Devotionals for October 2021

#16 The Story of Human Betrayal

Hosea is the story of every human being who has ever lived. Every person, no matter how nobly they lived, has betrayed God by an illegitimate love affair with the world—with a child, a mate, a job, a cause, a … Continue reading

#15 Hosea Shows God’s Great Agony

…the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the Lord. Hosea 1:2 NASB We never imagine that we have hurt God or that we can affect His heart. The book of Hosea is the wringing picture God paints of human betrayal and … Continue reading

#14 A Wounded Husband in Agony

…the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the Lord. Hosea 1:2 NASB Hosea is not just a book about an unfaithful wife. It’s the story of our wounded Lover-God in His agony that the people He “married” with utter commitment and … Continue reading

#13 Loved with an Everlasting Love

Jeremiah 31:3 NASB The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love…” Creation: all was made by exuberant love. Creation displays outlandish love and proves the existence of love, yet is merely the … Continue reading

#12 Created by Unimaginable Love

In the beginning God… Genesis 1:1 God is love. 1 John 4:8 The foundation of the universe is God’s unimaginable love. His love is the only unchangeable and the final undeniable.

#11 I Will Love Them Freely

I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from them. Hosea 14:4 NASB The Love of God toward us is not passive, mild, or distant. His love is in constant action and a vibrant force, ever moving … Continue reading

#10 The Love of God Draws

The Love of God draws. He corners but does not trap. He pursues but will not control. He weaves yet does not ensnare. He hunts but never kills. And we seldom see that it is God, seeking us for love.

#9 Drawn with Bands of Love

Hosea 11:4 NKJV I drew them with gentle cords, with bands of love… The Love of God pursues, arranges, surrounds…always wooing us as the Hidden Beloved, sovereignly behind our boundaries and restrictions.

#8 Love, Authority, and Power

LOVE is the only power, the only truth, the only authority.

#7 Love is Truly Unquenchable

Love is a force that is not stoppable or predictable. Love is unquenchable. The only thing you can do to Love is…miss it.

#6 Jonah and the Power of God

The power of God falls on His will. The word of the Lord in Jonah 3 (NASB): “Arise, go to Nineveh…” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the Lord. Verse 5: Then the people of … Continue reading

#5 Speak Out of a Niagara of Love

When we don’t speak out of a Niagara of Love, we need to hack up our brazen podium and not speak again until Love is the overflow and undercurrent in any stream of revelation.

#4 The Origin of Truth is Love

God-who-is-Love is the origin of truth. So all truth derives from Love and is given because of Love. Truth is the expression of love. God’s Love is His willingness to open Truth to us. Truth is Love.

#3 Laodicea Will Not Need

The proud will never truly love God for they will not stoop to the humiliation of raw need. Laodicea says, “I am rich… I have need of nothing.” Especially not God.

#2 When Do We Love God?

When the needy are satiated with awe and the thirsty overflow with bliss, they love God for Himself…alone.

#1 Humiliation, Not Nobility

Loving God is not humanity being noble; loving God is a humiliation. The destitute love God for His hope. The poor love Him for His sufficiency. The wretch loves Him for His forgiveness. The more need for God, the more … Continue reading

The Power of Obedience Will Change Your Life!

Though yesterday’s devotion was the last in Martha’s The Power of Obedience devotional series, you can continue to follow the Spirit on the issue of obedience.  True Obedience is a powerful audio series on the life-or-death role of obedience in … Continue reading

#135 The Will of God for YOU

The great adventure of your life is the will of God. But His will is also our dread and suspicion. We don’t naturally come with that delight in His will. Yet in Christ we have been sanctified and saved from … Continue reading

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