Posts with the tag “desire”

Go Back To The Fundamentals
by Curt Dodd on June 3rd, 2024
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12:2When I was in college, I was wrestling with what God had planned for me. I was majoring in music and speech, and I knew He wanted me to go into ministry. I asked, “God, do you want me to be in music or do y...  Read More
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Praying with Power
by Curt Dodd on April 8th, 2024
In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. – John 16:23-24  Yesterday, we started a discussion about what it looks like to pray in alignment with the will and heart of God. If you missed yesterday’s devotiona...  Read More
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Do Not Worry
by Curt Dodd on October 11th, 2023
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of god, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7) With everything we are juggling in our lives, we can be anxious about many things. We worry about our family, our friends, our job, our ...  Read More
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Feed Your Faith
by Curt Dodd on May 23rd, 2023
Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? (Romans 6:16)  I love the story of an old Indian chief. He was introduced to Jesus Christ as Lord of his life by a missionary on his reservation. He turned from sin and placed his faith in Christ. M...  Read More
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A Modern Revival
by Curt Dodd on May 22nd, 2023
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25)On February 3, 1970, a revival broke out at Asbury University in Kentucky. It created a movement of God, and students stayed in the chapel for an extended p...  Read More
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Awakenings and Public Prayer
by Curt Dodd on May 1st, 2023
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42) We certainly need a Great Awakening in our country! We have to be willing to do our part to allow God to move in us and through us so that the awakening can spread. We learned that great awakenings start in our quiet times with the Lord. When these private devotions are accompan...  Read More
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Help Bear Their Burdens
by Curt Dodd on February 27th, 2023
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)As sinful human beings, it is easy for us to be full of ourselves. In fact, most people struggle with a narcissistic attitude where they think they are too good, too busy, or too important to be involved in connecting with people.When you are full of yourself, this will keep you ...  Read More
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Walking in the Light
by Curt Dodd on January 24th, 2023
Those who walk righteously and speak what is right, who reject gain from extortion and keep their hands from accepting bribes, who stop their ears against plots of murder and shut their eyes against contemplating evil -- they are the ones who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. Their bread will be supplied, and water will not fail them.  (Isaiah 33:15-16)As belie...  Read More
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Engaged Giving
by Curt Dodd on October 4th, 2022
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)  Mary therefore took a pound  of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. (John 12:3)As followers of Jesus, we are called ...  Read More
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