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Daily Devotional for January 25, 2022

Author Of Peace

Miles Stanford

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace" (1 Cor. 14:33).

The day we were saved, total war was declared between sinful self and the Holy Spirit. Lasting peace will come when we rest in Calvary's conquest of sin and self, and allow that victory to be applied by the faithful Spirit of God."The...

Bible verses: 1 Corinthians 14:33Romans 5:8Philippians 4:7

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Daily Devotional for January 24, 2022

Abide In Abundance

Miles Stanford

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me" (John 15:4).

The quality of the fruit of the branch depends upon the quality of the life of the vine. Neither quality nor quantity is the product of the branch, for the...

Bible verses: John 15:42 Corinthians 9:8

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Daily Devotional for January 23, 2022

Feet First

Miles Stanford

 Mary . . . sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His Word. But Martha was encumbered about much serving" (Luke 10:39; 40).

A malingering student will make a poor servant; a diligent student will make a good servant. "Study to show thyself approved...

Bible verses: Luke 10:39Luke 10:402 Timothy 2:15Psalms 123:2

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Daily Devotional for January 22, 2022

Freedom To "Be"

Miles Stanford

Having died to that wherein we were held; so that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter" (Rom. 7:6, ASV).

The law was applied to the natural man, that he might produce; grace is given to the spiritual man, that He might produce."Almost every believer makes the same mistake as the...

Bible verses: Romans 7:6Philippians 2:13Hebrews 7:16

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Daily Devotional for January 21, 2022

Prearranged

Miles Stanford

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him" (Col. 2:6).

How readily and eagerly we take His Word when He says, "I go to prepare a place for you" (John 14:2), yet how slow of heart we are to believe that He has...

Bible verses: Colossians 2:6John 14:2Ephesians 2:10Ephesians 1:32 Peter 1:3

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Daily Devotional for January 20, 2022

Satisfying Portion

Miles Stanford

 God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever" (Ps. 73.26).

Finally, when all else fails us, we find that God is enough. That which we most need in life - love, unfailing love - is abundantly and satisfyingly ours in the Lord Jesus. But we so often seek it elsewhere."Nothing can be sweeter than the repose in divine love when it is known and the heart is free to rest in it....

Bible verses: 2 Thessalonians 3:5

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Daily Devotional for January 19, 2022

Not “How?”- But “What?”

Miles Stanford

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you" (2 Cor. 9:8).

Once we come to rest in the fact of what He has accomplished for us in Christ, there need be no concern as to how and when He will carry it out in our daily life.

"How many a child of God remains weak and...

Bible verses: 2 Corinthians 9:8Joshua 23:142 Corinthians 1:20

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Daily Devotional for January 18, 2022

Developed Gift

Miles Stanford
 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil" (2 Thess. 3:3).

Though we receive our faith from Him, it must be developed in us by Him. Undeveloped faith never progresses beyond the babe-in-Christ, milk-of-the-Word stage. "But solid food is for adults - that is, for those who through constant practice have their...

Bible verses: 2 Thessalonians 3:3Hebrews 5:14James 5:11

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Daily Devotional for January 17, 2022

Restful Activity

Miles Stanford

 In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength" (Isa. 30:15).

There is a great difference between sloth, and rest; between deadness, and quietness. There is also a vast difference between constant nervous busyness, and Spirit-controlled activity; between working for God, and having Him do His work...

Bible verses: Isaiah 30:15Psalms 78:72

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Daily Devotional for January 16, 2022

Mutual Viewpoint

Miles Stanford

That ye may know what is the hope of His calling and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints" (Eph. 1:18).

In order to share effectively with needy believers it is essential to know what the Father has purposed for His own. And this understanding results from personal growth in the Lord...

Bible verses: Ephesians 1:18Philippians 1:6

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Daily Devotional for January 15, 2022

Disciple All Nations

Miles Stanford

If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed" (John 8:31).

The plague of personal work is the quick, the easy, the maneuvered decision. No matter how long it takes, our Lord allows the necessary time for a heart to be prepared of the Spirit in order that it might be truly born of the Spirit....

Bible verses: John 8:31Zechariah 11:17

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Daily Devotional for January 14, 2022

The All-pervading Cross

Miles Stanford

God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Gal. 6:14).

It will save years of frustration and effort for one to understand that prayer can never be learned, or developed. Prayer is the outflow of the new life; as one grows, as the Cross frees the new from the old, there is the...

Bible verses: Galatians 6:141 Samuel 12:23

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Daily Devotional for January 13, 2022

Source Of Sin

Miles Stanford

I am a sinful man, O Lord" (Luke 5:8).

When the believer first becomes aware of the sinful self-life, he often makes the mistake of attempting to deal with its symptoms. He struggles to curb his sins and tries to live righteously. The resultant failure leads him to reliance upon the work of the Cross, which is...

Bible verses: Luke 5:8Jeremiah 17:9

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Daily Devotional for January 12, 2022

Dependent Reception

Miles Stanford

Walk in [dependence upon] the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh" (Gal. 5:16).

Those who have thoroughly learned full dependence on Him for justification will come to understand that sanctification is by the same faith principle. We are to rest in His finished work - both for birth and for...

Bible verses: Galatians 5:16Ephesians 5:18

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