…in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses.2 CORINTHIANS 6:4 Every step isn’t easy. Sometimes you will have to grab your pants leg and put your foot forward. There won’t always be sunny days (2 Corinthians 6:4-10). On the days when the rain is pouring, keep your eyes of faith on the risen Christ … Continue reading Plodding Forward
31 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33 From the earliest moments … Continue reading Kingdom Living: Me First
I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. JOHN 17:4 There is a work God has for us to do but it will not be complete without the surrendering of our will. As Jesus Himself prayed, “your will be done”, so must we. The will must be willfully surrendered to God … Continue reading Death to self-will
Read John 13:1-5 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of … Continue reading Serving Well?
“When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 18 I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #4
The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8 Love overflows. It's as simple as that. It doesn't have to prove itself because it simply exudes spontaneously. God is Love and if He resides within us, His Love will flow from us back to Him and to … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Love Overflows
16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain... John 15:16 Jesus is the One who does the picking. God's plan and agenda will win out. Our goal is to simply live God's plan where we are. Far … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Choose Fruit
We all, with unveiled face, beholding…the glory of the Lord… —2 Corinthians 3:18 Moses spent time with God and because of such time, his face was visibly transformed. He came out of God’s presence aglow. There was such a radiance from his face that he wore a veil. Recently I have heard that the veil … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Shine On!
12 After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your … Continue reading John 13:12-17 The Power To Serve
. . . they went forth for His name’s sake . . . —3 John 7 As I prepare to leave the country today for travel to Nicaragua and El Salvador, this is a great reminder of why I am going: to advance the kingdom of God in Jesus’ name. Missionaries serving the King seek … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections On 3 John 7