Devotionals

Jan
2
2013

Prayer For A New Year

As we enter a new year, it is so easy to set goals and make plans according to what we think is best. But as I enter 2013 my heart’s desire is that we each know what is in God’s heart in 2013. Who does God want to be for each of us in 2013? What […]
Dec
28
2012

Can You Growl?

Many years ago, I used to spend Wednesday evenings looking after some wonderful children so that the mom and dad could enjoy a night out. Part of the Wednesday night ritual was Big Brown Bear. The kids would squeal as they ran down to the basement in anticipation of the bear hunt. The kids would […]
Dec
26
2012

Time

Beloved child of God, listen to God’s Word for you in Ecclesiastes 3:1. “There is a  time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” And in Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJV). “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time.” Your Father loves you so much that he […]
Dec
19
2012

Alignment Of Your Times

Hear God’s Word for you in Psalm 31:15. “My times are in your hands.” And in Daniel 7:25. “He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws.” And in Revelation 1:8. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who […]
Dec
12
2012

Jehovah-M’Kaddesh

As we celebrate the Reason for the season, think of the shepherds and the kings at that holy birth. They didn’t come just to see Jesus; they came to worship. They came to encounter their King Jesus, Messiah, Holy God, Light of the World in awe and wonder. It was a holy moment. I love the […]
Dec
5
2012

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 […]
Nov
28
2012

Christmas: An Invitation To Reckless Abandon

     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 the shepherds and wise men came to see him, […]
Nov
21
2012

The Command To Hope

Listen as your Father directs you in Romans 12:12. “Be joyful in hope.” Hope is a promise of God, a position in him, and a command. Check the devotional archives on the website if you missed the first two devotionals in this series. The Greek word translated hope means desiring good and confidently expecting to […]
Nov
14
2012

The Position Of Hope

Important note:           Many people in the US commented on the timeliness of last week’s devotional, the day after the presidential election in this country. The Father’s Business is not politically driven. Our devotionals are scheduled months in advance. God himself chooses the date order. He designed that this series on hope should fall now. I can […]
Nov
7
2012

God’s Bigger Picture Of Hope In Disappointment

Hear God’s Word for you in Isaiah 49:23. “Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.” And Romans 12:12. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Hope is a promise of God, a position in him, and a command. This week we […]
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