Devotionals

Jan
17
2018

Be Blessed, Beloved Child – John 17:23

Receive God’s Word in John 17:23 NLT. “I in them and you in me… Then the world will know…and will understand that you love them as much as you love me.” At His baptism and transfiguration, God affirmed His love and pleasure in His Son. He said to Jesus, “You are the Son I love. […]
Jan
12
2018

God Sized Rest

In our culture and language the word rest can sound like a simple word. We talk of taking a rest which usually means a short break, long enough to regain some strength but never quite long enough for a full recovery before we have to start again. So it is no wonder that when we […]
Jan
2
2018

Right Time To Be About Your Father’s Business

Listen to God’s Word for you in Psalm 139:16. “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” And in Luke 2:49. (Jesus speaking) He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Listen […]
Dec
19
2017

Isaiah 9:6-7

The names of God in Isaiah 9:6 are familiar to most of us: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. But have you ever really unpacked it and felt the depth and passion of the verse? For to us a child is born, unto us a son is given, dedicated, granted, given […]
Dec
13
2017

It is well

As many are looking forward to this season with great joy, there are just as many who wish the holidays would pass quickly because it is too painful. The same is true of the birth of Jesus. While Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, and kings will savor fondly the joy of Jesus’ birth, thousands of families […]
Dec
6
2017

Christmas: An Invitation To Reckless Abandonment

For those of us who grew up celebrating the birth of Jesus, the Christmas story can become too familiar. It easily slips from a story of awe to simple facts of history. We rattle off these events, such as Mary gave birth to Jesus and then the shepherds and wise men came to see Him, […]
Nov
29
2017

The Command To Hope

We are told in Romans 12:12. “Be joyful in hope.” Hope is a command. The Greek word translated hope means desiring good and confidently expecting to obtain it. Your assurance is in your Father that He is Lord of everything, even your challenges, opposition, and suffering. He knows the mysteries of your life, He knows […]
Nov
14
2017

Forgiveness

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Ps. 103:12). Forgiveness brings you close to the heart of God and […]
Nov
7
2017

Shalom Covenant Fulfillment and Completion

Listen to the Word of God. “Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace. To this day it stands…” God said to Gideon, “I am with you, mighty warrior… Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand… Am I not sending you?… I […]
Nov
1
2017

View From The Back Side Of The Desert

There are three classes of people: those who have been in the desert, those still in the desert, and those who have your day coming in the desert. If you have been there, you need no explanation from me. If you haven’t been there, no words of mine will explain it to you. Being “on […]
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