What Do You Want To Be? 1: Be an Encourager

What Do You Want To Be? Day 1: Be an Encourager  So that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:4, ESV)  This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12, ESV) For this next study I want to focus on different spiritual gifts that the Lord…

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Interactive Devotion for Couples Day 7: Sunday Selah

Interactive Devotion for Couples Day 7: Sunday Selah By Wendi Stewart Colaiuta  O my soul awake and delight without delay the LORD your Savior has bid you welcome to dine at His table today a remembrance feast He spreads for you to draw your heart to His His body broken His blood poured out  what a sacred gift is this! He drained the cup bore every blow that would be yours “this…

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Interactive Devotion for Couples 6: Summing up the Study

Interactive Devotion for Couples Day 6: Summing up the Study This week, our focus has been on relationships and the importance of investing in our marriages—specifically yours. The takeaway here for each of you is the call to continue discussing things with one another that pertain to your own marriage. Keep communicating and share your hearts.  Some short points to ponder: ~Are you praying together each day? If not, how can you…

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Interactive Devotion for Couples 5: Pray Together

Interactive Devotion for Couples Day 5: Pray Together Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6, ESV) If there is just one thing I would urge every married couple to do together, it’s to pray together. Pray for your marriage. Pray for one another. Pray for protection from the enemy. Pray for your family. Pray…

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Interactive Devotion for Couples 4: Don’t Stop Holding Hands

Interactive Devotion for Couples Day 4: Don’t Stop Holding Hands Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful. (Song of Solomon 1:16, ESV) My parents still hold hands—in fact, they always have from my earliest memories. My Dad is 81 at the time of this writing, and my mom is in her late 70s.  It’s one of the memories I will always have of them. Seeing our parents physically show their love…

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Interactive Devotion for Couples 3: Tearing Down Walls

Interactive Devotion for Couples Day 3: Tearing Down Walls So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. (Romans 14:19, ESV) We live in a world saturated by virtual communication—texting, email, social media, FaceTime, etc. There are tons of ways to connect with people, yet we are often disconnected from our spouse, the one we should be connected with the most. We’ve become comfortable with non-verbal communication, struggling…

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Interactive Devotion for Couples 2: Invite God Into Your Storms

Interactive Devotion for Couples Day 2: Invite God Into Your Storms When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. (Isaiah 43:2, ESV) I am ashamed to admit that I have often prayed to God for help during a particular crisis and then was…

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Interactive Devotion for Couples 1: We Love Because He loved

Day 1- We Love Because He loved  We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19, ESV) This week, we will focus on our marriages. We won’t get into anything really deep—just refresh ourselves on the basics we often brush aside. Most of our romantic relationships are based on mutual love. Love is an incredible gift and something that deeply enriches our lives. I love my husband because he returned that…

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Sunday Selah

I Am Day 1: Sunday Selah Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2, ESV) As we made our way through the study of the “I Am” sayings of the Lord Jesus, we can appreciate that the Lord Jesus was exactly who He claimed…

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I Am 6: Scripture Portion to Meditate

I Am Day 6: Scripture Portion to Meditate Let’s think on these portions of Scripture as we remember the I Am…  “Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?”  Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:56-58, ESV) Then Jesus, knowing all that would…

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