Summer Devotional June 23rd, 2017

Matthew 21:22:  “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Just a reminder God desires faith first.  Faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  Faith in Him.  And faith in God’s will for your life.  Believe with all your heart in God.  Ask with all your heart for what He desires.  Ask for miracles.  Ask for big things.  Ask for little things.  Ask, ask, and keep asking.  God hears.  God answers.  He promises.  He never fails.

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Summer Devotional June 21st, 2017

Ecclesiastes 7:10:  “Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?’  For it is not wise to ask such questions.”

Don’t live in the past!  Quit beating yourself up over something long over.  You can’t change it.  You can only move forward.  Each day is a new opportunity to live God’s fullest potential for your life.  Don’t waste one more minute of it!  It’s an insult to God to waste what He has given.  Carpe Diem!

Father’s Day Devotional June 18th, 2017

Ode to Fathers:

Proverbs 4:1-2:  “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.  I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.”

Hug your dad today, tomorrow, and every chance you get.  The sacrifices they made/make for their children every day is infinite and beyond words.  One of God’s greatest gifts to us:  Mom and Dad.

Happy Father’s Day!!

Summer Devotional June 16th, 2017

1 Corinthians 9:24:  “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.”

A reminder as we head into the weekend of summer busy-ness to keep working for the Lord.  Keep fighting for His plan in your life.  Keep plugging away no matter how overwhelming life may seem.  Keep Him in focus and let the messiness of life and sin fall away.  Our prize is eternal.  Be in it to win it!

Summer Devotional June 14th, 2017

Micah 6:8:  “And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Sounds so simple, right?  Except when the baby is crying.  Or creditors are calling.  The bills are mounting.  You’re job searching.  You get a flat tire.  The grocery store is out of milk!

My challenge for you today:  pick one of the Lord’s requirements:  either 1) act justly 2) love mercy or 3) walk humbly.

THEN:  1) Pray to the Lord and just thank Him and ask Him to help you be more of that one attribute.

THEN:  2) Pick one thing you will do today to either act justly (e.g. rewarding people at work for a job well done) or love mercy (e.g. be nice to the person not being nice to you) or walk humbly (let the car merge in front of you–you aren’t in that big for a hurry).  Simple things towards God’s simple requirements.

Summer Devotional June 12th, 2017

Galatians 1:10:  “Am I now trying to win the approval of men or of God?  Or am I trying to please men?  If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

Paul is emphatically telling the Galatians he is working for Christ.  He is not trying to please man.  My question for you today:  who are you trying to please?  God or your mom?  God or your dad?  God or your spouse?  God or your kids?  God or your boss?  God or your neighbor?  God or an acquaintance who is skinnier than you?  And most importantly:  God or yourself?

Summer Devotional June 9th, 2017

2 Corinthians 9:11:  “You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

Since we do all of our work for God (Colossians 3:23) and we give Him thanks for everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18), He blesses us and in turn we are able to bless others.  So today:  be generous.  Hold the door for someone.  Give a compliment.  Smile.  Give of your time.  Give of your energy.  Give yourself.  It’s nothing compared to what God has given us (Jesus).