Browsing: Today’s THE CROSS DEVOTIONAL

Unconditional Relationship  “Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” Mark 1:35 One of the greatest blessings I’ve discovered over the years when it comes to my relationship with the Lord is the concept of unconditional relationship. What do I mean? How so? At times I feel especially close…

The Key to Intimacy with Christ…………. “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”” Mt. 4:17 The key to an intimate relationship between two humans is love, isn’t it? There are other ingredients, of course, but love is fundamental. Love is fundamental to intimacy with the Lord, too, but there is a key without…

TODAY’S THE CROSS DEVOTIONAL Feeling Angry at God? ” “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.” Ephesians 4:26-27 We never have any right to be angry with God, do we? After all, He is God. But the reality is sometimes we find ourselves angry at Him. Sometimes even extraordinarily so.…

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1 Long ago I thought of killing myself by stepping in front of a New York City bus because I was so distraught and broken after seeing a man I had become involved with and purportedly fallen in love with walk down the street with his wife.…

SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON……….. “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”” John 8:12……….. I have tears in my eyes as I write this. I am going to be totally transparent with you. I am going to tell you something I prefer to…

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.” Mt. 5:6 There is no greater tragedy to me when it comes to people who say they believe that Jesus Christ is Lord than how many people I meet who fall into these categories: * They call Jesus Lord but don’t read the Bible and live their lives like He’s Lord with their hearts…

MY PARALYZED DOG’S LOVE LIFE “As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God…” Psalm 42:1-2 If you don’t think paralyzed dogs have a love life, think again. Or meet paralyzed dog Mr. Simeon, one of my ministry’s 5 special needs doggies that have been on the road for Jesus with me…

Holding God at a Distance “They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.” Psalm 34:5-7 One of the greatest tragedies of my life, and perhaps you can relate, is that for so very…

“So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:8 Isn’t it true when we love someone to no end, that we want to express our love to that person? And to please that person in an expression of our great love for the person? Should this not be true most of all when it comes to loving Jesus? In the Bible…

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 One of the greatest tragedies I come across on a regular basis when it comes to speaking with people who profess to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord is how many of them do not profess to have a…

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