Gospel.com Topics Feed - Devotionals 2013-11-21T06:00:03-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com http://www.gospel.com/feeds/topics/devotionals Thankful Thursday: Take Time to Thank God http://faithgateway.com/thankful-thursday-take-time-to-thank-god/ 2013-11-21T06:00:03-05:00 Throughout the month of November, Devotionals Daily will be celebrating Thankful Thursday! Join us every Thursday as we meditate on all of God’s rich blessings in our lives and spend time expressing thankfulness to Him. Prepare your own personal Thankful List and plan to share it with friends and family on Thanksgiving Day! My soul glorifies the Lord and my […] Community — Everybody’s Weird http://faithgateway.com/community-everybodys-weird/ 2013-11-20T06:00:03-05:00 To make a start where we are, we must recognize that our world is not normal, but only usual at present. — DALLAS WILLARD Community is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives. — HENRI NOUWEN We are tempted to live under the illusion that somewhere out there are people who […] Soldier’s Marching Orders http://faithgateway.com/soldiers-marching-orders/ 2013-11-19T06:00:05-05:00 Second Timothy 2:3 says, “Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” A soldier has to know his instructions. Orders are rules of play. King Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21). We can learn the rules of play, if we read in the Bible […] Thoughts About Holiness — A Transformed Mind http://faithgateway.com/thoughts-about-holiness-transformed-mind/ 2013-11-18T06:00:05-05:00 “I am not indebted to you, nothing stands between us.” This is a greeting in Uganda, Africa. How do we know in our lives that we have been set apart, have been made holy? By our actions and response. I remember how my sister Betsie really grew in holiness. I once read a letter which […] Jesus and Dangerous Things http://faithgateway.com/jesus-dangerous-things/ 2013-11-18T06:00:05-05:00 Dear Jesus, please give me the wisdom to tell the difference between broken people and biting people. —  Lisa Harper There is nothing more ugly than a Christian orthodoxy without understanding or without compassion. — Francis A. Schaeffer So, I’ve been thinking about dangerous things. Late one Sunday afternoon last summer, I was unloading luggage from a […] Thanks For Being Imperfect http://faithgateway.com/thanks-for-being-imperfect-heaven-devotional/ 2013-11-16T06:00:04-05:00 I was reminded yet again that I could be real with God, I told my fellow pastors. I learned that I didn’t have to offer some kind of churchy, holy-sounding prayer in order to be heard in heaven. “You might as well tell God what you think,” I said. “He already knows it anyway. — Todd Burpo, Heaven Is for […] Hopelifters Need Hopelifters, Too! http://faithgateway.com/hopelifters-need-hopelifters-too/ 2013-11-15T06:00:04-05:00 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “How do you fill your pitcher?” I’ll never forget hearing the speaker’s words as she finished pouring water into several glasses and held up an empty pitcher. I could relate to feeling empty after pouring […] Thankful Thursday: We’re Created to Celebrate Together http://faithgateway.com/thankful-thursday-we-re-created-to-celebrate-together/ 2013-11-14T06:00:03-05:00 Throughout the month of November, Devotionals Daily will be celebrating Thankful Thursday! Join us every Thursday as we meditate on all of God’s rich blessings in our lives and spend time expressing thankfulness to Him. Prepare your own personal Thankful List and plan to share it with friends on family on Thanksgiving Day! When you meet together, sing psalms, hymns, […] A Robe of Righteousness http://faithgateway.com/robe-of-righteousness/ 2013-11-13T06:00:04-05:00 You were all clothed with Christ. — Galatians 3:27 We eat our share of forbidden fruit. We say what we shouldn’t say. Go where we shouldn’t go. Pluck fruit from trees we shouldn’t touch. And when we do, the door opens, and the shame tumbles in. And we hide. We sew fig leaves… We cover ourselves […] Our Spiritual Inheritance: Participating in the Divine http://faithgateway.com/our-spiritual-inheritance-participating-in-divine/ 2013-11-12T06:00:03-05:00 His divine power has given us everything we need to experience life and to reflect God’s true nature through the knowledge of the One who called us by His glory and virtue. Through these things, we have received God’s great and valuable promises, so we might escape the corruption of worldly desires and share in […]