Devotionals for July 2017


#27 To Be Grounded in Love


Ephesians 3:17 NASB …that you, being rooted and grounded in love… To be rooted in love is to have experienced or seen God’s love for you. To be grounded in love is to live in the constancy of believing in … Continue reading

#26 Christ Lives Within Us


Ephesians 3:17 NASB …so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love… Christ lives within – not out there, not far away. On the throne (yes), but here, within. With … Continue reading

#25 The Hidden Force of Love


Ephesians 3:17 NASB May you be rooted in love… When God’s love is internally experienced in that deep place of the heart, His love becomes the basic hidden force, the drive and enthusiasm of life. Archbishop Leighton said it this … Continue reading

#24 The Hidden Root of Love


Ephesians 3:17 NASB …so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, and that you, being rooted and grounded in love… The health of a living plant is only the strength of its root. The root is the invisible … Continue reading

#23 Nourished by the Voice of God


Ephesians 3:14-17a NASB For this reason I bow my knees before the Father…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may … Continue reading

#22 The Mystery: Christ Lives in You


Ephesians 3:17a AMPC May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! Christ does not live in your heart through your believing. If you are born from above, Christ LIVES IN YOU. … Continue reading

#21 When the New Spirit Rises


Ephesians 3:14-17 NASB For this reason I bow my knees before the Father…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may … Continue reading

#20 The Vast Love of Christ


Ephesians 3:17b-18 AMPC May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what … Continue reading

#19 The Foundation and Root of Your Life


Ephesians 3:17 AMPC May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love.  You were chosen by love. You were created for … Continue reading

#18 Love: From a Law to a Gift


Deuteronomy 6:5 NLT And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. To love God was a command in the Old Testament. It was a LAW, which no one could … Continue reading

#17 A Life Full of Love


Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. John 15:9 NASB The Love of God is fully given now. Through the piercing of His flesh, Jesus opened the veil – not only … Continue reading

#16 The Force of Love


1 John 4:19 NASB We love, because He first loved us. The force of Love is more powerful than any other force in the universe. If you ever are touched by Love in any way, the God who is Love … Continue reading

#15 Love of the First Place


Matthew 10:37 ESV Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. LOVE came for you, love solved you, love rescued you … Continue reading

#14 The Eternal Purpose is Love


If we could see that the whole of life is about love, we would see into the eternal purpose. God IS Love and He created out of love, for love. He is after you to love you. He pursues you … Continue reading

#13 We Need to Be Liberated


I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me… Galatians 2:20 AMPC My freedom from the world is my crucifixion ‘with Christ.’ … Continue reading

#12 Born in Love with the World


1 John 2:15-16 AMPC Do not love or cherish the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the … Continue reading

#11 What Not to Love


1 John 2:15 AMPC Do not love or cherish the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. In the New Testament, we are warned what NOT to … Continue reading

#10 Receive the Love of God


Mark 10:17-21 NASB …a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is … Continue reading

#9 The Exposure of Loves


Everything we do, we do for love. All that we are is because of what we love. The whole of life is the sifting of loves, the exposure of loves. Reading Mark 10:17-31 ESV (v. 23) And Jesus looked around … Continue reading

#8 Love Is the Gift of Freedom


Mark 10:21 (The Rich Young Ruler) Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in … Continue reading