Posts with the tag “struggle”
by Ed Newton on April 30th, 2023
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, ‘You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.’” - Genesis 2:15-17 Following God will require faith. Faith, as Hebrews 11:1 says, “is the assur...
When God Can “Be God”
by Ed Newton on February 12th, 2023
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.” - Psalm 34:17-20 Do you ever feel too “dirty” to be in the presence of God? Maybe you have done ...
by Ed Newton on November 21st, 2022
“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” - 1 Corinthians 13:12 Did you know that God fully knows you? That’s right. He knows everything about you. That is a big statement. It might seem o...
An Illusion of Time
by Ed Newton on October 7th, 2022
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” - Proverbs 27:1 One day, Satan called his three highest-ranking demons to a meeting. He said, “I need a strategy to distract and disorient people away from God. I want people to get away from God. What strategy and tactic can I use?" So the first demon came up and said, “What if we told everyone that the Bible isn’t real?”...
Do You Mean It?
by Ed Newton on October 2nd, 2022
“But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the Lord alone.” - Jonah 2:9 Jonah disobeyed God. He ran from God. As we continue studying his story, we read that he is on a boat when a storm comes. Once the crew realizes that the storm appeared because Jonah is running from God, they throw him overboard where he ends up in th...
A Deeper Love
by Ministry Support on March 18th, 2022
“Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.” (Revelation 15:7-8)If you have read any of the devotions in this series on Revelatio...
The Purpose of the Process
by Ministry Support on December 29th, 2021
“But Mary was treasuring up all these things in her heart and meditating on them. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had seen and heard, just as they had been told” (Luke 2:19-20). God brings the story full circle. How many times do we go through seasons that seem never-ending? How many times do we find ourselves walking a road that we never intended to take? Perhaps...
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