Never Too Much
October 25, 2022 | Devotionals

Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18, esv). You can never wring quite as much refreshment from a week’s vacation as you anticipated in the months leading up to it. You can never maintain the thrill and excitement of a big weekend football game, […]

Truth in Darkness
October 20, 2022 | Devotionals

Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth (John 17:17,  nkjv). If you were to look around from your seat in church, I hope you’d see a lot of familiar faces. But most likely, if you looked a little closer, you might also realize that a familiar face is missing. Perhaps it’s not someone […]

Will You Magnify the Lord?
October 18, 2022 | Devotionals

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:46–47, ESV). “My soul magnifies the Lord,” was the opening line in Mary’s worship song. It wasn’t a random thought. She was expressing what we all know to be true: there is more to us than just who we […]

How to Handle an Internal Drought
October 13, 2022 | Devotionals

And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail (Isaiah 58:11, esv). More than just the seat of emotions, your heart represents the immaterial part of you […]

Now Serving
October 11, 2022 | Devotionals

I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:19–21, esv). Are you […]

Running Fool
October 6, 2022 | Devotionals

Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence (Psalm 139:7, esv)? To hear us justify it in our own heads, it sounds like all we’re doing is innocently trying to free ourselves from someone’s overbearing control or from a hassle we don’t need. That’s why we’re leaving this […]

Faith to Kill a Giant
October 4, 2022 | Devotionals

All the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him and were much afraid. . . . And David said to the men who stood by him, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that […]

Cry for Help
September 29, 2022 | Devotionals

When he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you […]

The Father’s Song
September 27, 2022 | Devotionals

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing” (Zephaniah 3:17, ESV). Permissive dads say, “Whatever you want.” That parenting style leaves deep, lingering wounds in children. For […]

Which is Harder?
September 22, 2022 | Devotionals

Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5, esv). What’s one of the hardest things you do in a typical day or typical week? Something job-related? Something to do with your kids? Your marriage? Your in-laws? Something physical, like […]