Monthly Archives: February 2012

I Could Have Traded Five Dollars for a Hundred Dollars! Day 8

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.” —1 John 4:18 When I was a child, Dad was president of Wesley College. When I was eight years old, Dad  made me a member of the worship … Continue reading

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Prayer Makes a Difference Day 7

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor … Continue reading

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Distractions from Communicating Freely with God Day 6

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.” —Luke 10:41‒42a. I was visiting a home in a South Carolina mill town when the conversation turned to prayer. In the … Continue reading

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Soaring from Incorrigible Defeat to Incredible Praise! Day 5

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! —2 Corinthians 5:17 Sienna came into my office and crumpled dejectedly into the chair across from my desk. With tears streaming from … Continue reading

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Fasting from Study…Yet This I Call to Mind Day 4

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope. —Lamentations 3:21 Dr. Ann Smith shouted a greeting as she walked through our offices a few days ago. She was carrying a cane but scarcely seemed to use it, … Continue reading

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Christ Followers: Sequenced by Jesus! Day 3

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. —Acts 4:13 You know, there’s just something attractive, captivating, … Continue reading

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The Fight He Couldn’t Win Day 2

For we live by believing and not by seeing. —2 Corinthians 5:7 NLT Elvie was a new Christian and a mother of two young children. Her husband Dick was a former Golden Glove boxing champion, and he liked to go … Continue reading

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Transformed: From Edging God Out to Inviting God In! Day 1

If a man is in Christ he becomes a new person altogether – the past is finished and gone, everything has become fresh and new. All this is God’s doing, for he has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ; … Continue reading

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Reflection: Transforming Hearts…Transforming Lives!

The Transformation Team Cultivate/Refresh is delighted to present these Focus 40 Devotionals for Adults for your reflection as we approach the 2012 Easter season. As we prayed together and privately, and as we discussed our theme for this year, we … Continue reading

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Four Things to Focus on in Fasting

As you begin the Focus 40 devotional season, realizing that fasting is something we need to grow into, here are four things we need to remember in the practice of fasting. 1.  F—Focus on God What should be our primary … Continue reading

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