Devotional

Right Thinking

By |May 1st, 2016|

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” – Phil 4:8 (NIV)
In verse 8, Paul discusses the issue of right thinking. So many thoughts flood our minds. It’s up to us to control them. We can decide what we put into our minds – what we allow ourselves to dwell on or to meditate on. We all meditate on something. Is it other people? Is it something going on at work or with our kids or parents? Is it something we wish we’d done or not done? Was it even the game last […]

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Who Do You Seek When Grieving?

By |April 27th, 2016|

How do you react when you are grieving? Where do you turn for help? We all experience grief – but we don’t all react to it the same way. Some withdraw. Some seek help from friends. Some seek help from books. Some drown their sorrows and pain in alcohol or by taking drugs. Some lash out or try to find relief or mask over their pain in their own wrong way. They just want the pain to stop or the situation to change. Yet, when we are hurting and grieving, God tells us to seek Him.

“And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons […]

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Help from God

By |October 25th, 2015|

Are you down trodden? Are you in trouble? Is a person out to hurt you or a situation seemingly hopeless? Have you sought help, but just cannot seem to fight it? Don’t lose hope. Others may have let you down or are unable to help you, but you can trust in God. Don’t put your trust in yourself or others – put your trust in God.

“Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man! With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.” – Ps 108:12-13 (ESV)

This is the exact same verse as Ps 60:11-12. Word for word. Any time we see a word, much less a verse or verses, repeated […]

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