God Sees God Knows

By , May 23, 2019

“…you alone know every human heart…”
1 Kings 8:39 NIV

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Many of us have done things and thought things that we hope no one discovers.

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True Worship

By , May 22, 2019

“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”
Revelation 4:11 NKJV

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Today consider with me the question, “What is true worship?”

In the last generation evangelical Christians have thought that most if not all activities in the church service, except singing, were not part of worship.

We now have “worship teams”—which is a group of people who lead singing in the service. Many people speak of the “worship time” in the gathering and by that phrase mean the time of singing.

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Reach Exceeding Grasp

By , May 21, 2019

“Not that I have already obtained all this,
or have already arrived at my goal,
but I press on to take hold of that
for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”
Philippians 3:12-14 NIV

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“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14 NIV

The question is, “Is it really possible to be fully surrendered to the will of God or do we always fall somewhat short of the mark in our spiritual journey?” Regrettably I see clear teaching in Scripture that we shall never reach perfection in this life.  Only when we see Jesus shall we be fully like Him (1 John 3:2).

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Joy Overcomes Weeping

By , May 20, 2019

“For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.”
Psalm 30:5 NIV

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“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 NIV

The last couple of devotionals have considered the place of weeping in the believer’s life. We have learned that tears are a necessary part of this world’s order. We are commanded in Scripture to weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15). We have Jesus as an example of one who wept with people in pain (John 11:35). So we can call this life the valley of tears.

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The Place Of Tears

By , May 19, 2019

“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people,
‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says:
I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.’”
2 Kings 20:5

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The beginning of a true and lasting relationship with the Lord is in the valley of tears. There certainly are mountaintop experiences of joy in our Christian lives but it all must begin with tears—tears of repentance for our sin.

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