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  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 10, 2014 [Devotional]

    07/10/2014 5:05:21 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 7/10/14 | Joel Osteen
    Words Matter Today's Scripture “The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.” (Isaiah 50:4, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Your words are important. They matter. Even more so, God’s Word matters. When your words become His Words, that’s when you’ll see an explosion of His goodness, favor and abundance in your everyday life! Not only that, there are people God has placed in your life who are waiting for you to speak God’s...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [July 10, 2014]

    07/10/2014 5:02:31 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    The Spiritually Lazy Saint " Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together . . . —Hebrews 10:24-25 " We are all capable of being spiritually lazy saints. We want to stay off the rough roads of life, and our primary objective is to secure a peaceful retreat from the world. The ideas put forth in these verses from Hebrews 10 are those of stirring up one another and of keeping ourselves together. Both of these require initiative— our willingness to take the first step toward...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 9, 2014 [Devotional]

    07/09/2014 4:26:07 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 7/9/14 | Joel Osteen
    Choose Life and Blessing Today's Scripture “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Did you know that with your words you can either bless your future or curse your future? Your words have creative power. If you want to know what your life is going to be like five years from now, just listen to what you’re saying about yourself today! Too many people...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [July 9, 2014]

    07/09/2014 4:23:49 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Will You Examine Yourself? " Joshua said to the people, ’You cannot serve the Lord . . .’ —Joshua 24:19 " Do you have even the slightest reliance on anything or anyone other than God? Is there a remnant of reliance left on any natural quality within you, or on any particular set of circumstances? Are you relying on yourself in any manner whatsoever regarding this new proposal or plan which God has placed before you? Will you examine yourself by asking these probing questions? It really is true to say, “I cannot live a holy life,” but you...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 8, 2014 [Devotional]

    07/08/2014 5:48:49 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 7/8/14 | Joel Osteen
    A New Season of Goodness Today's Scripture "The tongue can bring death or life…" (Proverbs 18:21, NLT). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God wants to do new and incredible things in your life! He has a new season of goodness in store for you today. The power to see His plan come to pass in your life is found in the power of your words. When you get in agreement with God, when you say what He says, that’s when things will change in your life. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. No one...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [July 8, 2014]

    07/08/2014 5:45:59 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Will To Be Faithful " . . . choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve . . . —Joshua 24:15 " A person’s will is embodied in the actions of the whole person. I cannot give up my will— I must exercise it, putting it into action. I must will to obey, and I must will to receive God’s Spirit. When God gives me a vision of truth, there is never a question of what He will do, but only of what I will do. The Lord has been placing in front of each of us some...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 7, 2014 [Devotional]

    07/07/2014 6:37:57 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 7/7/14 | Joel Osteen
    Don’t Wait for the Water to Part Today's Scripture “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you...” (Isaiah 43:2, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When my dad died in 1999, I knew I was supposed to step up and pastor the church. I felt it so strongly inside, but in my mind it just didn’t make sense. I had never ministered before nor been to seminary. I said, “God, this doesn’t make sense to me, but I’m going to take a...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [July 7, 2014]

    07/07/2014 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    All Efforts of Worth and Excellence Are Difficult " Enter by the narrow gate . . . . Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life . . . —Matthew 7:13-14 " If we are going to live as disciples of Jesus, we have to remember that all efforts of worth and excellence are difficult. The Christian life is gloriously difficult, but its difficulty does not make us faint and cave in—it stirs us up to overcome. Do we appreciate the miraculous salvation of Jesus Christ enough to be our utmost for His...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 7/6 7-11pm est

    07/06/2014 10:52:54 AM PDT · by Vision · 35 replies
    WAMU ^ | 7/6/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [July 6, 2014]

    07/06/2014 10:42:27 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Visions Become Reality " The parched ground shall become a pool . . . —Isaiah 35:7 " We always have a vision of something before it actually becomes real to us. When we realize that the vision is real, but is not yet real in us, Satan comes to us with his temptations, and we are inclined to say that there is no point in even trying to continue. Instead of the vision becoming real to us, we have entered into a valley of humiliation.Life is not as idle ore, But iron dug from central gloom, And battered by...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [July 5, 2014]

    07/05/2014 6:10:45 PM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Don’t Plan Without God " Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass —Psalm 37:5 " Don’t plan without God. God seems to have a delightful way of upsetting the plans we have made, when we have not taken Him into account. We get ourselves into circumstances that were not chosen by God, and suddenly we realize that we have been making our plans without Him— that we have not even considered Him to be a vital, living factor in the planning of our lives. And yet the only thing...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 4, 2014 [Devotional]

    07/04/2014 3:07:57 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 7/4/14 | Joel Osteen
    Stand for Freedom! Today's Scripture “You have been set free from sin...” (Romans 6:18, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Today in America, we celebrate Independence Day. July 4, 1776 was the day America declared its independence, but the battle for freedom went on until 1783 — seven years later. Even though the people declared their freedom in 1776, they had to stand and fight for many years before the British would accept and recognized the United States of America. In the same way, we have to declare our freedom and be determined to stand against the opposing...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [July 4, 2014]

    07/04/2014 3:06:08 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    One of God’s Great “Don’ts” " Do not fret— it only causes harm —Psalm 37:8 " Fretting means getting ourselves “out of joint” mentally or spiritually. It is one thing to say, “Do not fret,” but something very different to have such a nature that you find yourself unable to fret. It’s easy to say, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him” (Psalm 37:7) until our own little world is turned upside down and we are forced to live in confusion and agony like so many other people. Is it possible to “rest in the Lord” then?...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 3, 2014 [Devotional]

    07/03/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 7/3/14 | Joel Osteen
    Freedom for All Today's Scripture “...God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.” (Acts 10:34–35, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! And, God’s freedom is free for everyone. It doesn’t matter what your nationality or heritage or who your family is. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or don’t have. God wants you free from everything that would hold you back in this life. He wants to pour out His blessing on all who...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [July 3, 2014]

    07/03/2014 2:53:25 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Concentration of Personal Sin " Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips . . . —Isaiah 6:5 " When I come into the very presence of God, I do not realize that I am a sinner in an indefinite sense, but I suddenly realize and the focus of my attention is directed toward the concentration of sin in a particular area of my life. A person will easily say, “Oh yes, I know I am a sinner,” but when he comes into the presence of God he cannot get away...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 2, 2014 [Devotional]

    07/02/2014 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 7/2/14 | Joel Osteen
    Freedom in Contentment Today's Scripture “...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” (Philippians 4:11, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In life, sometimes it’s easy to get so focused on our dreams and goals that we tune out everything else. We can get to the point where we’re not going to be happy until we see those things happen. But I’ve found that if we have to have something in order to be happy, our lives are out of balance. When our goals and dreams start to frustrate us, and we lose our peace and don’t...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [July 2, 2014]

    07/02/2014 4:33:59 PM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    The Conditions of Discipleship " If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also . . . . And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me . . . . So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple —Luke 14:26-27, 33 " If the closest relationships of a disciple’s life conflict with the claims of Jesus Christ, then our Lord requires instant obedience to Himself. Discipleship means personal, passionate devotion to a...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 1, 2014 [Devotional]

    07/01/2014 5:01:37 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 7/1/14 | Joel Osteen
    Freedom in Forgetting Today's Scripture “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” (Isaiah 43:18, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria The Bible tells us that every person, no matter how much faith they have or how good they are, will face disappointments. It may be something simple like not getting a promotion you hoped for, or not closing a business deal you worked so hard on. Maybe you didn’t qualify for a house you really wanted, or maybe something more serious happened like a relationship not working out, the death of a loved one, or...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [July 1, 2014]

    07/01/2014 4:59:25 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Inevitable Penalty " You will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny —Matthew 5:26 " There is no heaven that has a little corner of hell in it. God is determined to make you pure, holy, and right, and He will not allow you to escape from the scrutiny of the Holy Spirit for even one moment. He urged you to come to judgment immediately when He convicted you, but you did not obey. Then the inevitable process began to work, bringing its inevitable penalty. Now you have been “thrown into...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 30, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/30/2014 6:14:37 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 6/30/14 | Joel Osteen
    Keys to Freedom Today's Scripture “I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” (Revelation 1:18, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Have you ever been locked out of your car or house? It can be very frustrating, not to mention inconvenient. Not having your keys can keep you stuck and unproductive. It steals your time and can steal your peace and joy if you let it. On a spiritual level, we need keys to access what God has for...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 30, 2014]

    06/30/2014 6:11:57 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Do It Now! " Agree with your adversary quickly . . . —Matthew 5:25 " In this verse, Jesus Christ laid down a very important principle by saying, “Do what you know you must do— now. Do it quickly. If you don’t, an inevitable process will begin to work ’till you have paid the last penny’ (Matthew 5:26) in pain, agony, and distress.” God’s laws are unchangeable and there is no escape from them. The teachings of Jesus always penetrate right to the heart of our being.Wanting to make sure that my adversary gives me all my rights is...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 6/29 7-11pm est

    06/29/2014 2:36:11 PM PDT · by Vision · 23 replies
    WAMU ^ | 6/29/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 29, 2014]

    06/29/2014 2:29:41 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Strictest Discipline " If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell —Matthew 5:30 " Jesus did not say that everyone must cut off his right hand, but that “if your right hand causes you to sin” in your walk with Him, then it is better to “cut it off.” There are many things that are perfectly legitimate, but if you are going to concentrate on God you...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 28, 2014]

    06/28/2014 6:32:52 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Held by the Grip of God " I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me —Philippians 3:12 " Never choose to be a worker for God, but once God has placed His call on you, woe be to you if you “turn aside to the right hand or to the left” (Deuteronomy 5:32). We are not here to work for God because we have chosen to do so, but because God has “laid hold of” us. And once He has done so, we never have this thought,...
  • The Rules of Life

    06/28/2014 6:14:28 AM PDT · by Vision · 34 replies
    6/28/14 | Life
    1. No harpsichord. If you begin to listen to music with a harpsichord, turn it off. The only time a harpsichord is appropriate is in watching reruns of the Addams Family. 2. No Sting. Sting and his music are everything that is wrong with metrosexual men, Europe, and the Left.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 27, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/27/2014 3:52:55 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 6/27/14 | Joel Osteen
    Great Peace Today's Scripture “Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” (Psalm 119:165, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God not only wants to give you peace, He wants to give you great peace! When you love His law, nothing can make you stumble, and you will have great peace! Great peace gives you joy when it doesn’t make sense for you to be happy. It’s peace that passes understanding. Great peace keeps you stable and strong no matter what may come against you. When you focus your attention on God’s...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 27, 2014]

    06/27/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Overshadowing of God’s Personal Deliverance " . . . I am with you to deliver you,’ says the Lord —Jeremiah 1:8 " God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally— “. . . your life shall be as a prize to you . . .” (Jeremiah 39:18). That is all God promises His children. Wherever God sends us, He will guard our lives. Our personal property and possessions are to be a matter of indifference to us, and our hold on these things should be very loose. If this is not the case, we will have panic,...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 26, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/26/2014 4:22:48 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 6/26/14 | Joel Osteen
    The Blessing of Forgiveness Today's Scripture “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.” (Psalm 32:1, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria The Bible is filled with keys to obtaining God’s promise of blessing. In Psalm 32, it says that you are blessed when your transgressions, or sins, are forgiven. See, God extends forgiveness to everyone, but we have to do our part to receive the forgiveness. We have to repent, or change our ways, with open hearts. The Bible also tells us that if we don’t forgive others, we cannot be forgiven. Is...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 26, 2014]

    06/26/2014 4:20:50 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Drawing on the Grace of God— Now " We . . . plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain —2 Corinthians 6:1 " The grace you had yesterday will not be sufficient for today. Grace is the overflowing favor of God, and you can always count on it being available to draw upon as needed. “. . . in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses”— that is where our patience is tested (2 Corinthians 6:4). Are you failing to rely on the grace of God there? Are you saying to yourself, “Oh...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 25, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/25/2014 4:26:26 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 6/25/14 | Joel Osteen
    Drop Your Baggage Today's Scripture “...let us strip off every weight that slows us down...” (Hebrews 12:1, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria What’s happened in your past is not nearly as important as what is in your future. Where you’re going is much more significant than where you’ve been. But if you stay focused on the past, you’ll get stuck where you are. This is the reason a lot of people don’t have joy or enthusiasm for life. They’re dragging around all of this negative baggage from the past. Somebody offended them last week, and they’ve got...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 25, 2014]

    06/25/2014 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Receiving Yourself in the Fires of Sorrow " . . . what shall I say? ’Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. ’Father, glorify Your name’ —John 12:27-28 " As a saint of God, my attitude toward sorrow and difficulty should not be to ask that they be prevented, but to ask that God protect me so that I may remain what He created me to be, in spite of all my fires of sorrow. Our Lord received Himself, accepting His position and realizing His purpose, in the midst of the...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 24, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/24/2014 5:53:07 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 6/24/14 | Joel Osteen
    Move Forward Today's Scripture “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:18–19, ESV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Oftentimes, people get stuck in life because they’ve been hurt or betrayed, and they end up settling where they are. They allow the disappointment to keep them from the divine appointment. Don’t let that be you! Don’t let what somebody did or didn’t do for you...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 24, 2014]

    06/24/2014 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Reconciling Yourself to the Fact of Sin " This is your hour, and the power of darkness —Luke 22:53 " Not being reconciled to the fact of sin— not recognizing it and refusing to deal with it— produces all the disasters in life. You may talk about the lofty virtues of human nature, but there is something in human nature that will mockingly laugh in the face of every principle you have. If you refuse to agree with the fact that there is wickedness and selfishness, something downright hateful and wrong, in human beings, when it attacks your life,...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 23, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/23/2014 3:08:16 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 6/23/14 | Joel Osteen
    Let it Go Today's Scripture “I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” (Philippians 3:13, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria It’s easy to go through life focused on what didn’t work out, who hurt us, or the mistakes we’ve made. “If only I would have finished college. If only I would have spent more time with my children. If only that company wouldn’t have laid me off after 20 years. That’s just not right.” As long as you’re...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 23, 2014]

    06/23/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    “Acquainted With Grief” " He is . . . a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief —Isaiah 53:3 " We are not “acquainted with grief” in the same way our Lord was acquainted with it. We endure it and live through it, but we do not become intimate with it. At the beginning of our lives we do not bring ourselves to the point of dealing with the reality of sin. We look at life through the eyes of reason and say that if a person will control his instincts, and educate himself, he can produce a life...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 6/22 7-11pm est

    06/22/2014 1:54:53 PM PDT · by Vision · 20 replies
    WAMU ^ | 6/22/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 18, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/18/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 6/18/14 | Joel Osteen
    Increasing Your Faith Today's Scripture “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Scripture tells us that every person has been given a measure of faith. That faith can grow and increase or it can be diminished. Notice today’s scripture doesn’t say, “Faith comes by having heard the Word of God one time.” It’s by hearing — present tense. Sure, God’s Word can transform us in an instant, but most of the time, we need to hear God’s truth over and over again in order for it...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 18, 2014]

    06/18/2014 4:22:56 PM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Keep Recognizing Jesus " . . . Peter . . . walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid . . . —Matthew 14:29-30 " The wind really was boisterous and the waves really were high, but Peter didn’t see them at first. He didn’t consider them at all; he simply recognized his Lord, stepped out in recognition of Him, and “walked on the water.” Then he began to take those things around him into account, and instantly, down he went. Why couldn’t our Lord have enabled...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 17, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/17/2014 3:53:50 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 6/17/14 | Joel Osteen
    Don't Let Fear Stop You Today's Scripture "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God’s desire is that we continually progress, that we reach higher heights and go to new levels. Oftentimes, as soon as we make the decision to step out in faith and obey God, the enemy brings in fear to try to stop us. He’ll bring thoughts like, “What if you fail? What are other people going to think? You don’t have what it takes.”...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 17, 2014]

    06/17/2014 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    Beware of Criticizing Others " Judge not, that you be not judged —Matthew 7:1 " Jesus’ instructions with regard to judging others is very simply put; He says, “Don’t.” The average Christian is the most piercingly critical individual known. Criticism is one of the ordinary activities of people, but in the spiritual realm nothing is accomplished by it. The effect of criticism is the dividing up of the strengths of the one being criticized. The Holy Spirit is the only one in the proper position to criticize, and He alone is able to show what is wrong without hurting...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 16, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/16/2014 6:38:33 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 6/16/14 | Joel Osteen
    Double is Due to You! Today's Scripture “Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” (Isaiah 61:7, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In the Old Testament, God’s people were going through a very difficult time. They were being held captive against their will and mistreated by other nations. God sent this word to encourage them and give them hope for their future. When the time came, God was...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 16, 2014]

    06/16/2014 6:36:10 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    “Will You Lay Down Your Life?” " Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. . . . I have called you friends . . . —John 15:13, 15 " Jesus does not ask me to die for Him, but to lay down my life for Him. Peter said to the Lord, “I will lay down my life for Your sake,” and he meant it (John 13:37). He had a magnificent sense of the heroic. For us to be incapable of making this same statement Peter made would be a bad...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 6/15 7-11pm est

    06/15/2014 2:22:49 PM PDT · by Vision · 26 replies
    WAMU ^ | 6/15/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 15, 2014]

    06/15/2014 5:14:05 AM PDT · by Vision · 7 replies
    Get Moving! (2) " Also . . . add to your faith . . . —2 Peter 1:5 " In the matter of drudgery. Peter said in this passage that we have become “partakers of the divine nature” and that we should now be “giving all diligence,” concentrating on forming godly habits (2 Peter 1:4-5). We are to “add” to our lives all that character means. No one is born either naturally or supernaturally with character; it must be developed. Nor are we born with habits— we have to form godly habits on the basis of the new life...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 14, 2014]

    06/14/2014 6:09:32 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Get Moving! (1) " Abide in Me . . . —John 15:4 " In the matter of determination. The Spirit of Jesus is put into me by way of the atonement by the Cross of Christ. I then have to build my thinking patiently to bring it into perfect harmony with my Lord. God will not make me think like Jesus— I have to do it myself. I have to bring “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). “Abide in Me”— in intellectual matters, in money matters, in every one of the matters that...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 13, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/13/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 6/13/14 | Joel Osteen
    Cast Your Cares Today's Scripture “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God cares so much about you today. Not only does He love and care about you, He cares about the things that you care about as well. If you have concerns, worry or anxiety about something in your life today; finances, relationships, your job or anything else, know that your heavenly Father already has a plan to take care of those things for you. It’s a good plan, and He wants to show...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 13, 2014]

    06/13/2014 7:45:19 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Getting There (3) " . . . come, follow Me —Luke 18:22 " Where our individual desire dies and sanctified surrender lives. One of the greatest hindrances in coming to Jesus is the excuse of our own individual temperament. We make our temperament and our natural desires barriers to coming to Jesus. Yet the first thing we realize when we do come to Jesus is that He pays no attention whatsoever to our natural desires. We have the idea that we can dedicate our gifts to God. However, you cannot dedicate what is not yours. There is actually only...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 12, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/12/2014 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 6/12/14 | Joel Osteen
    Living Limitless Today's Scripture “He raised us up together with Him...that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor)...” (Ephesians 2:6–7, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When God sees you, He sees unlimited possibility. He sees unlimited potential. He sees unlimited resources. God’s grace and favor in your life enables you to become what He sees. But first, you have to open your heart and take the limits off of your life. How do we limit God? We limit God in our thinking. Thoughts...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [June 12, 2014]

    06/12/2014 6:32:51 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Getting There (2) " They said to Him, ’Rabbi . . . where are You staying?’ He said to them, ’Come and see’ —John 1:38-39 " Where our self-interest sleeps and the real interest is awakened. “They . . . remained with Him that day . . . .” That is about all some of us ever do. We stay with Him a short time, only to wake up to our own realities of life. Our self-interest rises up and our abiding with Him is past. Yet there is no circumstance of life in which we cannot abide in...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 11, 2014 [Devotional]

    06/11/2014 5:42:38 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Get Your Feet Wet Today's Scripture “So the people of Israel walked through the middle of the sea on dry ground, with walls of water on each side!” (Exodus 14:22, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When Joshua and the Israelites needed to get across the Jordan River, God said He would open it up, but they had to get their feet wet before the waters parted. They could have sat back and thought, “As soon as God opens it, then we’ll walk toward it. It doesn’t make sense to go now. The river is still flowing. Everything...