Tagged: “praise”

What It Means to Bless the Lord

This devotion was written by Dr. John Piper and may be found on the Solid Joys portion of the Desiring God website. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! (Psalm 103:1) The psalm begins and ends with the psalmist preaching to his soul to bless the Lord—and […]

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Ask. Seek. Knock.

Matthew 7:7-11 In today’s passage, there is a promise – a most amazing promise.  This promise was given by Christ; it is unconditionally delivered to all mankind.  This is not only for a few, not even just for the Christian. It is given freely to all… the promise of answered prayer!  Do you believe these […]

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How to Pray for Your Friends

Do you ever catch yourself praying and wonder if what you are asking is even close to what God wants? I’ve prayed for men to get jobs, for new vehicles, for better apartments, for changes in circumstance and situation and then asked myself: ‘What if God doesn’t want to do what I’m asking because He knows better? Maybe He’s got bigger plans!’

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I’ve Been Talking about You…

While growing up, my mother would encourage Faye, Bev, and me to memorize a Bible verse occasionally. In addition to that, I remember memorizing a few verses in Sunday School, VBS, and at youth camp during those same years. But it was not until about 11 years ago, my cancer surgeon challenged me to hide in my heart longer passages and even entire books of Scripture.

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