Archive for November, 2016

What to Do When You Don’t Get What You Want – David’s Prayer of Gratitude

November 28, 2016

Sometimes, you don’t get what you want, and when you look in the rear view mirror, you can’t help but fall to your knees in thanksgiving that you actually got something better. Today’s passage provides a remarkable link between Thanksgiving and Christmas. David gives thanks for a phenomenal promise–the promise of an everlasting kingdom, which would… read more »

When God Reveals Deep and Hidden Things

November 21, 2016

When God reveals something to you, it is such a personal experience that when you try to explain it to someone else, the story falls flat. Not so with Daniel. I’ve been so excited to get to this devotion, I don’t know where to start! When God reveals something to you, just to you, it… read more »

When You See the Deliverance of the Lord

November 17, 2016

Isn’t this just like us? God begins a deliverance, perhaps from a personal situation or habit. We become free, but we look back over our shoulder and ask, Did I really make the right decision? Something changes deep inside when you see the deliverance of the Lord. Lips that were once slow of speech and… read more »

Give Thanks and Watch It Change Your Life

November 14, 2016

It does the heart good to give thanks! Who has God placed in your life that has changed your life for the better? Today we begin a series of devotions that highlight people of the Bible who expressed thanksgiving. Through them, we will look at these areas of thanksgiving in our own lives: Who has… read more »

When the World Feels Broken: A Way to Be Still – Psalm 46

November 10, 2016

When opinions collide rather than heal, when our lives are swirling with emotions, it is helpful to remind ourselves to “Be still, and know that I am God.” It has been a hard week. Emotions are raw. Today’s reading seems fitting. When our world seems all messed up, when opinions collide rather than heal, it… read more »

Finding God’s Grace in a Tumultuous World – Psalm 46

November 7, 2016

Not with noise, but in quiet whispers, God’s grace flows into our hearts. And we gain a quiet confidence, because we know our God is with us. How to find God’s grace in a tumultuous world. Some days we welcome the reminder of God’s flowing grace and His incredible timing. Let’s dig into the second part… read more »

How to Know God Is Our Refuge When You Can’t See It – Psalm 46

November 3, 2016

When the rest of life is collapsing, when the freight train is bearing down on us, how can we know that God is our refuge and strength? The air grew eerily still. The sky yellowed. My neighbors said, “You’d better go.” We had been standing in their driveway, catching up on life, an easy-going conversation… read more »

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