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Word And Love

TODAY’S VERSE
While knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church.
1 Corinthians 8:1 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
We put such an emphasis on Bible knowledge. It is important to have correct doctrine. It is imperative that we have correct interpretations. It is a must that we learn as much as we can about the Bible. But Bible knowledge without love is nothing more than Phariseeism. The word becomes a tool instead of a life force. Without love the word becomes facts instead of application. Today, know the word. Learn it, study it, memorize it, but do it with love.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, help me to know Your word. Help me to live it with love.
AMEN

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Your Heart’s Desire

TODAY’S VERSE
“May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.”
Psalms 20:4

TODAY’S THOUGHT
At first glance this verse sounds like it came straight from a Chinese Fortune Cookie. You read it and think, “Did I see this on a success motivation poster?” But then, if you take the time to remember that this is God’s word, you start to meditate on this phrase and find that it is full of deep meaning. I stop to think about the responsibility this verse puts on me as a person who dreams and has desires. When is the last time I desired a God-sized desire? What have I desired that would be worthy of God’s consideration, let alone His blessing? What do I want to see happen that would possibly be aligned with the will of God? More than desire, what have I spent time on and planned for the Kingdom of God? What success am I asking for that would be worthy of God’s favor? Finally, who will get the glory if our desires came true and our plans succeeded? God put you and I here to live for Him. He wants us to use our heart to desire great and mighty things for Him. We are His ambassadors and He chooses to live His will through our lives. Let us plan and desire with all our heart great and mighty things for His Glory.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, birth in my heart a desire to do Your will with my life. Give me a dream. Give me a passion. And then, Father, help these desires, passions and dreams turn into a plan. Might the plan become a reality, through Your mighty power and for Your Glory and honor. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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Grow

TODAY’S VERSE
Dear brothers and sisters, when I was with you I couldn’t talk to you as I would to spiritual people. I had to talk as though you belonged to this world or as though you were infants in Christ. I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anything stronger.
I Corinthians 1:1-2 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
It is one thing to see a baby behaving like a baby but totally inappropriate for an adult. There is an assumed maturity that should come with age, but sadly this is not always the case. Emotionally we can be stuck in “arrested development”. Spiritually Paul says we can be stuck in infancy. Instead of growing at a reasonable rate in our faith we become more nominal. In the letter to the Galatians Paul writes, “The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” This is the growth God desires. He promises if we abide in Him and He in us we will bear much fruit. Today, make it your goal to grow in Christ.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, I want to grow in my faith. I want to grow in my knowledge of Christ. I want to grow in my relationship with You. Help me I pray.
AMEN

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God Knows

TODAY’S VERSE
Come quickly, LORD, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die.
Psalms 143:7 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
How I thank God for the honesty of David. When I went through a dark season in my life the Psalms were an oasis for my soul.
I would come to today’s verse and felt a deep assurance that God knew exactly how I felt. Why? Because He understood David’s plea. David cried out to God in his depression and requested, “Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.” It was this deep trust in God that led him to the assurance that he would be delivered. David finishes the Psalm by writing, “May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. For the glory of your name, O LORD, preserve my life. Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress.” Today, come to God with your deepest concerns, with your heavy heart and walk away like David with the full assurance that God has heard your cries and will rescue you.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, I come to You today knowing that You hear my concerns, that You care for me and I can trust You. Thank You for Your love.
AMEN

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God’s Love

TODAY’S VERSE
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
Ephesians 3:18 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
“The Grand Canyon is not such a big hole!” Who would say something like that? A person who has never been there. Pictures don’t do it justice. Even though it is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and over a mile deep it is hard to comprehend for someone who has never been there. Paul is saying the same thing about God’s love. How do we get our heads around it? What if we know very little about feeling loved? What if we have a hard time believing we are lovable? We have never been there so how big a deal can it really be? That is why Paul prayed for the Ephesians. He prayed that they could have God’s power to understand how massive God’s love really is. And truthfully, the only way you will comprehend the vastness of it is to visit it. The word that Paul uses for “understand or comprehend” means to grab a hold of it really tight. Paul is asking us to come to this Grand Canyon of God’s love and soak it in. Walk around. See it, smell it, hear it, know it. And the best way is to do that is with a guide. Today, ask the Holy Spirit to help you on this quest. Ask Him to help you comprehend how wide, how long, how high and how deep the Holy Father’s love for you really is.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, please give me the power to understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep Your love really is.
AMEN

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Don’t Forget

TODAY’S VERSE
‘“If only the LORD had killed us back in Egypt,’ they moaned. ‘There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.’”
Exodus 16:3

TODAY’S THOUGHT
One month after the Lord had delivered them from the hand of Pharaoh, the children of Israel found themselves in a desert. Did they remember the mighty miracles that God used to deliver them from slavery? Did they remember the dry ground they walked on that was once again covered by the Red Sea? No, they forgot and complained to Moses that they would have been better off back in Egypt! What is it about our human nature that causes us to forget good things so quickly? Charles Spurgeon said it this way, “I don’t know which to marvel more at: God’s faithfulness or man’s forgetfulness.” Why is this so important? Because, remembering is key to our survival. God teaches us life lessons that are needed later in our life but our propensity is to forget. The lesson for the Israelites would be, “Don’t forget in the desert what you learned at the Red Sea.” What about you? Do you remember how faithful God has been to you in the past? Today, stop and remember all that God has done for you. Remember His faithfulness. Remember His provision. Remember His presence in times past and go forward in the reality that God is the same yesterday, today and forever.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, forgive me for my forgetfulness. Instead Lord, help me remember all that You have done and all that You have promised. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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No Annihilation

TODAY’S VERSE
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:1 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Condemnation. It’s the sentence or punishment given to a person after they have had their due process in court. Paul had just finished writing, “Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?” Then he answers that question by writing, “Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.” So because of Christ, Paul could say in today’s verse that our condemnation is gone. This is a tremendous truth and should give us inexplicable joy and yet so many who name Christ as their Savior do not live as if it is true. Why is this? I believe it is because they are still living in their own shame, their own dread, their own fear of more than condemnation. It is the fear of annihilation. That is why today’s verse is so important. You must read it as if both are true. There is no condemnation therefore there is no annihilation! This is not something you have to earn and it is not something you can lose. It is given to you freely by Jesus Himself. His love for you is unconditional and Paul finishes Romans 8 assuring us that nothing, nothing, NOTHING can separate you from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. So today, read it, believe it; there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. You are no longer a slave to fear, you are a child of God!

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Jesus, thank You that I can say today, “There is no fear of condemnation or annihilation because of what You have done for me!”
Thank You for setting me free.
AMEN

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