Friendship with God — John 15:9 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. (John 15:9, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). This is such a profound statement found in scripture. So, let’s not move past it too quickly. Jesus says that in the same way … Continue reading Friendship with God — John 15:9 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

On Expressing God — Matthew 12:33 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened (Matthew 13:33, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). Take a moment and mediate on this parable. Ask God how this parable pertains to the … Continue reading On Expressing God — Matthew 12:33 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

On Expressing God — John 17:15 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. (John 17:15, prompted from Devotional Sessions - Phil Rice). Take some time to quiet your mind and your thoughts. Go for a walk or just … Continue reading On Expressing God — John 17:15 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

On Experiencing God — Matthew 5 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your … Continue reading On Experiencing God — Matthew 5 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

On Experiencing God — Revelation 5:9 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality You [Jesus] are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation… (Revelation 5:9, prompted from Devotional Sessions - Phil Rice). Jesus, you are worthy … Continue reading On Experiencing God — Revelation 5:9 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

On Experiencing God — Ezekiel 1:16 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality ...above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as … Continue reading On Experiencing God — Ezekiel 1:16 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

On Experiencing God — Exodus 33 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle… So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend (Exodus 33:9-11, prompted from Devotional Sessions - Phil … Continue reading On Experiencing God — Exodus 33 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

On Experiencing God — Revelation 1:18 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen (Revelation 1:18, prompted from Devotional Sessions - Phil Rice). In the quietness of the morning [or evening] take some extended time to … Continue reading On Experiencing God — Revelation 1:18 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

On Experiencing God — John 6 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (John 6:68, prompted from Devotional Sessions - Phil Rice). Take some quiet space, away from distraction and ask the question… How do I experience Jesus? Do I experience him in … Continue reading On Experiencing God — John 6 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]