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||The Spite House||In 1882 in New York City, Joseph Richardson owned a narrow strip of land 5 feet wide and 104 feet long. Next door was a normal-sized lot owned…||7/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God’s Transforming Power||Family pain is often the deepest pain because it was inflicted so early, and because it involves people who should have been trustworthy. You were too young to…||7/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||He Wants Your Heart Whole||God gives us more by going deeper than we ask. He wants not only your whole heart—He wants your heart whole. Why? Hurt people hurt people. Think about it.…||7/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Say Thank You||The Apostle Paul says, “Give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20). You don’t have to name…||6/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Give Thanks||Some things just weren’t made to coexist. Long-tailed cats and rocking chairs? Bulls in a china shop? Not a good idea. Blessings and bitterness? The mixture doesn’t go over…||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Let God Define Good||Nothing in the Bible would cause us to call a famine good or a heart attack good or a terrorist attack good. These are terrible calamities, born out…||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Keep Waiting—God is at Work||I’m convinced the Sabbath was created for frantic souls like me, people who need a weekly reminder that the world will not stop if I do. In…||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God Shapes His Servants||Compassion matters to God. This is the time for service, not self-centeredness. Cancel the pity party. Love the people God brings to you. This test will be your testimony. 2…||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God’s Doing What’s Best for Us||God is at work in each of us whether we know it or not, whether we want it or not. Lamentations 3:33 says, “He takes no pleasure in making…||6/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Today’s Pop Quiz||Each day has a pop quiz. And some seasons are final exams. Brutal, sudden pitfalls of stress, sickness, or sadness. What is the purpose of the test? James 1:3-4…||6/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God is Not Sometimes Sovereign||This season in which you find yourself may puzzle you, but it does not bewilder God. He can and will use it for His purpose. God is not…||6/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Actions Have Consequences||Actions have consequences! In the book of Genesis we read how Joseph placed his loyalty above lust when he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife. His primary concern was the…||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Do What Pleases God||Years ago a friend gave me this counsel: Make a list of all the lives you would affect by your sexual immorality. I did. The list includes Denalyn, my…||6/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Quarry the Deep Qualities of God||Don’t equate the presence of God with a good mood or a pleasant temperament. God is near whether you are happy or not. But do quarry from your…||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||More Sponge, Less Rock||Make God’s presence your passion. How? Be more sponge and less rock. Put a rock in the ocean, and what happens? Its surface gets wet. The exterior may change color,…||6/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Enjoy God’s Presence||You will never go where God is not. Envision the next few hours of your life. Where will you find yourself? In a school? God indwells the…||6/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The One Gift Troubles Cannot Touch||What do you still have that you cannot lose? My father had just retired. He and mom wanted to visit every national park in their travel trailer. Then came…||6/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Don’t Settle for a Small Destiny||We re-define ourselves according to our catastrophes. As a result, we settle for a small destiny! Think you’ve lost it all? You haven’t. The truth of Romans 11:29 is…||6/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||His First Choice||You are God’s child. He saw you, picked you, and placed you! Jesus said, “You did not choose me, I chose you!” You are God’s child. Replacement or fill-in?…||6/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Looking Upward||Genesis tells us, When Joseph had come to his brothers, they stripped him of his tunic. They took him and cast him into a pit. . .and…||6/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Master Builder||Several years ago the state was rebuilding an overpass near my house. Three lanes reduced to one, transforming a morning commute into a daily stew. The project, like…||6/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Master Weaver||In God’s hands intended evil becomes eventual good! Nothing in the Old Testament story of Joseph glosses over the presence of evil. Bloodstains and tearstains are everywhere. Joseph’s heart was…||6/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God Redeems for Good||Have you wept your final tear or received your last round of chemotherapy? Not necessarily. Will your unhappy marriage become happy in a heartbeat? Not likely. Does God guarantee the…||6/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God Gets Us Through Stuff||Whatever it is—you’ll get through this! You think you won’t. But we all do. We fear the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain…||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Never Give Up||How do we flourish in the midst of tragedy? Remember Joseph? Genesis records his story. It says his brothers “hated him.” They put him into a pit, leaving him…||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Goodness and Mercy||Our moods may shift, but God’s doesn’t. Our minds may change, but God’s doesn’t. Our devotion may falter, but God’s never does. Even if we are faithless, he is faithful,…||5/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God Gives Hope||God gives hope! So what if someone was born thinner or stronger, lighter or darker than you? Why count diplomas or compare resumes? What does it matter if…||5/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Good Shepherd||If the Gospels teach us anything, they teach us that Jesus is a Good Shepherd. In John 10:11, Jesus announces, “The good shepherd gives his life for the…||5/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Loneliness||We’ll try anything to get rid of our loneliness. But should we? Should we be so quick to drop it? Could it be that loneliness is a gift? A gift…||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Get Over Yourself||Proverbs 16:5 says, “The Lord despises pride.” So, get over yourself! An elementary boy came home from tryouts for the school play. “Mommy, mommy” he announced, “I got…||5/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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Max Lucado Daily Devotionals are like a one minute blessing from our Lord just when I need it. By feeding my spirit a small snack in the Word, It's almost like chocolate kiss, it calms and soothes both spirit and flesh. Helps me to remember it is my Creator that guides my way in this life and not the ways of the world. Thank you Dear Heavenly Father for the Ministers of your Word, Like Max Lucado.
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