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Devotional thoughts for the follower of Jesus

Lord, Teach Us How To Pray

“Lord, teach us how to pray.” What a striking request from the disciples! After being a part of Jesus’ ministry for some time now, they have seen many miraculous works done by Jesus - feeding 5000, walking on water, raising someone form the dead, calming the storm, healing the sick, casting out demons, and much more. And yet, their request »

Refusing the Gift, Honoring God

But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none.” And Naaman urged him to take it, but he refused. (2 Kings 5:16) Naaman, commander of the Syrian army, had a problem. He was a leper. All his power and triumphs on the battlefield could not cleanse him of this blot on his person. »

Smarty-Pants

When a famous professor said on TV that science had demonstrated that there is no Creator, Grandma muttered, “Any old rock knows more than that smarty-pants!” She spoke from the wisdom of many years of knowing God through the Bible, and from seeing Him reveal Himself through His works around her in the world. Grandma was no anti-intellectual, but she »

The Seeker

As a new believer just becoming acquainted with the Scriptures, I remember being fascinated with a new and growing awareness of the riches of God’s wisdom. The more I feasted, the hungrier I became for the banquet of His Word. Not surprisingly, that hunger still grows today, as I’ve learned the feast never ends when Infinite God is »

A Prayer For Outside Help

“Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon my head; do not let my head refuse it.” (Psalm 141:5) When we face a temptation, what do we seek God for in that moment? Do we pray for strength to say “no”, or maybe the provision of “the way of escape” (1 Cor. 10: »


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