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HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT GOD’S LAWS, COMMANDS AND PROMISES?

SCRIPTURE: I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws. (Psalms 119:106) MEDITATION: When people hear anything about God’s commands, they usually react in one of two ways: they cringe when reminded of them, or they embrace them. The Psalmist loved God so much that he embraced His laws … Continue reading

WHAT IMPACT DO YOU HAVE ON THE LIVES OF THOSE AROUND YOU?

SCRIPTURE: Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. (Psalms 119:133) MEDITATION: Take a moment and think about how your life is controlled. You may say, “I am in control”. Even if you feel that way, there is something that controls the “I” in you. Songwriter Bob Dylan wrote a … Continue reading

LOOKING FOR A FRIEND WHO CAN CALM AND ENCOURAGE YOU?

SCRIPTURE: The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. (Psalm 119:72) MEDITATION: Does life seem to be chaotic at times? Do you ever feel like you desperately need an ‘anchor of peace, tranquility and solidity’? We all need a ‘thread of comfort’ running through our … Continue reading

ARE YOU TIRED OF WALKING THE SAME OLD ROAD FOR MILES AND MILES?

SCRIPTURE: I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding (Psalms 119:32) MEDITATION: Chances are you have never heard of CINO, but maybe you have heard of RINO (which stands for “Republican In Name Only”). CINO is something I made up, that stands for “Christian In Name Only”. My reason … Continue reading

HOW ARE YOU HANDLING THE PROBLEMS OF YOUR LIFE?

SCRIPTURE: I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees. (Psalm 119:48) MEDITATION: Have you ever had a time in your life when you felt about as low as you could feel? The psalmist did. I am laid low in the dust; (Psalm 119:25) Perhaps you have had … Continue reading

ARE YOU MISSING OUT ON THE BLESSINGS FROM GOD?

COMMENT: When you see how scriptures from various parts of the Bible “come together” to create today’s devotional, you can understand why I am convinced God provides the content (I’m not smart enough to tie them together on my own). SCRIPTURE: But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him … Continue reading

PUTTING ON THE NEW SELF (SUMMARY)

As a result of the response to the six part series on “putting on the new self” I recently distributed, I felt that I should consolidate them into one devotional and distribute (in case someone wants to print it and keep it as a reminder of what it means to become a new person when … Continue reading

PUTTING ON THE NEW SELF (part 6 of 6)

COMMENT: When Paul tells believers to “put on the new self”, he doesn’t ‘leave us hanging’ to try and figure out what that means. With the Lord’s guidance, Paul is given the wisdom to list a few of the areas where we should focus as we make our transition to the ‘new self’. This is … Continue reading

PUTTING ON THE NEW SELF (part 5 of 6)

COMMENT: When Paul tells believers to “put on the new self”, he doesn’t ‘leave us hanging’ to try and figure out what that means. With the Lord’s guidance, Paul is given the wisdom to list a few of the areas where we should focus as we make our transition to the ‘new self’. This is … Continue reading

PUTTING ON THE NEW SELF (part 4 of 6)

COMMENT: When Paul tells believers to “put on the new self”, he doesn’t ‘leave us hanging’ to try and figure out what that means. With the Lord’s guidance, Paul is given the wisdom to list a few of the areas where we should focus as we make our transition to the ‘new self’. This is … Continue reading