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Praise For Ever and Ever! – Psalm 145 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

Psalm 145 is a praise psalm. God will be praised for ever and ever by His people. No matter how dark the times, or how good the times, God will be praised. Praise is a response to something great. When an actor gives a wonderful performance, the audience claps, and if it is truly exceptional, …

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God is Good – Psalm 145 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

What a glorious Psalm about God’s goodness. To ponder such great goodness, brings about praise as the Psalmist says: “Your saints will extol you.” Not only is God good now, but His goodness extends through all generations and beyond. Sometimes I struggle with why so many bad things happen to me. Bad things are all …

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Cover My Sins – Psalm 32 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

Sin is so repulsive to us that we try to cover it any way we can. We rationalize it, hide it, laugh at it, or try to balance it with good works. None of this actually works in the long run because we still have a sense of shame. We know instinctively that something is …

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The Number of the Stars – Psalm 147 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

Every day, in so many ways, God displays His wonders and power. They are all about us, in nature, in relationships, in events, protection, blessings, etc. The wonders of nature are always stunning, if we take a moment to ponder them. From atomic structure to distant stars, as pictured in this beautiful NASA photograph. We …

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Great Praise to God – Psalm 148 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

We lavish praise on many things, children, pets, coworkers, spouse and others. Sometimes the praise is quite lavish, such as awards for national or community service. Perhaps the praise is for great sacrifice, such as an award of the Medal of Honor. Yet, even the most heroic sacrifice or deed of man deserving of praise, …

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Fill My Heart With Joy – Psalm 4 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit – Psalm 31 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

The first phrase of Psalm 31 is quoted by Jesus on the cross. In fact “Into your hands I commit my spirit,” are the last words Jesus spoke before he died. They were uttered with his last breath. These words are the final act of faith as he leaves his earthly life. When I was very …

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God’s Choosing – Psalm 78 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

As I look back across my life, I am continually amazed to see God’s hand in events large and small. God called me out of a life of sin and self-destruction. He has guided my path step-by-step, through dark times and blessings. In Psalm 78 we understand that God chose David. Had this not happened, …

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Turn to the Lord – Psalm 22 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

How hard is it to seek God? How hard is it to praise God? It takes some effort, but that effort is pleasing to God. Plus, the more you do it, the easier it becomes. Anyone can seek God. No matter the situation. Start by prayer, reading the Scriptures, look for Christian fellowship, listen to …

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Be Exalted, O Lord – Psalm 21 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

Walking down the halls of power  in Washington is an amazing experience as you consider the history of the place. The power to impact millions of people, worldwide is the responsibility of these legislators. Have you ever watched a machine crush a car into a small cube? Have you watched a rocket launch, with fire, …

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