Posts with the tag “fear”

Jan 25th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on January 26th, 2022
Facing Fear with a Song of Faith – Chuck SwindollWhen fear has us in its icy grip, we quickly turn toward self-preservation. We hope to avoid loss, escape pain, or cheat death. Not David! His composition, preserved for us as Psalm 27, gives priority to eternal matters. Verses 4-6 revolve around the idea of David's desire to maintain constant, intimate fellowship with his Lord.One thing I have aske...  Read More
Jan. 24th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on January 25th, 2022
Facing Fear with Praise – Chuck SwindollAs David faced his fears and expressed them to God in Psalm 27, he began with worship, celebrating the power and faithfulness of his God.Declaration of PraiseThe key to the entire song is verse 1. It consists of two similar sentences, each ending with a rhetorical question."The Lord is my light . . . my salvation . . . the defense of my life." Interestingly,...  Read More
Nov. 22nd Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on November 22nd, 2021
Courage or Fear? – Greg Laurie“Then Peter called to him, ‘Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.’ ‘Yes, come,’ Jesus said” (Matthew 14:28-29 NLT).Let’s give credit where credit is due. No one else volunteered to walk on water—not James, not John, and not any of the other disciples. But Peter did. So Jesus told him, “Yes, come” (Matthew 14:29 NLT).What happened next...  Read More
June 23rd Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on June 23rd, 2021
We Never Face Our Battles Alone: A Reminder That God Is with Usby Debbie McDaniel“And the Lord answered, ‘I will be with you..." Judges 6:16Some days can seem hurried, pressured, and tense. We know God’s truth, we believe His goodness, and yet we still find ourselves struggling, minds racing, before our feet even touch the floor in the morning. Our focus gets blurred. We start listening to the lie...  Read More
June 9th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on June 9th, 2021
Today’s Readings: 2 Chronicles 32; John 18:19-40Today’s Thoughts: The Arm of Flesh "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." 2 Chronicles 32:7-8Hezekiah was a king who...  Read More





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