Category Devotions

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, […]

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 […]