Posts Tagged ‘Devotional’

13Sep

Have you even opened The Book?

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Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. ~ Matthew 24: 35


by Toni Birdsong
There’s no getting around it this time.
It’s time to open the book.

Stop pacing. Stop pondering. And (please), stop talking so much.
Sit down. Hush up.
It’s time to open the book.

Not on Sunday or someday—but on this day.

Before you pick up the phone, it’s time to take your dilemma and heartbreak to the throne.

Before you turn on Oprah, ask Dr. Oz, or get an Osteen fix . . .
It’s time to open the book.

No one’s going to do it for you. You can wait at the station all day. But that’s one train that’s not coming.


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18Aug

Trusting the One who crumbled Jericho

. . . my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live. Psalm 63:3-4

Dear Lord,
I have beheld Your power and Your glory. The times we’ve shared together have planted a trust and an awe deep within me. I can trust You to guard my heart from anything coming my way today.

When the storms come, You will enfold me in a safe place. You are holy, and I, too, desire to be holy. I claim my inheritance and walk boldly in the new life You’ve given me. I don’t just believe in You, Lord; I believe You—every word and every promise. Therefore, I will never walk alone.

Your Word is a lamp to my feet and to my thoughts in this dark land. I stand in Your power—and declare war against the accuser online today. You are the God that crumbled Jericho; the God who cracked open the sea; and the God who ripped the veil once and for all. There is nothing that can separate me from the power of Your love in the Land of Shiny Things. Nothing. Amen.
~Toni Birdsong

What is your prayer for today? Please add your prayer below.

Post/Tweet this today: You are the God that crumbled Jericho; the God who cracked open the sea. There’s nothing you won’t do for me. #LiveSticky


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25May

a love letter to the downtrodden

prayer, devotional, anxiety, Christians online, Sticky Jesus, Toni Birdsong, ProvisionI know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.  Jer. 29:11, The Message

by Toni Birdsong

A love letter from the Father  . . .

Beloved,

Ah, I know this place well; it’s the living room of your heart. Everything is in its place; lovely and laced with consideration. Here you present the beautiful, useful, ordered life others see.

But today this room is empty and only I, your Father, know where to find you. I head upstairs, open the small, hidden door, and gently climb into the attic of your heart. Where we sit. For hours. And talk. Or not. Sometimes, we weep. This is where we work it out. Just you and I.

A secret exuberance lives here; and even though it’s dark and dusty, it’s where hope begins to sprout. Surrounded by boxes overstuffed with regret, and others filled with what ifs and dreams neatly folded, indeed beloved, this is where we work it out. Just you and I.

You see a failure. I see fighter. You see as a mess. I see amazing in the making.


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21Apr
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what happens when everything is all you have to give?

 

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.”  – John 13:3-7, ESV



 

He moved in utter certainty. Confident. Humble. He knew where He came from and where He was going. Every action was deliberate and obedient. Service. Fellowship. Holiness.

Believe in Him and your future holds the promise of permanent deliverance.

By grace, He sets you free.

It’s settled.

Now, you can move in utter certainty. Confident. Humble. You know where you are and where you’re going. Every action is deliberate and obedient. Service. Fellowship. Holiness.

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Release the regrets of yesterday, the anxieties of tomorrow, and today give Him everything you have to give. #LiveSticky


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