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  “Do not hide Your face from me: Do not turn your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.”  Psalm 27:9. At times, God’s face seems hidden from us. We feel like He is absent or maybe disinterested. There is no  truth in those feelings. God doesn't put up barriers between us...

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      “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28.     “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.”  Psalm 138:8     Go for yourself, with all your temporal and spiritual wants, to the Lord....

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Make glad the soul of Your servant, for to You, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.  Psalm 86:4. (NASB).  We may venture to ask for and expect to receive gladness if we are God’s servants.  All His creatures have a claim on Him for blessedness according to their capacity, so long as they stand where He has set them. And we, who have departed from that obedi...

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But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried, saying, ‘Lord save me!” Matthew 14:30.You have to love Peter, the disciple who dared to walk on water. He's so much like all of us. When things get really scary, we desperately plead for God's help. Our Father is quick to intervene -  - even if it means letting us ...

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      Friday, November 17, 2017 And my God shall supply all you need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.       -Philippians 4:19. More than a 100 years after his death George Muller remains an inspiration to everyone who hopes to live a life by and through prayer. As director of the Ashley Down Orphanage in ...

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  November 16  “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way.”  Psalm 119:37. Could the psalmist have imagined all the noise vying for the attention of Christian minds today? Would he have found anything of value in our daily dose of modern media? Take a minute and think about screen time. Do your eyes t...

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   “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You.”  Psalm 63:1.That brief verse tells us exactly what we should do to live a productive, victorious, joyful Christian life: Acknowledge that God is the one with the best plan for your day. Let Him be the boss. Understand His divinity and appreciate that there is great wisdom in spendi...

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  “Ask, and you will receive that your joy may be full.  John 16:2 The lack of joy in Christian hearts may often be traced to a failure to discern the difference between the prayer which is only supplication, and that which takes its reward from the outstretched hand of Jesus.  Too often our prayers seem like lost vessels; when, in fact, they have la...

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  Saturday, November 11, 2017 “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”  1 Corinthians 10:31.Why do we pray? The answers are as varied as the human condition. We pray to draw close to God, to relieve our fears, to alleviate pain, to restore relationships and heal broken bodies. We pray for provision and ask for forgiveness. We pray to tell Go...

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  Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.  II Thessalonians 3:1-2The absence of faith subjects the human spirit to all kinds of tragedy. Worry and fear cause us to pursue lots of crazy things that make...

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  And the king said to her, “What do you wish, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to you—up to half the kingdom -  Esther 5:3 If you know Queen Esther's story you'll remember she was really afraid to approached her husband let alone ask him for a favor. Unless the king extended his scepter to welcome her into his presence, she cou...

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 O LORD my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. Psalm 30:2.God is the great physician, able to treat malady of body, soul and spirit. When we cry to Him he always has the perfect cure. We may not experience physical restoration but His divine Spirit works in us with power and wisdom so that even encounters with sickness, injury or disease can expand our faith a...

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 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. - Romans 8:1 Praise God that we are made righteous by faith in the perfect atoning work of Christ. When we are His, the Holy Spirit is in us and by the Spirit, we are humbled and convicted of sin and are led to repentance by a loving and...

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Daily Devotional Let my prayer be set before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.  Psalm141:2-3.This Old Testament Psalm reflects a heart pleading for acceptance before God. Today, believers may turn that desperate attitude into...

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  “He who testifies to these things says, ‘surely I come quickly.’ Amen.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”  Revelation 22:20.It has been so very long since John's great revelation of the Lord's return! And here we are, still saying Lord, come soon. Often in our prayer time we echo that impatience. So many hard things confront God's people...

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“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”  Isaiah 55:8, 9.Sometimes we think God wants to restrict the boundaries of life to hinder our joy. Nothing could be farther from the tr...

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  Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. I Timothy 2:1-2We are called to pray for all and especially those regarded as leaders over us. Our position with God is one of  ...

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    “Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice, have mercy also upon me and answer me.”  Psalm 27:7.David, who wrote that psalm, was so passionate about prayer, he often cried out to God. There is something cathartic about talking aloud to the Creator of the Universe. However, it is also comforting to know that our Lord understands us so intimatel...

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Friday, November 3, 2017 “Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”  Colossians 4:12. "Laboring fervently" conjures up images of hard work. The term therefore deserves some clarification. Spending time with God is nev...

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 Thursday, November 2, 2017 Daily Devotional   “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:31.Waiting is hard. We want what we want and we want it fast. Exercising patience when it comes to the things of God is ...

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And having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith.  --Hebrews 10:21-22. For thousands of years the Jews relied on a human to be their high priest. He was charged with the ongoing, messy job of killing innocent animals to atone for the people's sins. All that ended with the destruction of the Temple in 40 AD...

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