The Joy of the Lord

  Nehemiah records in his book of Israel’s history, in the tenth verse of the eighth chapter, “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Do you know the difference between joy and happiness? This is the subject of my devotion. You perhaps know by now that I enjoy watching the game of golf. Whether it’s the men who are playing, or the women, I enjoy watching these professional athletes play their game. But if you ever watch...

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Praying The Will Of God

One of the greatest prayers that Jesus ever prayed was in the Garden of Gethsemane, just hours before his death Gethsemane was an olive grove, a small farm if you will, that lay at the foot of the Mount of Olives, which was located to the northwest of Jerusalem, about three-quarters of a mile from the eastern walls of the city, and about one hundred yards east of the bridge that crossed the Kidron Valley. Now, I know that this description...

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The Creator God Who Loves You

  Last Sunday our preacher began a study on the names of God, and I’m so glad he did. As you take on such a study, you learn more and more about the nature and personality of the God who loves you. This Sunday he began in the book of Genesis, teaching us about the name of God who is the “All Sufficient and All Powerful One”, Elohim, the very first name for God in the Bible. Pronounced, “Elo - im”, the name means...

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That Heavenly Home

   I’m beat! I mean I am literally worn out! Physically and mentally, just plain ole’ pooped! In fact, both of us, my wife and I, can say we feel that way. Why? I’ll be glad to tell you. This past weekend we went and helped my sweet, little ninety-three year old momma, move out of her apartment in Rockwall and into her new “apartment” in my sister’s house. She has her own bedroom and office, her own living room, and her own...

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