In Our Sins, Come To God in Prayer

Daily Christian Devotionals

When we are in sin come to God in prayer. He knows your sorrows and is merciful to those that seek Him. There are many avenues we can choose to help with our pains but only one way yields eternal satisfaction. We can substitute other things in our lives to hide our lustful desires but we are still weak if God isn’t with us. The temptations of the devil will penetrate us to the heart. We can try to escape it but our flesh is too weak and we are apt to fall. The only way we can go forward in life and not fall victim to sin is with the Lord on our side. If He is in our lives then He is also our shield and our fortress. He fights for our cause when we are in harm’s way. The battle will rage on but we are equipped…

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Evangelize: Downtown Boise With God’s Word

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If there was one thing that I wanted to do most tonight, it was to share God’s Word with people. If people needed prayers I’d lift them up to Jesus and then encourage them to read the Bible. It was encouraging to see three new faces come out and evangelize. They had come out in the past but it was wonderful to have them back with us sharing the gospel with the lost. The message I wanted to teach this evening, from the Word, was in 1Psalm 5. Anybody that had an ear to hear I’d share God’s words with them. To start off the night, I talked with a friend named Don. In our conversation, I came to find out that his desire to seek the Lord has been recent. He has had a renewed hope in God and loves reading the Bible each night. Along with Don…

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Evangelize: Arlington Drive Follow-Up

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It is always a wonderful time to share the love of Jesus with others. Not only does it help the lost come to faith in the Lord but it also encourages my faith. Every day I share the gospel my belief in God grows. Each day I am developing a greater understanding of the greatness of God’s work on earth. His ways become more clear as I walk with Him. When I see the fruit of my labors I give honor to the Lord for using me for His greater good. I could never do it on my own but the Holy Spirit that is within me. Tonight was so good to just go out and knock some doors. We prayed that doors would be opened and hearts would be softened and God prepared the way. The first gentlemen was an older man that was so kind to talk to…

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Seek The Lord In Trials

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Sometimes it is hard to know why we go through trials. We can go through so many great days and then all of a sudden everything seems to fall apart. People we loved may have just passed away. The job we loved and brought in the money for our family is gone, for we have been fired or laid off. The person we thought loved us, we find out that they have been cheating on us. How can God let us go through such turmoil? We ask ourselves. In these dark moments it is difficult to piece together the missing pieces on our own. Everything we are going through doesn’t make any sense at all. In these times when you are feeling the pains of this world don’t forget the Lord. When things are rising up against you, seek His counsel that you may be able to bear it. Don’t…

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Remember Me Lord

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When others are putting down Jesus, stand up for Him. When people blaspheme His Name, call them out. Lift up the Lord for He desires our honor and praise. It is taught that if we lift up the Name of Jesus and call upon His Name, we are saved. Just as the thief on the cross, on Calvary, was convicted of his faults and turned to Jesus. Though He was being put to death, by the people, because of His great sins, the Lord took Him in. All it took was a change of heart. As He was found convicted by the love of Jesus, he began to lift Him up. He witnessed to the other thief that He was a good man. It is written, “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering…

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Jesus Died Unto Sin

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There is a new beginning for each of you and it begins with the cross. Because Jesus “died unto sin”, we have forgiveness and mercy. Through His resurrection, those in Christ “liveth unto God”. Look to Jesus for salvation. Through His sacrifice over sins we are promised eternal life if we believe in Him. If you take His hand He will do wondrous things in your life. It all starts when you put your trust in Jesus. When you give your lives to Him, your “old life is dead with Christ”. “Our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed”. We are no longer in the likeness of the world but “in the likeness of his resurrection”. Our bodies no longer need the effects of sin to give us temporary satisfaction. We do “not serve sin” for we find our fullness in Christ. This…

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Evangelize: Downtown Boise Focused On The Bible

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It was a pleasure to witness the truths of God to the people in downtown Boise, this day. There were some people who were interested in talking about God and others that were not. However, even if one person out of a thousand accept Jesus into their heart and is saved it is all worth it. For this, I count each night, that I go out, worth it. Lives are changing and seeds are being planted. As we were walking , I gave this gentlemen a devotional card and encouraged him to read a daily message focused on Jesus. His answer was, “I will read them each day and keep Jesus close to my heart. Thank you so much”. His heart was given to seek God and I was so encouraged by that. We walked a little further and finally met this couple outside a restaurant . Our discussion began…

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Seek The Kingdom Of God

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Seek the kingdom of God first in your lives. Jesus is the way to eternal happiness in this life and the life to come. Do you know this personally in your life? Have you been born again into His love? Can you see Jesus in your daily walk? If you can’t answer yes to these questions than your heart isn’t in the right place. Your treasure is apart from God. If we have idols in our lives that are taking our time away from Him, we must cast them out. Do all you can to draw nearer to God and less on things your flesh desires. We can either have temporary pleasure with things we gain throughout life or find eternal fulfillment in the Lord presence. Those that experience this great joy are not happy because of what the world gives them but what God gives them daily. There treasures…

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Love Between Husband and Wife

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The love manifested between man and woman is an instinct given by God. From the beginning God created man and woman to love one another. The feelings we get when we are around our significant other are amazing. Just looking into their eyes can carry us away into new heights. The touch of their hands can give us chills for we are overcome with so much joy. These were the same feelings that Isaac and Rebecca had when they first saw each other. It is recorded that “Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel.” As she gazed at Isaac she asked “Who is this man walking in the field to meet us?” After discovering it was Isaac, the servants master, she was caught up in radiant love and took a veil to cover herself. It was this same feeling of immense happiness that…

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Childhood trauma leads to lifelong chronic illness — so why isn’t the medical community helping patients?

ACEs Too High

ADonnaDadWhen I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor’s dock when I saw an ambulance’s flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights were a harbinger that my childhood was over.

At the hospital, a surgeon performed “minor” elective bowel surgery on my young dad. The surgeon made an error, and instead of my father coming home to the “welcome home” banners we’d painted, he died.

The medical care system failed my father miserably. Then the medical care system began to fail me.

At fourteen, I started fainting. The doctors implied I was trying to garner attention. In college I began having full seizures. I kept them to myself, fearful of seeming a modern Camille. I’d awaken on the floor drenched…

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