Devotionals

Devotions from The GBS Ministry Library

Our Kind God

There are a lot of words we use to describe God. And the words we choose will (in general) shape the way we view Him. They will dictate the way we interact with Him. They will determine our ability to establish a meaningful relationship with Him, to really know Him. I...

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Praying for the Impossible

There are times in my life when I know that prayer is important, so I do it because it is the right thing to do. There are other times that I am driven to prayer because there is no other option. Prayer becomes the air I breathe, the source of my existence. I pray...

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The Freedom of Forgiveness

Do I intercede for those who have done me wrong, who have misunderstood me, who have twisted my words, who have accused me falsely? I love the book of Job. One reason I love this book is because of the lovely poetic justice at the end. Job's fortunes are restored and...

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Turn on the Light!

When I was a child I had issues with the dark; actually it was more with semi-darkness and shadows. I had regrettably read a biography of Martin Luther in which it recounted his late night vision of Satan and included a rather unfortunate and terrifying drawing. Ever...

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Lessons from Balaam’s Donkey

Speaking donkey I love the story of Balaam’s donkey, from Numbers chapter 22. Of course, it’s one of those Bible stories that sticks in our memories from Sunday school on — it’s such a colorful account, with God’s giving the donkey the ability to speak. I’m sure as a...

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Thoughts on Sabbath

“The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27, NASB). In one of His conflicts with Pharisees, Jesus made the above statement. Perhaps it is not always easy, especially for those of us raised careful to honor Sunday, to see how carefulness...

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A Life Separated From Sin

"Therefore 'Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord.   Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.   I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.’ ” II Corinthians 6:17,18 (NKJV) As a...

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I Will Go Before You

I was reviewing a passage I read often and recite even more frequently. “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared." (Exodus 23:20 NKJV) Not only does that promise sustain hope when we are anxious,...

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I Wait On Your Goodness

I wait.   I hope.   I trust ~ in You. Those words, written by Joe Choi (Worship Pastor at OB One Church, San Diego) and sung by Steve Green on his album Always - Songs of Worship, have filled my mind an entire morning as I sit here listening to the music...

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Jesus Knocks

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.   If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me." Revelation 3:20 Each time I read this verse of Scripture I visualize the familiar painting of Jesus standing at a...

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