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2020 devotionals

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Be Fully Convinced

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/24/2020

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Romans 4:21-22 (NLT) He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.

What does it take to convince you of something? I am not talking about just being half-heartedly convinced, but so convinced that you would be willing to stake your life on it. I believe that the Apostle Paul, the writer of Romans, was one of many followers of Christ that ...


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Remaining Steadfast in the Mission

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/19/2020

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Acts 20:22-24 (NLT) “And now I am bound by the Spirit to go to Jerusalem. I don’t know what awaits me, except that the Holy Spirit tells me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead. But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

The Apostle Paul traveled all throughout Israel, Syria, T...


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An Unlikely Place to Store Treasure

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/17/2020

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2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV) But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

If you had extremely expensive jewelry or if you had something that was worth a ton of money, would you keep it in an ordinary jar? How about a jar made out of clay? Of course you wouldn't do that but would instead look for a nice strong safe or some other secure place to store your valuable items in. That's what m...


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Debate Versus Life-Giving Words

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/12/2020

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Acts 6:10 (NLT) But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.

One of the things that I have enjoyed in the past is when there is a debate between an atheist and a Christian apologist. On one hand, you hear the wisdom of the world from the atheist and on the other hand you hopefully hear godly wisdom from the Christian apologist. These are usually very intelligent and scholarly men and while it is enjoyable to hear them debate and ...


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Let's Get to Work!

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/10/2020

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Haggai 2:4b (NLT) Be strong, all you people still left in the land. And now get to work, for I am with you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

The remnant of the people that came back to the promised land after the Babylonian exile were challenged by God to rebuild His Temple. The people had forgotten about God's house and were busy building their own houses. What that means is that they were concerned only about their own affairs and not about ...


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A Glimpse of Glory

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/05/2020

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Acts 7:60 (NLT) Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.

Stephen, one of the seven men that were chosen to run the food program to provide for the widows of the church, was the first martyr of the church. He had gotten into a discussion with some men of a certain synagogue and since they couldn't match up with the message of Jesus that he was sharing with th...


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Rejoice No Matter What!

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/03/2020

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Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NLT) Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!

Have you ever had a bad day? Have you ever had a really bad day? How about a day where everything is bad and everything goes wrong?...


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An Idol That Many Serve but Few Know About

by: Timothy Vazquez

10/29/2020

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Habakkuk 1:11 (NLT) Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—guilty people, whose own strength is their god.

The Prophet Habakkuk was having a conversation with God through prayer where he was complaining about the violent and the sinful condition of the people of Israel. In His answer to Habakkuk, the Lord revealed His plan to bring judgement through the Babylonians. In His frightening description of the cruel Babylonians, the Lord also descri...


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Miraculous, Thirst-Quenching Water

by: Timothy Vazquez

10/27/2020

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2 Kings 3:15-17 (NLT) Now bring me someone who can play the harp.” While the harp was being played, the power of the Lord came upon Elisha, and he said, “This is what the Lord says: This dry valley will be filled with pools of water! You will see neither wind nor rain, says the Lord, but this valley will be filled with water. You will have plenty for yourselves and your cattle and other animals.

King Jo...


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Saved from the Jaws of Death

by: Timothy Vazquez

10/22/2020

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Jonah 2:5-6 (NLT) “I sank beneath the waves, and the waters closed over me. Seaweed wrapped itself around my head. I sank down to the very roots of the mountains. I was imprisoned in the earth, whose gates lock shut forever. But you, O Lord my God, snatched me from the jaws of death!”I love the Word of God for so many reasons. First, because it is one of the primary ways that God communicates with us. Second, it is His loving commands (inst...
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A Sacrifice of Praise During Trying Times

by: Timothy Vazquez

10/20/2020

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Jonah 2:9 (NLT) “But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the Lord alone.”

It is an awesome privilege to be able to offer a sacrifice of praise to the Lord Jesus for all that He has done and for who He is: King of kings and Lord of lords! Jonah was doing just that in acknowledging the fact that his salvation was from God and from Him alone. This would seem to be anoth...


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Being Outed by God

by: Timothy Vazquez

10/15/2020

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Jonah 1:7 (NLT) Then the crew cast lots to see which of them had offended the gods and caused the terrible storm. When they did this, the lots identified Jonah as the culprit.

Jonah had gotten himself into a jam by trying to run away from God. He did not like where the Lord was sending him and what the Lord was telling him to do. God wanted him to warn the people of Nineveh of the impending judgement that was coming because of their sinful ways. Jonah wanted ...


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You Cant Run, So Don't Run

by: Timothy Vazquez

10/13/2020

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Jonah 1:3 (NLT) But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. He went down to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket and went on board, hoping to escape from the Lord by sailing to Tarshish.

Have you ever gone in the opposite direction of where the Lord was leading you to go? Knowing human nature, the answer is most probably, "yes." We do that for many reasons. We ...


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Be Determined to Follow Jesus

by: Timothy Vazquez

10/08/2020

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Hosea 11:7 (NLT) For my people are determined to desert me. They call me the Most High, but they don’t truly honor me.

The history of Israel, the chosen people of God, is one of a constant turning away from the Lord, no matter how good He had been to them. He was their redeemer, their provider, their protector and their covering, but they would always wander away from Him and turn to worthless idols, becoming corrupted by them. That is why the fact that...


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God's Surprise Blessings

by: Timothy Vazquez

10/06/2020

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1 Kings 3:13 (NLT) And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life!

One of the joys of parenting is being able to bless your children with the things that they have desired and that they have asked for, providing that they have behaved and been obedient. It is a joy to see their faces when they receive what they want. But a greater joy is to give them somethin...


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