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A farmer went out to sow his seed… seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.Mark 4:3b,8b

For years, I’ve been enamoured of farmers. How completely trusting they are as they prepare and seed the soil, row after row. While knowing the crop could be thwarted by drought, pests, or flood, the farmer faithfully sows to completion.

They get up early to tend to their planted seeds, never stopping until they see results. Farmers sacrifice sleep and work long hours to ensure the success of the field they’ve planted. They’ll use fertilizer to boost germination and growth and track weather patterns to time the seeding ahead of a forecasted rain shower.

I am guilty of allowing that seed to sit because of my own hesitation to sow it. I wonder, what if I’m rejected by those I try to share Jesus with? Yet, who would I be if I didn’t lose sleep, time, and popularity to do the hard work Christ already did for me? Giving others hope and sharing the peace of Christ matters more now than ever. I couldn’t live with myself, otherwise.

As Christ-followers, we are given a spiritual seed that needs to be sown. The question is, what kind of soil will we sow into? Our own selfish ambitions? Will we become idle and the seeds worthless? Or, will we work, like that farmer, to yield a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times (v. 8)? It’s a sobering challenge.

The world is a daunting place but there’s work to be done. As believers in Christ, may we forego our individual fears and sow our seed, no matter what, trusting the results to our Father

Heavenly Father, give me a fearless heart to sow the seed you’ve given me, into this world. Let me do my part and allow you to do yours, trusting in your timing. It is in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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“Jesus Wept’ John 11:35

There are numerous things that have moved me to tears. Most recently, it was my cancer diagnosis on March 9th. However slight or significant a situation may be, something can waken me to sob. While the length of my lamentation is irrelevant, the humanity of those moments aren’t.

That’s why today’s verse, albeit brief, captured my attention in a way never before done. As many times as I have read the account of Lazarus and his restoration, I couldn’t ignore the awesome reality of Jesus’s reaction to the one he loved (John 11:36).

Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, showed himself as Jesus the man, stirred to weeping. The Divine became starkly relatable. Not just in the story, but also in me. This all too impactful narrative washed over me with a fresh sobriety.

My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, became more tangible in my faith walk through revisiting Lazarus’ story and, especially, hearing my cancer diagnosis. His powerful presence inside the confines of the doctor’s office embraced my collapsing composure. My Savior wasn’t repulsed by my ‘ugly’ cry as the news sunk in. Instead, he held me in his arms and cried similar tears.

As followers of Christ, we need not be reserved when life blindsides us. Just as we cling to Jesus for strength and courage, we can also find solace and safety within his protective walls to be unapologetically grief-stricken. Christ will never shame us for shedding tears. Instead, he will share in them. May we never be afraid to show our humanity to Jesus or others.

Precious Jesus, thank you for always being there for me whenever my world falls apart. That I never have to be reserved in my reaction to heart breaking news and can cry as much as needed, for as long as needed. I know you share those moments with me and soothe my heart when I’m all cried out. You are amazing and I love you. Praise your mighty name. Amen.

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Please pray for Melissa today as she faces her cancer treatment. Invite the Lord into areas of your life that grieve you or make you sorrowful. Read through Psalm 13 which is a lament psalm to guide you.

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“But as for you, be strong and do not give up. . .”   2 Chronicles 15:7

Hopelessness. Its flag has been flying at full mast for some time, whipped to and fro by life’s merciless winds. Many believe that God has ceased to care, left the building, stepped off his throne. Has our Sovereign Lord self-isolated?

In the aftermath of World War II, Viktor Frankl, a trained physician, was tasked with seeing and speaking to concentration camp prisoners, being one himself, along with his wife and parents. His observations and conversations revealed an astute awareness of hope within the deepest reaches of his patients.

Against all odds, those with a future hope of experiencing freedom or seeing their children were capable of surviving the ghastly conditions of the Auschwitz prison and tasted liberty at the hands of rescuers when the war ceased.

It was hope that fueled their survival, empowering them to rise above despairing circumstances and embrace deliverance. No matter how faint the hope, its power superseded all that seemed grim.

So, in answer to my question? No. God’s not self-quarantining. He’s in the room holding you and lamenting your agonizing situation. He is more present than he’s ever been. He stokes hope in you amidst your hopelessness.

As believers in Christ, our hope may be diminished by the world’s state, but it’s never gone. For our source of all hope and power is found in the Father, Christ Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. When faith appears to fail, they never do. Keep your eyes on them, do not give up, and share the hope you know with those around you.

Heavenly Father, you are my greatest hope. It is because of you, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit that resides within me, that I can face any daunting situation happening in the world or in my life. Thank you. Give me the courage to share my hope with others each day. It is in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Rejoice often in the eternal and abiding hope that finds its source in your relationship with God.

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“. . . whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”  Matthew 10:39

Sometimes, I like to do what I want, when I want, how I want. Okay, that’s a lie. Truthfully, it’s most times. As much as my heart desires to serve and honor God in all I do and say, all roads seem to lead inward during moments of frustration or inconvenience, and selfishness rears its ugly head.

Yet, through meditating on today’s verse, not only am I convicted by the implications of my self-centeredness, but there is an equal and opposite force creating a keen revelation? my self-service is, in fact, causing a deeper passion to die.

No, not literally, but akin to foregoing my selfish ways because I truly love Jesus and emphatically want to live completely for him. Being a realist, I know this undertaking is a process but, more importantly, Jesus knows my deepest and truest longings. They revealed themselves the day I received Christ as Lord and Savior and, at the end of a particularly self-obsessed day, his knowledge of this yearning heart is all that matters.

Being a Christian doesn’t come with a promise of selflessness but it does guarantee a transformation that, inexplicably, changes the human heart. It’s a daily journey of living by his Spirit as he sheds the old to reveal the new and an ever-increasing hunger to cease saying, “What about me?” in exchange for, “It’s all about you, Jesus!”

May we, as followers of Christ, endeavour to, daily, die to ourselves in order to live for Christ and those in need of our help and prayers.

Precious Father, I struggle each day to put myself aside and pursue the interests of others around me who may be hurting. Yet, you know the deeper longing of my heart that yearns to live a life that’s all about you. Help me shed this selfish skin to reach out in action and prayer for those in need. It is in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Thank God often for his Spirit, who is working in you to transform you more and more into the image of Jesus (2 Corinthians 3.17).

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“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  Romans 12.2a

Is self-deprecation a life skill?

I used to think so and excelled at it. Any negative comment someone had to say about me or my behavior was matched with an equally berating slight on myself. No one had the upper hand in putting me down. I spent decades perfecting the art.

Back then, there wasn’t much about myself I found appealing. So, I masked it with sex and alcoholism to feel something, if not better, about who I was – a negative and embittered woman.

Numerous lies had been branded in my head. I believed the worst in life would be my fate – remaining a slave to my libido, never experiencing sobriety out of alcoholism, or ceasing swearing. My mind held me prisoner, like a rat in a maze.

I faced the reality that no person could pull me from my life’s wreckage. But a mighty God could! Over thirteen years ago, this divine lifeline captured my heart, cleared the refuse from my life, and transformed my thoughts.

He injected worth into my twisted mind. My conscience was renovated in the blink of an eye. While I still have moments of self-defeat, running to today’s verse within the truth of God’s Word immediately turns things around and my thinking is rejuvenated.

As Christians, we know too well that we must protect ourselves against endeavours that fill our heads with lies. Let us lean into God and his Word to remain mentally refreshed and strong, while being steadfast in renewing our minds daily!

Precious Father, sometimes my thinking really stinks. When things or people frustrate me, it’s difficult not to become negative. That’s why I am so grateful for your Word that contains incredible reminders to persevere in being renewed and transformed of mind. Thank you for your grace in holding me steadfast to think things over so that my thoughts are positive. It is in Jesus’ name that I praise and thank you. Amen.

Today: Invite the Spirit to make you conscious of any thought that is contrary to God’s truth, and seek to replace that lie with a truth from the Word.

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“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1

This too shall pass,” has become a popular sentiment spoken in times of crisis and heartbreak. Certainly the state of the world, more so in the past nine months, has given pause to hope and believe these same words to be true.

Within my own periods of distress, the thought that time will sweep away the hurt has been an unexpected source of encouragement. Even though it took months, in some instances, to overcome an emotional hurdle, the passing time proved itself a soothing balm to my heart — enabling me to reflect and respond, internally, to what happened and ponder how it positively shaped me.

Today’s verse comes as a deeper affirmation of the past lessons I have learned. No matter what life will throw at me, it won’t last forever. Though the unforeseen situation has a beginning, it will have an ending and something else will take its place. Whether good or unwelcome, there will be a timeline. An uplifting truth.

The passing of calendar days will bring change. As followers of Christ, our response to the turning tides can speak volumes to those around us. Our difficulties, while seemingly insurmountable at the moment, are overshadowed by our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus, who has promised to carry us through, bolstering our resolve in ways never before anticipated.

So, let us create positive opportunities in times of crisis through sharing the unchanging greatness that can only be found in the saving grace and strength of Jesus.

Precious Father, you know that for most of my life, I have both disliked and feared change. Yet, it has only been through my relationship with you that I have not only been able to accept that change is inevitable, but embrace it as an opportunity to grow as your child in positive ways. Keep me grounded in you so that I may be an example of the good that can come from knowing you in an ever-changing world. It is in Jesus’ name that I praise and thank you. Amen.

Thank God that all things work together for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8.28). Pray for any friends who are going through difficult situations.

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“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”   1 John 3.1

For decades, I defined love as sex. I bought into the lie that through sexual manipulation, true love and acceptance would be achieved. Even years after becoming a Christian, the deception continued.

Perhaps the atrocities committed against me as a child had altered my perception of what a normal relationship between a man and woman should look like. In any case, it wasn’t until about a year ago that a ‘God truth’ really sunk in, colliding inside like a freight train.

In the midst of healing from a profound heartbreak, the clarity and depth of God’s love burned through me as ferociously as the moment I first received Christ into my life. The intensity of his love significantly transformed my thinking. I could truly live in God’s declaration of who I always was, stated eloquently in today’s verse.

My secured identity as God’s child afforded me a lavishing of his love. True love. Hard to believe it took this long not only to face the truth again, but to believe it without doubt. Now, I daily live in this reality, strengthening the already peaceful and content life I have only known in a relationship with God.

By definition, we as Christians are God’s children elevated to a position that includes being profusely loved by God, whose very nature is love. May we put aside what the world tries to imply or label us with and let nothing cloud God’s truth. Soak it up and pour it out on others around you.

Precious Father, your love for me is astounding. It’s what has held me together all these years through every difficult life circumstance. Thank you for your lavish love. May I never lose sight of how I’m defined in you! It is in Jesus’ name I praise you. Amen.

Thank God often for his amazing, infinite love towards you, and for the indescribable privilege of being his child forever.

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“Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.”  Psalm 54:4

It felt like someone pierced me in the eye with an ice pick. The tree I’d cut down spewed sawdust into my left eye. I scrambled to dislodge the debris. Despite irrigation and eye drop applications, my condition grew worse. My heart filled with trepidation at the thought that my vision might be seriously compromised.

After a risky solo drive to the hospital and a short wait in its emergency department, I was evaluated by a doctor. Her verbal cues, while examining my eye, were unsettling. Half of my cornea had sustained a serious lesion.

Upon getting a prescription, I made the equally harrowing drive back home while crying out to God for help — to get me home unscathed and to prevent any vision loss. As much as the pain was unbearable, I felt an uncanny reassurance as I began the round of antibiotics and drew on God’s strength to wait for relief from the discomfort.

During this time, God carried me through. His peace sustained me even amidst my detrimental thinking. A follow-up brought an entirely different set of verbal cues. The damage turned out to be superficial, the eye was healing perfectly, and my vision would be unaffected. I blurted out, ‘Praise the Lord!’, and thanked the doctor, repeatedly, for the encouraging report.

David’s acknowledgement of his Sustainer, In

Heavenly Father, thank you for providing everything and everyone I need in my situation. Thank you for being my divine, sustaining help. It is in Jesus’ name I praise you. Amen.

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“…I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands… ” Isaiah 49:15b – 16a

It’s painful being forgotten. Especially by someone we love. I try not to take it personally because life has a tendency to become busy, making meaningful communications less frequent. But sometimes, admittedly, I feel as if I am forgettable.

Throughout the Bible, there were great people who felt forgotten. Guys like Job and Jeremiah struggled to comprehend if their misfortune was a result of God’s lack of attention. Even as Jesus hung on the cross, he verbalized despair over God’s apparent absence (Matthew 27:46).

In reality, God was never preoccupied nor was he uninterested in what was happening in those anointed lives. Quite the opposite. God’s love and attention to every detail in their destinies were choreographed perfectly to glorify God’s overflowing care.

As much as our loved ones may disappoint us by not being there when we need to talk, forgetfulness is not in our heavenly Father’s vocabulary. As a matter of fact, he loves us so much that he, “…engraved you on the palms of my (his) hands…” (v. 16). That is an extraordinary encouragement that won’t change because to do so would be in contradiction to God’s character.

As chaotic and hurting as this world can be, today’s promise is God’s heart and mind for us. As believers, we know the truth behind God’s motives. We are his precious children, permanently engraved upon him. Share this truth today with those around you who might be feeling forgotten.

Father God, even though there are times that I may feel forgettable, thank you for keeping me in the truth of how unforgettable I am in your eyes. Then, help me share this truth with those I encounter who may be feeling forgettable as well. It is in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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“Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”  Galatians 6:10

Becoming a Christian was the most liberating moment of my life. It was also daunting. A world that once was familiar now appeared foreign. I didn’t know much about my new life except that I needed a family of fellow believers.

With fervent prayer, I explored churches to find “that” place where I could flourish in my faith. It wasn’t long before one church spoke the word “home” to my spirit when I was greeted by the senior pastor and his wife — an older couple who had been shepherding the congregation for years.

They took me under their wings and, lovingly, became my spiritual grandparents. I met other church members and enrolled in the Alpha program, a study about who Jesus was and the dynamics of Christianity.

They continued to lead me in nurturing pathways to strengthen my beliefs, including a ladies’ Bible study facilitated by his wife in their home. They were the epitome of disciples. They accepted, taught, and counselled me. Their commitment to my Christian maturity was transformational and something I’m still grateful for, years later.

Their love of the Lord and diligence to seeing me grow was Jesus in action. Though they’re retired from pastoral service, I know they still exude the personalities of dedicated disciples within the great tapestry of God’s kingdom.

As a Christ-follower, I endeavour to mirror the same characteristics my spiritual grandparents did in the power of the Spirit.

In fact, as all believers, we have an obligation to do so. May we never hesitate to speak or act into the life of someone needing discipleship.

Heavenly Father, I desire to serve and honor you with my life. Grant me the heart of a dedicated disciple when encountering other believers who are in need of guidance. It is in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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“…pray continually” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

When my circumstances are overwhelming. When the world is in turmoil. When someone I love hurts me. I pray — a lot.

It’s not because I’m desperate, but because praying is the only thing which brings me extreme comfort. It calms my inner storm, heals my broken heart, and floods me with deeply rooted, immovable peace.

Maybe that’s why Paul gave such a bold instruction to the Thessalonians in today’s verse. He knew that in order to cope with the discouraging and confidence-crushing situations life would bring, standing on the power of prayer is the only way to go. Not just once or for a few minutes each day, but, all the time.

I have come to know its transformational power for myself. Prayer changes things. It alters outcomes, overturns anxiety, and annihilates fear. It changes other people and it changes me.

As a follower of Jesus and someone who has been called to be a woman of prayer, I take Paul’s words seriously and pray continually. So, for those who have lost their jobs and struggle to balance finances, I pray. For the unforeseen changes in routine that’s causing anxiety and despair, I pray. For the hurting, sick, and lost, I pray.

In the trying times we find ourselves living in, prayer couldn’t be more crucial than right now.

Pray today and experience for yourself the extraordinary results that praying can and will bring to you and the world around you.

Mighty Jesus, you knew the power that prayer possessed because you were always engaged in it. Thank you for calling me to be a prayer warrior for times such as these that we find ourselves in. May I bring you glory as I pray for those who are overwhelmed by their circumstances. Let them know the peace that can only come from you and prayer. I love you, Jesus and I pray this in the power of your name. Amen.

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“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”  John 14:16-17

Self-destruction is a dangerous course to plot. Yet, out of brokenness, I did exactly that. It was easier to punish myself through promiscuity and alcoholism in an effort to numb the pain than to face my weaknesses.

Truth be told, I was being sold a pack of lies by the enemy who had a firm grip on my soul — Satan. Winston Churchill once quipped,

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”

While battling against false satisfaction and fractured purpose, I was too blind to see that the men I conquered and the alcohol I swilled were the enemies. Until, one day, an unsuspecting force gently nudged a door open to reveal the truth of the Holy Spirit. The lies I’d been led to believe — sex as love and acceptance, and alcohol as an appropriate sedative — were annihilated.

There was a paramount shift in my heart and mind. As much as I needed Jesus as my Savior, I knew I also needed the Holy Spirit’s guidance. He counselled me into healing and wholeness. I still pray each day for his direction to live my life.

Today’s verses aren’t wishful thinking. They are Jesus’ words to us as a guarantee of a beautiful existence. While discouragement comes in our lives, the promise of the Holy Spirit’s leadership should bring joy and peace. He will show us the way. May we, as Christians, always heed his prompting in a way that makes him known to others.

Lord Jesus, thank you for your words from the book of John and for the promise of your Holy Spirit that resides in me. There’s no way I could navigate my life without his direction and power. May I always be ready to live out the guidance your Holy Spirit provides for my life. I thank you and praise you, Jesus, and it’s in your name I pray. Amen.

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“And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.”  1 Corinthians 15:49

Anger, bitterness, profanity. One or all three of these indiscretions have been a part of my life for the past several months. Just when I think one has succumbed to being tamed, another emerges and internal forces once again collide.

Believing my own dreams had been dismantled, I allowed myself to take on a posture of indignation. I never wanted to enter into that place but I couldn’t seem to connect with anything that made sense of my disappointment outside of the anger, bitterness, and cursing. However, the more I determined to pray against the unsavoury onslaught, the more I could feel a ray of hope break through my pain. A hope showing perfection meeting with the imperfect — Jesus showing up in the folds of this broken individual.

Today’s verse contains one of the greatest promises I could ever hope to receive. That no matter how many times I falter in being Christ-like, the ultimate victory in the form of perfection will someday be mine. That welcome relief gives me renewed strength to keep fighting against the internal forces that try to thwart me.

In life, hurt, heartbreak, and discouragement seem to outweigh our ability to cope with the subsequent fallout that comes. Things we hoped would be no longer exist and our once calm disposition begins to unravel. As followers of Jesus, we have this powerful verse which gives us the increased fervour to soldier on through our humanity. May we keep our gaze fixed on things of heaven when the going gets tough.

Perfect Jesus, I know I’m not perfect but that I will be when I’m with you in heaven. Thank you for this promise to hold on to. That no matter how many times I mess up here on earth, it doesn’t define how things will be in eternity. I’m very grateful for that. In the meantime, please help me to be as Christ-like as possible until I see you face to face. It’s in your name I pray. Amen.

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