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January 31 Devotional

In Jesus we have a master to whom we do not sufficiently listen. He speaks to each heart the word of life, the only word, but we do not listen. We want to know what he is saying to others, and do not listen to what he is saying to us. We are not sufficiently attuned to that transcendental being imparted to all things by divine action. ...

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January 30 Devotional

Prayer is creating a sacred space where you can be overwhelmed with God’s uncompromising love and acceptance. ...

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January 27 Devotional

Retire from the world each day to some private spot, even if it be only the bedroom (for a while I retreated to the furnace room for want of a better place). Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God’s presence envelopes you…Listen for the inward Voice till you learn to recognize it. Stop trying to compete w...

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January 26 Devotional

Our relationship with God would be greatly improved if we saw prayer as listening to God rather than talking to him. Think of those boring people who talk endlessly to others (or rather, at others). All their words show that they are distanced from others rather than close to them. Could this also be the reason why our prayers lack insight into the character of God? Openne...

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January 25 Devotional

Every once in a while, life can be very eloquent. You can go along from day to day not noticing very much, not seeing or hearing very much, and then all the sudden, when you least expect it very often, something speaks to you with such power that it catches you off guard, makes you listen whether you want to or not. Something speaks to you out of your own life with such di...

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January 24 Devotional

Prayer is the outgrowth of both silence and solitude. In silence we let go of our manipulative control. In solitude we face up to what we are in the depths of our being. Prayer then becomes the offering of who we are to God: the giving of that broken, unclean, grasping, manipulative self to God for the work of God’s grace in our lives. ...

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January 23 Devotional

The years that lie behind you, with all their struggles and pains, will in time be remembered only as the way that led to your new life. But as long as the new life is not fully yours, your memories will continue to cause you pain. When you keep reliving painful events of the past, you can feel victimized by them. But there is a way of telling your story that does not crea...

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January 22 Devotional

It is a long spiritual journey of trust, for behind each fist, another one is hiding, and sometimes the process seems endless. Much has happened in your life to make all those fists, and at any hour of the day or night you might find yourself clenching your fists again out of fear....

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January 21 Devotional

We mostly spend our lives conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have, and to Do. Craving, clutching, and fussing, on the material, political, social, emotional, intellectual - even on the spiritual - plane, we are kept in perpetual unrest: forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by and included in, the fundam...

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January 20 Devotional

Greed is often associated with a ravenous appetite that devours anything within reach...

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