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||Forgiveness is Not Excusing||It’s one thing to give grace to friends, but to give grace to those who give us grief? Most of us find it hard to forgive. Leave your enemies…||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Give Grace||Forgiveness is not foolishness. Forgiveness, at its core, is choosing to see your offender with different eyes. By the way, how can we grace-recipients do anything less? Dare we ask…||7/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God Will Judge||God occupies the only seat on the supreme court of heaven. He wears the robe and refuses to share the gavel. Paul wrote in Romans 12:19, “Don’t insist…||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God’s Project||Some years ago a Rottweiler attacked our golden retriever puppy at a kennel. The animal climbed out of its run and into Molly’s and nearly killed her. I…||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Make God Your Refuge||Refuge is a favorite word of David’s. You will count as many as forty-plus appearances in some Bible versions. But never did David use the word more poignantly than…||7/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Better Option||I spent too much of a high school summer working in the oil field. We donned gas masks, waded into ankle deep, contaminated mire. My mom burned my work…||7/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Words for Misfits||1 Samuel 16:7 says, “. . .man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Those words were written for misfits and outcasts. God uses them…||7/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Focus First and Most on God||Giants. We must face them. Yet we need not face them alone. Focus first, and most, on God. Read 1 Samuel 17 and list the observations David made about…||7/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lift Your Eyes||You could read David’s story in the Bible and wonder what God saw in him. He fell as often as he stood, he stumbled as often as he…||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Our Redeemer||See the cross on the hill? Can you hear the soldiers pound the nails? Jesus’ enemies smirk. “This time,” Satan whispers. “This time I will win.” For a sad…||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Evil. God. Good||Life turns every person upside down. No one escapes unscathed. Not the woman who discovers her husband is having an affair. Not the businessman whose investments are embezzled by…||7/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Map Out a Strategy||You cannot control the weather. You are not in charge of the economy. You can’t un-wreck the car. But you can map out a strategy. Remember, God is in this crisis. Ask…||7/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God in the Crisis||Calamities can leave us off balance and confused. Consider the crisis of Joseph’s generation as recorded in Genesis 47:13. “Now there was no bread in all the land;…||7/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Our Family Reunion||The word good-bye. This word may be the challenge of your life. How does a person get through raging loneliness, strength-draining grief? The rest of the world…||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Process of Healing||Colossians 3:13 says, “As Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” Really, God? Begin the process of healing. How? Well, keep no list of wrongs. Pray for your antagonists…||7/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forgiveness: Stay the Course||Vengeance is God’s. He will repay—whether ultimately on the Day of Judgment or intermediately in this life. God can discipline your abusive boss. He can bring your ex to…||7/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God Never Gives Up||God moves us forward by healing our past! Can he really? Can God heal this ancient hurt in my heart? Of course He can. In fact, God cares more about…||7/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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|
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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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