Category Devotions

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, […]

Our Job Description

“You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:13a, 14a Having been retired for several years now, I must admit that I haven’t been giving much thought to job descriptions. However,  thinking about what God expects of me has prompted me to once again think about what […]

Not Finished Yet

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely … “ 1 Thessalonians 5:23a Let us meditate for a moment on the scripture found in I Thessalonians 5:23-24. This is a closing prayer Paul penned to the church in Thessaloniki, located along the coastline of the Aegean Sea in northeastern Greece just over 300 […]

Does God Take Sides?

“Now they are Your servants and Your people whom You have redeemed by Your great power and by Your strong hand.“ Nehemiah 1:10 Let me begin with a Bible quiz. We know that God is Spirit as affirmed in the Gospel of John [4:24] … that is, He does not look like a created human […]

Hope

“… but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 In thinking about the focus for the devotion, the thoughts kept coming to  me about the major challenges of the […]