Category Devotions

Advent = Hope

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah,out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel,whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Micah 5:2 (NIV) I haven’t written in a while. I have been on a painting spree. For each day of November, I […]

Increasing Your Faith – Part 4

– What does an ‘increase in faith’ in God look like? – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 KJV What about “increasing our faith “when the object that faith concerns is God, Whom we cannot see physically? God is not an animate object which […]

Increasing Your Faith – Part 3

– Can we increase our faith in humanity? – “What is written in the Law?” [Jesus] replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “You […]

Increasing Your Faith – Part 2

– Can we increase our faith in mechanical things? – Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG Christians around the world since […]

Increasing Your Faith – Part 1

– Is it possible? – Jesus said to them, “Because you have so little faith. For sure, I tell you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to over there,’ and it would move over. You will be able to do anything.“ Matthew 17:20 NLV […]

Don’t Calculate Without God

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 Following are excerpts from the text by Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest (Classic). To read the full devotion, go to utmost.org. Don’t calculate without God. God seems to have a delightful way of […]

A View from Heaven

Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Jeremiah 23:23-24 The death of loved ones is a universal experience; all human beings experience this.  Sadly, for most of us this happens many […]

What Can We Learn from a Tiny Seed?

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 Did you know that from one of the smallest seeds […]

Reading the Christian

“You show that you are a letter from Christ …” 2 Corinthians 3:3 During this most recent season of Pentecost, I have been blessed by some thought-provoking messages about the presence and impact of the Holy Spirit in our lives. As a result, a devotional from At the Feet of Jesus by Joanna Weaver[1] has […]

Fighting the Fog

“… for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again …” Proverbs 24:16a The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects have seeped into virtually every aspect of our lives. It’s causing pain through illness, death, fear, overwork, financial hardship, isolation and more. For many of us, it’s also causing a kind of fog to settle in mentally, […]