Daily Devotion

Faith Gets God’s Attention

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“...In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked.He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed...”
(Acts 14:8–9, NIV)

We all have difficulties and reasons to be sour, but we can’t let those things talk us out of what God wants to do. In today’s Scripture, Paul could see an expectancy on this man’s expression that he had the faith to be healed. Paul stopped his message and said, “Stand up!” The man jumped up and began to walk for the first time.

SEALED LIPS

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“...Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful...”
(1 Peter 3:10, MSG)

Sealed Lips

LACKING NOTHING

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  "...Those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.”
(Psalm 34:10, NLT)

Lacking Nothing

So often we think, If I had more money and more talent, I could do something great. If I had a bigger house, I’d be happy. But as long as you feel as though you don’t have enough, you’ll make excuses to be less than your best. You have to get a new perspective. God has given you exactly what you need for the season you’re in. You have the talent, the friends, the connections, the resources, and the experience you need for right now.

Be Uncommon

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"...But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
(1 Peter 2:9, NIV)

Be Uncommon

God Is at Work

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John 5:16-23

How do we know the Lord is at work? Sometimes we see a dramatic display like the parting of the Red Sea for the Israelites. Other times it seems God isn’t doing anything, as when Jesus delayed visiting Mary and Martha’s sick brother (John 11:3-6).

A Living Hope

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1 Peter 1:1-9

Hope is a belief or expectation that something will happen. If it doesn’t, we may experience discouragement, depression, or even despair.