Devotion for March 2, 2021

“When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.” (Matthew 6:6) Do you ever go into your garage, close the door, and pray? I’m not opposed to praying in my garage, but it’s not usually the first place

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Devotion for March 1, 2021

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10) In the summer of 1986, two ships collided in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. Hundreds of passengers died after being hurled into the icy water below. News of the

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Devotion for February 28, 2021

“Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10) People pleasing does two things: 1) It makes you

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Devotion for February 27, 2021

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30) In this classic teaching, Jesus identifies the power and primacy of loving the Lord our God as the most important thing

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Devotion for February 26, 2021

“… but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42) Here are two enemies that threaten your spiritual life: Boredom. Missionary and educator Frank Laubach said, “If you’re weary of some sleepy form

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Devotion for February 25, 2021

“‘What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked him. The blind man said, ‘Rabbi, I want to see.’” (Mark 10:51) Bartimaeus had been crying out to Jesus to have mercy on him. And Jesus’ question to the man may seem a bit odd at

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Devotion for February 24, 2021

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13) The Bible says, “Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring” (Proverbs 27:1). The truth is, when you wake up every morning you have no idea what will happen to

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Devotion for February 23, 2021

“The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, ‘Who then can be saved?’” (Mark 10:26) In reading stories about people like the man in this episode, people who don’t really under­stand Jesus, we can be tempted to look down on them. The man appears

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Devotion for February 22, 2021

“He took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.” (Mark 10:16) This is such an endearing scene! It may seem merely sentimental, but that is surely not what Jesus has in mind. Still, it is a wonderful and inspiring story that

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Devotion for February 21, 2021

“But what does it say? ‘The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,’ that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: …” (Romans 10:8) If you’re not careful, it’s easy to speak words of doubt that contradict what God says

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