Psalm 91 Blessing | Devotional by Sylvia Gunter – Christian Article

Your life is lived in great spiritual warfare, but you are sheltered in the safe refuge of the Almighty. Be at home in the hiding place of Most High. Rest under His wings (1). He is the Lord, your refuge and fortress. You are defended by His faithfulness as your shield and defense (2). Be blessed with security from Satan’s snares and schemes (3). You have peace in El Shaddai. His promises are sure (4). God hears your heart’s cry.…

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When the Storm Doesn’t Stop – Christian Article

Jeremiah was depressed, as gloomy as a giraffe with a neck ache. Jerusalem was under siege, his nation under duress. His world collapsed like a sand castle in a typhoon. He faulted God for his horrible emotional distress. He also blamed God for his physical ailments. “[God] has made my flesh and my skin waste away, and broken my bones”  (Lamentations 3:4 RSV). His body ached. His heart was sick. His faith was puny … He realized how fast he…

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Dealing with Fear | Thoughts about God by Mike Woodard – Christian Article

Domonic, our two and a half year old grandson was “helping” Papa (Grandpa) do some much needed spring cleanup in the back yard. Our backyard is terraced, so when we went to the second layer he started to cry. I asked him why he was crying, and he said, “Me Scared”.  It turned out he was scared because he had seen the wild deer wander across that part of the yard in the past, and he was afraid that they…

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Knocking on Heaven’s Door | Thoughts about God by Allan Mitchell – Christian Article

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Luke 11:9-10 Do you believe God answers prayer? For many Christ-followers, this question produces anxiety because they feel that Heaven’s response is sometimes uncertain. That can evoke searching, serious questions. If I…

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Time of refreshing – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how are you all today? Well as we continue with isolation and social distancing, how are you feeling? Are you feeling discouraged or maybe even a little overwhelmed? Maybe you are enjoying this time of relaxation or are so busy juggling all the things within your home, that rest is a word not currently in your vocabulary. I believe God wants us to seek a time of refreshing over our lives. Let’s look at the word refreshing and what…

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No Fear – Devotional by Corice Peters – Christian Article

“David shouted in reply, ‘You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD Almighty-the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied’”  1 Samuel 17:45 We all know the story of David and Goliath from first Samuel. Jesse sends David out to the battlefield to bring his brothers some nourishment and to bring back a report. David ends up fighting a giant. Nowhere do I read that…

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Heart Proofs | Devotional by Brigitte Straub – Christian Article

“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” John 16:13 I was at a birthday party one day in the park and I remember being overwhelmed with feelings of loneliness even though I was surrounded by friends. As I started to walk through the park back home, sadness…

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Teaching Preschoolers to Trust in God What Time They Are Afraid – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In helping to not spread the virus, we are doing Sunday School and church online this Sunday.  I felt led to talk to our preschoolers about trusting in God when they are afraid. (Psalm 56:3) https://youtu.be/ntNqLT8NBfs The post Teaching Preschoolers to Trust in God What Time They Are Afraid appeared first on Train Up The Child. This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by Sheilah Read Full Article

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The Image and Roles of the Holy Spirit Important things to learn. – Christian Article

If the Holy Spirit does not lead you, sorry you are a dead person alive! [oops I didn’t mean to punch you hard] There was a lot of discussions and debates for centuries, where churches and scholars attempted to fully comprehend the image of the Holy Spirit and describing its role. The early church came to an ultimate understanding of the person of the Holy Spirit and His work; we then inherited these traditions. The early church understood that the…

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How to Make Counterfeit and Quivering Christians – Christian Article

The story you’re about to read is fictional, counterfeit even, but represents a reality that continues to play out again and again. Well-meaning Christians present the gospel and then offer their listener immediate assurance of salvation via the incantation of a prepackaged prayer absent serious discipleship. Left in the wake, we often find two types of professing Christians. We’ll call them Keith and Katie; one is the counterfeit and the other is the quivering christian. As small children, Keith and…

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Our Dependable God | Devotional by Max Lucado – Christian Article

From the first chapter of Scripture, the Bible makes a case for the dependability of God.  Without exception when God spoke, something wonderful happened.  By divine fiat there was light, land, beaches, and creatures.  God consulted no advisers.  He needed no assistance. “For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm” (Psalm 33:9). The same power is seen in Jesus.  He is unchanging.  He’s never caught off guard by the unexpected. “God never changes or casts…

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Bible Drive-Thru: What’s Faith? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Hebrews 11:1-12 TO CHEW ON: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.“ Hebrews 11:1 Think about some of the ways you show faith every day. If you jump from the third step, you have faith that you will land, not on the ceiling or against the wall, but on the floor. If you plug in an iron and turn it on, you don’t touch the bottom, because you…

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You Are God’s Great Idea – Christian Article

“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be”. Psalm 139:15–16 (NIV) If you grasp “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:18–19a NIV),…

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Problems Have a Purpose | Devotional by Max Lucado – Christian Article

“Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” Psalm 50:15 NLT God will use whatever he wants to display his glory. Heavens and stars. History and nations. People and problems. My dying dad in West Texas. The last three years of his life were scarred by A.L.S. The disease took him from a healthy mechanic to a bedbound paralytic. He lost his voice and his muscles, but he never lost…

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A Miracle on Christmas Eve – Christian Article

“All who are oppressed may come to Him. He is a refuge for them in their times of trouble” Psalm 9:9 My father was born in the Ukraine and spent his first fifteen years there.  One Christmas his two older brothers bought a German-made Christmas musical wind-up tree stand for their parents. It was mechanical and played Silent Night. Their gift brought great delight to this family of ten. Not long after, the region experienced the horrors of World War…

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Unnecessary Fighting | Devotional by Debbie West – Christian Article

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14 I like watching American football. There’s something about the fighting, the clawing, the tremendous effort it takes for players to take the ball those last few important inches. Whatever the sport, we get excited when an athlete pushes forward with every ounce of grit they possess to score, win, or make it first across the finish line. We honor the fight. However, in our relationship with…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Building Faith Muscles – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Jude 17 – 25 TO CHEW ON: “In the last time there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires…But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.” Jude 18b, 20 Have you ever met a scoffer? That’s someone who mocks or jeers you for who you are, what you are doing, or what you believe in. How many of these Bible scoffers can you name? (Need…

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Pray Before You Leap | Thoughts about God by Kathy Cheek – Christian Article

As I recently prayed about an important decision I needed to make, I remembered there was a time when I didn’t. As a young Christian I didn’t even know that I should. When I was in my early twenties I moved without even praying about it. I loved God and it was not my intention to go the wrong way, I just had not learned yet that we are to seek God as we make choices and decisions. I just…

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God is still working – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how was you week? Mine was great and summer is on the way. I love summer – no more jumpers and blankets. Summer to me is freedom. Everything is tied up in the heat, the beach and wearing light clothes. No socks and shoes just sandals. Yeah! This week I was reading the book of Habakkuk. Before I tell you what verse jumped out at me, I want us to consider the state of the world we live in.…

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Fighting for your family’ – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi friends how was your week? We had a lot of rain at our house on Tuesday night. It was so welcome after it has been dry for so long. I have been reading the book of 1 Samuel recently. I have blogged before on the story of David and his men recovering all after their town of Ziklag was burned and their wives and children captured. Equal provision was given to those who fought and those who stayed with…

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There is Room | Devotional by Idelette McVicker – Christian Article

“I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2 In my daughter’s preschool, they learned this song early on: “Let’s make room for our friends”. The school’s philosophy is clear: they foster an environment where students learn inclusivity. They make space for each other. I’ve watched the children grow into this atmosphere. On the playground after school or on occasions when we have gone out in a group, they all romp together. They naturally gravitate towards certain friends, but…

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I AM Your Good Shepherd Who Cares For You – Christian Article

I AM Your Good Shepherd Who Cares For You Jan 16 PapaGod n Jesus Heart “I AM Your GOOD Shepherd Who CARES For You” Be Anxious for nothing. TRUST ME with ALL you life. I gave My life for you, will I not give you ALL things you NEED? Cast your cares n burdens on ME, for I care for you watchfully and affectionately. Do not fear, I AM with you. TRUST My Leading–Follow ME! My Way IS Truth and Life.…

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Corrective Lenses | Devotional by Randy Ehle – Christian Article

A friend shared with me something she’d read from Ann Voskamp: “God already sees you as perfect in him.” Based on my own ongoing and painfully slow transformation, I jokingly asked my friend if she ever wondered if God might need glasses. Then I was reminded of a conversation Moses had with God…. When God called Moses to go back to Egypt to lead the people of Israel out of slavery, Moses didn’t exactly jump at the chance. He questioned…

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The Faith to Please | Devotional by Fab Batsakis – Christian Article

“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”  Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) God asked Noah to build a large boat to save his family, a boat he had seen no one else build in the past. Noah needed divine direction to know the size of the boat and other details. So, Noah embraced God’s desires and plan, working by…

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Waiting on God | Devotional by Karen Woodard – Christian Article

“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” Isaiah 30:18 Do you ever feel like just running away? In the whimsical children’s book, Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz, Alexander wants to run away to Australia. My husband and I sometimes say to each other,…

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