The Word of God exposes our thoughts and motives. This is a scary and awesome truth. I’ve heard many people make comments like “you don’t want to know my thoughts” or “it’s a scary place inside my head.” Yet at the same time, we live expecting people to know what we are thinking and oftentimes … Continue reading Thoughts and Motives
Today’s fortune cookie said, “It doesn't take much to be a success. It takes everything.” I tell my kids to always give their best effort. Your best effort is everything. Perhaps it won’t earn a 100% or 1st place, but the best effort is all you can give. Today, ask yourself this: Did I give my best? … Continue reading Fortune Cookie Devotion Series: Definition of Success
My son is quite the tea tosser. What is a tea tosser? One who tosses tea! I am a coffee drinker, but even more so, I am a bigger tea drinker. One of my mugs is black so it is not as easy to distinguish if the mug is completely empty when the beverage is … Continue reading Tea Tosser
It is very easy to point out problems that we see with other people. Most of us have blinders on when we look at ourselves. We think we aren’t so bad. We like to think fairly well of ourselves. If we have done something bad, it certainly wasn’t as bad as what some others are … Continue reading Pure in Own Eyes
In James, we read about wrong motives. Sometimes we ask for things but our motives are wrong. We want something for the wrong reason, and because God is gracious, we don’t get what we want. What a blessing! Consider what you request. What are your motives? Are you seeking something that will allow you to … Continue reading Wrong Motives
It is important to look inward daily. The world tells us to look outward. There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s something wrong with someone else. You are free to do as you want—you are free to be who you want to be and think how you want to think. The world tells us it’s okay … Continue reading Test and Examine
The Bible says that we are not to put God to the test. When Jesus is tempted three times, He even responds with the Deuteronomy 6 verse when He is told to throw himself down. In today’s passage, Ahaz responds that he “will not put the LORD to the test.” There is a difference though. … Continue reading I Will Not Ask
We are to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We are to share Jesus, to show everyone Jesus, to point to Jesus. This is not something that we can take lightly, and it’s not something that we simply pick up on when Sunday comes around. This is a 24/7 call from God. We don’t … Continue reading Happy Holi…… Merry Christmas!