Friendship with God — Psalm 84:5 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Friendship with God Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage (Psalm 84:5, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). So where do we go from here? Take some time and meditate on this passage of scripture from the psalms. Blessed are you who … Continue reading Friendship with God — Psalm 84:5 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — Matthew 7:24 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. (Matthew 7:24) “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are … Continue reading Friendship with God — Matthew 7:24 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — Psalm 84:1-2 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality How lovely is Your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God (Psalm 84, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). What a journey we have been on … Continue reading Friendship with God — Psalm 84:1-2 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — Matthew 4:4 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — Freedom From Expectation But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). What a helpful addition to our journey into this topic of Friendship with God. … Continue reading Friendship with God — Matthew 4:4 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — John 15:10 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Friendship with God — The Value of Responding from Love …If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love (John 15, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). Read through this scripture several times, take note of what impacts you as … Continue reading Friendship with God — John 15:10 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

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 — Matthew 5:13 [a practical, devotional study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men (Matthew 5:13, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice). We are called to be salt … Continue reading On Expressing God — Matthew 5:13 [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]