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First15 is a daily devotional written and read by Craig Denison. Each day, the devotional features scripture, a devotional thought, guided prayer, and action steps. For more information, please visit first15.org. To hear the music from the devotional, search for First15 Worship on Spotify or Apple Music.

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First15 is a daily devotional written and read by Craig Denison. Each day, the devotional features scripture, a devotional thought, guided prayer, and action steps. For more information, please visit first15.org. To hear the music from the devotional, search for First15 Worship on Spotify or Apple Music.

Tags: First15 Devotional, Craig Denison, First 15, First15 Worship

    Renewal of Purpose

    Renewal of Purpose

    In today’s devotional, we’re going to invite God to renew within us a true sense of purpose. Throughout the day I find my heart wandering to all sorts of purposes, some good, and some bad. But every day life teaches me that the one purpose that leads to the greatest measure of life and joy, is the pursuit of God. Not the pursuit of religion, but the authentic pursuit of relationship. May the Holy Spirit reveal within us the true reason we were created, and guide us down the path of purpose today in his presence.
    Our Scripture for today comes from John 15:16, and today's worship is The Story I'll Tell by Maverick City Music.
    Check out our Worship for the Weekday playlist on Spotify!

    • 13 min
    Renewal of Joy

    Renewal of Joy

    In the middle of this week-long series on renewal, today we’re going to make room for God to renew our joy. Joy is something I so often struggle to walk in as I allow the cares and burdens of life to weigh me down. But every morning is a new opportunity to come before our Father, give our cares over to him, and choose again the path of joy. May God guide us today into a meaningful renewal of joy as we set our eyes and hearts on him.
    Our Scripture for today comes from Psalm 51:12, and today's worship is You Are My Joy by United Pursuit feat. Will Reagan.
    Check out our Worship for the Weekday playlist on Spotify!

    • 13 min
    Renewal of Your First Love

    Renewal of Your First Love

    In our third devotional on seeking renewal from our good and loving God, today we’re going to look at what it means to have a renewal of our first love. What, who we love first, makes all the difference in how we spend our days, and how we spend our moments. And unless God is our first love, the one we’re giving all of our hearts to, life will always feel out of balance, and lacking the fullness of fulfillment. May God guide us to a deeper love of him today as we open our hearts and hands to meet with him.
    Our Scripture for today comes from Revelation 2:4, and today's worship is Your Love is a Well by Rachel Denison. 
    Check out our Worship for the Weekday playlist on Spotify!

    • 18 min
    The Renewal of Your Mind

    The Renewal of Your Mind

    In the second day of our series on renewal, today we’re going to invite God to renew our minds. Our minds are the gateway to our emotions, decisions, and perspectives. How we see the world around us, the assumptions we live with, the lies we believe, and where we choose to focus our attention, make all the difference in our daily experience. May God guide each of us down the path to renewing our minds in his presence, and through his word today, that we might experience a greater measure of abundant life in him.
    Our Scripture for today comes from Romans 12:2, and today's worship is God of Peace by Nikki Moltz.
    Check out our Worship for the Weekday playlist on Spotify!
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    Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out?
    Something needs to change!
    So, we’re launching the First15 Digital Retreat to help address the challenges we face in connecting with God in this frenetic cultural moment.
    When we look to Jesus, we see this exciting, life-giving invitation:
    “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.” –Matthew 11:28 MSG
    Through the First15 Digital Retreat, you will make space to come, rest, and recover.
    Join us and speakers like Craig Denison, Aaron Niequist, Strahan Coleman, Charaia Callabrass, Ashley Abercrombie, and several more, as well like worship by First15 Worship artists like Nikki Moltz and Rachel Denison.
    Register today for this digital First15 Retreat at www.first15retreat.org, and get your tickets today!

    • 13 min
    God's Plan for Renewal

    God's Plan for Renewal

    One of the best aspects of spending time alone with God is being renewed daily by his word and presence. Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23). When we make space for God in our lives, especially at the beginning of the day, he is faithful to renew and prepare us for all we will face out in the world. So as we enter into this week focusing on renewal, Where do you need renewal? How greatly do you need God’s mercies in your life? May God teach and guide us into daily renewal as we make space every morning for him to fill.
    Our Scripture for today comes from 2 Corinthians 4:16, and today's worship is Build Your Kingdom by First15 Worship feat. Emily Huffaker. 
    Check out our Worship for the Weekday playlist on Spotify!
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    Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out?
    Something needs to change!
    So, we’re launching the First15 Digital Retreat to help address the challenges we face in connecting with God in this frenetic cultural moment.
    When we look to Jesus, we see this exciting, life-giving invitation:
    “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.” –Matthew 11:28 MSG
    Through the First15 Digital Retreat, you will make space to come, rest, and recover.
    Join us and speakers like Craig Denison, Aaron Niequist, Strahan Coleman, Charaia Callabrass, Ashley Abercrombie, and several more, as well like worship by First15 Worship artists like Nikki Moltz and Rachel Denison.
    Register today for this digital First15 Retreat at www.first15retreat.org, and get your tickets today!

    • 17 min
    Being the Light

    Being the Light

    As we finish our week on Light, today we’ll explore our calling to be the light. What’s beautiful about this call is that the pressure if off. We have so many misconceptions about what God requires of us, and he is not the task master we so often mistake him for. May you be encouraged today to live out your calling as the light of world, free from the weight of the world.
    Our Scripture for today comes from Matthew 5:14, and today's worship is I Will Wait by David Leonard.
    Check out our Worship for the Weekday playlist on Spotify!
    ______
    Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out?
    Something needs to change!
    So, we’re launching the First15 Digital Retreat to help address the challenges we face in connecting with God in this frenetic cultural moment.
    When we look to Jesus, we see this exciting, life-giving invitation:
    “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.” –Matthew 11:28 MSG
    Through the First15 Digital Retreat, you will make space to come, rest, and recover.
    Join us and speakers like Craig Denison, Aaron Niequist, Strahan Coleman, Charaia Callabrass, Ashley Abercrombie, and several more, as well like worship by First15 Worship artists like Nikki Moltz and Rachel Denison.
    Register today for this digital First15 Retreat at www.first15retreat.org, and get your tickets today!

    • 9 min

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