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July 12 Devotional

O God, in all ages you have imparted yourself to man and set alight the fire of faith in his heart, grant to me the faith which comes from search. Cleanse my life from all that negates and crushes faith, and fill it with the purity and honesty that foster it. Cleanse me from the evil which makes unbelief its friend, and drive it far from me, so that, being willing in all t...

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July 11 Devotional

O Lord, I am so hungry and thirsty for you! Meet me now, during this time, and speak to the deepest places of my heart and soul. Capture me with your great love and affection that I might love those in this world freely and well. In your name, by your power, and for your glory. Amen....

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July 10 Devotional

Lord Jesus, thank you that you offer us yourself as food for our souls. May we accept your invitation and feed on you each and every day, for nothing else will satisfy the deepest longings of our souls. Amen....

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July 9 Devotional

Feed us this day, O God of life, with you Holy Word, that we might live not on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds from your mouth. Amen....

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July 8 Devotional

We stand in the midst of nourishment and we starve. We dwell in the land of plenty, yet we persist in going hungry. Not only do we dwell in the land of plenty; we have the capacity to be filled with the utter fullness of God (Ephesians. 3:16-19). In the light of such possibility, what happens? Why do we drag our hearts? Lock up our souls? Why do we limp? Why do we straddle...

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July 5 Devotional

You called, You cried, you shattered my deafness. You sparkled, you blazed, You drove away my blindness. You shed your fragrance, and I drew in my breath, and I pant for You. I tasted and now I hunger and thirst. You touched me, and now I burn with longing for your peace. ("Confessions" by St. Augustine)...

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July 4 Devotional

The spiritual guidance Brother Lawrence ("Practicing the Presence of God") offers is simple: the love of God is everything, a love that surrounds and enfolds us. Out of this love should proceed a rhythm of continual internal awareness of God. Our constant conversation with God helps us to remember that he is our partner in everything we do. Br. Lawrence used to say to the ...

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July 3 Devotional

Intimacy is all about connection. Nowhere do we see this more visibly portrayed that here in John 15:1-11. Jesus is speaking to his disciples in the upper room, trying to prepare them for what is to come and the ministry that will follow. He’s telling them what his deepest hopes are for their (as well as our) relationship with him in the days ahead. ...

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July 2 Devotional

Intimacy is often confused with closeness. We think we’re intimate when we’re close. That may be true, but the desire for closeness may also become a trap. It can gradually force us to deny ourselves (our true selves) and to live a lie in order to maintain the illusion of warmth and togetherness. This produces an unnatural “truce” in which our true passion is sacri...

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July 1 Devotional

God dwells within you. You are yourself the tabernacle, his secret hiding place. Rejoice, exult, for all you could possibly desire, all your heart’s longing is so close, so intimate as to be within you; you cannot be without him. - John of the Cross...

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