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Devotions for Your Daily Walk With Christ

Updated on September 18, 2019
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Lynne enjoys writing and sharing short devotions to help folks focus on Jesus Christ and grow in their relationship with Him.

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Devotion Ideas for your meeting or group.

John Quincy Adams said, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." If those actions inspire others to grow in Christ more, you are a Christian leader. I believe that in order to be effective Christian leaders, we must continually read and reflect on the word of God, and one excellent way to do that is to use a devotional, scripture based reading that causes us to consider God's word and what it means to us personally.

Each time I read scripture I am challenged to a new and deeper level in my walk with Christ. And often I'm inspired to share my revelations. The result of this inspiration is what you'll find below, for you see, I delight in finding, and helping others find, what I call "aha" moments in my walk with Christ.

In addition to the devotions I've archived here (and on a dozen more pages that you'll find linked below), I send out new devotional moments about twice a month. Sign up to get them below.

Devotions You'll Find on This Page

But I Put it Away!
The Last Snowfall
Proof of God
A Lesson From the Kings
 

But I Put it Away

1 Samuel 7:2-4

[2] It was a long time, twenty years in all, that the ark remained at Kiriath Jearim, and all the people of Israel mourned and sought after the LORD. [3] And Samuel said to the whole house of Israel, "If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines." [4] So the Israelites put away their Baals and Ashtoreths, and served the LORD only.

Most of us who've been in the church for any amount of time know the story of Israel. There was a definite cycle the nation followed. Over and over again they served God for a time, then followed false gods. After several years of worshiping other gods, the going got tough, so they cried out to the One and only True God, and He rescued them. Because of their gratitude, the Israelites turned back to Him, but it wasn't more than a generation or two later that the cycle of unfaithfulness would begin again.

As I read these verses in Samuel, I wonder if there are a few words here that give us a clue to Israel's problem. For twenty years the Ark of the Covenant, God's presence as far as the Israelites were concerned, was at Kiriath Jearim. The entire time it was there, the people of Israel followed God. It must have looked to Samuel like they were finally sincere in their desire to worship their Creator, because Samuel challenged them to get rid of their foreign gods. He told them that if they really wanted to completely return to God, they should "rid themselves" of the idols and gods of their enemies.

At first read, it looks like verse 4 tells us the people of Israel did just as Samuel commanded; however if we look just a bit closer, we see that they only half obeyed. The text says, "the Israelites put away" the false gods. That's not exactly the same as "getting rid" of them.

When I think of "get rid of," I imagine a garbage can or a fire. On the other hand "putting away" brings to mind a closet. The Israelites didn't dispose of them forever, they put them on a shelf in case they needed them again, and as we know from history, it wasn't long before that day came. Once again God's chosen turned their back on the One who delivered them time after time after time. The people of God turned instead to the powerless statues and idols of wood and stone.

This realization caused me to stop and think, "are there 'idols' in my life that I've put high on a shelf but haven't completely rid my life of?" And can I "commit myself to the Lord and serve Him only" if I have these hidden treasures to fall back on. Perhaps I've even forgotten they're there, but the fact is, if we don't completely get rid of them, at some point we'll feel compelled to clean out that closet and find those gods that keep tripping us up.

I'm not sure why they are so attractive. After all, we've seen, we KNOW, the power of the Almighty God. We really WANT to follow Him, but much like the Israelites, we find ourselves giving our devotion to those idols instead of our Father. The gods of scheduling, jobs and time management demand that we shorten the moments we spend with Christ. The gods of entertainment and leisure know how much we enjoy television, computers, video games and the like. These gods promise fun and even deliver to a point. Much like the Israelites, it's easy to get sucked into these vices without even realizing we're turning our back on the One God who actually cares about us.

Similarly the gods of money, family and things can blind us to our need to spend time with the Omnipotent One. Most of these idols seem innocent and good. Stop and think about it. Back hundreds of years ago, I'm sure it made sense to worship the sun and the rain. After all, humankind learned early that these two resources were necessary to grow food. Now that we're aware these are just creations of the same God who created us, it seems foolish to bow to solar, wind or water power. However, when we spend more time at our jobs than with our family and more time with our family than with the One who gave us these gifts, we run the risk of being as foolish as those who worship the sun god.

Let's consider for a moment the gods we've followed in our lives. Have we truly rid ourselves of them? Or are they in a closet, up on a shelf behind our Bibles, just waiting until we feel as though we need them again?

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The Last Snowfall

For we are his workmanship,created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139:16 (NIV)

Here in Eastern Ohio, as much as you hear us complain about the snow, you'd think we've been snowed in since November. But the truth is 2018-2019 has been a relatively mild winter. Regardless, most of us look forward to next week and the first day of Spring, even though we know that doesn’t mean we won’t see more white stuff before we open the pool.

I truly love the snow. I’m just not crazy about the cold, and I don't like the dangerous driving. So like most of the northern population, I tend to complain. But perhaps instead of complaining about the last few snowfalls we’ll see this Spring, I should focus on the beauty.

Snowflakes have amazed me ever since someone told me about their uniqueness. I can’t really wrap my brain around the fact that if you study each of the gazillions of flakes that fall every winter, no two will ever be the same. It's a puzzling phenomenon. Each has only six branches. You'd think that would lower the odds of finding matching flakes. But each branch has a variety of smaller stems. So while they’re all similar, no one has ever found two that match. Not even Wilson Bentley, the farmer who collected and examined 5,000 snowflakes. The Master Designer engineered it so the process could never reproduce itself. Humans were fashioned in much the same way, and science just continues to prove it.

DNA is as mysterious as snowflakes. Prior to understanding these components that make each human special, no one really understood our complex uniqueness. Even identical twins swabbed in exactly the same location never share more than 99.99% DNA. Their fingerprints are always different, and they generally have some other identifying marker that may be so small only their mother will spot it.

We are God’s workmanship; each of us extraordinarily created. Like snowflakes, we may have small motifs that match another human, but there will never be any two who are altogether the same.
This is the reason we need so many different learning styles and various means of accomplishing the same task. What works for me may not work for you. The way I comprehend and handle a problem might seem ten times harder than it needs to be, but that’s the way my brain works. It’s how I was created.

I wonder how much better the world would be if we began to look at each other like snowflakes. (And I don’t mean that new derogatory label folks put on those they think fragile.) What if we viewed every individual as uniquely created, handcrafted, by the Master Designer? How would the world change if we remembered that even though we share similarities, we have enough differences to make even the simplest life goal difficult for someone else?

And what if we started looking at ourselves in the same way? What if I quit comparing myself to others? What if children were encouraged to embrace their uniqueness in Christ instead of trying to fit in? How much sin is fallen into every day because someone is either trying to conform or rebelling because they feel like they’ll never belong?

We may not see anymore snow until next December, but every day we have an opportunity to appreciate the unique beauty of Creation. Not just in the flowers and the trees, but in every human we meet. I pray we learn to see and treat others as Christ sees them, created in the image of the Father; just waiting to be saved by the blood of the Son and transformed into their true unique character by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Proof of God

What may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Romans 1:19-20

[Abraham] said to [the rich man], ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.

Luke 16:31

I just finished reading a book called, “Proof of God.” I don’t necessarily recommend it. My granddaughter got it for me for Christmas because she thought the title might be something I’d like. She was correct, the title intrigued me.

However, the further I delved into the book and realized this scientist wasn’t making any points I hadn’t already heard, the more I realized we can’t prove God exists. The author noted that many of his findings had been confirmed by Stephen Hawking, findings the author believed proved God’s existence beyond a shadow of a doubt, findings Hawking used to dismiss the same Creator.

I found myself comparing his attempt to prove an Intelligent Designer to an episode of “Big Bang Theory.” Amy Farrah Fowler wants Sheldon to attend a family wedding with her because her family didn’t believe she had a boyfriend. If you haven’t ever seen the series, it’s helpful to know Miss Farrah Fowler is a Neuro Scientist who dresses more conservative and in more layers and less colors than a Mayflower Pilgrim forced to travel on a Naval vessel. When she lived amongst her family she’d never had a date, let alone a beau, so her aunts and uncles found the idea of a boyfriend ludicrous. A photo wouldn’t even convince them. Amy’s only hope was that they meet Sheldon in person.

And that’s our only hope for our family and friends. The Bible makes it clear that God has left plenty of proof of His invisible qualities. All of nature screams, “We have a Creator.” And the authors of “Proof of God” are correct, the more science uncovers, the more evidence and probability there is that Creation didn’t just happen.

Unfortunately, all that proof isn’t enough to convince folks there is a God. It wouldn’t have mattered how many gifts, pictures or stories Amy Farrah Fowler shared with her family, they still wouldn’t have believed Sheldon existed. Just like Amy’s family needed to meet Sheldon, question him and take time to believe he really was a boyfriend, our friends and family need to meet the Savior. They need to get to know Him, experience the difference He makes and explore the possibility there really is a God who loves them enough to die for them.

The greatest proof of a God who creates and re-creates is a re-created you. For many folks the only Jesus they will ever see is you and me being the body of Christ. If we want the world, or even our little section of it to come to Christ, we must let the Holy Spirit start living in us and working through us. Then our lives will be a very convincing Proof of God.

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A Lesson From the Kings

[King Rehoboam] did evil
because he had not set his heart on seeking the
Lord.
2 Chronicles 12:14

The Israelites were subdued on that occasion,
and the people of Judah were victorious
because they relied on the
Lord, the God of their ancestors.
2 Chronicles 13:18

Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. . . .
and the kingdom was at peace under him.
2 Chronicles 14:2-5

I think the kings of Judah did a good job answering the question, “How important is it to have your life centered on God?” I’m amazed at how obvious it seems. How could those “evil” kings have strayed so far when the consequences were so clear? It makes me wonder if the need for the Creator was as evident as they were living through it.

I love the quote from Edmund Burke, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Those Judean kings prove he was right. Plus they give us a lot of life lessons if we are willing to learn from their history.

Rehoboam’s main problem was he didn’t have his heart set on seeking the Lord. When you read his story, you’ll discover that wasn’t his only problem, just the root. But his story begs the question, “Is my heart set on seeking the Lord?” Abijah, the king from 2 Chronicles 13 and Asa, should inspire us to reflect, “Do I rely on the Lord? Am I doing what is good and right in the eyes of the King of kings?”

So often I encounter folks who don’t understand why life is dealing them such a lousy hand. Yes, there are times, like the better kings of Judah, we will follow Jesus, truly rely on Him and still life doesn’t go right; however, too often the answer to our problems is found in the history of the Judean monarchy.

We cannot expect the blessings of our heavenly Father to be poured out on us when we aren’t living a life worthy of a Savior who gave His life for us. Hebrews explains this tactic is kin to crucifying Christ all over again.

Let’s take a lesson from Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa and their descendants. Two of my favorites are Josiah and Joash (2 Chronicles 35 and 18 respectively). Go ahead, check them out! These kings can help us discover the secret to subduing our enemies and finding real peace. We find the truth in the words of Moses, “Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers.” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)

Available in a Book or for Your Kindle

Devotions for Church Leaders and Small Groups
Devotions for Church Leaders and Small Groups

The first 40 devotions that were added to these archives are available in this 128 page book. This book includes short readings to encourage you as you walk and grow in Christ Jesus.

Devotions are an important part of our development. They can be as vital to our spiritual health as breakfast is to our physical being.

This book is available in Kindle and Paperback at Amazon, you can also get an e-book if you visit my store or e-mail me for more info!

 

A New Season, A New You!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:
The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
Revelation 21:5

Recently when I was praying, thinking about these verses, I wondered “Am I in the market for a rebuild or a remodel?” Let’s face it, when we’re thinking about giving our home a new look, it’s much easier to slap on a coat of paint and replace the carpet than tear the thing down and start over. From the world’s standpoint it doesn’t make much sense to rebuild when the structure appears to be just fine.

But when it comes to the human condition, Jesus says He wants a rebuild. Take it all down and put up something new. And the truth is that right there is a scary thought!

Even if we don’t like all we’ve become, there are often parts we’d like to hold on to. We try to convince Jesus we just need a new wing, not a whole new building. The electrical system is fine, let’s just put in new cabinets and flooring. But Jesus is the contractor who does all or nothing.

That’s not to say He sometimes doesn’t use the old to form the new. Churches often take the stained glass windows from century old buildings when they put up something more modern. Likewise, Jesus might choose to save the most beautiful parts of us when His Spirit molds us. Our dilemma arises when we discover if we want the rebuild, we don’t get a say in which parts are remade and which are discarded.

As we begin the New Year many of us will be making resolutions. “A New Year, a New You” is a popular theme. We’re sure we’re going to do it better this time! I’m wondering how often we forget to ask the Master Carpenter what His blueprints look like in this time of renewal.

Remember, Jesus isn’t looking for the new, improved you. He doesn’t need the recently remodeled, updated version. Our Savior is waiting for the willing you, the broken, but eager to be rebuilt, humbled you. And as He begins making everything new, you’ll begin to know the peace that comes from not doing it yourself. Let’s give up the do-it-yourself resolutions and let Christ make us new creations this year.

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      Edwin Alcantara 

      5 months ago from California

      Good point. Need to check regularly if we are truly growing in faith.

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      kaphan 

      8 months ago

      Thank you, this is help me to not forget to read my bible.

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      Angie Girgis 

      13 months ago

      Thank you I will be sharing this at our staff meeting tomorrow!

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      Doris 

      18 months ago

      Thanks I will be sharing this with ladies at church.

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      Mel 

      19 months ago

      Thanks. I have used the "i can't " phrase a lot. Will share this at our council meeting this Saturday.

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      Lori Colbo 

      23 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Wonderfully inspiring. Thank you.

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      Lynne Modranski 

      3 years ago from Ohio

      I understand your train of thought . . . I do not; however, agree with it.

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      Lynne Modranski 

      3 years ago from Ohio

      My life is based on the scriptures, not religion. Jesus Christ specifically said following Him would cause division. Mother against daughter, etc. As a Christian, I prefer not to fight. Not every war we've ever entered has been a war God wanted us in, but sometimes it becomes necessary. I place God, Yahweh, above all . . . and I feel like you want to fight . . .

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      Lynne Modranski 

      3 years ago from Ohio

      I apologize for the length of time it took me to approve your comments! I just discovered them today. We know that the whole nation had reached the "fullness of evil" because God told Abraham his descendants would return when the evil of the Amorites (aka Canaanites) had reached its fullness. (Genesis 15:16) Your questions need more answer than I can give in this space . . . If you are truly interested in an answer, I recommend searching with an open mind. I know a lot of people have a hard time reckoning the God of the Old Testament with Christ; however, the more I read the Old Testament, the more I see the patience and love that was ultimately fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      How do you know the Canaanite children were evil? How does killing children help? Does your God kill children? Did Jesus?

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      Jay C OBrien 

      3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Devotions for your Meeting or Small Group

      "The essence of all the Prophets of God is One and the same."

      God is One light, but many lamps.

      The purpose of religion is to establish unity and concord amongst the people of the world; make it not the cause of dissension and strife.

      Place God above nation and do not fight at all.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      From prior comment, ". . . You see the violence against the Canaanites was not "Man against man" it was God against man..."

      No, it was a man, Joshua, who killed men, women and children. Jesus/God never condemned or killed anyone, at all, ever. Jesus/God would never kill innocent children! This is how we know the ancient Hebrew system of thought is flawed. If you choose to believe the Hebrew teachings, you are Jewish. If you renounce a War God, a God which kills, then you follow Jesus and are Christian. Now do you understand?

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      Lynne Modranski 

      3 years ago from Ohio

      Sorry, I just saw this in July! I agree for the most part. But those battles from the book of Joshua don't really fall under that . . . You see the violence against the Canaanites was not "Man against man" it was God against man. When you read the stories of those battles, the Israelite was smaller in almost every instance, and most of the time the Israelites didn't even have to show up! In one instance Israel was headed to the battle, but before they got there God caused a disturbance that frightened the armies so much they killed each other. There is one instance when Israel unknowingly made a treaty with the enemy and God made them uphold that agreement even though it wasn't what God had in mind at first. They hadn't consulted God before they entered the treaty, so they were left with that nation to be a thorn in their side. Unfortunately, today many don't follow God or say they are following God when they really aren't. The Old Testament proves that when a people is completely committed to God He fights the battles for His people. They generally just have to show up to take the spoils.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      "It seems as though God is cruel as he destroys the Canaanites, but when you read the Creator's words to Abraham that He was waiting until their evil had reached its fullness, you'll see that He was acting with love and grace."

      "Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name," Pope Francis at Rome's Great Synagogue January 18, 2016. Even the Rabbis seemed to agree.

      Do you agree or disagree with Pope Francis?

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      Lynne Modranski 

      3 years ago from Ohio

      Jay C Obrien,

      Thanks so much for your honesty. I respectfully disagree with you though. When you read the Old Testament look for God's grace. It's all over the place! It seems as though God is cruel as he destroys the Canaanites, but when you read the Creator's words to Abraham that He was waiting until their evil had reached its fullness, you'll see that He was acting with love and grace. Over and over the Sovereign shows Himself as a God of mercy and love. The Psalms and Prophets are full of His words of caring. The destruction we see in the Old Testament and the wrath are very similar to what we see in Revelation. As the world becomes so evil that there is no hope of folks turning to God, their fate will be similar to Canaan and other nations that completely turned their back on God. The God of the OT and the God of the NT are very similar when you realize that God is bigger than our minds can fathom.

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      Shirley Nelson 

      4 years ago

      I really enjoy your writing. We just recently played Hand and Foot with friends, and I found it both amusing and interesting that you gave the instructions here. It is lots of fun to play.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      4 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      Spiritual Growth is important. Perhaps it is time to accept the peaceful teachings of Jesus and renounce the violent teachings of the Old Testament (OT). The OT depicts God as a jealous, vengeful person who punishes. Whereas Jesus taught God loves, heals with forgiveness and does not judge. The OT is Jewish and the NT is mostly Christian. The OT and NT are contradictory in their depiction of God.

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      Lynne Modranski 

      4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks so much for your words of encouragement! I am so blessed that you can use the devotions in your church!

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      Vivian McCann 

      4 years ago

      Lynn, I was thoroughly inspired after reading your Devotiional : The Power of Words. I will share it with others in a group meeting at my church tomorrow.

      May God Bless you as you continue sharing your devotionals .

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      Hannah David Cini 

      4 years ago from Nottingham

      Some lovely thoughts! I especially enjoyed the focus on the power of words. Thank you for sharing.

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      Lynne Modranski 

      4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for stopping by, Sheila!

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      Sheilamarie 

      4 years ago from British Columbia

      Beautifully written words of wisdom. Thanks for sharing these thoughts.

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      htozion 

      5 years ago

      I'm touched by these devotions. Thank you for sharing.

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      Ratio Christi 

      5 years ago from USA

      We were here! Terrific lens. Great, wise words. Please come check us out when you have time.

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      phjames 

      5 years ago

      Love this!

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      5 years ago

      nice lens

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      OUTFOXprevention1 

      5 years ago

      Interesting.

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      sethandressen 

      5 years ago

      It's a great lens. Thanks for the ideas and sharing the message of god.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Beautiful lens! Thanks for sharing your inspiring thoughts. I'm Catholic, and I've surely learned from you.- Ms. Charito from the Philippines

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      Merry Citarella 

      5 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Sweet lens. Nice to see it here on Squidoo. Thanks for sharing.

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      debbie22 

      6 years ago

      Thank you!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I really enjoyed this site. I was looking for a devotion for our staff meeting today. I work for a church in transition. Thank you for sharing the word of God.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for letting your light shine for the world to see.

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      SBPI Inc 

      6 years ago

      Shine your light into the darkest of corners. Excellent information, great lens.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Interesting information. Very helpful...Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I really like what you said in one of your devotions: words are serious and should not be said lightly. That is why it is so important to speak what God's Word says about us, instead of how we feel in challenging situations.

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      Tim Bader 

      6 years ago from Surrey, UK

      Didn't know this lens was here: inspires me to write about spiritual things myself.Thanks and blessings!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Good to see this inspiring lens doing just awesome! - God Bless! :)

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      am23g23 

      6 years ago

      Very inspirational lens thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Thanks I really appreciate these. We decided to have a fun get together once a month with the young adults at church and I was looking for some short devotions to use. These are great :)

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      LorLinda 

      6 years ago from Denver Colorado

      very nice page thank you for sharing God bless you!

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      opatoday 

      6 years ago

      Great Lens thanks for sharing

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      alexbricker 

      6 years ago

      Encouraging Lens!

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      Lynne Modranski 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      @anonymous: Thanks for your encouragement!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Really appreciate the format and content. Great Devotional material for use in our small group bible study creating a thought provoking beginning before we start with our study.Thank you.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I PLAN TO USE the grow or die... OR grow like a bad weed. to encourage people to atend our purpose driven life 5 week study. The first week had only 3 people with the leader... THANKS!

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      msseiboi 

      6 years ago

      Great devotional guide

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      MarkCummings 

      7 years ago

      Great devotions! Am always amazed how the Holy Spirit speaks through the hearts and minds of those who allow themselves to be His mouthpiece. May He continue to richly bless you in every way. In Christ, Markhttp://www.squidoo.com/the-christian-walk

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Wonderful devotions! I know it was God who lead me to this site and I do appreciate your obedience to Him and posting them. May God continue to use you as He obviously is already doing!

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      oakstreet 

      7 years ago

      Wow, many great resources and information for devotion and small group leader. A "like" from me

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      antoniow 

      7 years ago

      I really enjoy this lens, great job! Squidlike

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      THANKS FOR THE DEVOTIONAL, VERY INFORMATIVE

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      brynimagire 

      7 years ago

      Interesting lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Great lens. God bless!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.John 7:38

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Great collection of devotion options. Well-represented. Great lens.

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      TTMall 

      7 years ago

      It looks very helpful. Thank you very much!

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      Barbara Isbill 

      7 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Great work. I checked out your web site today, and some of your resources for the Christian. I pray God's continued blessings on your ministry.

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      Barbara Isbill 

      7 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Great work. I checked out your web site today, and some of your resources for the Christian. I pray God's continued blessings on your ministry.

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      vkumar05 

      7 years ago

      Great lens. Enjoyed reading it.

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      waldenthreenet 

      7 years ago

      I love angels ! Long history for centuires. Ok I am back on Level 56. Congrads for the next level. What is "Devotion ?" . Self help and mutual help. See you again soon. Thanks.

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      Lynne Modranski 

      7 years ago from Ohio

      @waldenthreenet: Thanks so much! I just hit the 56 level right after you visited!

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      waldenthreenet 

      7 years ago

      appreciating your topic. we have complimentary interests. Congrads on reaching Squidoo Level 55. Just going for level 56 myself. Visit with you soon again. THanks.

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      clifRad 

      7 years ago

      Leaders lead and as they say you'll know if you are if people are following. There is much positional leadership like when one is appointed to elder but not leading as previously mentioned or a pastor is hired because he went to seminary.Where do we lead them, to more Bible reading and prayer, to working in children church?Or do we show them what selfless living is like. Do we show them how to help the poor especially in the church. Do we show them we sacrifice the good life for rescuing others in their plight. Do we show how to use our families to help the broken or do we reflect a well versed Christian who goes to the meeting but has no dirt on him from the Pershing. The life is spent but what will it produce?

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      gypsyman27 lm 

      7 years ago

      My goodness, why hasn't this been nominated for a Purple Star, and if it has, why hasn't it won the prize?! You obviously have deep religious convictions, if admire that in this day and time. Check your spelling and make sure everything is in good English and I'll nominate this lens. I have six purple stars out of only 33 lenses. I know you have won that prize, but this lens is very well done, if this is your content, your words. Then this lens is a Purple Star lens. At any rate, you and your family, have a happy holiday. See you around the galaxy...

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      virilityex0 

      7 years ago

      Wow.Thats impressive such a informative article thanks for it

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      May we all be growing properly, an excellent resource!

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      DimitriPreacher 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, great job!

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      Jim Sterling 

      7 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Thank you for sharing these teachings.

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      peppervel 

      7 years ago

      Wow, so many great devotion topics to choose from for our family devotion time and for our preteens ministry. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Hi, my name is Mary I was curious and wanted to see what you had to say concerning God words. I must say i was ?

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Wow! You really put a lot of work into this lens. Thank you so much for all your insight, inspiration. What great tools you've given us for devotionals. I appreciate it!

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      YourGodMomentsMan 

      8 years ago

      You are doing a great work for the kingdom. Thank you for your inspiration. Your blog is great too.

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      ghotter lm 

      8 years ago

      This is a great lens well, done. When I grow up to be a Big Squid I want to be like you. God Bless.

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      Lynne Modranski 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      @brbrooks: Thanks so much! Did you find the devotions I've written especially for moms? www.squidoo.com/momdevotions

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      brbrooks 

      8 years ago

      I'm in a mom's bible group at our church and I have found some great info that I can bring to the group from your lens. Thanks!

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      elhuntley lm 

      8 years ago

      Great lens! May the Lord prosper all that you do.

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      ageloc120 

      8 years ago

      You offer here a great resource. I remember a fellow pastor who just arrived in South Korea last Saturday asking for devotional materials. Thank you so much!

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      E L Seaton 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      I especially like the can't section. You see I'm a practicing cantologist, skilled like you in the removal of can'ts from the language. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to share this. At least I mean I hope to share it soon.

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      sushilkin lm 

      8 years ago

      Thanks allot for sharing here your thinking! Nice Lens!!

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      PastorSam LM 

      8 years ago

      Very cool lens - keep it up!!!

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      Liz Mackay 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a helpful lens. blessed by a squid angel and featured on Me?!! A Squid Angel on the Christianity page

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      your posts are really nice.. you're a blessing! thank you!

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      Delia 

      8 years ago

      Absolutely well written...God certainly has given you a gift! Thanks for sharing this, it is so inspiring.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Awesome stuff!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      thank you!! ^_^ I really like it! God Bless..

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      JamiST 

      8 years ago

      many many good thoughts. thanks god, you had a time to share this ideas with the world. you are a gift of god. church manchester

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      ZablonMukuba 

      9 years ago

      wonderful lens, i am going to come back for more updates

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      ChristianTeenWorld 

      9 years ago

      Great page, thank you for the time and handwork put into this squidoo lens!Great resource for any christian! If you have a chance, check out my site dedicated to Bible Lessons for our youth!Thanks again for your hard work and great resource here!God Bless!

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      ed77burns lm 

      9 years ago

      thanks for this page. it will help me lot.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Thank you for this, this a great help.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      thanks for sharing your idea. .

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      michael blcc 

      9 years ago

      This is interesting..I will be coming back.

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      Pastor Kay 

      9 years ago

      Thank you for making this. It was helpful. I especially liked the "vocabulary lesson"

    • Lynne-Modranski profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Modranski 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      @aka-rms: Thanks so much!!!

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      Congratulations new Giant!

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      projmanagment 

      9 years ago

      Nice informative lens. I love your lens very much. You are right way. Go ahead.Thanks for sharing by commenting.

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      Kiosks4business 

      9 years ago

      What a wonderful Lens - Thank you for going to all that trouble. You clearly love to write.https://hubpages.com/politics/church-kiosks

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      Light-in-me 

      9 years ago

      Wow, this is fantastic! Full of wisdom, I enjoyed my visit very much..Thanks for sharing!Robin

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      divorcingsurvival 

      9 years ago

      One of the more difficult times in a relationship, particularly in marriage, is a major falling out. I have heard a lot of stories about relationships turning for the worse, seeking the legal remedy of divorce. Most of the stories are painful, even bordering on the violent. Surviving divorce is indeed a challenge.

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