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Even If

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Even If

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.—Ephesians 3:20

God is able. He is able to do anything—let me underscore that—anything. Even far more abundantly than you can ask, think, or imagine. Yes, even more than you can imagine. The farthest reaches of your mind are unable to imagine the things my God can do. Just consider the most immovable object, like a mountain. He can, will, and is able to move it. And here's the thing, that power is at work within you and me. Inside you, my friend. Today. Right now. So whatever the challenge you face today—believe, trust, and have faith. Check your unbelief at the door. Because a God that moves mountains is about to unleash something today—within you. Let him move the mountain of your unbelief. Are you ready? Is this well with you?

DO THIS: Let God be greater than your unbelief.

PRAY THIS: God, I confess my unbelief. My situation seems too big for me, and therefore I believe it's also too big for you. God with the small amount of faith I have, move the mountain in my life. In Jesus great name.

HEAR THIS: Mercy Me: Even If

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Hero Mom’s

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Hero Moms

Today is Mother's Day. A day set aside to recognize and celebrate the endless sacrifices of our moms. Here are a few reflections from God's Word that might help you find a meaningful way to celebrate your mom today. Find one that represents your mom and tell her "thank you" today. A kind word is the most generous gift you could ever give.

Godly Mom's Encourage. Mary, the mother of Jesus, in John 2:3-5 encourages her Son, the Son of Man, to provide for a family during a wedding that was about to take a turn for the worse. "When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, 'They have no more wine.' 'Woman, why do you involve me?' Jesus replied. 'My hour has not yet come.' His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever he tells you.'"

Godly Mom's Provide Life. From the beginning of time, the mandate was for Eve to provide life. Genesis 3:20 reads, "Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living."

Godly Mom's Act Bravely. Deborah the prophetess, during the time of the judges, was known for her devotion to God during a generation of severe disobedience. She was a judge of truth even in the middle of a moral challenge. One story of her strength is found in Judges 4:6-10. Listen to her bravery and clarity of action. “The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you: ‘Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them up to Mount Tabor. I will lead Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River and give him into your hands.’”Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.” “Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh. There Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali, and ten thousand men went up under his command. Deborah also went up with him."

Godly Mom's Are Faithful In Uncertainty. Sarah is a beautiful example of faith in uncertainty. We know for many women, infertility is a reality that leaves many in anguish. Yet during this very long season, Sarah continued to have faith that God would provide. Hebrews 11:11-12 reads, "And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore."

Godly Mom's Model Obedience. Anna was known for this. Even though the Bible never records that she was a mother, her obedience was regarded as extraordinary. Read Luke 2:36-37 which says, "There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying."

Godly Mom's Serve Endlessly. Ruth is an amazing example of servanthood. Ruth 1:16, "But Ruth replied, 'Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.'"

Godly Mom's Nurture. Jochebed, the wet-nurse of baby Moses, was also the mother of this baby boy that was saved by God during the slaughter of the newborn male Israelite children. She gave birth and nursed a son who would become the leader that would walk the nation of Israel out of captivity, into a wilderness, and eventually to the edge of the promised land. Exodus 2:5-8 states, "Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. 'This is one of the Hebrew babies,' she said. Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, 'Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?' 'Yes, go,' she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother."

Control

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Control

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.—1 Peter 5:7

Cast /kast/ — to throw something forcefully in a specific direction. That's what we are called to do with those stresses and anxieties that are building in our home, business, church, government, and world. So why do I still seem to think about them so much? Do I not realize that he cares for me? Do I not trust him to handle them? Do I have better solutions? Or is it that I need to be in control!

DO THIS: Give God control, cast them with forcefully in His direction.

PRAY THIS: God, I am sorry for taking control.

HEAR THIS: Tenth Avenue North: Control

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Come to the Altar

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Come to the Altar

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.—Romans 12:1

Worship is different than you think. It's not a musical presentation by a band, an event you attend with a crowd of people, or entertainment that stirs you emotionally. But instead, it's a willing presentation of your complete being—your body—and all its facilities wholly and continually to God. In addition, it's done in the shadow of God's mercy. Out of this awareness, God's mercy motivates worship that is spiritual. So as you wake, go through your day in active worship, and give it all—that's everything—holy and acceptable to God.

DO THIS: Worship God.

PRAY THIS: God, may every word, action, and thought be of you and for you.

HEAR THIS: Elevation Worship: Come To The Altar

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Forgiven

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Forgiven

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.—Mark 11:25

Well, yesterday I forgot to write a Devo. Yep. I did it! And I didn't even realize I forgot until someone graciously reminded me. And while I guess I don't really need forgiveness for missing a Devo, it reminded me that we all make mistakes. God calls these mistakes "sins" when they are motives or behaviors outside his will. They are grievances against our God. We may consciously or unconsciously do them—but they are still qualified as sins. And we all do it. Every man sins. No one is exempt from this virus. But there's good news—God forgives the man who seeks forgiveness and extends it to others. May that man be you today. Live in forgiveness and know freedom, joy, and life.

DO THIS: Forgive one person you are reluctant to forgive.

PRAY THIS: God, show me the power and joy of reciprocating and endless forgiveness.

HEAR THIS: Crowder: Forgiven

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No Longer Slaves

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No Longer Slaves

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.—Galatians 5:1

The freedom we enjoy in Christ is something spectacular. It is beyond belief when you experience it. It allows us to soar to heights that man never thought impossible. And Christ did this for freedom's sake because he saw the world was in bondage and needed liberation. Because of this we no longer stand condemned under a yoke of slavery. We are bound no longer to a world of sin, and because of this, we can live fearlessly.

Friend you are liberated! So sing about your freedom today. Walk a little lighter. Stand a little taller. Smile a little brighter. You are a child of God.

DO THIS: Enjoy your freedom, you are a child of God.

PRAY THIS: God, I give you all my praise. Thank you for calling me a child of God.

HEAR THIS: Bethel Music: No Longer Slaves

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