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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

What do you want for Christmas more than anything else? What is your greatest heart’s desire? Sometimes you don’t even know what that one thing is that would bring you total fulfillment, but guess what… God knows. He knows because He planted it in your heart before the foundation of the world. What could that be?

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[26 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

“For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness, the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.” — Bhagavad Gita
“I AM the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” – John 10:11
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your practice of STILLNESS?
In December 2006, I stepped away from the highest paying, easiest, most enjoyable anesthesia job of my career in obedience to the Holy Spirit to make …

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[20 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

REST!!! It’s not just a good idea; it’s a command from Jesus.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
 
If your life was compared to a train, how fast would you say that train is going?
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the worst, how would you rate the level of stress in your life?
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the worst, how would you rate your weariness? 
A few days ago, a new friend asked me, “Why …

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[25 Apr 2008 | No Comment | ]

“There are no accidents. God’s just trying to remain anonymous.”
Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. (Proverbs 1:23)
How do you recognize when God is sounding His wake-up alarm?
Is he warning you in your marriage? With your children? Through your work? About your routine?
If so, how will you respond? And when?
I apologize for not sending any devotionals for the past few days. I planned to send one out in the evening on April 23, but two serious …

* REST, Abiding »

[7 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]

“Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.” – Thomas Merton quotes
And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses… So the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. (Exodus 33:9,11a)
How do you access the Holy of Holies?
Yesterday morning after a few hours of “doing the dew,” the …

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[5 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]

Spiritual dew comes from quiet lingering in the Master’s presence.
Therefore may God give you of the dew of heaven. (Genesis 27:28)
Are you running on empty?
How can you best refresh your body and spirit?
On January 30, I received a high priority email from Anne Alder titled “I Will Be As The Dew Unto Israel.” This email particularly caught my attention because Anne is a faithful servant of Jesus, looks out for me, and rarely sends me any emails as high priority. Meditating on her email led me to spend the first …

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[26 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

The desert is the place of testing, preparation and growth!
One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple. (Psalm 27:4)
Are you suffering from self-pity?
Do you feel tired, battered, and bruised?
What is the remedy?
Visit today Link of the Day to learn how to turn self-pity into praise.
In several previous devotionals, I’ve mentioned the positive impact that Steve Burke, founder …

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[10 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

Most true happiness comes from one’s inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline. – William L Shirer
Blessed is the man whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:1a-2)
How important is it to “meditate” on God’s Word day and night?
How much time do I spend reflecting each day? Each week?
What can I do to increase …

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[29 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

“Most of us live unexamined lives.” – Gordon McDonald
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works. (Psalm 145:5)
What daily habit can I start to guarantee I will slow down and hear God?
To me, “busy” is a bad four letter word. Yesterday, I shared how the Holy Spirit led me to Track #11 of CD #2 of Bill Hybel’s book “Too Busy Not to Pray” and how I applied the 3 steps to reduce my rpm’s the next morning. The following in an excerpt …

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[28 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

No one ever plans to fail, but many fail to plan.
“Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent.” (Revelations 3:3)
What can I do TODAY to prevent fires, rather than rushing around to put them out?
A recent letter I received from the Pentagon Federal Credit Union states, “No one ever plans to fail, but many fail to plan.” Because I have a heart to serve, I easily fall into the trap of allowing other people’s “emergencies” to pull me into the tyranny of the urgent. But it’s …