Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Thanksgiving

  • Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and Thanksgivings +

    Moses implored the Lord his God, and said, O Lord, turn from yourfierce wrath; change your mind and do not Read More
  • Colossians 1: ESV +

    Greeting 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the Read More
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SylviaAbba, take Your precious children

________ right up next to Your heart today. Keep them and make Your face shine upon them and be gracious to them (Num 6:24-25). Shower them with an outpouring of Your blessing, Your presence, the assurance of Your favor, and Your enabling grace.  You have written their days in Your book. You knew them by name before they were born (Ps 139:15-18).  Your thoughts of them are too numerous to count. They are constantly on Your mind. 

Assure ________ that Your presence goes with them, and don't let them go where You do not bless (Exo 33:12-16). Teach them Your ways and make them sensitive to Your hand on their  lives. Let them know Your faithful direction. Go before them to open the way where there seems to be no way. Please place before them an open door that no one can shut, according to Your sovereign will (Rev 3:7-8), and shut all doors outside Your will for them.

For ________,  bless them indeed and enlarge their territory in all areas in their lives! Let Your hand be with them to strengthen them and keep them from harm (1 Chron. 4:10). Establish Your appointed work through their hands with Your favor (Ps 90:17). Great are Your purposes, and mighty are Your deeds. Your eyes are open to all their ways (Jer 32:19). Smile upon them today with Your compassion and Your full blessing, as they seek You (Isa 30:18).  

Lord, ________ needs favor with their authorities that You have placed over them and with those in decision-making positions (Ezra 7:27, Neh 1:11). Your Word says, "The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water. He turns it wherever He wishes" (Pro 21:1 NKJV).  Break through all hindrances, and turn the hearts of all concerned to fulfill Your will on their behalf. 

Protect their emotions, be a Daddy to them, and let them know that You are surrounding them with the shield of Your presence (Ps 5:12). Let them trust that You withhold no good thing from those whose walk is blameless (Ps 84:11). Keep them in Your love and faithfulness, written deeply in their heart (Prov 3:3-4). Let them know that You rejoice in doing them good (Jer 32:41).

Fix their hearts to set their hope completely in You, rely on You, and know that all things are totally in Your hands, for Jesus' sake (2 Cor 1:9-11). Let their expectation be centered in You (Ps 62:1,5). Give them peace (Num 6:26), because You have promised that You will keep in perfect peace those whose mind is steadfast, because they trust in You (Isa 26:3). In Jesus' name, Amen.

Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Mysterious and Unknown: Our Great God Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchanging Mysterious and unknown Your boundless love unfailing In grace and mercy shown Bright seraphim in ceaseless flight Read More
  • Our Great God by Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchangingMysterious, and unknownYour boundless love, unfailingIn grace and mercy shownBright seraphim in endless flightAround Your glorious throneThey raise Read More
  • This is my Father's world by Fernando Ortega +

    This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of Read More
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Fernando Ortega +

    Praise to the Lord, the AlmightyThe King of creationO my soul, praise HimFor He is thy health and salvationAll ye Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Inerrancy of Scriptures by Dr. Wayne Grudem (Systematic Theology, ch5) +

    Below is an outline from Dr. Grudem's teaching on inerrancy; at the end of the outline is a link to Read More
  • The Joy of the Lord: God's Promise in Scriptures +

    Neh 8:10b For the joy of the Lord is your strength. Ps 5:11 But let all those that put their Read More
  • God Hears Us--Scriptures to Meditate On +

      For they cried to the God in the battle, and He was entreated of them; because they put their Read More
  • God's Favor and Sufficiency--Scriptures to Mediate On +

    Deut 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, which keeps covenant and mercy Read More
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