Category Archives: thoughts by John Grant

Devotional author John Grant

Green Pasture Time

We need to learn to unwind whenever possible, resting in the Presence of the Shepherd. This electronic age keeps His children “wired” much of the time, too tense to find Him in the midst of their moments. Continue reading

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The Delights of Your Heart

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 It’s crazy how easily we can talk ourselves into wanting to be more, have more, and do more. And for me, it happens … Continue reading

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He is Sovereign

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Misconceptions about God abound. … Continue reading

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What are You Afraid Of?

“He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the sword.” Job 39:22 It seems that a man was driving his pick-up along the highway and not being mindful of the speed limit was substantially exceeding … Continue reading

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The Vessel

“So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it … Continue reading

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When God is Silent

Never consider the silence of God to be the rejection by God. He knows the perfect timing for the maximum effect. Continue reading

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In a World of Trouble

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 Many people go through life looking … Continue reading

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The Light

How bright does the light of Jesus burn in your life? Do you let the duties of the day to take precedence over our sharing the light? Pray that the light of Jesus may shine brightly in your life so that others may see the essence of the Gospel. Continue reading

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Pray for One Another

While it is proper to bring our personal cares before the Lord, it is of greater importance to pray for others, both the saved and the unsaved. Praying for ourselves and praying for others is something God commands us to do. Continue reading

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Going Through Marah

The message is clear. Whatever the bitter obstacles we encounter in life’s journey we can count on God to transform them and use them for good. When we cry out to God about our Marahs, He makes them sweet as we prepare for the next leg of our journey. God is big enough to deal with any problems we face. Continue reading

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Clutter

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” – Proverbs 16:3 Continue reading

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The Size of Our God

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3 when you have God, you have everything. And when you give others the knowledge of Him, they can have Him too. And when lives around you are transformed, all the stuff you were busy with doesn’t seem as important any more. Continue reading

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Inner Beauty

“…but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. “ 1 Peter 3:3-4 Continue reading

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Come to Me

Jesus invites us to be still in His presence. The more hassled we feel, the more we need communication with Him. He doesn’t want us to be wrapped in anxious knots, ignoring His gift of peace. He wants us to know that He is God and that He will be exalted among the nations, Continue reading

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Struggles in Faith

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18: (19-20) What we are seeing in our world is a moral … Continue reading

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