Daily Devotions

Or Olam
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/30/2011 5:06 PM
One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is to see the Christmas lights. I squeal like a young child when our lights go up outside in our tree and bushes. Last year, I added a lighted angel to our meager yard decorations. I drive my family in our van through some of the nicer neighborhoods to see their lights. We enjoy lights of all colors – white, blue, green, and red. Some houses have stars, lights on Christmas wreaths, or a candle burning in every window.

Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/29/2011 10:04 PM
The prophet Isaiah gives more rich prophecies of Jesus, His ministry, and His coming than any other prophet in the Old Testament. So today we return again to Isaiah. Maybe you are familiar with Isaiah 7:14, maybe you are not. Isaiah prophesied that LORD would give a sign - a sign that was impossible for man to fulfill.

For to Us
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/28/2011 5:22 PM
Many of us have Christmas traditions and have some idea in our head of what Christmas should be like. God is asking me to take a step back and think about if I am really celebrating Christmas in a way that honors Him. I am not ready for Christmas in any sense that the Americans celebrate it today. I haven’t bought a present, written a Christmas card, put up a tree, scheduled Christmas pictures, or made a shopping list.

Shout Out Praise
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/23/2011 1:30 PM
I was so tickled by this verse this morning during my quiet time. I wish I had put the date in my Bible of when I first started this, but I pray these verses in Colossians often for my children. And just a few days ago my eight year old was overflowing with thankfulness!!!!

Thank You!
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/23/2011 9:25 AM
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 sometime between September 21 and November 1. After the first harvest, Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving and prayer for all the colonists and neighboring Indians. In the American Revolution, an annual day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress. By the middle of the 19th century, many states had adopted a Thanksgiving Day

Unfailing and Unshakable
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/22/2011 7:56 PM
This is a verse to hold onto when your world turns upside down. Hold onto it when the stock market is tumbling, the economy is rattled, and your job is uncertain. Hold onto it when your health is deteriorating and the doctor throws up his hands. Hold onto it when your ministry is barren and you question if God really called you to step out in faith.

Meet the Kennedys
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/21/2011 9:48 AM
Christ Compels Ministry has been praying about missions for many years. Phil Taylor is our Vice President of Missions who has been on many mission trips to Thailand. God has placed Thailand on our hearts. Thailand is a country of great beauty, yet a country in spiritual bondage. Since the Vietnam War, Thailand has gained international notoriety among travellers from many countries as a sex-tourism destination. It is not just adult women and men, but the children, too.

Believing the Report of the Lord
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/18/2011 3:00 PM
Recently I have been inspired by some of Smith Wigglesworth’s writings. In his thoughts on healing, he quoted the verse above. It is serving as motivation for me to pray more fervently for those who come across my path who need healing, as well as appropriating it for myself in some areas. Reading on down to Verse 5 we come to the report of the Lord, “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Dull, but Loved
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/16/2011 5:08 PM
In John Mac Arthur’s book Twelve Ordinary Men, he says that Jesus “chose to work through the instrumentality of those few fallible individuals rather than advance His agenda through mob force, military might, personal popularity, or a public – relations campaign.” Jesus was not about using strategies to enlarge His group of followers. He did not use marketing techniques. He preached the truth, confronted the religious establishment, and focused on transforming individual lives.

Under New Management
Devotions and Christ Compels Updates 11/9/2011 4:58 PM
Just the other night, Grace and I were driving from her preschool in Lexington down the road to her brother’s baseball game in Georgetown. The drive is great because we get a chance to catch up on the way home about her day. However, this particular day, a large sign caught my eye while we were driving. It was a sign for a trailer park along the way, and in bold letters under the name it claimed “Under New Management.”

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