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Morning Devotions - Coffee and Jesus

Tracey Krause

Tags coffee, devotions, Discipline, faith, Jesus, morning, prayer, Uncategorized

Morning Devotions - Coffee and Jesus

After salvation, spiritual growth can begin. I have found that setting a daily devotional time for prayer, worship and bible study have been the best source for spiritual growth for me. In my morning devotions, I draw near to God and feel his presence most clearly. Very often I find a verse or a passage that resonates with my soul and draws me into prayer and thanksgiving. Its a time to listen and talk and enjoy relationship. Morning Devotions or Evening Devotions There are a lot of different ways to approach a devotional time. What works for some people doesn't...


Faith - Serving Christ in Different Ways

Tracey Krause

Tags Christ, faith, hope, Jesus, love, Martha, Mary, serving

Faith - Serving Christ in Different Ways

Mary and Martha were sisters, but they were both different in their ways of thinking and their approach to faith. Both sisters had faith in Christ and great love for Him, but Martha was focused more on the tangible reality of life, while Mary was more interested in the things that are eternal. Mary anointed Jesus with perfume and was berated by the disciples for wasting her costly oil. Jesus defended Mary and said that she would always be remembered for this act. When Mary’s act made sense to no one else, she did it anyway, showing courage and faith....


Faith - God Abides in Us

Tracey Krause

Tags conviction, Encouragement, faith, follow, God, knowledge, soul

Faith - God Abides in Us

Faith is the Realization Faith is the realization that God abides in us. God is both within us, through the Holy Spirit, and beyond us. Faith is not about knowledge or about having all the “facts” about God. Faith is the inner feeling that God is near, within our souls; although I cannot see God’s face or hear God’s voice. Even though I have never experienced a vision or other manifestation of God, by faith I know that God is near. We can have a relationship with God for as Julian of Norwich says, “Before God made us, he loved...


Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

Tracey Krause

Comments 1 Tags bible, Christ, Discipline, encouragement, faith, justice, love, micah

Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

I love this verse from Micah 6:8 promoting social justice, He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6 is our answer to how to please the Lord. The answer is not more ritual or sacrifices, or indeed, external religious rites or poses. Instead, the Lord is looking for us to offer and have justice, mercy, and humility. The response of a heart dedicated to pleasing God is outward (do justice), inward (love mercy), and upward...


Path of Life Psalms 16

Tracey Krause

Tags encouragement, faith, God, joy, life, path, Praise, psalm 16, psalms

Path of Life Psalms 16

Psalm 16 verse 11 proclaims: “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Thinking about Joy I have been thinking about joy a lot lately. As I get older and (somewhat) wiser, I am starting to know the path of life, and allow the path before me to fill me with joy and anticipation. During my morning devotions, I have been moving away from my usual long list of supplications to devoting myself to relationship. As I open up to the Holy...