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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 27

Two Gates, Two Ways Matthew 7:13-14 The broad path is easy to find. In fact, unless you make a conscious choice to avoid it, that’s where you’ll find yourself walking. Most people like this wide road because it’s comfortable, fairly … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 3

Confronting Closed Doors Acts 16:1-13 Closed doors can be frustrating. Paul knew exactly how that felt. On his second missionary journey, during which he had hoped to tell the good news in Asia, the apostle repeatedly found his way blocked … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 27

Screwtape offers more techniques for confusing the Patient: I have been writing hitherto on the assumption that the people in the next pew afford no rational ground for disappointment. Of course if they do—if the patient knows that the woman … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JUNE 17

When You Make Idols, You End Up Like Them “Those who make idols end up like them. So does everyone who trusts them” (Psalm 115:8 GW). I mentioned in yesterday’s devotional that everyone trusts in something. We can even make good … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MAY 23

Don’t Give Up: Accept Help from Others “When desperate people give up on God Almighty, their friends, at least, should stick with them” (Job 6:14 The Message). When we’ve had a loss or disappointment, the natural reaction is to withdraw … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 1

Restoring Relationships: First Talk to God “What causes fights and quarrels among you? . . . You desire but you do not have . . . You do not have because you do not ask God” (James 4:1-2 NIV). The … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: FEBRUARY 22

The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance Be still, and know that I am God… —Psalm 46:10 Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. Perseverance … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JANUARY 13

Have You Ever Been Alone with God? (Part 2) When He was alone…the twelve asked Him about the parable. —Mark 4:10 His Solitude with Us. When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted desires, … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JANUARY 12

Have You Ever Been Alone with God? (Part 1) When they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples. —Mark 4:34 Our Solitude with Him. Jesus doesn’t take us aside and explain things to us all the time; He … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JANUARY 4

Why Can I Not Follow You Now? Peter said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You now?” —John 13:37 There are times when you can’t understand why you cannot do what you want to do. When God brings … Continue reading

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