Steadfast and True

“Amid honor or dishonor, slander or praise—even when we are treated as deceivers and imposters—we remain steadfast and true” (2 Corinthians 6:8 TPT). The NIV says it this way: “We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors.” Simply … Continue reading Steadfast and True

Freedom

We have been hearing a lot these past few years about freedom. Many people are fearful that there is an attempt to take away freedom. Today’s passage is 2 Corinthians 3:17: “Now, the ‘Lord’ I’m referring to is the Holy Spirit, and wherever He is Lord, there is freedom” (TPT).  This passage discusses the Holy … Continue reading Freedom

Honorably in Everything

Hebrews 13:18 says, “Pray for us, for we are convinced that we have a clear conscience, wanting to conduct ourselves honorably in everything” (CSB). Today’s verse speaks of a desire to live honorably in everything. This means wanting to do what is right and good. We should all want to do what is right and … Continue reading Honorably in Everything

Leap for Joy

The Message says, “Dance.” The Passion Translation says, “Leap for joy.” Other translations say, “Rejoice.” All day long. Read this again— all day long. Can you imagine dancing all day long? That’s certainly some high level Dance Dance Revolution right there. Can you imagine leaping for joy all day? I cannot even leap in the … Continue reading Leap for Joy

Deserving of Worship

Read Psalm 86. Yesterday, we looked at how God is Creator of all. Our devotion ended with us being in awe of Creator God, and that awe resulting in worship. Today, we focus on the worship that God alone deserves (see Psalm 86:9). Philippians 2:9-11 says: “For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave … Continue reading Deserving of Worship

The Gratitude of Grace

Today’s verse speaks of who truly honors God – “whoever offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving” (NASB). The Message translation calls this living the “praising life.” The Bible says that we were created to glorify God (see Isaiah 43:7). Psalm 50:23 makes it clear that we are living out our purpose to glorify God when we … Continue reading The Gratitude of Grace

Handle With Care: Empty Pockets

Week 5 – Empty Pockets [Matthew 6:19-21] CARING FOR TREASURES Treasures in heaven can’t be destroyed Treasures in heaven can’t be stolen Treasures will point to your heart   Time God is in control of time (Psalm 74:16-17) Make the best use of time (Ephesians 5:16) Teach us to number our days that we may … Continue reading Handle With Care: Empty Pockets