Daily Devotionals

Under The Surface: Week 2 - Saturday

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13 I am not a fan of roller coasters. I do...

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Under The Surface: Week 2 - Friday

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand. Colossians 3:1 I find that I often underestimate how powerful our thoughts can be. I have recently found major healing against anxiety by...

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Under The Surface: Week 2 - Thursday

But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 1 John 1:9 My friend recently told me a story about his two little boys. Someone gave them fun dip one evening at a time when it was too late for them to eat sugar. He and...

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Under The Surface: Week 2 - Wednesday

You must warn each other every day, while it is still "today," so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. Hebrews 3:13 One of the most meaningful things that happens in my small group is when I share a struggle, and one of my friends in the group speaks up, letting me...

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Under the Surface: Week 2 - Tuesday

People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. Proverbs 28:13 For the longest time in my life, I had no idea that I needed glasses. I thought my vision was fine because I could see the teacher's board well. I did not consider...

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Under the Surface: Week 2 - Monday

Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. James 1:14-15 My family and I took a vacation to Disney World last year. We had a great time, but you need to know...

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Under The Surface: Week 1 - Saturday

He said to his disciples, "The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields." Matthew 9:37-38 We have been thinking a lot about our own loneliness this week. Today, we are shifting our focus to the...

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Under The Surface: Week 1 - Friday

So be careful how you live. Don't live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Ephesians 5:15-16 When we feel lonely, we have a choice to make. We can respond by wasting our time doing things to try to fill the loneliness we feel with...

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Under The Surface: Week 1 - Thursday

Share each other's burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 The other day, one of my friends in my small group texted me, letting me know that she was going to the grocery store and was willing to pick up a few groceries at the store in case I needed them. I was blown away...

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Under The Surface: Week 1 - Wednesday

When I have conversations with people, whether it is a friend or a cashier at the store, I try to respond honestly when they ask, "How are you? If I'm tired, I tell them. If I'm overwhelmed, I say so. If I'm happy, I tell them why. I do this for two reasons: I want to be honest when I'm asked...

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