Journey for the Heart

a weekly devotional

Preserve

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalms 16:1) Life preserver! Flawless picture of our God and how he encircles us with his own life-saving reinforcement. Though “preserve” seems like an odd, old-fashioned word that rarely pops into our conversations or...

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Love Lived Out

Love Lived Out

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable...

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Uncommon Touch

Uncommon Touch

“The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.” (Psalm 145:9) Black clouds in military formation marched across the...

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Inside Look

Inside Look

“For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) The Lord sees....

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Love Lived Out

Love Lived Out

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable...

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Uncommon Touch

Uncommon Touch

“The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.” (Psalm 145:9) Black clouds in military formation marched across the...

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Courage

Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

“Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.” (Luke...

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Giving Out

Giving Out

“And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and her household ate for many days. The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become...

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Gladness

Gladness

“But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!” (Psalm 68:3) Possibly this might not be the time...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

“Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.” (Luke...

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Giving Out

Giving Out

“And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and her household ate for many days. The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become...

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Gratitude

In the Making

In the Making

“But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those...

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Beautiful

Beautiful

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught,...

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Every Day

Every Day

“Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.” (Psalm 145:2) Every day means even today—perhaps especially today—when the...

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In the Making

In the Making

“But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those...

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Beautiful

Beautiful

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught,...

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Purpose

Preserve

Preserve

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalms 16:1) Life preserver! Flawless picture of our God and how he encircles us with his own life-saving...

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Take 40

Take 40

I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1 NLT) Puzzling angle, this call to wait patiently when our...

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Hush

Hush

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his...

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Preserve

Preserve

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalms 16:1) Life preserver! Flawless picture of our God and how he encircles us with his own life-saving...

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Take 40

Take 40

I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1 NLT) Puzzling angle, this call to wait patiently when our...

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Wisdom

Mindful

Mindful

“What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?” (1 Corinthians 4:7)...

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Up Ahead

Up Ahead

“Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul." (Psalm 86:4) We walk at night, Bill and I, when the Florida sun has tipped its...

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More Desirable

More Desirable

“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1) As a young man, my father attended a funeral...

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Mindful

Mindful

“What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?” (1 Corinthians 4:7)...

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Up Ahead

Up Ahead

“Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul." (Psalm 86:4) We walk at night, Bill and I, when the Florida sun has tipped its...

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