‘The Beginning’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #13
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‘The Beginning’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #13

Compared to eternity, our life here on Earth is fleeting. For our God who created time and who is outside of time, the years, months, days and hours we spend here pale in comparison to the endless years we will spend in Heaven in praise and worship of Him. We’ve written before, and I think...

‘Rejoice Over You’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #12
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‘Rejoice Over You’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #12

The voice of God has a starring role in the Bible. It declares “let there be light” at the beginning of time, and “behold, I am coming soon” right near the end of Revelation. It splits the cedars, brings calm to storms, comes forth from a burning bush, proclaims salvation and healing, and is heard...

‘Living Water’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #11
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‘Living Water’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #11

While on long runs or never-ending train rides, I have a habit of finding myself without water, realising I didn’t plan ahead, and feeling dry. If it goes on for long enough, I start to feel irritated, dizzy, and almost unable to think. In those moments, nothing can help until my thirst is quenched. If...

‘Filled With You’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #10
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‘Filled With You’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #10

We learn from those that have gone before us – the ones who have demonstrated faith and hope, despite their circumstances and own failings. David’s life has long been acknowledged as that of a true worshiper: honest, raw, passionate and undignified. You read his conversations with God, his songs, his heart throughout the Psalms and...

‘Hope’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #9
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‘Hope’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #9

As kids, we live with hope right near the surface of our thought-lives. We wake up early, excited about the games we’ll play and the things we’ll see, and sure that everyone and everything is working together to make sure we’re happy. We hope. As we grow older, many of us realise that our happiness...

‘Your Beloved’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #8
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‘Your Beloved’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #8

Above all things, we are children of God. He knows every detail, and before we were even formed He had a plan, dream, vision and purpose for each of our lives. Your Beloved is written as a declaration over our lives, that foremost we are His beloved. It’s easy to forget, amongst all the distractions...

‘Romans XII’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #7
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‘Romans XII’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #7

I love the first few verses of Romans 12 because they are very real to me. I have struggled with an anxiety disorder and mental illness at various points in my life, and I understand too well the place where my thoughts seem out of control, or where my fears seem all consuming. But God...

‘Encounter’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #6
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‘Encounter’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #6

A mate of mine loves to refer to things as “life-changing”. If I ask him what he thinks of a concert he went to, he’ll say, “man, it was life-changing!”. The best albums that come out are branded “life-changing”, as are good holidays and even, on a couple of occasions, particularly good blends of coffee!...

‘The Potter and the Clay’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #5
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‘The Potter and the Clay’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #5

God formed us in our mother’s womb, knitted us together, but during that time we weren’t aware of how painful stretching and moulding could be. Now, fully formed, it hurts to be bent and moulded, to be clay in the Lord’s hands – but it is essential in our Christian walk to be in full...

‘Death Is Beaten’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #4
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‘Death Is Beaten’ – From the Ground Up Devotion #4

Fear of death stands as one of the most significant fears people have held throughout all time, in almost all cultures. Nobody loves the idea of death, and certainly most people are so uncomfortable with the idea that they do their best to never think about it. I know it’s a little different for each...

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