Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Mercy

  • Mercy Seat +

    Vicki Yohe gives a compelling description of the effect Christ’s love has on our sin. A song that shows us Read More
  • I'll Glorify His Holy Name: Ain't No Rock (MercyMe) +

    Ain't No Rock lyrics, originally performed by MercyMe-- Ain't no rock, gonna cry in my place as long as I'm Read More
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SylviaListen with your spirit to the Word of God. "If Christ is in you...your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he ... will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you" (Romans 8:10-11).

Your spirit is alive in the Spirit of God, and your Father intends for you to be awake, nurtured, strong, and large in him. The Holy Spirit is present in you, igniting in you revelation of who you really are. You are meant to live life rejoicing in God with ears to hear from him. Be blessed as the Spirit of the Lord in you activates your full spiritual DNA. Exchange slumber and passivity for the rising glory of being awakened and enlarged in him. Be blessed to live from who you are, feeling completely alive. Receive who your Father says you are, not who others say you are. Be blessed to embrace life as you connect with his Spirit in a life-giving way. Be blessed with fresh manna of truth that wipes out deception and refutes the constant bombardment of the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Listen to the heart cry of Paul for his Ephesian disciples and friends. "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being" (Eph. 3:16). Be blessed to know and live from the strength of the Spirit in you. You are active and strong, not passive. Be blessed to lead your soul in the ways and will of God's intention for you. Be blessed with healthy conversation between your spirit and your soul like David in Psalm 42:5. "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." Be blessed to strengthen your vertical connection with God's Spirit, with the soul following in God's order.

There is pain when you use physical muscles in ways that are out of your comfort zone or have not been used in a long time. The key to many sports is muscle memory. Athletes spend hours practicing what they want their muscles to do in the game. Spiritual muscle memory is the same. In the spirit, there's stretching as you learn new skills. So faithfully exercise your God-given identity and legitimacy. God is up to something significant and eternal in enlarging you and strengthening you. Be blessed with being active and strong, so that you will be complete spirit, soul, and body (1 Thes. 5:23).

Be blessed in the name of One
who gives you life through his Spirit (Rom. 8:11).

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Shut It Tight, T Bone Burnett +

    I find it hard sometimes to say the way that I feel I do the very things I hate to Read More
  • Home: a video clip of Going Home by Libera +

    What is home? Is it a house or something more? Is home where you grew up, where you live, or Read More
  • The Dynamics of the Spiritual Life +

    Our emotional lives and our spiritual lives have different dynamics. The ups and downs of our emotional life depend a Read More
  • Like Anyone Else: Solomon Burke +

    I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Idol of Personal Peace and Affluence +

    Francis Schaeffer discusses modern man’s humanistic thought, and its relationship to the only values that were held: personal peace and Read More
  • The Beginning of PCA: Francis Schaeffer +

    "A Step Forward" [The Presbyterian Journal, 6 March 1974, pages 7-8] Shortly after the formation of the Presbyterian Church in Read More
  • A Change in Our Society: Francis Schaeffer +

    A Christian Manifesto by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer This address was delivered by the late Dr. Schaeffer in 1982 at Read More
  • The Universe and Two Chairs: Francis Schaeffer +

    In the course of this book we have focused attention on the way God looks at the culture of our Read More
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