"And The Spirit of God MOVED" (#367)

Posted Feb 10th 2010, 09:15 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


 
 
Dear Jesus:
 
“…And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:2
 
At the beginning of Creation, The Holy Spirit moved upon the face of the waters.  And, in 2010, He is still moving – moving upon the face of our lives. 
 
Just as He did at Creation, where there is:
 
©      A void in our lives, The Holy Spirit can move
©      Darkness covering any area of our lives, The Holy Spirit can move
©      Shapeless, illogical, seemingly confusing situations,...

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"Keep Blowing God" (#366)

Posted Feb 5th 2010, 08:21 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


 
 
Dear Jesus:
 
At a Winter Revival on last night, the minister used a balloon to illustrate a point.  She compared our human spirits to that of a balloon.  As such, You blow the breath of life into our very beings.  The more You blow, the more we expand; the more You blow, the more our territory enlarges; the more You blow, the broader our horizons become; the more You blow, the purer we become.
 
Sometimes, we get so full that we feel...

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"Give God Your All" (#365)

Posted Feb 3rd 2010, 08:51 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


Dear Jesus:
 
I love how one version of the Bible speaks about the type of service we are to render in God’s name -- “Take your everyday ordinary life, your sleeping, your eating and offer it to God”.
 
This applies to us regardless as to whether we are:
 
©      An employer or employee
©      A husband or a wife
©      A parent or a child
©      A student or a teacher
©      A leader or a follower
©       A minister or layperson
 
Dear Jesus, when God gave us You,...

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"I Got The Music In Me" (#364)

Posted Feb 1st 2010, 09:07 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


Dear Jesus:
 
There is a song that is at least a couple of decades old titled “I Got The Music In Me”.  As Christians, we’ve got the music in us always.
 
We should never have to be “primed” or “pumped” to praise and worship You in song.  It should be a natural response, just as when a key is struck on a piano, a response flows automatically and naturally.    
 
We’re told in Ephesians 5:19:
 
“As you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

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"God Loves Oddballs" (#363)

Posted Jan 27th 2010, 10:12 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


 
 
Dear Jesus:
 
©      They love dark chocolate when milk chocolate is more popular
©      They prefer the black jelly beans when everyone else is reaching for the red ones
©      They wear bow ties when others sport regular ties
©      They wear white after Labor Day
©      They believe that being radical for Christ is not abnormal, but “normal”
 
Your people come in many sizes, shapes, colors, and personalities.  Oddballs are those who don’t easily “fit in” and are considered “peculiar” or “special”;  not because...

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"Much Presence, Much Joy" (#362)

Posted Jan 25th 2010, 08:12 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


Dear Jesus:
 
“You will show me the path of life; IN YOUR PRESENCE IS FULLNESS OF JOY;  At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11, Emphasis Added)
 
There’s a powerful, divine exchange that takes place when we practice Your Presence.  As we practice Your Presence, You infuse us with Your joy.  And, we know that the Word of God proclaims that the joy of the Lord is our strength.  So then, it stands to reason that the more we embrace and...

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"You Light Up My Life" (#361)

Posted Jan 18th 2010, 09:51 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


 
 
Dear Jesus:
 
“The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.” (Proverbs 20:27 NASV)
 
I remember a popular love song from decades ago titled, “You Light Up My Life”.  As beautiful as the song was and is, it is nothing compared to the way You light up our lives and bring joy and illumination to our souls.  
 
The more open and receptive we are to Your Word and Your Holy Spirit, the more...

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"Tell-A-Vision" (#360)

Posted Jan 15th 2010, 09:53 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


 
 
Dear Jesus:
 
I recently read that one meaning of the word “television” is to “tell a vision”. 
 
What vision are we constantly telling ourselves through what we set our sights upon and what we meditate upon?  Is it:
 
­          A vision of sickness or of health?
­          A vision of poverty or of wealth?
­          A vision of despair or abundant joy?
­          A vision of a depressed life or one of heavenly bliss?
­          A vision of defeat and failure or of wholeness, success,...

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"How Dare You!" (#359)

Posted Jan 13th 2010, 09:19 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


 
 
Dear Jesus:
 
“How dare you!” is a phrase commonly used when someone does or says something that the speaker feels is outrageous, arrogant, or disrespectful.
 
Even as kids, we often “dared” one another to do certain things, usually something crazy or that would get us in trouble if our parents knew about it.  But, this morning, I want to look at being “dared” in a positive way, so I have some life-changing “dares” for every reader:
    
­          I dare you...

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"Stop & Ask For Directions" (#358)

Posted Jan 11th 2010, 08:28 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


 
 
Dear Jesus:
 
It is commonly and humorously accepted in our culture that, when driving, men hate to stop and ask for directions.  Well, men aren’t the only ones who have trouble asking for directions when it comes to Your direction and will for our lives.
 
Sometimes, there are things we think we can handle on our own, only to find out later that the task was too big for our limited strength and wisdom.  Sometimes, we get involved with things that You...

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"Protecting Our Souls" (#357)

Posted Jan 8th 2010, 08:38 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


Dear Jesus:
 
We go to great lengths to safeguard and protect our physical homes, as we should.   Burglar bars, deadbolt locks, special gadgets on windows, guard dogs, and alarm systems are a few of the instruments we utilize to protect our families and our properties.
 
What if we gave as much vigilance to safeguarding our spiritual houses – our bodies, spirits, and souls – as we gave to protecting our natural houses?  What if we were vigorous about defending our spiritual houses...

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"He Arose So You Can Arise" (#356)

Posted Jan 6th 2010, 08:32 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


 
 
Dear Jesus:
 
What a glorious truth the angel proclaimed when he said that You were not in the tomb, but that You had RISEN as You said You would!
 
When You arose, hope arose.  When You arose, power arose.  When You arose, peace arose.  When You arose, all that was needed for abundant and meaningful life arose. 
 
Dear Jesus, today hope rises within us. Strength rises within us.  Faith rises within us.  Even when we are pressed down, we will arise all...

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"Begin Again in 2010: A Year of Renewal"

Posted Jan 4th 2010, 09:15 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


Dear Jesus:
 
There are so many ways to begin again:
 
©      Begin again with a new career path
©      Begin again with new relationships
©      Begin again by trying something that didn’t work out in the past
©      Renew your marriages vows in 2010
 
Dear Jesus, every day, but especially at the beginning of a new year, we are mindful of Your grace to “begin again”.  We are so open and receptive to “fresh starts”.  Thank You that we can work toward new goals or begin...

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"The Most HIGH God or The Most low God!" (#354)

Posted Dec 28th 2009, 08:41 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


 
 
Dear Jesus:
 
Sometimes in the midst of a battle or discouragement, we need to be reminded of WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE.  We are Children of the MOST HIGH GOD, not Children of the MOST low God.
 
The Prophet Jeremiah made the following proclamation:
 
“Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! NOTHING IS TOO DIFFICULT FOR YOU” (Jeremiah 32:17, Emphasis added)
 
Dear Jesus, as we look at ourselves...

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"Hosting An Open House" (#353)

Posted Dec 18th 2009, 08:14 by Dear Jesus Devotionals on Inspiration


Dear Jesus:
 
In thinking about the concept of an “Open House”, I realized there is significance in that term as it applies to us spiritually.
 
Our bodies, our earthly “houses”, should always be open to You -- always. 
And, we shouldn’t confine You to the foyer or entry hall and restrict access to the most intimate parts of our houses like the closets.  After all, we’ve been bought with a price, the precious blood of Christ and You deserve access to the...

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