Daily Devotional

When Work Becomes an Idol

True rest brings us into a right relationship with God and with others. When we experience this kind of rest, we feel revitalized, more alert, more creative and more human. Our capacity to love others, as well as our desire to be in relationship, increases. A deficiency of rest can compromise the quality and meaning… Continue reading When Work Becomes an Idol

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The Cost of Your Anger 

  The Bible says there is always a price tag to uncontrolled anger. Can you relate to any of these verses?  Proverbs 15:18: "Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace." (TEV)  Proverbs 29:22: "People with quick tempers cause a lot of quarreling and trouble." (TEV)  Proverbs 14:17: "People with a hot temper do foolish things;… Continue reading The Cost of Your Anger 

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Resolve to Manage Your Anger 

  The Bible says, "Love is not easily angered." It doesn't say love never gets angry at all. In fact, sometimes the loving thing to do is to get angry. Jesus became angry in the Temple when he saw his Father's house being run like a marketplace.  At the same time, we can love someone and… Continue reading Resolve to Manage Your Anger 

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Understand Your Vulnerability

When you're tempted, keep your vulnerability in mind and work out ways to protect yourself. God warns us to never to get cocky and overconfident about our ability to handle temptation; that's the recipe for disaster. In fact, the prophet Jeremiah said, "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure." (Jeremiah 17:9 NIV)… Continue reading Understand Your Vulnerability

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God Smiles When We Obey

God smiles when we obey him wholeheartedly. That means doing whatever God asks without reservation or hesitation. You don't procrastinate and say, "I'll pray about it." You do it without delay. Every parent knows that delayed obedience is really disobedience. God doesn't owe you an explanation or reason for everything he asks you to do.… Continue reading God Smiles When We Obey

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Biblical Obedience: Love + Trust + Action

Today, the word obey has a negative connotation. We view obedience as a forced, unwilling decision to do something we don't want to do because we're afraid of punishment. But that's not the kind of obedience that's in God's Word. Obedience in the Bible means this: love + trust + action. It starts with love,… Continue reading Biblical Obedience: Love + Trust + Action

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Praying for Others

Jesus reflected the heart of God when he prayed his purposes for the disciples. You, too, should pray that the people in your life will focus on the five purposes of God. We can pray that those we care about will LIVE FOR CHRIST joyfully: "I pray these things while I'm still in the world… Continue reading Praying for Others

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God’s Unfailing Love

Like goodness, God's unfailing love follows us in life. King David says it pursues us! Picture a parent following a little child around picking up after them. When we're struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups, God is coming right alongside us, helping to pick up our messes and telling us that his unfailing love is… Continue reading God’s Unfailing Love

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Grace, God’s Power Freely Given

If you've been in the world very long, you've learned that there are very few days that go exactly the way we'd like them to go. Thankfully, God is never going to put us in a situation without giving us the ability to be in it with joy. I believe God gives us His special… Continue reading Grace, God’s Power Freely Given

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The Way to See Your God-given Dreams Come True

God gives His children big dreams to pursue in life. In order for those dreams to be fulfilled, we must spend time in training, cooperating with God in a process of personal development. This process includes time, determination and hard work. These days, we're so used to convenience. We use automatic dishwashers to clean our… Continue reading The Way to See Your God-given Dreams Come True