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Alphabet Devotional | R

Last week, I was so impressed with everyone’s creativeness with the letter Q.

Sue Love said, “Quantitative and Qualitative – something measured by the quantity and the quality of it. Quantity – extent, amount, degree. Quality – excellence, worth, character.

In our relationships with our Lord, our Lord desires from us both quantity and quality. He wants us to have godly characters, to live lives worthy of our calling, and to proclaim the excellencies of him who called us out of darkness into his wonderful light. But, he wants these in increasing measure in our lives. He does not want us stagnated, but always growing, maturing, and being conformed to Christ’s likeness. He also wants our time spent with him each day to be extended beyond just the minimal, and he wants quality and meaningful time with us, as well – time which results in changed lives.”

Growing Through Something said, “Qualified- be entitled to a particular benefit or privilege by fulfilling a necessary condition

By praising the Lord, a necessary condition, we are blessed with the privilege of eternal life. By prioritizing God, we heighten our blessings.

We are privileged because, no matter how many times we fail, His mercy is upon us. He qualifies each and every one of us despite our moments of setback. He qualifies us because we, each and every one of us, are children of God.

“It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:5″

Pastor Randy said, “Quest–on a quest to become whole in Jesus!”

Other words were questions, quicken (Psalm 119:25,154), quintessential, quick, quotable, and quiet.

Well done!!! Q words are not the easiest!!!

I think this week should be easier 🙂

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This week’s letter is R

Redeem

To save. To cover through a purchased.

Christ redeemed us. We were purchased by His blood.

Repair

To fix, patch up.

God is the Potter, and we are the clay. He makes us into a new creation, and continues to fix us, and help us grow through refinement. He holds us while we cry out to Him. He holds our hand and shows us He will make all things better.

(NIV) Titus 2:14, “Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”

What R words can you think of that relate to having a relationship with Christ?

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Month Scripture (NIV) Hebrews 12:07 & 11, “Endure hardship as discipline. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

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27 thoughts on “Alphabet Devotional | R

  1. Oh, my goodness, so many “R” words! Here’s several:
    READ and REFLECT—it’s important to read His Word and reflect on what He is teaching us through it. It is life-changing because we are being renewed as we grow in our relationship with the Lord.
    RENEWED—Col 3:10 (NLT) “Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.”
    RELATIONSHIP— 2 John 1:9 (NLT) “Anyone who wanders away from this teaching has no relationship with God. But anyone who remains in the teaching of Christ has a relationship with both the Father and the Son.”
    RICHES—We are blessed with the riches and glory of Christ through His free gift of grace and mercy.
    Romans 9:23 (NLT) “He does this to make the riches of his glory shine even brighter on those to whom he shows mercy, who were prepared in advance for glory.”
    Ephesians 3:6 (NLT) “And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.”
    REWARD—We are rewarded with salvation for trusting in Him and spend eternity in His presence…
    1 Peter 1:9 (NLT) “The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.”
    We are rewarded for obedience and doing good…
    1 Peter 1:17 (NLT) “And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time here as ‘temporary residents.’”
    Ephesians 6:8 (NLT) “Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.”
    And of course, all this should make us REJOICE because He has RESCUED us—Psalms 13:5 (NLT) “But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.”

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    1. Oh my goodness, Mia! That is a lot of R words 🙂 well done!!! I love how you incorporated scripture. I think the last one Psalm 13:5 is my absolute fave. 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to share all of this ❤

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      1. Here’s two more:
        REMAIN—John 15:4 (NLT) “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.”
        REVERENT—1 Peter 3:1b,2 (NLT) “Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over by observing your pure and reverent lives.”
        Plus, 1 Peter 1:17 talks about living in reverent fear of our heavenly Father (as cited above).

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