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July 30—Faithfulness The word for today is faithfulness. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lam. 3:22-23). “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands” (...

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July 12—Eternity The word for today is eternity. “For this is what the high and lofty One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite’” (Isa. 57:15). “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting ar...

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July 7—Presence The word for today is presence.  “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you” (Gen. 28:15-16). “The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest’” (Exod. 33:14). “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me wi...

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July 4—A Pearl for Today “When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you” (Deut. 8:10). AMERICA, AMERICA, GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE On July 4, 2003, I wrote in my journal: “Don is at work on the devotional book. I am having a good time being at home doing some work and relaxing. I feel grateful and thankful for all I have. God is truly ...

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May 1—Revenge The word for today is revenge. “The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath against his enemies. The Lord is slow to anger and great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet” (N...

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April 27—Loneliness The word for today is loneliness. “I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof” (Ps. 102:7). “At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me, in order that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was d...

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April 18—A Pearl for Today “But do not recall former events, nor consider any longer the things of the past. Behold, I do a new thing; now it is springing forth; do you not recognize it?” (Isa. 43:18-9 Berkeley). YOU ARE SURROUNDED  Change is hard. We resist anything that forces us out of a comfortable rut. God is known for stirring up our nests and moving us on to new ways and areas of min...

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April 10—Fear The word for today is fear. “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you” (Isa. 41:13). “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe” (Prov. 29:25). “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal...

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March 23—Choices The word for today is choices. “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” (Josh. 24:15). “Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau ca...

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March 13—Listening The word for today is listening. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God” (Rev. 2:7). “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of p...

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