Daily Devotionals

Learning About His Ways

When Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples…He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities. —Matthew 11:1He comes where He commands us to leave. If you stayed home when God told you to go because you were so concerned abou…

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Courage to Be the True You

“Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.” Ephesians 4:14 (NLT) Climbing the stairs, it felt like I was going on […]

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The Teaching of Disillusionment

Jesus did not commit Himself to them…, for He knew what was in man. —John 2:24-25Disillusionment means having no more misconceptions, false impressions, and false judgments in life; it means being free from these deceptions. However, though no l…

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Do You See Jesus in Your Clouds?

Behold, He is coming with clouds… —Revelation 1:7In the Bible clouds are always associated with God. Clouds are the sorrows, sufferings, or providential circumstances, within or without our personal lives, which actually seem to contradict the sovereig…

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The Prodigal Cat

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 (NIV) We have two cats at our house: twin gray tabbies named Sam and Bo, adopted from an animal shelter. […]

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Make Your First 5 Count

“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you … then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1,5 (NIV) Have you ever felt something stirring in your spirit that wouldn’t go away? I had one of those things on my heart […]

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The Way to Knowledge

If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine… —John 7:17The golden rule to follow to obtain spiritual understanding is not one of intellectual pursuit, but one of obedience. If a person wants scientific knowledge, then …

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Everybody’s Got Somethin’

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” Proverbs 19:11 (ESV) My intense irritation at my husband’s actions didn’t show visibly. Since his mother was in the backseat of our car, I was careful to remain calm. However, I did sneak a darting glance toward him — […]

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Am I Blessed Like This?

Blessed are… —Matthew 5:3-11When we first read the statements of Jesus, they seem wonderfully simple and unstartling, and they sink unnoticed into our subconscious minds. For instance, the Beatitudes initially seem to be merely soothing and beau…

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Traveling Toward the Unknown

“But Ruth said, ‘Don’t force me to leave you; don’t make me go home. Where you go, I go; and where you live, I’ll live. Your people are my people, your God is my god; where you die, I’ll die, and that’s where I’ll be buried, so help me GOD — not even death itself […]

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