Showing results 1 - 10 of 30 for the month of September, 2007.

Looking forward to Heaven

September 29th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

2 Corinthians 5:1 (NIV)We have…an eternal house in heaven. Heaven and relationship I can recall times when I really looked forward to heaven, which to me means spending eternity with the Lord.  Those were times I remember spending a lot of time in prayer, mostly with friends, and when there was a big emphasis on Continue reading →

God says "It’s over!"

September 28th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  Trust. Nahum 1:9 (NIV)Trouble will not come a second time. There’s a catch to this statement.  You have to ignore the taunting of the enemy, and you have to trust God that whatever you’ve conquered He has truly defeated.  Trust is an odd thing, though.  There are times when you think you’ve got someone’s Continue reading →

Unlocking your potential

September 28th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  You have a God-given purpose. Colossians 1:16 (TM)For everything, absolutely everything…finds its purpose in Him. Today’s verse supports something I have been including in my prayers for people for as long as I can remember – that each individual has a purpose given by God.  Today it is quoted from The Message by Eugene Continue reading →

When trouble comes

September 26th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Psalm 27:5 (KJV)In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion. The writer of today’s devotion recommends doing these three things when trouble comes: Get alone with God!  I can’t think of a better thing to do.  We’ve all heard the saying misery loves company.  Why is that?  It’s the relationship we Continue reading →

Learning from a king

September 25th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  How important is your family? 2 Samuel 12:10 (NKJV)The sword shall never depart from your house. Today’s reading focuses on how King David abdicated his responsibilities to his family.  His children abused each other (one of his daughters was even raped by one of his sons), he didn’t write any Psalms about his family, Continue reading →

God will make a way

September 24th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  God’s faithfulness to do what He promised. Genesis:4:25 (TLB)Eve gave birth to another son and named him Seth (meaning “Granted”). The writing today discusses how sometimes it looks like what God promised us won’t come to pass and yet still trusting in God.  Philippians 1:6 says, “Being confident of this, that he who began Continue reading →

Love in its highest form

September 24th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  Loving those who seem to have little or nothing to give back. Philippians 4:4 (TLB)Let everyone see that you are unselfish. Today’s writer relates a story of a patient named Ellen for whom a cerebral aneurysm had left with no conscious control over her body.  While everyone else on the staff treated her as Continue reading →

Challenged to reach higher

September 22nd, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Proverbs 13:20 (NKJV)He who walks with wise men will be wise. The writer of today’s reading uses two stories to illustrate his point. Elisha spent many years following Elijah, doing whatever he needed so he could “experience first-hand some of the greatest miracles in history.”  Because of what he saw, he was challenged to do Continue reading →

Stay where you are

September 21st, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  Knowing how good we have it…in relationship with the Lord. Psalm 91:1 (NKJV)He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. The reading today takes a look at the prodigal son asking why he would leave his father’s house when everything he needed was Continue reading →

When God puts you on hold!

September 20th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Focus:  Trusting God. 1 Timothy 4:15 (NIV)Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Today’s reading presents a story of a Bible teacher telling of a pilot friend: A well-known Bible teacher tells of a pilot friend who received word from the control tower saying, “You’re Continue reading →

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