Giving God the Credit

July 25 Giving God the Credit That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven. (Daniel 2:19 ) What do you do on the heels of God’s mercy and provision? You praise him for his kindness. Daniel understood that principle. When…

A God among the People

July 24 A God among the People No one except the gods can tell you your dream, and they do not live among people. (Daniel 2:11 ) What is the difference between God and the many false gods people worship? How does our Lord differ from Baal or Dagon or…

Picking a Winner

July 23 Picking a Winner But Daniel made up his mind not to defile himself. (Daniel 1:8 ) How would you define a winner? If you had to pick someone out of a crowd and hold him up as an example of what it takes to get ahead in life,…

Two Thieves

July 22 Two Thieves We deserve to die for our evil deeds, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong. (Luke 23:41 ) The place was called Golgotha, Aramaic for “The Skull.” It was chosen as the perfect setting for an execution. The crosses could easily be seen from the heavily…

Prompted to Pray

July 21 Prompted to Pray And continue to pray as you are directed by the Holy Spirit. (Jude 1:20 ) Does God wake you up in the middle of the night as he sometimes does me? Does he nudge you awake from a perfectly good dream at two in the…

Prayers of the Righteous

July 20 Prayers of the Righteous “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power.” (James 5:16 ) Ted Haggard, a best-selling author and the pastor of our church, has been known to say that he believes in “long private prayers and short public ones.” I’ve always shared this…

Never Satisfied

July 19 Never Satisfied Lord, show us the Father and we will be satisfied. (John 14:8 ) I have a friend who is not a believer, but he loves to talk about religion. He knows many of the stories in the Bible—especially the Old Testament. He’s a history buff who…

Martha and Me

July 18 Martha and Me There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. (Luke 10:42 ) I can relate to Martha. If I were planning a party, she’d be the one I’d ask to help put up the decorations and set the table. She’d be the person I…

The Spirit’s Guidance

July 17 The Spirit’s Guidance It won’t be you doing the talking—it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. (Matthew 10:20 ) One of the most powerful and misunderstood dynamics of the Holy Spirit is his ability to speak to us and guide us in our daily…
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