Devotional Thoughts

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts

By Suzanne Provagna Forgiveness has been on my mind these last couple of weeks. I can’t begin to understand the depth of God’s love for us and the pain that He went through to watch His only Son take on our sins so that we could live a beautiful life in eternity with our Father

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Praise is Universal

Praise is universal. If we could fly over the “plains of praise,” we would see many landmarks that would give us a clearer picture of just how universal and far-reaching praise to God really is. For example, we would see that God’s people have always praised him. In our day many churches and believers are

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
My Joy

The following is from Dwayne Moore’s Daily Quiet Time Journal! You can follow and receive updates on Dwayne’s journal at Text: Philippians 4:1-9 Theme: Paul wanted us to have joy from the Lord and from those we disciple–as did he. Key verses: “…stay true to the Lord… you are my joy and the crown I receive

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Why Do We Suffer?

Why Do We Suffer? By Dawn Kelley, NLW Community Development Director Earlier this year, my husband of 19 years took his own life… He struggled with mental illness and, towards the end of his life, he believed it would be best for me and our two boys if he were no longer a burden on

Devotional Thoughts
Encouragement for Ministers at Thanksgiving

I wrote this for our #NLWI staff but thought others in ministry might also benefit from reading it… It’s easy to grow discouraged in ministry, especially when a potential opportunity we’ve been working on seems to evaporate overnight or when seeds we’ve planted into people don’t grow as we hoped they would. Like a staff

Devotional Thoughts
“Just Ask Me For It” – The Case for Bold Prayers (Repost)

  I had been home from Africa less than 24 hours when I got the call. I felt as though I was being summoned to prayer. After a month of traipsing across 3 countries doing worship conferences, I had been looking forward to hiding away in my house for a couple days to recoup and

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God’s Great Cost for Our Peace

by  Dwayne Moore “For God was pleased to have all the fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things…by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God…but now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in

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Jonathan Edward’s Resolutions for 2018

To start this new year, I just finished reading Jonathan Edward’s 70 Resolutions. He wrote these as a teen-ager and read them every week to keep his mind focused and renewed. Below are 15 Resolutions that stood out to me the most. These are the ones I particularly need to apply and remember in 2018.

Christmas, Devotional Thoughts
A Christmas Wrapped in Praise (Podcast)

Want to LISTEN to this read by the author? Go to our Podcast.   Written by Dwayne Moore Let’s start with a question: What is the one thing God made sure Jesus got the best of when He first came to earth? Was it our riches? No, He was born in a stall with barn

Christmas, Devotional Thoughts
Great Christmas Devotional for Your Worship Team! (Podcast)

Want to LISTEN to this post? Go HERE to our Podcast page!    The First Christmas Rush The following devotional is taken from the Winter Edition of Dwayne Moore’s popular Praise Portions Team Devotionals. Go here to download all 24 devotionals in the Winter and Spring Editions! Theme: There’s one thing we should all be

Christmas, Devotional Thoughts, worship study
Purest Praise for the Greatest Gift: Preparing Our Hearts for Worship This Christmas

As you plan all the details of Christmas at church and at home, we encourage you to take some time this week to reflect on the reasons why we worship and adore Christ. God bless you as you not only physically prepare, but also spiritually prepare! Here is a great devotional, written by Dwayne Moore,

Devotional Thoughts
“Just Ask Me For It” (The Case for Bold Praying)

  I had been home from Africa less than 24 hours when I got the call. I felt as though I was being summoned. After a month of traipsing across 3 countries doing worship conferences, I had been looking forward to hiding away in my house for a couple days to recoup and rest! Instead,

Devotional Thoughts, Heaven's Praise
Our Relationship with the Father (Devotional)

by Dwayne Moore (Excerpt from Heaven’s Praise: Hearing God Say “Well Done”, Day 4 of Week 1) You’ve no doubt heard the old saying, “You are what you eat.” That may be true of our bodies, but when it comes to our minds, emotions, and spirits, we are what we think. And the most profound

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Make Vows to God and Keep Them

Many of you know that we started a new exclusive community of worship leaders last year called The Asaph Generation. As we start 2015, I’ve been reading some of Asaph’s writings in Psalms. Something he said jumped out at me and has arrested me. Listen to this: “Make vows to the LORD your God and

Devotional Thoughts, Random Thoughts
“They Will Burn Forever In a Lake of Fire”

That’s all I’ve been able to think about for the past two hours… I woke up in the middle of the night, and my first conscious thought was of the people I pass everyday and of my new neighbors in the community where we just moved. Then, just as suddenly and unexpectedly, these words flashed