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Post  Admin on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9:59 pm

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Dec 19 at 8:18 AM

Date: December 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM
Topic: +DEV+  Snow in December

Snow in December

"Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow" (Psalm 51:7).
Scripture Focus: Psalm 51:1-12

I don't know if there is anything more beautiful in the world than a farm after a December snowfall. With only the fence posts and the buildings showing, the entire farm is under a beautiful, pure white blanket. It is awesome, something many have seen only on a calendar.

When David was confronted with his sins, he cried out in the 51st Psalm, "Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow." Christ forgives us and makes us absolutely clean. We stand before him now-not just a calendar photo, but the real thing-as white as the newly fallen snow. 

There are no sins that Christ cannot forgive. His suffering and death paid the price for all of our wrongdoing. When we confess our sins and ask Christ into our lives, His blood washes away our guilt. And when God the Father looks at us, He only sees Christ's covering. Everything is forgiven. 

Snow in December sparkles in the moonlight. Blood-washed saints of God sparkle every day, bringing light into a world of great darkness.

Insight: Thank God for His forgiveness. His mercies are new every morning, and great is His faithfulness.
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Post  Admin on Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11:50 pm

Date: December 15, 2017 at 1:51 AM
Topic: +DEV+. Fruit from Affliction

Fruit from Affliction 

“After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you” (1 Peter 5:10, NASB). 

Scripture Focus: 1 Peter 5

God promises fruit from affliction. Often we may not be aware of just how God is using difficulties for good in our lives. Notice how Peter describes how God will use these times: 

First, God is perfecting us. This means He is fitting us properly into His place and His mold for our lives. Though we may not understand what He has in mind for us, we can trust Him to properly adjust us and fit us into His good plan and purpose. He can use even the most painful experience to bring glory to Himself.

Second, He will confirm us. This means God will ground us, fix us firmly on Himself, or cement us on our solid foundation.

Third, He will strengthen us. Here, I believe, is physical strengthening more than anything else. Many have suffered and yet show evidence of God-given power to endure.

Fourth, God will establish us. Here He simply settles us down. We need this inner calmness and stability, especially in time of suffering.

Insight: Praise God for working in your life to work out His good purpose for you - even in a time of suffering. 












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Post  Admin on Wed 13 Dec 2017, 1:40 pm

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Date: December 12, 2017 at 9:20 PM
Topic: +DEV+ God's Adequate Comfort

God's Adequate Comfort

“Who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:4, NASB).

Scripture Focus: 2 Corinthians 1:1-7

Four times in today's verse we have some form of the word “comfort.” In fact, if you were to underline every time that word is used in the chapter, you would begin to see what God wants us to understand about His comfort.

The apostle Paul acknowledges that we will have affliction or emotional stress, but God reminds us that He is our adequacy for every emotional need. He brings comfort when no one else can.

His comfort is for good reason. He expects that we will learn from it and then reach out to others who need to experience His comfort. Our suffering, while difficult to go through, can be a useful learning experience. We, in turn, can offer with tender authority to others that we have “been there” and have experienced personally the adequacy of God's comfort for the stresses in our lives.

As much as we need to be faithful in passing on the love of Christ through salvation, we also need to pass on the comfort of God to those who are afflicted.

Insight: Thank God for His provision of comfort for you personally. Ask Him to help you pass on this encouragement today to others who are in need.

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Post  Admin on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 10:24 pm

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Date: December 12, 2017 at 12:48 AM
Topic: +DEV+. Delight in God's Consolations

Delight in God's Consolations

“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Thy consolations delight my soul.” (Psalm 94:19, NASB)

Scripture Focus: Psalm 94:17-19

Unknown to anyone, I was worrying about a decision I had to make. I had prayed about it and was trusting in the Lord about it - to a point. While sitting at my desk that morning, I received a call from one of God's special servants to me. In the course of our conversation, my friend said, “I was reading my Bible this morning and found this verse.” He read to me today's key verse and went on to say, “I thought I'd call and offer it to you. I trust the Lord will use it in your life today.”

What an impact that Scripture has had in my life! I have often shared it with others when they have been confronted by worry and fear.

God knows us so well. He knows that when fear and worry strike, it is multiplied in our hearts. For every “anxious thought” He provides a special consolation. In fact, if we let Him, His consolations “delight” our souls. Even while we are experiencing the uncertainty of life, the complex anxieties, the hurt and pain, God specializes in offering us comfort and delight through His consolations.

Insight: Take a moment and list your anxious thoughts today. Then write Psalm 94:19 over them. Accept the comfort and joy God has in store for you.

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Post  Admin on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 11:04 pm


Date: December 11, 2017 at 1:15 AM
Topic: +DEV+. The God of All Comfort

The God of All Comfort

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles”(2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

Scripture Focus: 2 Corinthians 1

I stood by parents who had just been told that their baby wouldn't live. As we sat quietly and prayed, I was aware that I was unprepared for those “right” words the parents needed to hear.

When we left the hospital I asked if I could talk further with them. That evening, as we sat in their home and talked about both life and death, we each sensed the need for God's comfort.

As I prepared for these moments, today’s key verse stood out to me. I had known God as the Father of comfort, but now I asked Him to be to each of us our God of comfort - of all comfort. We could go nowhere else. That evening we focused on the verse as we prayed together. By the way, the baby lived. God worked through a miracle, and His comfort is cherished by that family today more than ever.

God our Father is the source of encouragement and consolation for all believers under all circumstances. If you are His child, you can fully rely on Him. Open your heart to receive His comfort.

Insight: Whatever test you face today, remember that as His child He offers Himself to you as the One who is compassion, comfort, and encouragement.
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Post  Admin on Sun 03 Dec 2017, 11:01 pm

Date: November 1, 2017 at 2:09 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Delayed Harvest

Delayed Harvest

“Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him” (Psalm 126:5-6).

Scripture Focus: Psalm 126

The church family was truly blessed to have a woman of prayer and gentle ways in their group. Few people knew of the tears she had shed over the years because of the actions of her unsaved husband. Her smile was disarming and her compassion genuine.

When she reached her mid-sixties, her husband's hostility toward her Christianity intensified. When she would go to a quiet place in the house and attempt to spend time with the Lord, he would pound on the pipes and yell at her until she returned to the household duties.

Then one day her husband was hospitalized. When he heard that his diagnosis was inoperable cancer, the scene changed. He wanted her to call for her pastor to pray for him. He did not want to only be saved from eternal separation from God - he wanted to participate fully in the church. His desire to read the Bible and to pray was insatiable. The transformation in his life allowed him not to complain or question God but to die victoriously.

Insight: Trusting God for the impossible is never a challenge to God. It is rather a challenge to our faith.

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Post  Admin on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 10:30 pm

Date: November 21, 2017 at 12:49 AM
Topic: +DEV+  An Anxious Heart

An Anxious Heart

“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up” (Proverbs 12:25). “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer . . .” (Philippians 4:6). 

Scripture Focus: Proverbs 12:18-28

Who among us has not had anxious moments when our peace fled and our minds chewed on thoughts, like a dog worrying a bone? Those anxious thoughts keep us awake, and we simply can't turn them off. 

When I’m hurting or deeply troubled about a matter, I walk a mile through my neighborhood. As I walk, I talk to the Lord, laying the matter all out before Him. By the time I return home, things look and feel much better.

I have always been an encourager, but there are times when I'm in desperate need of encouragement. As I cry out to God, He meets me at that point of desperation. He may bring to my mind the words of a hymn or point me to a Scripture verse, or He may simply speak through a comment in a phone conversation with a friend.

I’m still learning to let go of a matter and place it squarely in God's hands. I'm still learning to run into His presence when I'm hurting and let Him calm the fears and fill my heart with His gift of peace.
Insight: At the center of anxiety is a core of fear. But there is One who can calm your troubled heart. His name is Jesus.
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Post  Admin on Fri 17 Nov 2017, 7:55 pm

Date: November 17, 2017 at 3:55 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Joyful Giving

Joyful Giving

“Just as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us - see that you also excel in this grace of giving” (2 Corinthians 8:7).

Scripture Focus: 1 Corinthians 16

Paul was at it again! Concerned for the poor churches could participate in a combined offering to aide their needy brothers. This collection had apparently been going on for a while (Romans 15:25-28). The Corinthian church participated in this offering.

Bible students are unsure why their money stopped or slowed down. One suggestion is it was due to a famine in the area. Another is that false teachers had been given some of the funds. Still others feel that the believers in Corinth were persecuted and hard times had come to them. Whatever the reason, Titus had been sent to finish the project of gathering funds to go to Jerusalem. Yet, in spite of all the difficulties, the congregation still had the ability to give. Generous giving to others was a mark of the Macedonian churches.

They had learned the secret of joyful giving. It involved living by God's will, actions showing God's love, ignoring their own plight, giving generously, and trusting God to meet their needs

Insight: Giving of yourself and your possessions is a wonderful way to feel rich. The King's kids have much to give!

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Post  Admin on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 10:42 pm

Imitation

“Therefore . . . continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” (Philippians 2:12-13).

Scripture Focus: Philippians 2:1-18

The story is told of a preschool child who liked to put on his father's shoes and clump around the house. One day his father asked, “Why do you like walking in my shoes?”

Without hesitation the youngster replied, “I want to grow up to be just like you!”

The child of God should be persistently imitating Jesus Christ in thought, word, and deed. It's true that we cannot earn our salvation, but to discipline ourselves to be obedient to Christ takes work. Habits of life and life-styles die hard.

Imitation is said to be the highest form of praise. Prayerful reading of the New Testament is basic if we are to know the One we want to imitate. We need a good mental image of how Christ would respond and live. Further, a vibrant prayer life will help us better know Him and His ways. Thomas a Kempis, a monk born in 1390, penned this prayer: “Oh, Lord Jesus, forasmuch as Thy way was narrow and despised by the world, grant me grace to imitate Thee, through the world's contempt.”

Insight: Whom do you like to imitate? When people see you, are they reminded of Jesus? How could you be changed to be more like Him?
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Post  Admin on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 10:09 pm

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Nov 8 at 4:37 PM

My email is down, I have Centurylink working the problem, this is the only email that can send but none of my emails will receive. I will notify you when I get back on line once again.
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Post  Admin on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 5:40 pm

Date: November 1, 2017 at 2:09 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Delayed Harvest
Delayed Harvest
“Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him” (Psalm 126:5-6).

Scripture Focus: Psalm 126

The church family was truly blessed to have a woman of prayer and gentle ways in their group. Few people knew of the tears she had shed over the years because of the actions of her unsaved husband. Her smile was disarming and her compassion genuine.

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Insight: Trusting God for the impossible is never a challenge to God. It is rather a challenge to our faith.

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Closet Christian

“I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God” (Luke 12:8).

Scripture Focus: Luke 22:53-62

Being a Christian sometimes poses difficulty in the workplace. Every day thousands go to jobs where they are ridiculed, mocked, ignored, and made an object of by their coworkers. Many will suffer for following Jesus.

Between the crude jokes, profanity, and deception taking place, it becomes a challenge to represent Christ. The peer pressure and cultural pressure that Peter faced long ago caused him to deny Jesus three times. It makes a great difference if you have another believer to stand with you. Take time to thank God for those who stand with you in the difficult places.

In sharp contrast are a few believers who feel they must always verbalize their faith regardless of the surroundings or circumstances. They seem to have unusual boldness.

God’s Word challenges us to be ready to give an answer for our hope (1 Peter 3:15). Let's be responsive to the Holy Spirit's leading when we have opportunities to speak for Christ.

Insight: Make a list of several unbelievers. Ask God to lead you to speak for Christ when you have the opportunity.


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Post  Admin on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 3:29 pm

Date: October 25, 2017 at 9:40 PM
Topic: +DEV+ The Perfect Mate

The Perfect Mate

“Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God . . . and it will be given him” (James 1:4-5).

Scripture Focus: Psalm 86

A teenager made a list of qualities he would desire in a wife. The list was long. Surely no woman would ever meet the qualifications.

In college the young man did not always stay as close to the Lord as he should, but he kept “the list” in the back of his mind. He dated many girls, but all were lacking one or more of the needed qualities. As the search went on, he kept trusting God.

In his thirties he attended an event for single adults where he met someone he really liked. Over several months he found that she met every one of the requirements and even more. Today they have a successful and happy marriage and are parents of two lovely children.

Bitter divorces and unhappily married couples often admit that they made one of their most significant choices in life totally apart from God's counsel. Marriage to the wrong person may mean years of unhappiness. God is a wonderful counselor and wants to give us the very best for all aspects of our lives. Don't be tricked into accepting anything less.

Insight: God has a plan for your life. Be careful that you don't rewrite any scene. Patience may be difficult, but the rewards are surely worth it.

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Apparently my home network and/or emails have been hacked my account daily_devotions (at) embarqmail (dot) com in particular has been rendered useless. I have notified my ISP of the problem and I have since changed all my passwords. So hopefully this has put a plug in the holes.
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Topic: +DEV+ Eternal Dividends

Eternal Dividends

“Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).

Scripture Focus: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18

If we think about the troubles Paul endured, ours seem minor. He was imprisoned, beaten, and shipwrecked. He was also troubled, weary, thirsty, hungry, and cold. I'm encouraged that Paul, who gave us so much of God's inspired Word, wrote about God's comfort out of his own adversity.

In our passage for today we find two things at work for us. First, our “light and momentary troubles” may cause us emotional and physical discomfort. Second, these troubles are in contrast to what is growing for us in eternity.

Misery is described here as “light” while glory is regarded as weighty. Heavy affliction is light when put on the scales with the weight of glory. Our sufferings are for a moment, when compared to eternity. Out of that suffering may be found the praise, honor, and glory of God, who is in us through Christ.

Paul, who suffered in many ways, wrote glowingly about “Christ in you the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). He’s for you and in you today. His glory lies ahead, and you have a part in that.

Insight: In spite of our affliction, which may be heavy at times, we can dwell on the eternal dividend of God's glory that will shine in us and through us forever.

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Date: October 23, 2017 at 3:02 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose . . . to be conformed to the likeness of his Son” (Romans 8:28-29).

Scripture Focus: 1 Peter 3:1-12

Jason was at the end of himself. After months of unemployment, he talked with a pastor, requesting a place to live. His wife had asked him to move out. The family had just relocated and he had the promise of a new job, but he had desperate immediate needs.

After a few months Jason and his wife were participating in marriage counseling. Their children seemed to be adjusting to a new school year and the changes in the family. It seemed that things had improved for Jason.

Then one evening their teenage daughter stayed home while Jason and his wife were at church. An unattended candle started a fire, and the damage required the family to move out for several weeks while the house was being repaired.

Now God had their undivided attention. They responded by digging into His Word and allowing the church family to minister to them. They found joy in trusting God to use the difficult times to help them become more like Christ.

Insight: Things and life-style can get in the way of our relationship with the Lord. Sometimes the inconveniences are His way of getting us back on track.

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Post  Admin on Thu 19 Oct 2017, 9:27 pm

Date: October 19, 2017 at 2:59 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Rejected
Rejected

“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us” (1 Peter 2:12).

Scripture Focus: 1 Peter 4:12-19

Being rejected always hurts. Rejection by a family member is very painful. A mom or dad does not stop caring when the adult children decide to live their lives as if their parents had never lived. A spouse does not stop loving even though his or her life partner does not respond to the Lord.

A believing woman invested years of prayer in her family, but still her husband gave no indication of wanting God in his life. When they nearly lost their horse farm because of a wrongly filed lawsuit, the husband turned to Christ for salvation. Immediately the couple began correcting some of the hurts and sins from the past, but their adult children wanted no part of their parents' new level of faith.

Wounded and hurt, the parents held on even tighter to their relationship with Christ. Soon they stopped asking so many questions of God and began enjoying Him as their Father. Jesus, who knew the keen pain of rejection, had not rejected them, and He enabled them to cope with their pain.

Insight: Jesus was rejected by many. Surely, He understands your pain. You can always turn to Him. Allow Him to replace your hurt with His joy.

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Post  Admin on Wed 18 Oct 2017, 11:22 pm

Date: October 17, 2017 at 1:53 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Pain or Joy
Pain or Joy

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).

Scripture Focus: Hebrews 12:1-2

Many sermons have been preached about the agony Jesus suffered the last week of His earthly life. The gruesome death and violent habits of the Romans in punishing prisoners seem unbearable. We never want to minimize the awesome price Jesus paid to redeem us.

In Hebrews we find another dimension to Jesus' suffering. God's Son endured all that for you and me. He was willing to suffer the worst humanity could do to him, and He did it for the joy that would be His and eventually ours in heaven! He died that we might be restored to God and become a part of His family.

This wonderful hope is ours when we’re willing to tell God of our sin. Following our request for forgiveness, we need to receive Jesus as Savior. God then keeps His promise, “To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).

Jesus endured the cross for the joy of having us in heaven with Him. Live in His joy today.

Insight: Precious child of God, are you suffering today? Jesus wants to carry that burden for you. Will you let Him?

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Post  Admin on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 9:21 am

Date: October 16, 2017 at 1:09 AM
Topic: +DEV+ The Right Attitude

The Right Attitude

“Always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:15-18).

Scripture Focus: 1 Thess. 5:12-24

If we lived alone on a desert island we'd find it much easier to practice Paul's instructions. It's just that we rub shoulders with those who do not believe as we do and things do not always go the way we want. Obeying is easy when things go well.

Paul knew we needed to be reminded of the role joy plays in our lives. If we're not joyful, we're failing to trust God to do and be all that He promises to be. Any time we take our cue to be joyful only from pleasing circumstances, we're misguided. Our joy comes in the provisions we have in God through belief in His Son Jesus.

Two youth leaders took a group of young people to a Christian convention in Washington, D.C. Calls from families is their small church brought sad news that two in their congregation back home had died. A few days later in Washington their van was vandalized. Their response? The youth declared confidently that God was going to do a great thing because the devil was working overtime. Instead of defeat, they chose to have a joyful, expectant attitude.

Insight: For several days keep a journal and note the things that bring you joy. What or




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Post  Admin on Fri 13 Oct 2017, 10:13 pm

Date: October 11, 2017 at 11:55 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Following Directions

Following Directions

“The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them” (Matthew 21:6-7).

Scripture Focus: Matthew 21:1-11

Imagine Jerusalem near the time of the Passover celebration. Picture a major city preparing for an influx of people for this special event. There's a whirl of activity as crowds descend, families reunite, relatives visit, and weary travelers strive to care for their needs. People are finding food, shelter, and transportation. The market place is jammed. In the midst of this, Jesus sends His disciples to secure a donkey and its foal. It would have been easy for the disciples to complain about the difficulty of dealing with the crowds and following the preciseness of Jesus' request.

They did as Jesus asked, and the celebration of joy that followed is still marked at the beginning of Holy Week as we approach Easter each year.

There’s an old story of a tall, stubborn horse carrying a young rider. Unexpectedly the horse bolted for the barn. As it approached the barn door, the boy's frantic mother yelled, ”Duck!” The boy's quick response saved his life.

Insight: An immature individual obeys for a reward while a mature person obeys because it is the right thing to do. Why do you obey?
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Post  Admin on Mon 09 Oct 2017, 8:48 pm

Date: October 9, 2017 at 2:35 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22).

Scripture Focus: Exodus 1:22-2:10

The birth of a son meant its death, according to the mandate from the king. One baby boy was hidden for three months, then placed in a basket boat to float in the river. Obediently, the older sister watched her brother through the tall

grasses. At the proper time, Pharaoh's daughter came along and heard the baby crying. Carefully phrasing the question, the sister asked Pharaoh's daughter if she would like her to find a care provider for the baby. Going to her mother, she thus reunited mom and baby for several years. Moses grew.

This story is remarkable. What if the mother had allowed her son to be killed? What if the daughter had disobeyed and left the infant? What if she had slipped and revealed that the baby was Hebrew? At each step God-fearing people allowed His orchestration of the whole event. Each one obeyed, doing a small part. The whole event became a story that has been retold many times. Instead of a tragic ending, Moses was allowed to become the man God used to lead the joyful release of the Hebrew slaves.

Insight: As you follow God's leading in your daily routine, you may be part of God's plan to perform a miracle in another's life.

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Post  Admin on Wed 04 Oct 2017, 11:07 pm

Date: October 4, 2017 at 12:34 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Crossroads

Crossroads

“This is what the Lord says: `Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls’” (Jeremiah 6:16).

Scripture Focus: Psalm 32

Many issues in life are clearly spelled out for us in Scripture. Other decisions are not listed specifically, like whether or not to place a parent in a nursing home, or how to survive when disaster strikes.

Today’s verse, tucked away in Jeremiah, may be of help in times of decision. Assuming that the ancient paths are those God has had in place since time began, one then can move from specific circumstances to principles to solve the problem.

In Psalm 32 we find guidelines for making a decision. It's good to start with confessing sin. Next steps include accepting forgiveness, praying to God and trusting Him for protection, following His direction without rebelling, and finally, rejoicing.

The Psalmist reviews God’s past provisions and acts of faithfulness. It's a great way to break through the wall of silence. Our joy comes in knowing that whether God's answer is yes, no, or wait, He will direct us. While we wait, it's good to fine tune our “spiritual hearing aid” so that we recognize His voice.

Insight: God's directions never contradict His laws and teaching. Yet, His answer is often Opposite what we might choose to do. Our joy comes as we follow His leading.
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Post  Admin on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 10:37 pm

Date: October 2, 2017 at 2:17 AM
Topic: +DEV+ Unified Body

Unified Body

“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17).

Scripture Focus: Colossians 3:1-17

One of God's greatest gifts is to be part of a group of believers. Whether we find ourselves in a small or large church setting, getting together with other believers is essential. A bond is built in that group of God's children. It may start with one person agreeing to pray with us, then another joins, followed by additional friends praying. Jesus promises to be with us when two or three gather to pray in his name (Matthew 18:20). The fellowship grows with our mutual love for Christ holding us close to each other.

We have different functions in helping others mature in Christ. One may be the encourager who helps others grow in their faith, another may pray for the personal needs expressed by group members, another may teach God's Word and help others discover its truths, while another expresses love in practical ways through difficult times. Together the body of believers functions to help each one be all that God wants. When this happens, a spirit of joy pervades in our fellowship.

Insight: As part of a group of believers, you are God's gift to someone else. Allow Him to work through you.

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Post  Admin on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 10:04 am

Date: September 26, 2017 at 11:29 PM
Topic: +DEV+ A Book Worth Reading

A Book Worth Reading

“And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. . . The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away” (Nehemiah 12:43).

Scripture Focus: Nehemiah 8:1-12

Ezra had been faithfully teaching the Israelites God’s Law for 14 years prior to Nehemiah's return to Jerusalem. Now the challenge came from Nehemiah to trust God to help them rebuild the destroyed wall protecting the city. The proposed construction time was two months in the midst of Ezra's teaching. However, the whole process did not hinder the effectiveness of the great teacher's work, but instead motivated the people to want to know more of God's laws for them.

On the day they dedicated the rebuilt wall, there was both holiness and joy as people responded to God's Word. They had wept as they confessed their sins. Now they worshiped God with songs that poured out from cleansed hearts. Their understanding of His ways was increased.

The Bible is a precious, life-changing gift from God. Recently a Chinese student studying at a nearby university received a Bible with tears in his eyes. His only comment was, “How precious! How precious!”

Insight: Do you find joy in reading and understanding the Bible? Try using one of the psalms to pray God's words back to him.


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Post  Admin on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 10:58 am

Date: September 25, 2017 at 11:29 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Yours for the Taking

Yours for the Taking

“You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 1:6).

Scripture Focus: Galatians 5:16-26

God has made provision for His children with the wonderful ministry of the Holy Spirit. One task of the Spirit is to give joy. It's a fruit (or result) of one's life being placed under God's control. Such was the case in Thessalonica. Paul and some of his helpers had lived there for a time, and many watched them live as Christians. A good number of them eagerly received the Good News of Christ. The Thessalonians became imitators of the Christians in their midst.

A godly college professor made it a daily practice to get up at 4 A.M. to pray for each of his more than 200 students. The results were changed lives with students wanting to be “like him.”

Think of several who have influenced your life and encouraged you to follow Jesus. It will bring them great joy to see you draw close to God. When we imitate Christ, others will hear or see truth about God in us as well as from His Word. We can invite the Holy Spirit to help us be Christlike – even in the areas where following God is difficult for us.

Insight: Joy is not depending on circumstances. Instead, it's allowing God to be in charge of our emotions and mind and will.

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