Good News of Great Joy

The most wonderful time of year has begun! I know many are not seeing the Christmas season as wonderful as they did a few years ago. A lot has changed, and things will continue to change, but the Christmas season gives us a chance to reset our focus. One of my favorite parts of the... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Pray About Everything

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."Philippians 4:6-7 NLT Pray about everything. Everything? Yes, everything.... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Thoughts

Take every thought captive.2 Corinthians 10:5 As I began praying this morning, I was led to take authority over my thoughts. Last night I was listening to Rabbi Curt Landry talk about the importance of looking forward and thinking about the future. One of the things he mentioned was how we all have a tendency... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: One New Man

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.Ephesians 2:13 NKJV There is much division in the world today. And sadly the same kind of division has come into the Church. That should not be so. In Christ, we are all one; Jew and... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Incline Your Ear

"My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings."Proverbs 4:20 NKJV This verse and much of Proverbs talks about the Word of God, the Bible. To incline your ear means to bend your ear, we would say listen intently. But what about hearing God and knowing when the Spirit of God... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Be Still

"Be still, and know I am God;"Isaiah 46:10 I don't know about you, but when I go to bed at night, I can never get my mind to stop. Sometimes I'm thinking about a Scripture, Sometimes it's just stuff, other times it's the weird, deep stuff, like what if there was nothing….. and other times,... Continue Reading →

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. 14 Stand therefore..."Ephesians 6:13-14a NKJV 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... 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, I should read Spurgeon's book on the power of the blood today. I got my phone and... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Portion and Promise

"The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep your words." Psalm 119:57 ESV "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 with you in a... 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."II 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: 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 already set his course. Proverbs 16:9 tells us that... 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 politicians promises, a businesses bargin, or... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Rest

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 NKJV Come... 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... 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 →

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