Don’t Just Say It … Do It

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: 1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. O-bservation: The Apostle John tells us that love is more than words and fine rehearsed speeches. It's not enough to talk a good game, eventually you will have to go on to the playing field of life with other players and show us what you've got. Love is more than words ... it's ACTION! And if we Do "LOVE" in Truth, it will be evidenced that our love is enduring because TRUTH ENDURES. A-pplication: When someone asks...

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PEACEMAKERS

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Jeremiah 29:7 Also seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers you too will prosper. O-bservation: Jeremiah, the Prophet over Israel at the time of their exile in Babylon, told the people: don’t be afraid of your oppressors and the great city into which you have been exiled. Instead, embrace the city. Settle there and marry and have a family in the city. Pray for the peace of the city. If it prospers, even you as...

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Without Walls

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 118:5 When hard pressed I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. O-bservation: Evidently, the Greatest King in Israel's history sensed that his life was slowly closing in on him, to the point that he "Cried Out" to the Lord. As in maybe ... "Oh God I can't take it anymore. I feel boxed in, I'm losing it!" He says God heard him and made him feel, emotionally, like he was living in a "Spacious Place." Probably like an emotional respite "Without Walls." A-pplication: Have you ever been sitting in an...

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Please GOD

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 67:1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us. O-bservation: The writer is hoping, praying, believing, confessing, and declaring – "Please God," be gracious to us and bless us. Make the light of your countenance radiate through our countenance! "Please God!" A-pplication: Sometimes you can act calm, cool, and collected in your presentation of a desperate cry. And that's exactly what the writer of this Psalm is doing. It's a beautiful verse, a beautiful prayer, and we often use it to end our weekend gatherings to bless...

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He’s UNMISTAKABLE

S. O. A. P Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: John 21:7a Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, it is the Lord! O-bservation: This is a statement made by St. John "The Beloved" concerning a fishing trip the Disciples took after the resurrection of Jesus. At the beginning of His ministry, the disciples had fished all night on one occasion and caught nothing. The next morning, after using their boat to teach from, Jesus told them to head to deep water ... Peter argued until "The Catch" broke their nets. Then he repented. Now, after 3 1/2 years of miracles and...

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