2012 Devotions

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January

God is Anxious to be Found--God longs for us to "find Him"
Every time I drink a glass of Iced Tea--remembering to pray for others
Living In a Small Box--the lies of Communism-the truth of God
The Sky is Not the Limit--It's the Message--God speaks to us through nature
Spiritual Atrophy--why we need regular quiet times

Even When We Can't See the Good--knowing God can use anything for good
Unreasonable--On the Eve of Disobedience--POEM about the fall of Eve
Remember--remembering all that God has done for us
If You Can't Say Anything Nice--what we say begins in our thoughts

The Only God Who Wants to Be a Father--God's character and love
Apple of His Eye--God's incredible love for us
A Good Complain--the dangers of complaining
Paying For Things You Didn't Do--God knows and understands

Like Sheep to the Slaughter--our religious freedom
February
Am I Living Like an Atheist?--living what we believe
I Can't Be Happy Unless... the sufficiency of Christ
God Esteem and Other-focus--esteeming God instead of ourselves
Saved From What--our need to acknowledge we're sinners

A Plan for Fighting Temptation
Satan is NOT God's Opposite--God's infinite goodness
It May Be Hard, But Never Too Hard--Overcoming Temptation
Feeling Rich--perspective on wants and needs
Underestimating God--God is able!

The Bible Begins With a Divorce--God's persistent love
Origin of Valentines--let's celebrate Christ
Sold Our Souls--a tribute to African-Americans who kept faith despite mistreatment
Awed by Celebrity--celebrating Christ
I'm a Recovering Pharisee--overcoming legalism

I'd give anything--our priorities matter to God
Underestimated Command--adults honoring parents
Come--unloading your burdens
Invitation--sitting at Jesus' feet
Winning is Everything--what God offers

Amazing Hair--God's incredible love
An Unsigned DaVinci--we are God's masterpiece
Buried in a Pot--God's Word and our freedom
March
Just Say It, Jesus!--Christ's authority
God Enjoys the Process--maturing in Christ

Detours and Delays--how God uses these in our lives
God Rules--How rules empower creativity
Every Move I Make...No!--Honest self-appraisal
A Car or a Bible?--Priorities
Yoked But Unburdened--letting Jesus bear the weight

Nesting Dolls--Salvation's blessings
Perspective--seeing beyond our selfishness
His Story, Not Mine--seeing life is not about our happiness
The Devil is in the Details--little things matter to God
Shortcuts--taking the easy way out

Comfort Produces Comfort--good comes from difficulty
How Precious to You--God's wonderful Word
Frolic or Fight--the purpose and meaning of life
Better Than Yellow Pencils--God erases our sins
Got $500 for My Barbie--values 

American Idols--our tendency to worship the wrong things
Spittin' Image--made in the image of God
The Necessity of Pain--how God uses pain in our lives
Whiners--complaining
How, Not What--faithful use of our gifts

April
Two All-Beef Patties--filling our minds with truth
Are You Taking Enough Risks?--fulfilling God's purposes for us
Dog Comfort--God's design and love for man
Remembering--ways to remember Christ's sacrifice 
T.G.I.G.F.--remembering why we call it Good Friday

Bread Alone--God's provision and Word
I Love Me--self-esteem vs. God-esteem
Books, Words, Judgement--careless words
Friends Obey Him--love and obedience
Dirty thoughts--negative thoughts

Journal is a verb--journaling for spiritual insight
8 Reasons to Journal
Failed Again--how to handle your failures
Most Famous Mystery Writer--being comfortable with mystery
Jesus Syncopated--Noticing the subtle things in our lives

Conflicted but flying--wanting God's purposes more than my own
Will You Dance--letting God lift you from "death"
Killdeer Love--seeing God in creation
Unanswered Prayer--when God says "no"
One Size Doesn't Fit All--God enjoys variety, races, colors

Self Sacrifice--how to be a giver, not a taker
May
Music Appreciation--God finely tuned us to be moved by music
Caffeine-free or Extra Espresso--God is fluent in every language
Ease or Endurance--how we view the Christian life
God is an Equal Opportunity Employer--God values faithfulness

Made for Touch--God designed us for touch and companionship
Just Another Day in Paradise--overlooking inconvenience
Opportunities With Thorns--looking at problems with the right attitude
No Regrets--the importance of genuine repentance
Every Day--God calls us to honor moms everyday

Pinterest Interest--using Pinterest for God
Validity--sources you can trust
Why Do Peaches Have Hair?--God questions
Rising Sun--symbolism in the Son and the sun 
Be One To Have One--importance of friendship


Eat, Rest, Cry--God's plan for overcoming depression 
Does God Hold His Nose--outward appearances don't reveal hearts
Always Witnessing--we witness by the way we treat others
Dustless Treasures--thoughts on an antique shop and storing up treasures
I'm Better Than You--self-righteous words

Are You Blinking Your Lights?--warning the world
Fopados--are you giving Christ your best?
5 Steps to Avoid Depressing Prayer
So Much More--God's awesome character
June
Splash in the Water--the benefits of Living Water

Thank God for the Taco--using God's name when it matters
One-Language Americans--developing a second language of prayer for the nations
Drugged and Robbed--the tactics of Satan
Awesome Fear--the fullness of God
He Was My Angel—tribute to a good father

What Can We Do About Bad TV?
Loving Jesus No Strings Attached
Takers and Givers—growing up in our relationship with our parents
An Essential Ingredient--adding love to all we do 
Destroying Flood—rescue those who are perishing

Souvenir Stands of Life--spending our lives on what's valuable
Didn't Know I Had It In Me--depending on God's strength
Cleaning Bathrooms with Jesus--everything can be done for the Lord
Do You Know the Secret--how she could be blind yet content
Aware of Thieves--being alert to bad influences in our lives

A Saint's Life--the faith of Steve Saint
5 Theories of Life After Death
Tram Ride--shining among those who are lost
Bobs--avoiding a superior spirit
One More Trip--bearing fruit in old age

July
Chocolate Prevents Cavities--things that change and one that doesn't
Self-Defense--apologizing the right way
America the Prude--thanking God for good qualities still left in America
Love Without Obedience Isn't Love--loving God means obeying Him
Sending My Peas to China--helping the poor 

Worth an Arm or Leg--the value of God's Word
Well Hidden--hiding God's Word in our heart
Underground Grace--thankful for God's abounding grace
Things Mysterious--trusting God when we can't understand
No Shades of Grey--It's Black & White--avoiding ungodly influences 

Flea Market Trash & Treasure--placing value on the right things in life
All You Can Eat Temptations--avoiding temptation
Today's My Birthday--thoughts of spiritual and physical maturity
Nothing Magically Exploded-the absurdity of evolution
He Lifts My Head--discouragement and God

Let's Party--God loves to celebrate
Even an Angel--the differences between Mormonism and Biblical Christianity
My Mom's Perfume--bearing the fragrance of Christ
Advising God--our tendency to tell God what to do
Pride--the types of pride that tempt us at every age

Innocent--our tendency to excuse our sins
Choices--some choices matter more than others
August
God Wants to Speak--God is not limited by Bible methods, translations, or intellect
Leave Different--God accepts us as we are but expects us to change
Deception--we must do what we believe or we become deceived 

Dwelling--8 x 8 method for letting God's Word dwell in us richly
Like an Olympian--deliberate training as a Christian
The Spirit Knows--when we're down, our spirit still hopes in God
Tsunamis--disasters make us think about God
Embracing the Vine--Active submission to Christ

Tell Yourself the Truth--believing God, not yourself
Weird Comments--evangelizing naturally
Law Breaker--the world is still more good than bad
Why We Say "Amen"--what it means
Livin in DisneyLand--understanding our blessings

Loving God's Way (Tutorial)
Random Death--are random deaths God's punishment?
Joe's Secret--how Joseph kept his faith
Bad People Know Little About Badness--temptation
Are You Hungry--spiritual nourishment

Why Are You So Far Away, Lord?--when we feel like the Psalmist
If Only God Were Easy--when we can't understand
Crack Vials--life isn't "fair" but God is
Keep on Keepin On--a lesson from the life of Joseph
Everything We Do--God cares about big and little things in our daily lives

September
Let's Play--enjoying life with childlike faith
Worth the Mess--God allows us to mess up 
Aliens--being a stranger in the world, on our way to heaven
Flat Earth--Christians slandered by misinformation
Calling God a Liar--self-deception

Coke Evolved From a Rock--the "wisdom" of evolution
Dusty Mirrors--why God speaks to some more than others
Shout--overcoming negative thoughts
I'm Not Crazy Enough--the Gospel goes against our sinful nature
Haunted--how violence and immorality affect us

ALL 1-MINUTE DEVOTIONS BELOW CAN BE LISTENED TO ON THE AUDIO TOOL AT THE END OF EACH DEVOTION.

Hurry Up--God always has time
Wisdom & Stupidity--the purpose of Proverbs
Flip It--Changing our attitudes
edited
When Nothing Comforts--Overcoming hopelessness

Go to the Source--God is the God of All Comfort
My Name is Inigo Montoya--TV influences our hearts
Same Old Lies--Satan uses the same tricks 
Piece 'a Cake--Trials build perseverance
Even Paul Despaired--Despair is part of life 

October
No Weapon --God moves in history
God's Love is Better Than We Think
God Enjoys Us-- repost from 2011
Baby Muscles--Growing up in Christ
Athletic Gear-- Getting Rid of hindrances to our Spiritual growth

Cheap Grace--Sacrificing for the Gospel
I'm Too Busy--Priorities
Joy Produces Energy
Screamers--spoiled by our blessings 
Hindu Karma--what the Bible says

I Quit --choosing to obey instead of quit 

Insignificance--serving Christ isn't always glamorous  
What's Your Job Description? Each Christian has meaningful ministry 
Who's Worthy? understanding Grace 
God's Heart or Mine?--caring about things God cares about 

Temptation, You Have Met Your Match--overcoming temptation
Clay or Gold--Repentance & God's ability to use us
He Heals and He Feels--Christ's ability to feel our pain
Hard Things--God gives us the strength to do hard things
Continuing Education--growing in Christ

QUIET TIME WEEK:
Heart Time--Renaming Q.T.
quiet TIME--realizing there's not just one time for a good Q.T.
Rigid Time--Making your Q.T. less rigid
November 
Quiet Time Guilt--quit beating yourself up 
Spice it Up--Adding freshness and discipline to your Q.T.

Man on Fire--the consequences of sin  
Wheelchair Miracle--Joni's Faith from her Wheelchair
He's Scared for You--God's concern for us
I Voted--making Christ Lord
I Owe--being thankful for people's sacrifices

Known But to God--no act of goodness goes unnoticed by God  
Count On It!--we can trust God's Word  
Politically Correct--speaking truth in love, no matter what
It's Not Easy Being Green--Mother Earth or mother?  
Tear Bottles--God's deep concern 

3 Steps to Success--rejoice, pray, give thanks
Gratitude Attitude--being grateful is healthy
Talkin' Turkey--witnessing different ways
Let's Take Back Thanksgiving--focusing on God
Bad or Good Friday--Black Friday & Good Friday

Narrow Road Scenery--living like a Christian 
Suckin' a Sock--accepting differences w/in the Body of Christ
God is Not Pass/Fail--trying even when we fail
3 Motivations--why we serve God
DeClutter & Refresh--Keeping our souls uncluttered

December
Prayer Helps--ways to pray more effectively 
Rock, Paper, Scissors--trying to make godly decisions
Unbeaten--God's Word outlives its critics 
Written on Baby Hearts--proof for Romans 2:14-15
Shopping Compromise--how "holding" things leads to problems

Gung-Ho Evangelism--natural ways of sharing Christ
Read the Label--be careful of the influences in our lives 
4 Puzzle Pieces--God's time table
He is, We Aren't--life is about God, not us
Spiritual Spam--"junk food" teaching

Oh, Really? the inconsistancy of reincarnation
Guess I'm Growing Up--understanding what makes a "perfect" holiday
Bah Humbug--why we get more depressed during the holidays
Christmas Urgency--what's important during the holidays
End of the World-no one knows the day

Respecting Our Differences--Romans 14 and our different views of Christmas
Merry, Meaningful Christmas--and request for your devotion ideas
Off Line--caring more about people than technology
Scripture Harmony--does Scripture contradict?
Sweet Lemons--God uses even sour things for our good

Transformers--God changes us!

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