Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: devotion

Where is Happiness Found?

Ask a dozen people what brings happiness and you’ll probably get a dozen different answers. Here are a few common replies: Financial security Physical health Family harmony Grandkids A dream job A dream spouse Weekends World peace   Finding happiness in any or all of the above is totally okay, but trouble comes if we… [ read more ]

What Does Holiness Feel Like?

Today I’m posting a guest devotional blog by author Kathy Collard Miller and her husband, Larry Miller. Their new book–Never Ever Be the Same: A New You Starts Today–has just been released, and I look forward to seeing how God is going to use this resource to set people free from destructive behaviour patterns. Kathy’s generously… [ read more ]

Trusting God for Lavish Gifts

God is a lavish gift-giver. That’s right! “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding” (Ephesians 1:8, emphasis mine). The dictionary defines lavish as “to bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities upon.”… [ read more ]

Short Prayers are Okay

  What’s prayer, anyway? I like J. I. Packer’s definition: “The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force God’s hand, but a humble acknowledgement of helplessness and dependence.” Prayer takes different forms. Sometimes it’s liturgical and recited aloud in a formal church setting. Sometimes it’s private, penned in one’s journal for only… [ read more ]

A Mind-Boggling Answer to Prayer

I want to give God a praise shout-out this morning. Here’s why:   As national co-directors of International Messengers Canada, one of the most difficult tasks Gene and I face every year is finding volunteers to minister with us among Romanian teens living with life-threatening illnesses. We believe cost is the factor. Volunteers must raise… [ read more ]

Why Easter Brings Joy

Do you remember these lyrics?   I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart Where? Down in my heart Where? Down in my heart I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart Where? Down in my heart to stay! I sang this tune as a kid in Sunday school…. [ read more ]