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Sowing in the Flood

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Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. — Ecclesiastes 11:1  Cast your bread upon the water? Really? Sounds like pretty dumb advice, unless you’re looking to feed the ducks. Then, to finish the statement with, “for you will find it after...

A Heavenly Assignment

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”You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” — Les Brown This week’s devotional prompt would immediately lead most writers to thoughts of Abraham, and I was no different. Hand-picked by God to become the father of the nation...

Things Hidden and Things Revealed

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A common question asked by men and women of faith is “How can I know God’s will for my life?” Every day we are faced with situations and issues that demand a decision be made. From simple to complex, consciously and subconsciously, the brain is constantly processing...

Don't Be A Fool

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Tucked away in chapter 12 of Luke is the parable of a rich landowner whose fields had, one season, produced a crop far beyond expectation. What to do? What to do? It looked to be the mother of banner years. His barns and storage facilities already at or beyond capacity, he was in somewhat of a...

Why He Cares

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I love Psalm 8:3–4 as it reads in the New Living Translation of the Bible. Perhaps David remembers himself a shepherd boy tending his father’s flocks as he writes. I can’t honestly say, but that’s the way I like to think of it. In my mind, It’s a crystal-clear...

Eyes Ahead

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Surely you have heard the phrase, “When Satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.” Sounds like a good counterpunch when he throws the old you in your face, doesn’t it? But if you’re anything at all like me, then you too have found that he is quicker on the...

Reliable

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And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own...

Bloom Where You Are Planted

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Referring to himself, seven times Jesus utilizes the words “I am” to identify his person and purpose (John 6:35, 6:48, 6:51; 8:12, 9:5; 10:7, 10:9; 10:11, 10:14; 11:25; 14:6; 15:1). To those who heard him speak, his meaning was sometimes vague and misunderstood. But there was little...

So Help Me, Me

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But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.— Galatians 6:14 Forty years ago, John Denver, George Burns and Teri Garr teamed up in a delightful movie called Oh, God! The story captures a...

Without Him

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And on this road to righteousness 
Sometimes the climb can be so steep 
I may falter in my steps 
But never beyond your reach — Rich Mullins, Sometimes By Step Growing up in a Christian family, I was surrounded by deacons and preachers. Just about every adult male was...

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