Devotional Life

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5 Pieces of Advice I Was Given

In nearly twenty years of serving on a church staff I sat in hundreds of staff meetings and training sessions. Some were functional and others were philosophical. One of the...
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5 Books To Help With Your Personal Devotions

There is a delicate balance in the daily devotional life: we want to keep both discipline and freshness in our time with God. Very easily routines turn into ruts and...
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Are You “Having Devotions”?

I don’t know when the word devotions started to mean the daily meeting with God in prayer and the Word. The only two times the word is used in our...
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Improving Your Devotional Life

Just today over lunch the topic of the devotional life came up. Let's be honest. We all struggle with it. Not just consistency, but truly having a meaningful time with...
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How to Study the Psalms

REDISCOVER THE PSALMS So many people are looking for a Bible plan or devotional help. Some are looking for a place to get started. Others are looking for a place...
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A Simple Idea for Families

Families are busier than they have ever been. One of the most challenging things to do as a spouse or parent is consistently read the Bible with your family. I...
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Walking with Jesus – 30 Days Through the Gospel Records

Are you spiritually fit? Spiritual health does not come on accident - it is a product of purposeful disciplines. In recent days the Lord has taken me again to the...
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An Aid for Your Prayer Life

Prayer is a help. It is our connection to the great Helper! Prayer is our lifeline to Heaven and the only way to live victoriously on earth. Yet, as surely...
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Daily Bread (Daily Living – Part 4)

Confession: I love to eat. Food makes the day so much more interesting. It is one of my favorite hobbies to tour America by restaurant! Most of us rarely go...
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Daily Worship (Daily Living – Part 1)

Some things must be done every day to sustain life. This is as true in the spiritual realm as it is in the physical. The Christian life cannot be lived...
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What to Do When Your Devotional Life Grows Stale

Has your devotional life become dry? As far as you know there is no unconfessed sin. You are reading the Bible and going through the mechanics of prayer, but it...
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3 Books to Use In Your Devotional Time

Books are wonderful tools.  When it comes to the daily quiet time there are a number of wonderful books that may be used with great benefit.  Occasionally I enjoy reading...
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Our Daily Bread

This week a fine young man sent me a message asking how to keep his mind fixed on Christ while surrounded by so many distractions.  It is not an easy...
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Brief Thoughts on How to Make Prayer More Meaningful

The new year brings with it fresh thoughts about our devotional life.  We all need to give more time and attention to prayer.  To God.  Recently a fine young man...
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The Greatest Method of Bible Study

Weeks ago I received a message late one evening from a fine teenager in our youth group.  This young lady has been a great encouragement to me and my wife....
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My Greatest Need

Every generation requires true men of God who carry on the work of the Lord in the power of the Holy Spirit.   An entry in the journal of Henry Martyn...
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30 Days of Prayer

“Pray without ceasing.”  1 Thessalonians 5:17 It is significant that the only thing God commands us to do without ceasing is to pray.  Dr. John R. Rice said often that,...
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Keep Your Windows Open!

“Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a...