Devotionals

Fountains of Blessings

The water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. —John 4:14The picture our Lord described here is not that of a simple stream of water, but an overflowing fountain. Continue to “be filled&…

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Pouring Out the Water of Satisfaction

He would not drink it, but poured it out to the Lord. —2 Samuel 23:16What has been like “water from the well of Bethlehem” to you recently— love, friendship, or maybe some spiritual blessing (2 Samuel 23:16)? Have you taken whatever it may …

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“My Joy…Your Joy”

These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. —John 15:11What was the joy that Jesus had? Joy should not be confused with happiness. In fact, it is an insult to Jesus Christ to use the word happiness i…

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The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested Faith

Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” —John 11:40Every time you venture out in your life of faith, you will find something in your circumstances that, from a commonsense standpoint, will fla…

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Living Your Theology

Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you… —John 12:35Beware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mountaintop with God. If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness. “If therefore the light tha…

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The Spiritual Search

What man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? —Matthew 7:9The illustration of prayer that our Lord used here is one of a good child who is asking for something good. We talk about prayer as if God hears us regardles…

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The Ministry of the Unnoticed

Blessed are the poor in spirit… —Matthew 5:3The New Testament notices things that do not seem worthy of notice by our standards. “Blessed are the poor in spirit….” This literally means, “Blessed are the paupers.” P…

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Self-Awareness

Come to Me… —Matthew 11:28God intends for us to live a well-rounded life in Christ Jesus, but there are times when that life is attacked from the outside. Then we tend to fall back into self-examination, a habit that we thought was gone. Self-aw…

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This Experience Must Come

Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha…saw him no more. —2 Kings 2:11-12It is not wrong for you to depend on your “Elijah” for as long as God gives him to you. But remember that the time will come when he must leave an…

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Prayer in the Father’s Honor

…that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. —Luke 1:35If the Son of God has been born into my human flesh, then am I allowing His holy innocence, simplicity, and oneness with the Father the opportunity to exhibit itself in me…

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