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Seeking the Kingdom

December 7, 2018

What situations or problems worry you? Reflecting on these, what steps can you take to resolve them in a way that advances the kingdom of God? What good things do you hope might come out of these situations or problems? Ask God to bring those good gifts, and pray that God would help you to seek His kingdom above all else.

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Devotion for October 02, 2006

October 2, 2006

Devotion for October 02, 2006 Last June, several federal agencies cooperated to set free about eighty modern-day slaves. Authorities allege that homeless men and women were lured to a Florida labor camp with promises of food and housing, then given drugs, alcohol, and tobacco on credit. Forced to work in the fields to repay their debt, they...

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Devotion for March 04, 2007

March 4, 2007

Devotion for March 04, 2007 We all understand the idea of a “bottleneck.” Pouring liquid from a bottle can only go as fast as the size of its neck. The idea can also be applied to traffic—it slows down where the number and size of lanes decreases. In our jobs, if a number of decisions must pass through the same person or the same office,...

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Devotion for March 08, 2006

March 8, 2006

Devotion for March 08, 2006 In his book, His Needs, Her Needs, William Harley writes about “affair-proofing” one’s marriage. He asserts that couples can protect their marriages by making “deposits” into their spouse’s love banks. By meeting each other’s needs and fostering romantic love, couples can protect themselves from seeking emotional...

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Devotion for My 09, 2004

May 9, 2004

Devotion for My 09, 2004 Devotion for My 09, 2004 Peter Pan, the title character in J. M. Barrie’s play and novel, told Wendy that he ran away the day he was born. He explained, “It was because I heard father and mother talking about what I was to be when I became a man. I don’t want ever to be a man. I want always to be a little boy and...

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Devotion for April 23, 2009

April 23, 2009

Devotion for April 23, 2009 A church decided to undertake a capital campaign to raise funds for a new building. Church leaders were asked to visit members of the congregation to tell them about the campaign and gain their support. During one such visit, a man named Mike visited a single mother who was going to school and also supporting her...

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Impatient with God

October 18, 2013

Impatient with God Nearly every parent who has traveled with a small child in a car has had to answer the question, “Are we there yet?” One mother’s stock reply to this repeated question was, “We’re closer than we’ve ever been.” Although it was a good answer, it elicited groans from the two small boys who sat in the back seat and were eager...

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Devotion for September 18, 2006

September 18, 2006

Devotion for September 18, 2006 Olympic boxing has four rounds of two minutes each. Unless there’s a knockout, the boxers keep fighting through each round, hoping to win a victory by decision. It’s awarded when the ringside judges determine that one boxer has landed more punches than the other. Samson’s battles with the Philistines resemble...

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Devotion for Jan. 29, 2010

January 29, 2010

Devotion for Jan. 29, 2010 In the Philippines, gift giving is extremely popular regardless of the occasion, and it has very little to do with materialism or monetary value. In fact, it is customary for the recipient of the gift to wait until the giver has left before opening the present, and discussing the cost of a gift is considered extremely...

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Devotion for Feb. 24, 2010

February 24, 2010

Devotion for Feb. 24, 2010 One spring evening in Chicago, choir director Joseph Richardson was taking a walk with his four–year–old daughter, Kaniyah. Suddenly, a red Chevy Cavalier jumped the curb and hurtled toward them, speeding out of control with a drunk driver at the wheel. The father had only a split second to react. Richardson grabbed...

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