Journey for the Heart

a weekly devotional

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. Inside! Our outward appearance means nothing to him. God is not impressed by any of it for his standard of measuring excellence is...

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Attached

Attached

“The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is...

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Arms Enough

Arms Enough

“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 2:1 “Strengthened” by your grace is a wonderful...

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Birth Days

Birth Days

“Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” (1 Timothy 1:2) Gracie was turning nine, and grinned wide-eyed...

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With Us

With Us

“And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you.” (Luke 1:28) No angel in sight right now bringing us that...

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Attached

Attached

“The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is...

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Courage

Peace Treaty

Peace Treaty

“Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be...

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Tiptoe

Tiptoe

“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving...

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Apart

Apart

“She has done a beautiful thing to me.” (Mark 14:6)             The woman has no name. The...

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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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Peace Treaty

Peace Treaty

“Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be...

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Gratitude

First Call

First Call

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Psalm...

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Immersed

Immersed

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13)...

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Helicopter Hymn

Helicopter Hymn

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3) I discovered growing up that if my father learned...

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Leaves Behind

Leaves Behind

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to...

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First Call

First Call

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Psalm...

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Purpose

Five More

Five More

“Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning...

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Storing Up

Storing Up

“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the...

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Beyond Bountiful

Beyond Bountiful

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2 Corinthians 9:6) In all...

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Five More

Five More

“Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning...

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Wisdom

Capes and All

Capes and All

“Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from avenging myself with my own hand.” (I Samuel 25:33) My...

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Ironclad

Ironclad

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27 The ironclad door will not budge, its hinges immobile and...

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Routinely

Routinely

“Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.” Isaiah 12:5 The cardinal fluttered by on Friday and settled...

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Matters

Matters

“Weeping may tarry for the night.” (Psalm 30:5) It matters that they lived, regardless how short the span. It matters on a scale of enormous significance that...

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Capes and All

Capes and All

“Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from avenging myself with my own hand.” (I Samuel 25:33) My...

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