Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Robbie Seay Band

  • Song of Hope by Robbie Seay Band +

    All things bright and beautiful You areAll things wise and wonderful You areIn my darkest night, You brighten up the Read More
  • Beautiful Scandalous Night -Robbie Seay +

    Go on up to the mountain of mercyTo the crimson perpetual tideKneel down on the shore Read More
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SylviaListen to the Word of God for you in Romans 15:13. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Be blessed to let God separate you from the soulish bonds that have held you captive in disappointment and hopelessness. Be blessed by your Father's will, His heart, and His words. Let Him do His perfect work to enlarge you to receive more of His fullness spirit, soul, and body. Look to Jesus for ministry. He will shine the light of His Spirit in you to show you who you are and who He is in you and for you. Welcome His light.

The God of hope calls you to hope (Eph 1:18). You were designed for hope. You are His own special creation. He determined for you an appointed place and time. He has given you the good gift of Himself to live in you. He has deposited in you His great love in making you just the way you are, the real you, your true essence. You are blessed as He celebrates, affirms, and validates your unique identity for your authority, calling, and birthright in Him. You can hardly receive these words if you have received wounds of disappointment. Your soul has done everything it knows to do to heal them, but still disappointment gnaws deep inside you beyond reach. Jesus, your Kinsman-Redeemer, is ready to redeem the years that the locusts have eaten when you cancel your soul's expectations.

You were created by God for eternity forever with Him. Satan can't take that away from you, so he has sent fiery arrows to rob you, deeply penetrating missiles of disappointment with others, with yourself, and with God.

Jesus your Redeemer wants to pull the poisons out of the wounds in your spirit and your soul. He wants you to know and respond to Him as the Way, the Truth, and the Life, because He said, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. And when the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed" (John 8:32,36). God is inviting you to see truth with Him. That's a powerful invitation. It is life-changing to own up to what you are seeing and hearing from Him, coming out of denial and truly allowing God's truth to come into you. Be blessed as you let God reach into the deep places of your being. Be blessed as He wants you to exchange disappointment for His hope and love (Rom 5:5, NLT). Be blessed to receive His hope that does not disappoint.

Be blessed in the name of the God of hope who fills you with
all joy and peace as you trust Him (Rom 15:13).

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • The Cleansing of the Temple by RC Sproul +

    http://www.ligonier.org/account/dashboard/sermon/151/download/ In this incident of Jesus cleansing the temple, Dr. Sproul points out that the activities being performed were legitimate, Read More
  • The Prodigals by Kevin DeYoung +

    During the Gospel Coalition conference in 2013, Kevin DeYoung gave a thoughtful, spirit-led sermon on Luke 15. He was able Read More
  • Centered on one or the other by Ray Ortlund +

    ". . . a friend of tax collectors and sinners!" Luke 7:34 What does it mean for a church to be gospel-centered? That's Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Book of God, Walter Wangerin +

    I was in a leadership turbogroup during the spring of 2007. At Randy's suggestion, I listened to Walter Wangerin's audio Read More
  • Martin Luther’s Quiet Time, Walter Trobisch +

    Martin Luther had a barber named Peter Beskendorf who asked his world-famous customer and doctor of theology, "Dr. Luther, how Read More
  • Clay Enoch Devotional Sculpture +

    Clay Enoch, a sculptor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, creates powerful bronze sculptures with Biblical themes: Creation, Praise, Contrition, Still Water, Read More
  • Without Faith...Can I Survive? +

    Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ Read More
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