Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Assorted Treats

  • All Things Working To the Glory of God: Stephen’s Martyrdom +

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  • God's Love For Us +

    The well of love God has for us is deeper than our imaginations can grasp-- Read More
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SylviaHudson Taylor, the missionary to China, said, "We are changed by beholding." He may have had 2 Corinthians 3:18 in mind.

"But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit." Isaiah was changed by beholding the glory of God, the awesome revelation of His holiness (Isa 6:1-8).

For years every January I took some time with God to ask Him what He wanted me to pray for the year. And for years, the answer was the same, "Show me Your glory." When you come face to face with God's holy glory, you do one of two things: run away or run to His grace for transformation. Ponder the prayer requests of Moses: "Let me know Your ways that I may know You. Show me Your glory. Go among us (Exo 33:11-19, 34:5-10)." Consider the price of speaking intimately with God friend-to-friend. Is the price worth the glory? What heart attitudes does God need to transform, so that you can see all God's goodness and know Him as he really is? As you are convicted by the character of the Glory at whom you gaze, make Psalm 51:10-11 your prayer: "Renew my spirit" from glory to glory.

Just between you and God, pray through these transformation points in the verses below. Tell God you want to be a new beginning of His glory and His Spirit unhindered in your life. Look up the Bible verses that God puts his finger on.

By your Spirit, renew in me:
humble and contrite spirit Psa 51:17
steadfast spirit Psa 51:10
willing spirit Psa 51:12, Psalm 110:3
a servant's heart Mark 10:44-45
spirit of forgiveness Eph 4:32
quiet and gentle spirit 1 Peter 3:4
spirit of repentance Acts 26:20b
grateful spirit Eph 5:20
unity Phil 2:1-8, Rom 15:5-7
weeping Psa 126:5-6
joy in the Lord Psa 33:1
return to first love, spirit of revival Rev 3:18-20, 2:4-5
spirit of love 2 Tim 1:7, 1 Cor. 13:3-8
diligent spirit 2 Tim 1:7
delight in the Lord Psa 37:4, 40:8
longing for God Isa 26:9
yielded spirit Phil 2:5-8
teachable spirit Psa 25:4-5
spirit of truth 1 John 4:6
spirit of edification Eph 4:29
renewal/filling of Holy Spirit Eph 5:18, John 7:37-38
whole-hearted spirit Num 14:24
spirit of fear of the Lord Isa 11:2
rest in the Lord Psa 37:7
undivided heart and new spirit Eze 36:26, Psa 86:11
spirit of praise Isa 61:3
strong in spirit Eph 3:16
worshiping spirit John 4:24
faith, rest in God Heb 11:6, Psa 37:7
spirit of wisdom Deu 34:9
Thank God for the new thing that He is doing in your life.
Present to Him the clean empty vessel of your life to fill with His Spirit.
Pray always the prayers of Moses:
Let me know Your ways.
Show me Your glory.
Go among us.


Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Eat This Book, Eugene Peterson +

    Eugene Peterson’s book, Eat This Book gets its name from Revelation 10:9-10 when John asks for the scroll containing God’s 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
  • Storytelling +

    Eugene Peterson discusses his influences as a writer, as well as how and why he created the Message translation. This Read More
  • Life as an Alien +

    Timothy Keller, the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, provides an inspiring portrayal of what the church is supposed Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Separated Unto the Holy Ghost (Andrew Murray) +

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  • The Human Body and Spiritual Growth: Dallas Willard +

    In Christian Educator's Handbook on Spiritual Formation, edited by James Wilhoit of Wheaton College. "Spiritual formation" is the process through Read More
  • January 28 Devotional: Oswald Chambers +

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  • Coupla Things by Julie Moore +

    It has occurred to me that maybe more people would read my blog if the posts were shorter. I'm not Read More
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