Devotion and Discipleship

DEVOTION AND DISCIPLESHIP

Daily Verse: Galatians 5:6
Daily Verse: Luke 10:41-42

God is our Shepherd, and He has loved us since ancient times.

We are His people who, in a journey of struggles and joys, are learning to love Him in return.

Come learn with me about our rich faith, our Good God, and the life He to which He calls us.

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Passionate Prayer and An Outpouring of Gratefulness

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“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord” (I Samuel 1:27-28a NIV). I Samuel chapter 1 tells the story of Hannah, who was devastated for lack of a child and who fervently prayed that God would grant her a son.  I recommend reading it before continuing with my thoughts below. Hannah’s impassioned plea to God for the one thing that would mean the world to her finds its echo in each of us, for we are not strangers to heartbreak, though the causes vary widely. But...

Oh, I Want to Know You More

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The Apostle Paul famously wrote “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Steve Green is a Christian singer whose lyrics always speak to that same sentiment. He recorded a song decades ago, which will always be a favorite of mine.  “Oh, I Want to Know You More” (written by Steve Fry),  tugs at the heartstrings, reminding us of our deep emotional need for connection with our Creator. Oh, I want to know You more! Deep within my soul I want to know You, Oh, I want to know You. To feel Your heart and know Your mind, Looking in Your eyes stirs up...

Dealing With Impostor Syndrome as a Christian

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Remember that first-day-on-the-job feeling? If you are anything like me, you are convinced that sometime during that first week it will be obvious how little you know, that your manager will call you into the office to say that you just don’t measure up and it’s not going to work out. That even if you make it past that first week, your coworkers will surely see that you just can’t keep up with them. Maybe, like me, you still have moments of feeling of inadequate  after being successful on the job for years – even when your “brain” knows that you are...

Working Cheerfully When You Don’t Want To

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Do you ever feel like you’re wasting your life? As if the work you do day-in and day-out is meaningless? I get it. So did the writer of Ecclesiastes. I work full-time as a systems analyst (a software developer who does a lot more analysis and design – not just “coding”).  I also work a part-time job as an adjunct professor, teaching more of that systems analysis “stuff”. On the one hand, I am fortunate to have excellent jobs with understanding, wise bosses.  However, sometimes I just “don’t wanna!”.   Sometimes it can feel like...

Rightly Handling the Word of God

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In my first post on this blog I shared a basic approach I use for reading the Bible and making personal application of what I find there. But that post left out some important details that are critical to rightly handling the word of God.  I do not want lead anyone to fall into the trap of “reading me” into the Scripture. So let’s talk about what the Bible IS so what can know what it ISN’T. But first…  a caveat.  I am going into some detail here that might be somewhat overwhelming.  I believe the information here to be very important, but I do not want to make...

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