Daily Devotions

Posts tagged “John Eckhart

Breadth and Length and Depth and Height

As the people of God assemble today, may they be filled with the fullness of God and challenged to a new level in what our Lord has in His purposes for each member of the Body of Christ, as we stand for our families and as we confront the present climate of culture in our nation.  “May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;  19  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.  20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” (Eph.3:18-20, KJV)
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The Good Shepherd is Compassionate

Oh, sheep, know thy Shepherd. The Good Shepherd is too compassionate to be cruel and He is too wise to be irrational. His ways are not the epitome of men’s frustrations and anger with one another nor the outworking of men’s legalisms.  (Excerpt from “Sheep Have Short Legs” book by Marty Gabler)
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Age and Barrenness no Obstacle

Do you think Elizabeth was PREPARED to be the mother of the forerunner of the Messiah?  In all her prayers for a child, that had definitely never entered her mind!  On top of that, Elizabeth was barren; and she and her husband were both well along in years.  Age opposed purpose!  Age defied destiny.  Age contradicted the plans of God!  So, no, she was not PREPARED to birth John the Baptist, but she was POSITIONED by God . . . in destiny . . . in purpose . . . in the history of mankind! With God all things are possible no matter what area you are barren in and no matter your age.  (Third excerpt from Kathy’s article “Positioned for Purpose”.)
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The Secret in John 8

So many people have been talking about how dark the world is getting. Many are very worried and some don’t hesitate to express their deep fears. One Christian I was told about recently can’t sleep and it is affecting their health. BUT I think I found a SECRET in John 8!!  ”Jesus said to the people, “I am the Light of the world. So if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.” (Jn.8:12, LB)
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Bagels and Purpose

Do you think Zacharias eating his bagel and lox at breakfast was PREPARED to meet Gabriel at work that morning?  When the gigantic angel suddenly showed up with a telegram from God, it terrified Zacharias.  Obviously, he was not PREPARED, but he was POSITIONED by God . . . in destiny . . . in purpose . . . in history . . . for that meeting.  Awareness of purpose can be easily lost among the stuff of everyday life.  Nevertheless, our efficient God is weaving our lives with purpose daily.  (Second excerpt from Kathy’s article “Positioned for Purpose”.)
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Keep Out Tendency to Obsess

May the power of the Word of God and enablement of the Holy Spirit help us keep out tendencies to obsess over difficult people.  “Forget about what’s happened;  don’t keep going over old history.  19  Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new…” (Isa.43:18-19a, Msg)
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Positioned for Purpose

Growing up on Abraham Avenue, playing Hopscotch and Hide-and-go-seek, Zacharias, Elizabeth, Joseph and Mary had no idea how they would fit in the plans of God and the history of man.  Amid all their lessons in history and prophecy from the Torah, they had never pictured themselves as key players in the greatest story ever told.  However, their lives were divinely positioned for the plans of God. (First excerpt from Kathy’s article “Positioned for Purpose”.)
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