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Spiritual Roller Coaster

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1 Kings 19:1-8 1 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” 3 Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. 4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” 5 And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” 6 And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again. 7 And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise and eat, for the journey…

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Battle on Mt. Carmel

Review and Reflect

Today marks the end of our first year together! On July 12, 2011 this devotional blog began in response to a sermon I heard in which the congregation was challenged to increase their devotional time by just 2 minutes. That challenge instigated the birth of this effort. On day number 365, I want to review and encourage.

If you have remained faithful to the reading of this blog AND you have done the Bible readings that go along with each post, you have read the books of Amos, 1 and 2 Samuel and are over half way through 1 Kings! (In addition to that, we also took 10 weeks during the year to recognize Advent and Lent, which took us into other readings and discussions.) That is exciting! Looking back over progress always helps us realize that we have indeed moved forward. For some, the reading of the Bible is a daily habit so to have read through a few books would be no big deal. But it is my experience that most people don't fall into that category. Hopefully, you are celebrating a ne…

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The God of Resurrection