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  With my whole heart I seek you. Psalm 119:10.When we love people deeply our hearts long for them. So it should be with our Lord Jesus. He is so good and kind, so loving and helpful, it makes sense for us to give Him our undivided devotion and attention. But that's not always how life works. Often we put foolish wants and wasteful pursuits far above our desire to sp...

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  “Therefore David inquired of the Lord, and He said, ‘you shall not go up, circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of  the mulberry trees.’”  2 Samuel V:23.David was wise to keep in constant contact with His God. He knew that the goals and strategies of his enemies were as fickle as the human heart. The methods he'd u...

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  “And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.”  Luke 2:25. Waiting is hard. Whether we're praying for deliverance from difficulty or hoping for our heart's desire, we typically want what we want immediately. But the Bible...

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“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”  Proverbs 3:6. The well-known British preacher F.B. Meyers once said, "Never trust your own judgment.  When your common sense is most sure that you have a certain course of action all figured out, you’ll be wise to make doubly sure by lifting up your soul to God." If we belie...

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  Friday, December 8   Daily Devotional   “Then Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord who said to me, ‘Return to your country, and to your family and I will deal well with thee.’  Deliver me I pray. . .For you said, ‘I will surely treat you well, and make your descendants as the sand ...

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“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”  Psalm 19:14. God is so gracious. He listens to us when we're at our worst. We can rant and ramble when we're, sad, frustrated and just plain mad at the world. He's always there, always understanding. However, because we know the ...

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“And all Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought Him with all their soul, and He was found by them; and the Lord gave them rest round about.”  2 Chronicles 15:15.  There are some who often carry strong desires in their hearts, without bringing them to God in the clear expression of definite and repeated prayer....

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“For I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.”  2 Timothy 1:12. Knowing God---His generous, loving heart and His infinite wisdom---gives us courage to trust Him, no matter what. As you commit these needs to Our Lord praise Him in advance for who He is, how He cares and what He is goi...

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  “But I will give myself to prayer.”  Psalm 109:4. “She did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.”  Luke 2:37.Praise God! He is always available to us. We are forever welcome in His heavenly throne room. No matter where our busy lives take us, our God is with us. That means, we, like pr...

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  And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like  great drops of blood falling down to the ground.  Luke 22:44. Only once in the Bible is this word translated “agony” and it is here.  What depths open before us as we read this passage, and see what laboring in prayer really means.  It means seeing the world&r...

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 “Because He is your Lord; worship Him.” Psalm 45:11  The worship of God is the soul bowing down before God in absorbed contemplation of His majesty. Over and over we read in the Bible that, “they bowed their heads and worshipped;” or “they fell down and worshipped.”  It has been well said that, “In prayer we are oc...

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 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship Him.” John 4:23.  Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by ...

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