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Humility Before God | Before The Cross

Humility Before God | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Humility toward God is akin to the fear of God: It begins with a high view of God's person. As we see God in His majesty, awesomeness, and holiness, we are humbled before Him.
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Devotionals
These posts can serve as an opportunity for a devotional with your walk with Christ for the day, the week, or even the month.
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We Are Victors, Not Victims

We Are Victors, Not Victims | Devotionals | Scoop.it
I want to be careful on how I write this post because I never want to come across with a lack of empathy or compassion towards others. We live in a fallen and broken world and are often victims of sin that is committed towards us. It happens to us and sometimes it involves us […]
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Grace And Consequences Are Both Acts Of Love

Grace And Consequences Are Both Acts Of Love | Devotionals | Scoop.it
I’m learning more and more each day on what it means to be a father, on what it means to be a parent. I know I’ll be learning for the rest of my life, I get that, and I want to share what I’m learning with you and what God is teaching me in hopes […]
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Spiritual Identity Theft: Recognizing the Signs and Protecting Yourself

Spiritual Identity Theft: Recognizing the Signs and Protecting Yourself | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Identity theft happens when there’s a breach of personal information by people who steal data from their victims for their personal gain. It’s becoming a trend in this digital age; that’s why you need to be careful when disclosing your private information to anyone. While there are safety precautions you can do to prevent identity […]
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The Resurrection Of A Dream

The Resurrection Of A Dream | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Do you ever have those seasons where you feel like God has just gone completely dark and left you to fend for yourself? Perhaps that’s a little overdramatic, but I would venture to say that some of you know exactly what I’m talking about. To catch you up (since I haven’t had much to say […]
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Getting Religious About Spirituality

Getting Religious About Spirituality | Devotionals | Scoop.it
“I’m spiritual, but not religious.” I’ve heard this little phrase hundreds of times, but I’m not convinced. After years of working as a pastor, of trying (though often failing) to put Jesus first and truly trust Him, I have come to the conclusion that spirituality needs religion. When I say spirituality needs religion, I am […]
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Back to Basics: Coveting

Back to Basics: Coveting | Devotionals | Scoop.it
If coveting is a weakness, we can be delivered from it daily. For those in Christ, true diversity exists. With Christ, you can love your rich neighbor.
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A Living Sacrifice

A Living Sacrifice | Devotionals | Scoop.it
This is the only time in the Bible that the words living and sacrifice are used together. What does this mean and how do we apply this to our lives?
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Motivation For Obedience

Motivation For Obedience | Devotionals | Scoop.it
“BECAUSE I SAID SO!” Four words that every parent has uttered, even though most of us probably vowed when we were young to never say them. But as adults, we have a better understanding that there’s more to that phrase than can be heard by the ears of our children. I know that when I […]
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Biblical Pouting

Biblical Pouting | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Let’s talk for a minute about disappointment. We all experience it. It may look different in frequency and intensity for each of us, but it’s certainly a universal experience nonetheless. It’s a very personal thing too, so trying to compare circumstances as some kind of gauge for how disappointed one should feel about a given […]
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Away In A Manger

Away In A Manger | Devotionals | Scoop.it
“No crib for a bed. The little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head.” In my opinion, it’s one of the sweetest Christmas carols. Small children learn and sing it; and it brings to mind the gentle and serene picture of the new family our Savior was born into on a peaceful night (whether or […]
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Back to Basics: Sabbath

Back to Basics: Sabbath | Devotionals | Scoop.it
When I was eight, I had a mesh baseball cap featuring Garfield the cat saying, “I live for Saturdays.” It wasn’t true. I survived Saturdays. I lived at my grandparent’s house. They belonged to a church that I later learned was designated as a cult. I wasn’t forced to go to the church, but I […]
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Proverbs 31: An Ancient Question

Proverbs 31: An Ancient Question | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Proverbs 31 starts with the question, “What are you doing?” The question posed by a father to his son beckons the son to consider kingly behavior. For those who have a relationship with Jesus Christ, sons and daughters of God, we have an opportunity to pose this question to ourselves daily. The rest of the […]
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Proverbs 30: An Unlikely Summary

Proverbs 30: An Unlikely Summary | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Proverbs 30 provides an unlikely summary of the entire book of proverbs. Here's what it has to say and what we have to learn from it.
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There Must Be Something In the Water

There Must Be Something In the Water | Devotionals | Scoop.it
I could spend all day swimming. I mean it. All day. So imagine how much fun it is to see my 5½ year-old-daughter share the same enthusiasm. But, this summer is a little different. Gone are the safety of the arm floaties and jumping into the water into my arms because I promised to catch […]
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Am I Equipped For God’s Purpose?

Am I Equipped For God’s Purpose? | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Equipped or not, I signed up for Man Day. I joined over 70 men gathered at our church to eat breakfast and worship before setting off to finish repairs and maintenance on homes in the community. It’s a day I’m glad I didn’t miss. The camaraderie, spending a whole day outside in perfect weather and […]
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Living Life Without Walls

Living Life Without Walls | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Living life without walls is something God has been teaching me in this busy season by reminding me of just how temporary life really is.
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Are You Listening To God?

Are You Listening To God? | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Maybe you’ve heard the phrase, “Talk is cheap.” Today, there’s no shortage of talking, texting, or tweeting. There’s nothing inherently wrong with talking. It’s a good thing. People are built to talk, and with technology making it easier, we are. Talking is important to friendship. A good friendship is marked by good conversation. Good conversation […]
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Is Our Faith Too Small?

Is Our Faith Too Small? | Devotionals | Scoop.it
I was reading in John 6 today, a story I’ve heard, and I’m sure most have heard countless times – Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand. But this time reading it, God spoke to me as if I were reading it for the fist time. (That’s the great thing about God and His Word. We will […]
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Type A Christianity

Type A Christianity | Devotionals | Scoop.it
We all have our thorns, right? Some are more obvious than others. Some lead to tougher earthly circumstances than others. Some feel debilitating while some are just plain annoying. Nevertheless, they are unwelcome interruptions that hold the potential of affecting our relationship with the Lord and with those around us. And one of the very […]
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Back to Basics: Murder and Anger

Back to Basics: Murder and Anger | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, I can extend forgiveness and receive forgiveness when I fail and when others show anger.
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Parenting With Grace (For Yourself)

Parenting With Grace (For Yourself) | Devotionals | Scoop.it
When I got married at the age of 27, Stephen and I knew it wouldn’t be terribly long before we would start our family. We knew we wanted two or three kids and we had no idea if getting pregnant would be easy or difficult for us. So with only about five or six months […]
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95 Days (And Then Some)

95 Days (And Then Some) | Devotionals | Scoop.it
On the evening of August 30, 2016, Stephen and I took what we thought was the last big step to launch our family’s transition from Texas to Tennessee. Our house was officially on the market. We braced for a quick sell and looked forward to making plans for our move. The only other time we’d […]
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Back to Basics

Back to Basics | Devotionals | Scoop.it
It’s back to basics for me. When my daughter turned 4 years old, the same age where a lot of my early memories start picking up steam, it prompted a nostalgia-laden look at what life taught me during those early years when a younger me wore Toughskins jeans and carried a Big Red Chief tablet […]
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The Tested Kind Of Trust

The Tested Kind Of Trust | Devotionals | Scoop.it
The other day I was sitting down for some time with the Lord and I was struggling with what to do. I began thinking through where I was with Him, what I was wrestling with at the time, and what was preoccupying my heart and mind that morning. The word that kept coming to mind […]
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Read Scripture App And Why It’s Important

Read Scripture App And Why It’s Important | Devotionals | Scoop.it
The read scripture app is one of the best apps we've seen out there for encouraging someone to read the Bible on their own while spending time with God.
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