Evening Devotion: Faith

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 NKJV I was reflecting on the subject of faith again the other day and the word substance was very prominent in my thinking. Faith is the substance... as I began thinking through the chapter it hit me, there … Continue reading Evening Devotion: Faith

Morning Devotion: Thankfulness

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV In everything give thanks. Even when things aren't all that great, we should find reasons to be thankful. That can be very difficult at times but it is necessary and … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Thankfulness

Morning Devotion: Suffering

Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips."" Job 2:10b NKJV Suffering is not a popular subject but it is covered in the Bible and it is a part of life, so we need to understand it rightly. Some think … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Suffering

Evening Devotion: Believe

Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” John 6:29 NKJV Sometimes we can think believing is simply to believe, yet the demons believe and tremble. So is there "more to belief" than just acknowledging Jesus. Yes, acknowledging He is Lord, Romans 10:9. … Continue reading Evening Devotion: Believe

Morning Devotion: Written

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” Matthew 4:4 NKJV When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness He responded to the devil by quoting from Deuteronomy. At each temptation Jesus went to the written Word … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Written

Evening Devotion: Glory

"Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah" Psalm 24:10 NKJV There is a lot of talk about the glory of God in the church today. Yet most of the time the conversation or the teaching centers around how the glory makes us feel. In fact … Continue reading Evening Devotion: Glory

Morning Devotion: Continue

"if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard,...." Colossians 1:23 NKJV Colossians is a short but powerful book. It only takes a few minutes to read it through. In it Paul talks about the excellency of Christ. In the … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Continue

Evening Devotion: Ask

"Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." I John 5:14 NKJV What an incredible promise this is. We can ask God anything He'll do it for us. But that's not quite what Scripture says, we have to ask According to … Continue reading Evening Devotion: Ask

Morning Devotion: Shepherd

"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalm 23:1 Most of us probably don't know that much about shepherds or sheep for that matter but it is imagery constantly used in Scripture regarding the Christian relationship to Jesus. Sheep are helpless and the shepherd leads them. A shepherd doesn't drive his sheep from … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Shepherd

Evening Devotion: Lovingkindness

"Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You." Psalm 63:3 NKJV The Psalms are full of reflection on the lovingkindness of God. No matter what we may face, we can always rest in the lovingkindness of God. "For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth." … Continue reading Evening Devotion: Lovingkindness

100 Books

Two nights ago I read a very intriguing social media post from Pastor Matt Everhard. "What if you dedicated your life to reading, knowing, and studying just 100 books? Nothing more, nothing less. What would you choose? Would it be beneficial to have a personal cannon from which you never strayed? Imagine what you could … Continue reading 100 Books

Morning Devotion: Predestined

"For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren." Romans 8:29 NKJV When we become born again it is more than just a ticket punch for heaven. We are saved to be conformed to the image of Christ. We … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Predestined

Evening Devotion: Dwell

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Colossians 3:16 NKJV Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.... If you abide in Me and My words abide in … Continue reading Evening Devotion: Dwell

Morning Devotion: Understanding

"Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding." Proverbs 4:7 NKJV There will always be things that happen in life that we don't quite understand. Even knowing that fact, the book of Proverbs still tells us to understand. One of the main things Proverbs gets across to us … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Understanding

Evening Devotion: Trust

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 NKJV It's so easy to trust in ourselves, what we see or what we have planned. When we trust in the Lord and lean not on … Continue reading Evening Devotion: Trust

What are you Hearing?

2 Timothy 4:3-4 NKJV “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” I believe we are seeing … Continue reading What are you Hearing?

Morning Devotion: Hope

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23 NKJV Hope is such an important part of the Christian life. Not a hope of I hope this happens, but a confident assurance in God and in what the Word says. Hope for the future, a … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Hope

Evening Devotion: Scripture

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." II Timothy 3:16‭-‬17 NKJV The Scriptures have a lot to say about themselves. I have mentioned Psalm 119 several times … Continue reading Evening Devotion: Scripture

Morning Devotion: Prayer

"After this manner therefore pray ye:" Matthew 6:9 KJV We've all had times when we struggle in prayer. Sometimes a situation can pop up and we don't know what to do. At other times we just don't know what to say. There are times when we find ourselves being repetitive, and other times, we are … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Prayer

Evening Devotion: Holiness

because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” I Peter 1:16 NKJV God takes holiness seriously. He Himself is holy and calls us to holiness. Some in the church equate any level of holiness and obedience to legalism or being a pharisee. The fact is the Bible has much to say about holiness. … Continue reading Evening Devotion: Holiness