Devotionals

The Discipline of the Lord

My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him. —Hebrews 12:5It is very easy to grieve the Spirit of God; we do it by despising the discipline of the Lord, or by becoming discouraged when He rebukes us…

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“Do Not Quench the Spirit”

Do not quench the Spirit. —1 Thessalonians 5:19The voice of the Spirit of God is as gentle as a summer breeze— so gentle that unless you are living in complete fellowship and oneness with God, you will never hear it. The sense of warning and restraint …

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The Theology of Resting in God

Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? —Matthew 8:26When we are afraid, the least we can do is pray to God. But our Lord has a right to expect that those who name His name have an underlying confidence in Him. God expects His children to be so con…

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Something New For You

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV) “I’ve really blown it this time,” Melany confessed through teary eyes and trembling […]

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If You’re Dropping Off Part of Your Heart at College

“But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, ‘You are my God!’” Psalm 31:14 (NLT) It seems like just yesterday my three little ones were coming down the stairs in the mornings with floppy bedheads and sleepy eyes. But now one daughter has graduated college, and the other is a college senior. My son, the […]

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The Holy Suffering of the Saint

Let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good… —1 Peter 4:19Choosing to suffer means that there must be something wrong with you, but choosing God’s will— even if it means you will suffer— is something…

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Will Your Kids See You Talking to Jesus?

“But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!’” Isaiah 43:1 (NASB) I have vivid memories from my days as a little girl of my grandmother sitting quietly on the […]

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Prayer in the Father’s Hearing

Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.” —John 11:41When the Son of God prays, He is mindful and consciously aware of only His Father. God always hears the prayers of His Son, and if the Son of God has been forme…

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Dealing with My Doubt

Amy Carroll“Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’” Mark 9:24 (ESV) I’ve been a believer for almost four decades now. Or at least that was what I would have told you until recently. Don’t get me wrong. I gave my 10-year-old heart fully to Jesus, and I’ve never […]

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Prayer in the Father’s House

…they found Him in the temple….And He said to them, “…Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” —Luke 2:46, 49Our Lord’s childhood was not immaturity waiting to grow into manhood— His childhood is an eternal fact…

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