Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Summer Thoughts

  • Love Apart from God +

    (500) Days of Summer And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Read More
  • Jon Acuff-Stuff Christians Like +

    #1043. Taking church off in the summer. Wait, what? No. That can't be true. Even typing those words should have Read More
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Publications

An Inside Job by Julie Moore

I was thinking about what I wrote in the last post about raising a spiritual being, and thought maybe I should have put a little more emphasis on the prayer component... because that's pretty freakin' important. I mean, we're certainly talking about matters that are in God's realm. Okay, I know that there's nothing that ISN'T in His realm, but this especially is.

Anyway, I can certainly talk 'til I'm blue in the face about religious stuff. I can make Bill go to church. I can send him to Catholic school... I can (attempt to) model what I think is authentic Christianity... However, these are all just EXTERNAL things a person can do, while it's primarily and INSIDE job. That is to say, it's mostly about what's going on with God and in Bill's heart isn't it? Something I, personally, have no control over. But God does. I do believe in free will, but I also believe that God can influence us, change us, help us think about things right. And maybe it helps if we ask Him to.

Read more: An Inside Job by Julie Moore

Introduction: Teresa of Avila: Selections from The Interior Castle by Dallas Willard

Dallas-WillardFrom Teresa of Avila: Selections from The Interior Castle, HarperCollins Spiritual Classics, 2004, pp. xiii-xi. Also available inThe Great Omission, San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2006, pp. 206-209.

I first studied Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle twenty or so years ago, after many years of efforts to understand, live, and communicate what the spiritual life portrayed in the Bible was meant to be. I had found many helpful companions on The Way, spread across time and space and "denominational distinctives." But this book and this author immediately announced themselves as a unique presence of God in my life. The book provided instruction on a living relationship with God that I had found nowhere else. I think it very likely that you will experience the same refreshing shock as I did when you read this book.

Read more: Introduction: Teresa of Avila: Selections from The Interior Castle by Dallas Willard

Some Titles and Works of the Holy Spirit by Keith A. Fournier

Deacon Keith FournierThe Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity, is referred to in a rich variety of ways in the Scriptures.  As we contemplate the various biblical titles and descriptions of the Holy Spirit, compiled by Deacon Keith Fournier, we'll be surprised at how much more insight we'll gain into who He is and what He does.  I encourage you to meditate on these Scriptures in your prayer time and pray to the Holy Spirit using these various titles.

Read more: Some Titles and Works of the Holy Spirit by Keith A. Fournier

Reflections to Consider

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Canticle of the Turning by Gary Daigle, Rory Cooney & Theresa Donohoo +

    1. My soul cries out with a joyful shoutthat the God of my heart is great,And my spirit sings of Read More
  • Come Alive (Dry Bones) by Lauren Daigle +

    Through the eyes of men it seems Read More
  • First by Lauren Daigle +

    Before I bring my need Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher +

    Great is Your faithfulness, oh GodYou wrestle with the sinner's heartYou lead us by still waters and to mercyAnd nothing Read More
  • Christ is Risen by Matt Maher +

    Let no one caught in sin remain*Inside the lie of inward shameWe fix our eyes upon the crossAnd run to Read More
  • Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher +

    Lord, I come, I confessBowing here I find my restWithout You I fall apartYou're the One that guides my heart Read More
  • Hold us together by Matt Maher +

    It don't have a job, don't pay your bills Read More
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