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March 25 Devotional

Let me talk very intimately and very earnestly with you about Him who is dearer than life. Do you really want to live your lives, every moment of your lives, in His presence? Do you long for Him, crave Him? Do you love His presence? Does every drop of blood in your body love Him? Does every breath you draw breathe a prayer, a praise to Him? Do you sing and dance within you...

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March 22 Devotional

Jesus said, “The first in importance is, ‘Listen, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.’ And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment that ranks with these.” Mark 12:28-30 (The Message)...

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March 21 Devotional

O God, disrupt, disturb, disorient, do whatever it takes to make us into the people and the lovers you desire for us to be. Amen. ...

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March 20 Devotional

Years ago I was at a weekend camp with kids and leaders from my community. My job for the weekend was to make sure all of the leaders, who were there with their high school friends, had everything they needed for a fruitful and successful experience. Just before our main meeting on Saturday night, one of our leaders came to me with a dilemma. His cabin and another cabin o...

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March 19 Devotional

The cave is dark and cold, filled with death and decay. After all, it’s been four days since the dead man was placed inside. There’s no more hope; that’s it! Death has had the final word. If only Jesus would’ve shown up sooner... but now what could he possibly do? ...

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March 18 Devotional

A few years ago, at the end of a retreat I was leading, I got into a wonderful conversation with a dear friend about all that God was up to in our lives. And somewhere in the midst of the conversation he asked me a great question: “Do you have any secrets?” The tone and the spirit of the question was not at all threatening or judgmental or harsh, but rather easy and fr...

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March 17 Devotional

While we were yet sinners. The Greek word here for sinner is hamartōlos, which comes from the root hamartanō, meaning to miss the mark. We are people who are constantly missing the mark. Have you missed the mark recently? What did it look like? What did it feel like? Do you ever feel like, regardless of what you do, you just can’t measure up? I feel that way a lot. Pro...

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March 16 Devotional

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for paying the price for my sin, canceling my debt, and raising me to new life again. I was dead in my sin and totally helpless to do anything about it. But thank you that you rescued me and made me alive again. Help me, this day and every day, to live my life in, and for, you. Amen....

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March 15 Devotional

Thank you, O God, that you can take me, the mess that I am, and turn me, once again, into the beautiful masterpiece you intended for me to be. Through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen....

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March 14 Devotional

Jesus in His prayers on earth, in His intercession in heaven, in His promise of an answer to our prayers from there, makes this His first objective - the glory of His Father. Is it so with us too? Or are not, in large measure, self-interest and self-will the strongest motives urging us to pray? Or, if we cannot see that this is the case, have we got to acknowledge that the...

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