Daily Devotionals

Campfire Stories: Week 3 - Monday

How long, O Lord, must I call for help? But you do not listen! "Violence is everywhere!" I cry, but you do not come to save. Habakkuk 1:2 When Amy Carmichael was a little girl in Ireland, she learned that she could ask God anything, and He would answer her prayer. As she thought about it, she...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Saturday

Then King Balak demanded of Balaam, "What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies. Instead, you have blessed them!" But Balaam replied, "I will speak only the message that the Lord puts in my mouth." Numbers 23:12 After Balaam repented, his logical next step was to obey God. This...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Friday

Then Balaam confessed to the angel of the Lord, "I have sinned. I didn't realize you were standing in the road to block my way. I will return home if you are against my going." Numbers 22:34 "What do you say?" This is the phrase that I've heard many parents say after their child has been caught...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Thursday

"But I am the same donkey you have ridden all your life," the donkey answered. "Have I ever done anything like this before?" "No," Balaam admitted. Numbers 22:30 Let's talk about Balaam's donkey. It is one of two animals to ever talk in the Bible (the deceitful serpent in Genesis is the other...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Wednesday

Balaam's donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand. The donkey bolted off the road into a field, but Balaam beat it and turned it back onto the road. Numbers 22:23 One of my favorite people in the world is my adorable three-year-old nephew. He and my...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Tuesday

Balaam said to God, "Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent me this message: ‘Look, a vast horde of people has arrived from Egypt, and they cover the face of the earth. Come and curse these people for me. Then perhaps I will be able to stand up to them and drive them from the land.' "...

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Campfire Stories: Week 2 - Monday

Balak's messengers, who were elders of Moab and Midian, set out with money to pay Balaam to place a curse upon Israel. They went to Balaam and delivered Balak's message to him. "Stay here overnight," Balaam said. "In the morning I will tell you whatever the Lord directs me to say." So the...

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Campfire Stories: Week 1 - Saturday

But afterward the people will return and devote themselves to the Lord their God and to David's descendant, their king. In the last days, they will tremble in awe of the Lord and of His goodness. Hosea 3:5 "By the way," my college professor told my class before he dismissed us for the day, "I...

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Campfire Stories: Week 1 - Friday

I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope. Hosea 2:15a Have you ever felt that you messed up so badly that your situation felt hopeless? Maybe you felt that you were in so much trouble that there was no way out. In the book of Hosea, the...

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Campfire Stories: Week 1 - Thursday

But then I will win her back once again. I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there. Hosea 2:14 "That was not so bad!" As soon as I said the words to my dad, I wondered if I should have kept them to myself. I was ten years old, and I had just been sent to my room for twenty...

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