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Devotions for Life

Doing The Hard Things

“My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me, not as I will, but as you will” (Matt. 26:39).

Too often, we find ourselves battling our will, our pride, our vanity and our ego as they stand between us and Jesus. In Psalm 51:17, David said, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”


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Good Fathers

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” ( Ephesians 6:4 NIV).

Paul realized, especially in his day, that fathers tended to hold children to a higher accounting than mothers. Even today, fathers may be more harsh, and less tactful in their criticisms and their advice or demands than mothers. Now, granted there are exceptions, but fathers may need this advice more than mothers.


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Surveying The Cross

“As for me, however, I will boast only about the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; for by means of his cross the world is dead to me, and I am dead to the world” (Gal 6:14–GNB).

“When I survey the wondrous cross On which the prince of glory died,

My richest gain I count but loss And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small

Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.” – (Isaac Watts)


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