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I would like to invite you to subscribe to "Abundant Gifts
from the Word." These short, daily devotionals lead to you meditate deeply on God's Word, yet take only a
few minutes. These Christian devotionals will encourage and inspire you to better love and serve the God
who loves you.
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"Your principles have been
the music of my life throughout the years of my pilgrimage." --Psalm 119:54,
NLT (first edition)
What a wonderful metaphor!
God's principles--the music of
our lives. The soundtrack that goes along with the movie of our journey here on earth. God's Word
is the tune we dance to, for it brings joy. Like beautiful music, God's Word adds emotion and
expression and enriches life.
Researchers have found that
certain music, when played in the background, enables us to focus more on what we're
doing. God's principles are
that background music ... enabling us to follow God's perfect way.
Today, dance to the music of
God's Word as you journey through this world to your true Home.
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What people have been saying about these devotionals (which have
been sent out from Today's Christian Woman online site as "Encouraging
"These are the first thing I read every morning when I turn on my computer. I have
been completely blessed by these daily devotionals!"
--Marian L., Illinois
I wanted to let you know, Diane, that I
cannot thank you enough for writing the devotional which came through Encouraging
There are so many things coming against me right now and it is so
encouraging to be reminded that it doesn't mean God doesn't love me and He does not withhold His love
from us in the midst of it. Also, that verse about how He did not spare His own son is one of my
favorite and I needed to be reminded of it. Also, that I can have victory in the midst of these
I want so much to move ahead with writing the book God has laid on my
heart and right now because of the trouble and things I'm walking through, though I am writing, it is
very difficult to focus on organizing a book proposal.
In the midst of this trauma, here comes these beautiful,
reassuring and strengthening thoughts.
It reminds me of the importance and power writing can have on others
because of the impact this devotional had on me.
I pray God will deliver me from these troubles so I can also minister to
other people the way you have today.
Anyway, I just want to thank you for being faithful to use the
gifts God has given you to strengthen, encourage and comfort the body of Christ.
Here's the message Sharon was referring
"Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't he
also give us everything else? … Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer
loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or
threatened with death? … No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved
us. … No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to
separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our
Lord." (Romans 8:32, 35, 37, 39, New Living Translation)
My message focused on how nothing can separate us from
the love of God. We must not look to circumstances for evidence of God's love or proof that he will take care
of us. Since God did not withhold the best he had to give us—the life of his Son—we can be assured he also give
us everything else, including his love and power.
Do not look at circumstances; gaze instead at the cross of Christ and what he suffered there for you. Then his suffering—and
victory—will swallow up your suffering. Paul says that "overwhelming victory" is ours.