Category: Devotionals

Transformed

“So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;  what is old has passed away — look, what is new has come!”  (2 Corinthians 5:17, NET) Recently the SOWER ladies undertook the task of painting the shutters on the SOWER office. Although hard to see in the smaller image above, the change…
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Following Him

“Peter began to speak to him,  ‘Look, we have left everything to follow you!’”  (Mark 10:28, NET) There are many times when we feel we left everything to follow Jesus. Sometimes we wonder if we are doing the right thing …  On May 1, 2019, we set out on our maiden voyage in our new-to-us…
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The Desire of Our Heart

“Delight yourself in the Lord;  And He will give you the desires of your heart.”  (Psalm 37:4, NASB95) Katie loves to quilt. Living in less than 400 sq. ft. and having a weight restriction on what we can carry in our home-on-wheels prevents her from doing much quilting. We have committed to going wherever and…
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Waiting …

“Peter said to him, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? …”  (John 13:37, NET) Oswald Chambers makes the following statement regarding this verse: “There are times when you cannot understand why you cannot do what you want to do. When God brings the blank space, see that you do not fill it in, but…
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Brain Muscle vs. Body Muscle

“…I saw the sovereign master seated on a high, elevated throne.  The hem of his robe filled the temple.”  (Isaiah 6:1, NET) In Isaiah 6:1-8, the prophet records his amazing first-hand experience with God. I cannot imagine how I would react in that same situation! Isaiah was so overwhelmed with what he experienced that when…
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Our Living Sacrifice

“Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God,  to present your bodies as a sacrifice—alive, holy, and pleasing to God— which is your reasonable service.”  (Romans 12:1, NET) This week I once again read the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to the believers in Rome to offer themselves as living sacrifices for God…
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Allowing His Grace to Overflow

“And God is able to make all grace overflow to you  so that because you have enough of everything in every way at all times,  you will overflow in every good work.”  (2 Corinthians 9:8, NET) I (Bruce) read the above verse this Sunday morning during my daily devotions. I realized that we can only…
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Meeting for the Last Time?

 “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command,  with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God,  and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left,  will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet…
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Working With Enthusiasm

“Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm,  as to the Lord and not for people,”  (Colossians 3:23, NET) It is easy to enjoy the various project ministries where we work when our assignment is something we enjoy doing. Katie enjoys sewing, painting, and yard work. Bruce enjoys the challenge of correcting electrical or…
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Let Your Light Shine

“In the same way, let your light shine before people,  so that they can see your good deeds  and give honor to your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16, NET) One of my (Bruce) life verses is “In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and…
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