Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Freedom

  • Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster +

    In Freedom of Simplicity Foster gently encourages us to see that our identity, our sense of comfort and security must Read More
  • Freedom and Authority-by JI Packer +

    "Authority" is a word that makes most people think of law and order, direction and restraint, command and control, dominance Read More
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SylviaListen to Paul's prayer for his friends in Ephesians 3:16-19. "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being...that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

Be blessed with being enlarged in a community of faith. Although God loves you singly and individually, you grasp the love of God with others in a way that you cannot alone. Be blessed with strength through his Spirit so that Christ may dwell presently and richly Feel God's love in the greatest dimension of its great depth, and length, and height, and width. How deep, and long, and high, and wide is God? Infinite! It is not about how much you know about his love but how much you receive his love. Be blessed with the love of God which surpasses all knowledge through his Spirit. You can never understand it with your mind. Your soul cannot comprehend or receive it, but be blessed in your spirit with being filled to the measure of all the fullness of the love of God.

Be blessed with Spirit-ordained covenants of love in mutual commitment with other Christians. Thank God for those who remind you of your deepest identity and legitimacy. Be blessed to reach out and meet the spirit of others with joy, because both of you will be changed for the better. As the community of spirit is synergistic, the whole is greater than the parts.

Be blessed with a loving network of mutual support, affection, and loyalty. Be blessed with those who care greatly and intimately, so that you face nothing alone. Be blessed with awareness of the life and reality in community and its power to unlock hidden capabilities and joys in yourself and others. Come into a safe place where God's love prevails.

Acts of goodness and generosity to others align you with God and bring out the best in you and others. Acts of bitterness, pettiness, and anger put you at cross purposes with God and diminish you and others. As others express confidence in you, it builds you up and strengthens you. As others bless you, God calls forth contagious passion, warmth, and life from you. Be blessed to stay aligned with God in community to receive life and be proactive in giving life.

Be blessed in the name of the Father from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name (Eph 3:15).

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Favorites

  • Walking towards Easter: Jesus's Tears +

    These scriptures reflect the pain and suffering, the tears Jesus felt leading up to his crucifixion. Read More
  • Culitvating Good Fruit +

    Proverbs 15:23: To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good Read More
  • Living after Easter +

    Acts 1:8.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my Read More
  • Loving like Jesus and the good, good Father +

    Jesus calls his disciples--and us--to love. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
  • A focus on blessing others +

    We are called to be a blessing to the world first to those around us. Read More
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