Devotionals

Am I Looking To God?

Look to Me, and be saved… —Isaiah 45:22Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, “Look to Me, and be saved….” The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are wh…

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Recall What God Remembers

Thus says the Lord: “I remember…the kindness of your youth…” —Jeremiah 2:2Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Does everything in my life fill His heart with gladness, or do I con…

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Are You Fresh for Everything?

Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” —John 3:3Sometimes we are fresh and eager to attend a prayer meeting, but do we feel that same freshness for such mundane tasks …

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Vision and Darkness

When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. —Genesis 15:12Whenever God gives a vision to a Christian, it is as if He puts him in “the shadow of His hand” (Isaiah 49:2). The…

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“It Is the Lord!”

Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” —John 20:28“Jesus said to her, ‘Give Me a drink’ ” (John 4:7). How many of us are expecting Jesus Christ to quench our thirst when we should be satisfying Him! We should be pourin…

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The Call of the Natural Life

When it pleased God…to reveal His Son in me… —Galatians 1:15-16The call of God is not a call to serve Him in any particular way. My contact with the nature of God will shape my understanding of His call and will help me realize what I tru…

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The Voice of the Nature of God

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” —Isaiah 6:8When we talk about the call of God, we often forget the most important thing, namely, the nature of Him who calls. There are many things calling each of us t…

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Do You Walk In White?

We were buried with Him…that just as Christ was raised from the dead…even so we also should walk in newness of life. —Romans 6:4No one experiences complete sanctification without going through a “white funeral” — the burial of…

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Called By God

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” —Isaiah 6:8God did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard God saying, “…who will go for Us?” The call of …

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Have You Ever Been Alone with God? (2)

When He was alone…the twelve asked Him about the parable. —Mark 4:10His Solitude with Us. When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted desires, a broken friendship, or a new friendshi…

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