DEVOTION: Stand Therefore

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13 ESV When we talk about the armor of God it is customary to hear the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit get most of the emphasis.... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: The Blood of Jesus

I woke up at five this morning and had thoughts of the blood of Jesus. It seemed unusual to me to be thinking specifically about the blood of Jesus so early in the morning. My next thought was, that I should read Spurgeon's book on the power of the blood today. I got my phone... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Portion and Promise

" You are my portion, O Lord; I have said that I would keep Your words." - Psalm 119:57 NKJV "In Him every need is met, whether in life or in death. With God as your portion you are rich indeed, for He will supply your need, comfrot your heart, relieve your grief, guide your steps, walk... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Diligence

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV Understanding Scripture in its context is important. We need to get the story right, and we need to understand that all of Scripture points to Jesus. In studying Scripture,... Continue Reading →

Devotion: God is God

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; - Psalm 19:7 NKJV. The law of the Lord is perfect, and the testimony of the Lord is sure. The Bible begins with the words, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." No explanation is given for where God... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Life

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV It's amazing to think about these words to the Prophet Jeremiah. Before God formed Jeremiah in the womb, He had already set his course. Proverbs 16:9 tells us that a man can plan... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Trust

"It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in princes." - Psalm 118:9 NKJV "Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help." - Psalm 146:3 NKJV How many times do we find ourselves putting our trust in a politician's promises, a business bargain, or even a pastor's... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Rest

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 NKJV Come to Me, were the first words on my mind a few... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Courage

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NKJV). Just as Joshua was commanded to be strong and courageous, Timothy was instructed not to let anyone look down on him because of his young age. 1 Timothy... Continue Reading →

How’s Your Relationship?

A relationship with Jesus is common vernacular in the church today. It is such a common phrase you probably do not give much thought to it. But have you ever stopped to ponder the meaning of the phrase? We all know the implication behind the phrase is salvation. After that, it is about what living... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Persecution

"Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." - 2 Corinthians 12:10 NKJV Yesterday Grace Life Church in Alberta, Canada met in an undisclosed location after the government put three fences around the church building and put locked chains... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Renewed

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."Romans 12:2 NKJV The only way our minds can be renewed is by spending time in the Word. It's easy for us as Christians to be conformed to the... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Liberty

"Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is , there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. The Greek word for liberty in this verse means we are not a slave. We have been set free from the slavery of... Continue Reading →

Walking with Jesus

It’s a funny thing being a Christian. You get saved, and you start this journey of living like Jesus. The Bible calls this being a disciple, but it seems as time goes on, we tend to forget Jesus. I know we would say that’s not true, but if we’re honest at one time or another,... Continue Reading →

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