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  •   This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. - 1 John 5:14-15 I am not a great prayer warrior. I often lack faith. Worse…
    May 22, 2019
  • But then God our Savior showed us his kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. He declared us not guilty…
    May 21, 2019
  •   When Jesus had tasted it, he uttered another loud cry, “It is finished! Father I entrust my spirit into your hands!” With these words he bowed his head and breathed his last, releasing his spirit. – Luke 23:46; John 19:30 A man had a son who was the commander of a tank artillery division.…
    May 20, 2019
  •   Lord, we love to obey your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name. All night long I search for you; earnestly I seek for God. For only when you come to judge the earth will people turn from wickedness and do what is right. - Isaiah 26:8-9 In the beginning, God created. Have you ever considered…
    May 19, 2019
  •   Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. Wherever they go, they will find green pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. – John 10:9-10 Many people feel trapped by their day-to-day lives. Their jobs…
    May 18, 2019
  •   Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. - Deuteronomy 6:4-5 A tzaddik once heard that there was a shepherd who, though unlearned, was known for his particular rapport with God. Since Proverbs…
    May 17, 2019
  •   Then he turned to his critics and asked, "Is it legal to do good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing harm? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?" But they wouldn't answer him. He looked around at them angrily, because he was deeply disturbed by their hard hearts. Then he said…
    May 16, 2019
  •   But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited,…
    May 15, 2019
  • He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.' But this He spoke of the Spirit… John 7:38-39a One day a group of missionaries journeyed into northern Chad in order to reach a particular group of people. The trip took them into some of…
    May 14, 2019
  •   "But now your reign will not endure. The LORD has found a man loyal to Him, and the LORD has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not done what the LORD commanded." - 1 Samuel 13:14 HCSB God desired a relationship with humanity. Adam and Eve messed it up and God had…
    May 13, 2019
  •   Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to me as ‘Lord,’ but they still won’t enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether they obey my Father in heaven. - Matthew 7:21 We celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ on Christmas. But is it really…
    May 12, 2019
  •   I can’t carry all these people by myself! The load is far too heavy! I’d rather you killed me than treat me like this. Please spare me this misery!” – Numbers 11:14 -15 We saw how the Israelites were condemned by God for their arrogant whining. But just nine verses later, Moses…
    May 11, 2019
  •   The people soon began to complain to the Lord about their hardships; and when the Lord heard them, his anger blazed against them. Fire from the Lord raged among them and destroyed the outskirts of the camp. – Numbers 11:1 The people of Israel had just been miraculously delivered from Egypt. They…
    May 10, 2019
  •   “For I know the plans I have for you, “ says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 We are often reticent…
    May 9, 2019
  •   Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, "My son, your sins are forgiven." – Mark 2:5 Jesus was back in his adopted home town called Capernaum after a quick tour of Galilee (Mark 1:35-39; Luke 4:42-44; Matthew 4:23-25). As usual, the news spread quickly that he was home and soon,…
    May 8, 2019

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I make no claim of superior wisdom or originality. I am a student, just like everyone else. My goal in writing is to simply share whatever God chooses to teach me (many times by my children or parishioners) on any given day. I hope the devotionals are a blessing to you.

Kevin Pauley is a pastor and writer. He lives in Illinois with his wife, Lynn, their five children and two dogs. His internet address is Berea.

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