Devotionals

Feb
7
2018

Praise As Warfare

Praise is adoration of God for who He is, His person, His character, His names. It is loving God because He is God. The Bible gives more exhortations to praise than to pray, because God is altogether lovely, holy, and completely worthy of our worship. Reasons to praise Praise is the atmosphere of the throne […]
Jan
31
2018

Favor

“For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield” (Ps. 5:12). Who you are and everything you have is the result of God’s favor. He has blessed you with every spiritual blessing (Eph. 1:3). You are surrounded by His grace. Your Abba wants to take you […]
Jan
24
2018

Praying Psalm 9: Self Help vs God Help

It was a very unsettled and stressful time that involved lots of practical decisions and actions. I found myself tossing and turning at night, rehearsing all the details to be resolved in some major decisions that effected my life, ministry and family. It felt like it was up to me to handle it all or […]
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 […]
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