Authored by beautyful on Sat, Oct 27 2007 - 03:43 AM
In Touch Daily Devotionalby Dr. Charles Stanley-- Psalm 88:8,18 If friends vanished while you were facing a personal crisis, perhaps you've forgiven them for abandoning you in a time of need. But that doesn't mean they have come back to offer support. In situations like this, it's important to remember the One who promises to be there ...Read Blog »
THE GIFT OF HOPE!
Authored by beautyful on Fri, Oct 26 2007 - 04:43 AM
The Gift of Hopeby Max Lucado The aspiring young author was in need of hope. More than one person had told him to give up. "Getting published is impossible," one mentor said. "Unless you are a national celebrity, publishers won't talk to you." Another warned, "Writing takes too much time. Besides, you don't want all your ...Read Blog »
THE GREATEST THING!
Authored by beautyful on Fri, Oct 26 2007 - 04:27 AM
Today's Scripture “Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love” (I Corinthians 13:13 NIV). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Spiritual maturity isn’t measured by how long you’ve been a Christian, or how much you know, or how often you go to church. Spiritual maturity is measured by the way you treat other ...Read Blog »
THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!
Authored by beautyful on Fri, Oct 26 2007 - 04:25 AM
ROMANS 5:17 NIV17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reignedthrough that one man, how much more will those who receiveGod's abundant provision of grace and of the gift ofrighteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.The New Testament reveals the good news that God offersrighteousness as a free gift to everyone who ...Read Blog »
WHEN OTHERS FAIL US!
Authored by beautyful on Fri, Oct 26 2007 - 04:45 AM
In Touch Daily Devotionalby Dr. Charles Stanley -- Matthew 18:21-35 You're in a difficult situation, and one by one, friends have fallen away. Now the pain is worse because you're suffering alone. Why did these people desert you? There are many possible reasons. For example, they might have left because they felt ...Read Blog »
LIVING LIFE AWARE!
Authored by beautyful on Fri, Oct 26 2007 - 04:24 AM
Living Life AwareBy Marybeth Whalen "Somehow, though he moves right in front of me, I don't see him; quietly but surely he's active, and I miss it." Job 9:11 (MSG) Devotion:For a long time, I lived life unaware of God's activity around me. I wrote things off as "coincidence" or "random"--never ...Read Blog »
THE POWER OF PRAYER!
Authored by beautyful on Thu, Oct 25 2007 - 04:20 AM
In Touch Daily Devotionalby Dr. Charles Stanley -- Colossians 1:10-14 God calls His children to represent Him before an unbelieving world, much like ambassadors to a foreign country. To properly serve as His representatives, we must live according to His will. The apostle Paul prayed that the believers in Colosse--most of whom he ...Read Blog »
LIVING THE ABUNDANT LIFE!
Authored by beautyful on Thu, Oct 25 2007 - 04:18 AM
God desires that you be so blessed that you can turn around and be a blessing everywhere you go! He wants you to have so much peace, so much joy, so much victory that when other people get around you it spills over onto them! In the book of Psalms, David said, “My cup runs over.” He was overflowing with the anointing—the tangible, effective power ...Read Blog »
WORDS WILL JUDGE YOU!
Authored by beautyful on Thu, Oct 25 2007 - 04:12 AM
MATTHEW 12:36-37 NKJ36 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak,they will give account of it in the day of judgment.37 "For by your words you will be justified, and by your wordsyou will be condemned."ROMANS 10:9-10 NKJ9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus andbelieve in your heart that God has raised ...Read Blog »
FORGOTTEN NO MORE!
Authored by beautyful on Thu, Oct 25 2007 - 04:10 AM
Forgotten No MoreBy Rachel Olsen "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure..." Hebrews 6:19(NIV) Devotion:I was having lunch at a quaint outdoor café all by myself. Actually, I was trying to spend a little time with God so I'd brought along a small devotional book called Daily Prayer from the New ...Read Blog »
Authored by beautyful on Thu, Oct 25 2007 - 04:08 AM
Good MedicineSharon Jaynes Today's Truth"He sent forth his word and healed them." (Psalm 17:20 NIV) Friend to FriendIn 1974, I traveled to Europe with a group of students to study abroad. My family was falling apart, and yet I felt compelled to leave the safety of my friends to spend twelve weeks with strangers. A big part of me ...Read Blog »
GAME WITH GOD?
Authored by beautyful on Thu, Oct 25 2007 - 06:40 AM
My Manna "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if you forgive not men their trespasses,neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matthew 6:14-15.A father came home one day and walked in on his two children who were in the midst of a fight. When the little girl looked up,she ...Read Blog »
A PATTERN FOR POWERFUL PRAYER!
Authored by beautyful on Wed, Oct 24 2007 - 04:46 AM
In Touch Daily Devotionalby Dr. Charles Stanley -- Colossians 1:3-9 God has ordained prayer as the way to approach Him for direction and help. The Savior's life exemplified this. He prayed before selecting His disciples, feeding the five thousand, and raising Lazarus from the dead. And at Gethsemane, as He was about to face His ...Read Blog »
HOLD FAST YOUR CONFESSION!
Authored by beautyful on Wed, Oct 24 2007 - 03:54 AM
HEBREWS 3:1; 4:14 NKJ1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling,consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, ChristJesus,14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passedthrough the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast ourconfession.HEBREWS 10:23 NKJ23 Let us hold fast the confession of our ...Read Blog »
FRIEND OF GOD!
Authored by beautyful on Wed, Oct 24 2007 - 03:52 AM
Friend of GodBy Glynnis Whitwer "You are my friends if you do what I command." John 15:14 (NIV) Devotion:I often think about what it will be like when Jesus comes back to earth. In my mind I imagine the crowds that will surround Him. People will push to be near Him. They will call His name hoping He'll ...Read Blog »
DON'T WALK AWAY!
Authored by beautyful on Wed, Oct 24 2007 - 03:49 AM
Don't Walk Away!Mary Southerland Today's truthHosea 3:1-5 (NCV) The LORD said to me again, "Go, show your love to a woman loved by someone else, who has been unfaithful to you. In the same way the LORD loves the people of Israel , even though they worship other gods and love to eat the raisin cakes." Therefore, I bought her for six ...Read Blog »
ACCOMPLISHING GREAT WORKS THROUGH PRAYER!
Authored by beautyful on Tue, Oct 23 2007 - 04:39 AM
In Touch Daily Devotionalby Dr. Charles Stanley -- John 16:23-34 Divine miracles occur every day--when closed minds open, the spiritually blind suddenly see the gospel's truth, and rebels surrender and become God's children. Jesus promised that we who believe can have a part in great works like these by making requests in His ...Read Blog »
YOU ARE EQUIPPED!
Authored by beautyful on Tue, Oct 23 2007 - 04:38 AM
Today's Scripture “Every scripture is God-breathed…so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well-fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17 AMP). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God has equipped you with everything you need to fulfill your destiny through His Word! The Scripture tells us that as ...Read Blog »
WHAT YOU SAY IS WHAT YOU GET!
Authored by beautyful on Tue, Oct 23 2007 - 04:36 AM
MARK 11:23 NKJ23 "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain,`Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt inhis heart, but believes that those things he says will come topass, he will have whatever he says.Jesus said that you will have whatever you say -- dependent onbelieving and not doubting. Think of that. What ...Read Blog »
Authored by beautyful on Tue, Oct 23 2007 - 04:34 AM
By FaithBy Melissa Milbourn, Proverbs 31 She Speaks Graduate "By Faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land..." Hebrews 11:29 (NIV) Devotion:I love the Word of God...its width and its depth, and how it is truly alive and active when we choose to get into it and allow it to transform our hearts. But in the past this ...Read Blog »
Authored by beautyful on Tue, Oct 23 2007 - 04:33 AM
Keep Going!Sharon Jaynes Today's Truth"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us thrown off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1 Friend to FriendMy son was fast, and he ran with a fast crowd. ...Read Blog »
LIFE CAN BE TOUGH!
Authored by beautyful on Mon, Oct 22 2007 - 03:46 AM
JOHN 16:33 ICB33 "I told you these things so that you can have peace in me.In this world you will have trouble. But be brave! I havedefeated the world!"Jesus never promised us that everything would be perfect hereon earth. He recognized that we would encounter trouble. ButHis instructions were to be of good cheer -- not to let it getus ...Read Blog »
MAKING EVERYTHING KNOWN!
Authored by beautyful on Mon, Oct 22 2007 - 03:39 AM
Making Everything KnownBy Rachel Olsen "He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him." Daniel 2:22 (NIV) Devotion:For Americans, Halloween is just a week away and fake skeletons seem to be everywhere I look. I don't like skeletons - especially the proverbial kind that ...Read Blog »
THEY LAUGHED JESUS TO SCORN!
Authored by beautyful on Sun, Oct 21 2007 - 09:40 AM
MATTHEW 9:24 KJV24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, butsleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.Do others think you are crazy for being a follower of Jesus? Dothey think you are too extreme for believing the Bibleliterally? Well, don't feel lonely. Jesus faced the same typeof problems. As we see in Matthew 9:24, sometimes ...Read Blog »
Authored by beautyful on Sun, Oct 21 2007 - 09:38 AM
My Manna "And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount. And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst, of the cloud. And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the ...Read Blog »