Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Humility

  • Trap Door, T Bone Burnett +

    One of my all time favorite songs. Sums up the struggle for letting Christ live through me rather than me Read More
  • April 5 Evening Devotional: CH Spurgeon +

    "Before honour is humility." Proverbs 15:33 Read More
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SylviaHear God's Word in Isaiah 61:3. "They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."

God is making you His planting for the display of Himself. He wants you to be a showcase of His beauty and character and to give evidence of His glory. As St. Francis of Assisi said, "Preach Jesus, and if necessary, use words."

You live the life of the Righteous One in you and bear the fruit of His righteousness. Be blessed as you give life in the same way that in every acorn is an oak. Oak trees have a generational legacy. God made them to live generationally by reproducing. This is your finest fulfillment, a legacy of righteousness that outlasts your life.

God has placed you in the refreshing stream of Living Water flowing from His throne. Jeremiah 17:7-8 says that you are blessed when you trust Him and have confidence in Him. Then you are like a tree planted by the water that sinks its roots deep by the stream. You do not fear when heat comes; your leaves do not wither. They are always green. You have no worries in a year of drought, and you never fail to bear fruit. Let your roots tap deeply into your Source. Be refreshed each moment in Jesus who is eternally with you and in you and you in Him. You display His keeping power, as He watches over you and keeps you flourishing in hard times to pass on your legacy of life.

John 15 says that God has chosen you for fruitful seed-planting for fruit that remains. Be blessed as you are faithful to plant in fertile soil and let God multiply. The oak does not strive to produce acorns. It stands and does its "oak thing," and God provides the increase from the essence of the oak. You will reproduce who you are, regardless of who you are. Live the "Jesus life," and He will provide the increase from His life in you. As you are about your Father's business, He blesses you with the reward of generational fruitfulness for His name's sake (Proverbs 11:18).

Isaiah 32:17 says, "The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever." Be blessed to display the fruit of God's peace, quietness, and confidence. Be blessed with a harvest of righteousness as you sow in peace (James 3:18).

Be blessed in the name of Jehovah-Tsidkenu, the Lord your righteousness
(Jeremiah 23:6).

Reflections to Consider

  • Warfare Spirituality

    The Trinity function as farmers of our souls, actively caring for God’s creation: an ongoing, radical reclamation of His creation. Read More
  • Corporate Spirituality

    Encouragement, Accountability, and Worship Solitude, community and ministry are three areas requiring balance and integration in the Christian walk. The Read More
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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

  • Prayer by Alex Kirk, Chatham Community Church +

    What role does prayer play in our lives? What is prayer, anyway? Alex Kirk, pastor of Chatham Community Church, gives Read More
  • How to be Mary in a Martha world by Jim Abrahamson, Chatham Community Church +

    Jim Abrahamson spoke at Chatham Community Church on an essential of the Christian walk Who/what is our savior? What is Read More
  • Christ the King Sunday by Art Going (Holy Trinity Chatham) +

    A thoughtful discussion of how we function as colonizers for Christ the King.  Read More
  • MY STUPID MOUTH by Steve Tamayo of Chatham Community Church +

    Tremendous sermon on the liabilities of our tongue, both in what we say and don't say. Read More
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