Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Assorted Treats

  • Introduction to The Death of JI Packer +

    INTRODUCTORY ESSAY ___ to John Owen's The Death Of Death in the Death of Christ ___ By J.I. Packer _________ Read More
  • An Interview with Os Guiness on the 25th Anniversary of Francis Schaeffer's Death-Justin Taylor, 2009 +

    Next week (May 15) will be the 25th anniversary of the death of Francis Schaeffer, who died in his home 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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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) +

    Below is chapter 3 from the book, Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray, a South African "Now there were in the Read More
  • 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 +

    Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? —Acts 26:14 Read More
  • 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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