Confident Trust

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And my righteous ones will live by faith.” Hebrews 10:38 (NLT) Life isn’t always perfect. Life can throw circumstances at us that we don’t like, but we get to decide about how to respond. We get to choose our lifestyle. We ought to plan how to live by faith as the righteous of God. Just […]

Continue Reading

The Cloud

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Whenever the cloud lifted from above the tent, the Israelites set out; wherever the cloud settled, the Israelites encamped.” Numbers 9:17 I put a lot of thought into figuring out God’s will for my life. I don’t know about you, but I fret over where I need to work or live. I pray and ask […]

Continue Reading

In Step with God

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3 People are

Continue Reading

The Bandit of Joy

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
The bandit of joy is Fear.  Fear of death, fear of failure, fear of God, and fear of tomorrow.  His arsenal is vast.  His goal?  To create cowardly, joyless souls. We try unsuccessfully to face our fears with power, possessions, or popularity.  Only inward character

Continue Reading

Joy Robbers

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Four of us were having lunch and discussing the announcement at our Sunday morning church service. Most of the congregation had been surprised, shocked, and concerned. We talked about how this announcement could become a “joy robber” for all of us  — if we didn’t fix our eyes on Jesus and

Continue Reading

The Deep Mystery

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory […]

Continue Reading

Why Know the Father’s Heart

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
I never tire of talking about or receiving the Father heart of God. We have a crisis of fathering in this country. A hundred years ago Teddy Roosevelt said, “What we need in our public officials is not genius, not even brilliancy, so much as the exercise of the ordinary, rather commonplace

Continue Reading

What My Dad did Right

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you” Deuteronomy 5:16 During my teen years, I tended to focus on what I thought my dad did wrong. Now that I have raised my own […]

Continue Reading

God has Enough for Every Need

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And my God will meet all your need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 We live in a world of supply and demand, where necessary things are often scarce. We’re afraid we’ll run out, so we store and hoard and worry. We carry this over to God’s resources as well.

Continue Reading

Our Potential

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Have you ever really messed up? Maybe it was a mistake or a poor choice, but it was something so big you didn’t see a way to come back from it. I imagine we all have. Jesus’ disciple, Peter, might have wondered the same thing. On the night Jesus was arrested, Peter denied knowing Him, […]

Continue Reading

The Lord is Near

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”  Philippians 4:4-5 Thought Because the Lord is near, we can rejoice and treat others with gentleness. He is near because he lives in us through his Spirit. He is near

Continue Reading

A Heart of Compassion

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.”  Matthew 14:14 (NLT) How do you keep doing for others in the midst of chaos in your own life? Jesus withdrew to be alone after hearing that his cousin, John the Baptist, was

Continue Reading

The Dynamics of Mercy

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) Jesus says the merciful are shown mercy.  Forgiving others allows us to see how God has forgiven us.  The dynamic of giving grace is the key to understanding grace.  For it is when we forgive others, that we

Continue Reading

Hearing from God

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, prayer
“Speak, for your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:10 The other day I was asked, “How do you hear from God through His word? Although I try to read the Bible, it seems dry and old.” Let me share what I have learned in this adventure of hearing God through His word. Pray first. Always […]

Continue Reading

Faithful Messengers

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“And when he again brings the firstborn into the world he says, ‘And let all the angels of God worship him.’ And of the angels he says, ‘Who makes his angels winds and his ministers a flame of fire.’Hebrews 1:6-7 They have been watching us since the beginning of time. A few people have had […]

Continue Reading

Angels Sent from God

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him”Luke 22:43 When my mother was forty years old, she became pregnant — with twin girls. There were already five other children. We lived on a large farm in a rural area, and there was no end of work to do. I was twelve years of […]

Continue Reading

Using Our Abilities

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Please open your Bible and read Ephesians 4:11-16 We would be poor stewards if we ignored the special abilities the Holy Spirit has given to us. We must use our abilities to glorify Christ, not to glorify ourselves, or some other person, or even to glorify the gift itself. Peter says, “Are you

Continue Reading

A Squawking World

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Pay attention to what you hear… “ Mark 4:24 It was a beautiful quiet moment. I sat on a shaded park bench without interruption of cell phones, appointments or other demands for my attention. An occasional bird song provided a hymn of praise while just beyond me the sun shone through pine

Continue Reading

Your Treasure is Awake

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Remain in my love.” John 15:9 One of the most magnanimous acts of God is that He has woven reciprocity into our relationship with Him. He asks me to love Him and He assures me that nothing can separate me from His love. He […]

Continue Reading