January 07, 2019
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The story of Eve holds such rich treasures for us to discover. The essence and purpose of a woman are unveiled here in the story of her creation. These profound, eternal, mythic themes are written not just here in the coming of Eve, but in the...

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January 06, 2019
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“He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.”
2 Samuel 23:4

What makes your heart awaken? For what awakens your heart is worth paying...

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January 05, 2019
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We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline.
Hebrews 6:18–19 The Message

The hope and promise of...

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January 04, 2019
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God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 nlt

The thing you are made for is the renewal of all things. God has given you a heart for his kingdom—not...

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January 03, 2019
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You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
Psalm 139:5

At the Fall, why did God curse Adam and Eve with an emptiness that nothing would be able to fill? Wasn’t life going to be hard enough out there in...

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January 02, 2019
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Long before [God] laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love.
Ephesians 1:4 The Message

We exercise because we want to grow stronger;...

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January 01, 2019
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Is anything too hard for the Lord?
Genesis 18:14

January 1. A brand-new year. It’s the time of year we start thinking about making changes. This year, rather than writing a quick list of resolutions that we’ll likely forget...

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December 31, 2018
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He who testifies to all these things says it again: “I’m on my way! I’ll be there soon!” Yes! Come, Master Jesus!
Revelation 22:20 The Message

There’s nothing like stepping out your door into the beckoning world. This is why...

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December 30, 2018
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Out of that terrible travail of soul, he’ll see that it’s worth it and be glad he did it. Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant, will make many “righteous ones,” as he himself carries the burden of their sins.
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December 29, 2018
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“After a long absence, the master of those three servants came back and settled up with them. ... His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.’ ”
Matthew 25:19–21 The Message

You...

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December 28, 2018
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“Come!” say the Spirit and the Bride. Whoever hears, echo, “Come!” Is anyone thirsty? Come! All who will, come and drink, drink freely of the Water of Life!
Revelation 22:17 The Message

Two ideas are absolutely basic to a...

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December 27, 2018
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What is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Indeed, you are our glory and joy.
1 Thessalonians 2:19–20

Where is this supposed coming? The current expression...

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December 26, 2018
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[My] labor pains for you ... will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives.
Galatians 4:19 nlt

And so you’ve celebrated Christmas, the coming of Jesus to this world. And what a thing to celebrate! The entire...

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December 25, 2018
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They will call him Immanuel, which means “God is with us.”
Matthew 1:23 nlt

I was listening to a few refrains from “O Holy Night”: “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices” and something deep in my spirit said, O yes...

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December 24, 2018
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The angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”
Luke 2:13–14 nlt

As I reflect upon the...

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December 23, 2018
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Her child was snatched away from the dragon. ... Then there was war in heaven.
Revelation 12:5, 7 nlt

I would pay good money to have a nativity scene with Revelation 12 included. Not only would it capture the imagination,...

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December 22, 2018
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And there was the baby, lying in the manger.
Luke 2:16 nlt

Much of the famous artwork depicting Jesus is beautiful, but the artists also make it difficult to remember that Jesus was human. The incarnation is one of the...

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December 21, 2018
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Then I looked, and, oh!—a door open into Heaven. The trumpet-voice, the first voice in my vision, called out, “Ascend and enter. I’ll show you what happens next.”
Revelation 4:1 The Message

The dreams I have about the...

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December 20, 2018
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“Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me.”
Revelation 22:12 nlt

Reward—it fills the pages of both Testaments. C. S. Lewis writes: “If you consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the...

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December 19, 2018
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“Look ahead with joy. Anticipate what I’m creating.”
Isaiah 65:18 The Message

Certainly storytelling is one of the great pleasures in the kingdom. Would you like to write? Illustrate? Act? Produce? These are not obliterated...

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