Daily Devotional

The Bottom Line of Contentment

By Joni and Friends | March 18, 2019

“Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.” Job 13:15 The apostle Paul said he had “learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” (Philippians 4:11). The key word is learned. It didn’t happen overnight. In time, however, Paul could even write those words from…

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Homesick for Us

By Joni and Friends | March 17, 2019

“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.” John 17:24 All of us will lose loved ones during this life. As much as we wish it otherwise,…

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Suffering for Good

By Joni and Friends | March 16, 2019

“Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you…

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Heaven is Not Boring

By Joni and Friends | March 15, 2019

“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ…

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Pray for Endurance

By Joni and Friends | March 14, 2019

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 (ESV) I find myself praying often for endurance. My quadriplegia and struggle with pain have a lot to do with it, but so does the command in today’s Scripture: “Let us hold fast the confession of…

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God Can Handle Your Anger

By Joni and Friends | March 13, 2019

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:26-27 It’s not uncommon for someone to feel angry at God. Many believers, however, are reluctant or afraid to bare such feelings, so they bottle them up. But…

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Incalculable Worth

By Joni and Friends | March 12, 2019

“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” Matthew 16:26 Human lives don’t count for much in some places. Extremist groups in Africa and the Middle East murder whole populations. In some American cities, life on the…

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Fan Into Flame

By Joni and Friends | March 11, 2019

“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:6-7 Nothing compares to the coziness of a snapping, popping…

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Light My Path

By Joni and Friends | March 10, 2019

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 Driving along a two-lane mountain road at night, your headlights may fall on several of those yellow, diamond-shaped signs with black, squiggly arrows in the middle. They caution you that the road ahead—hidden from your sight—is about to twist and…

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Remain in the Vine

By Joni and Friends | March 9, 2019

“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:4 Have you ever sunk your teeth into a golden, sun-ripened peach just plucked from the tree? Once you do, it will…

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