Category Archives: thoughts by Sylvia Gunter

No Fear in God’s Hiding Place

Be blessed in the name of the one who will never forsake you, as He says to you:
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.For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.  
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Fruit of Gentleness

Beloved child of God, listen to your Father’s heart and his ways for you in Galatians 5:22-23,25. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control… Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Continue reading

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The Light of God’s Face

God lifts you up and holds you, everything you love, everybody you love, and your future. He is holding you near in his arms of love. He has invested gifts of love in you all along. Continue reading

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Shield of Trust Prayer

Father, when things are shaky or dark and I don’t understand, I redirect my focus to Your great heart of love for me and Your power and presence. Continue reading

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The Peace of His Presence

This is what the LORD says- he who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, … Continue reading

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How’s Your Heart?

Do you need to renew your covenant with the Lord to seek Him with all your heart and soul? You may need to renew your commitment to Him, if you exhibit these unhealthy spiritual “vital signs” of an unhealthy heart. Continue reading

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Trust

“But the person who is righteous will live his life by trust.” “And without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a rewarder to those who seek him out.” Continue reading

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Is My Heart God’s Resting Place?

Is God’s dwelling in your heart undisturbed? What about when the window of your parked vehicle is smashed and everything of value is taken? Does God want to rest in your heart then? What about when a child or friend is making a wrong choice? Continue reading

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A Christ(mas) Meditation

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room. Take time to prepare your heart to make room for the One whose birthday we celebrate. My purpose in writing this devotional is to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17). Read Luke 2:1-20. Open your eyes anew to really see the Christmas Continue reading

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Blessed Are Those Who Love the Irritating

When tests come through those who irritate me, I have to ask myself, “Am I loving God by loving them?” If I am not loving them, I am not loving God. John’s repeated admonitions in 1 John about personal relationships … Continue reading

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Ticks on the Clock

86,400 ticks of the clock. All of us are conscious of time, in one way or another. We feel that we don’t ever have enough time, but we all have 86,400 ticks of the clock every day. Time is a non-renewable asset. Psalm 90:12 says “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Continue reading

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The Battle is the Lord’s

O that we would not be fainthearted when God has provided Himself as our El Gibbor, the mighty God; the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle; El Shaddai, almighty God; the Lord our defense; the Lord our deliverer; Continue reading

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Psalm 91 – God’s Protecting Presence

Psalm 91 deals with warfare, relationship, and intercession. In some Bibles, it is subtitled “The Security Of The One Who Trusts In The Lord.” I have stood in Psalm 91 many times, defensively to plead God’s shield of protection and offensively to push back the adversary, for myself and others. It is particularly powerful when prayed out loud. Continue reading

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God is Able

Able is the Greek word dunatos, related to dunamis, meaning ability, abundance, capability, mighty works, miraculous power, prevailing strength. “God is able” means God has the mighty power to do a miraculous work out of His abundance and strength. Romans … Continue reading

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Keeping In Step

Be blessed to bring your spirit, soul, and body in step with the Spirit, so that your true beauty, the beauty of God’s Spirit living in you, may show forth. Continue reading

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