  from today we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “All things were created by Him and for Him&... Read More

Working All Things Together and Toward His Return

BIBLE MEDITATION: Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: God has not promised you smooth sailing, but He has promised you a safe landing. He has a purpose in allowing every circumstance into your life. You can bank on this: He’ll see you to the shore in every storm of life. Andrew Murray said, “God is willing to assume... Read More

No One Knows Your Needs Better...

BIBLE MEDITATION: . . . for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. Matthew 6:32 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: St. Augustine once said that we were created with a “God-shaped” void. I agree.  Only God can meet the deepest longings of our hearts. There is nothing that can satisfy apart from your relationship with Him.  But it's not because He is a heavy-handed dictator forcing you to accept life the way He dishes ... Read More

True Satisfaction is Found in the Lord

BIBLE MEDITATION: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: The Scottish-born naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir, once had a conversation with railroad magnate and industrialist E. H. Harriman. “I’m richer than you are,” declared Muir to the railroad baron. “And how is that true?” responded Harriman. “Because you don’t have all you want —and I do. Therefore I am richer than you,” answered Muir. ... Read More

By Your Good Works, They May Glorify God

BIBLE MEDITATION: Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. Having your conversation [behavior] honest among the Gentiles [unsaved]: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 1 Peter 2:11-12 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: The unsaved love to bad-mouth the church, and if you're a Bible believer, ... Read More