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Devotions for Life

“In Him We Live, Move And Have Our Being”

“God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28’For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring’ (Acts 17:27-28 NIV).
My friend, Greg Madrigal, was telling me recently about a time he and Cathi were watching huge thirty foot waves crash on the beaches of Hawaii. The impact was so powerful that fish were stunned and flopping on the beach.


“What Do You Want?”

“The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God!’ 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, ‘What do you want?'” (John 1:35-38 NIV).

These two disciples of John were led by John’s recognition of Jesus as the Messiah to follow Him. As Jesus turned and noticed these men following Him, He asked, “What do you want?”


The Agony Of Defeat and The Challenges of Victory

“. . . for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:3-4 NIV).
The most decorated gold medalist has done well in what most likely will be his last Olympic games. But in the last four years Phelps had not been basking in the sun reliving his glory. He went into a very dark place and lost his way. On the other hand, the women’s soccer team that was expected to bring home the gold, was ousted by what most considered to be an inferior team. In response to defeat, a player on the team, Hope Solo, called Sweden a “bunch of cowards.” Later she posted on Twitter a half hearted apology, “Losing sucks. I’m really bad at it.”