Never say never. That’s a phrase I try to remember because I have seen people say they would never do something, and then down the road that something happens. Even I have said I would never do something and found myself doing it. Sometimes these things we say we won’t do are actually good things, … Continue reading How Quickly
Tag: relationship with God
Godly grief is necessary for everyone. True repentance is impossible without godly sorrow. In 2 Corinthians 7:9-10, we read: “Now I’m overjoyed—not because I made you sad, but because your grief led you to a deep repentance. You experienced godly sorrow, and as God intended, it brought about gain for you, not loss, so that … Continue reading Godly Sorrow
Today’s verse aligns again with the last few devotions regarding our interconnectedness. In 1 Corinthians 12:7, we read: “Each believer is given continuous revelation by the Holy Spirit to benefit not just himself but all” (TPT). The continuous revelation we receive does not only benefit ourselves — it benefits all people. Why? We are all … Continue reading Continuous Revelation
It is easy to get into the habit of doing the bare minimum. Today’s verse reminds us to, “Be devoted to tenderly loving your fellow believers as members of one family. Try to outdo yourselves in respect and honor of one another” (Romans 12:10 TPT). The Bible is clear: the body of Christ is one … Continue reading Outdo Yourselves
Today’s verse is a great reminder for us all. Romans 5:2 says, “Our faith guarantees us permanent access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory! (TPT). Grace. How amazing?!? We have … Continue reading Permanent Access
The Merit of Observing
Many of us learn from our parents, our teachers, and society in general that if you do good things, you earn good things. This is somewhat true. I know that I have earned good grades for doing homework. I know I have a decent driving record for following the rules. I have had many opportunities … Continue reading The Merit of Observing
Your Faith Expects
In Mark 11:24, we read: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (ESV). This certainly is not a green light to expect you will receive every single thing you request in your prayers. When God answers our prayers, we receive a “yes” … Continue reading Your Faith Expects
How Can I Know This?
My favorite Synoptic Gospel is Luke. We read Zechariah asking the angel this question: “How can I know this?” Basically, Zechariah is saying, “Hey, how can I be sure of this? How can I know that this is true?” Certainly the angel was delivering some big news that seemed highly unlikely. Zechariah and his wife … Continue reading How Can I Know This?
The Privilege of Worshiping
Psalm 100:3 reads: “And realize what this really means—we have the privilege of worshiping the Lord our God. For He is our Creator and we belong to Him. We are the people of His pleasure (TPT). The ESV translates it this way: “Know that the LORD, He is God! It is He who made us, … Continue reading The Privilege of Worshiping
Promise of Rest
Read Hebrews 4:1-11. We have a promised rest — a promise to enter God’s rest. What a wonderful promise! On the seventh day, God rested from all of His works. He wasn’t tired. He didn’t need to rest. He displayed for us the beauty of this gift of rest, this rest that He offers us. … Continue reading Promise of Rest