Summer Devotional August 14th, 2017

Habakkuk 3:19:  “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.”

I’ve been reading a lot lately about goals and this verse reminded me how God is behind us every step of the way. He’s the one who enables you to reach your dreams, your goals, your heights.

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Summer Devotional August 7th, 2017

1 Corinthians 15:33:  “Do not be misled:  ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”

We tell this to our kids all the time, but sometimes we ourselves don’t follow this advice.  Hanging out with sinners only leads to sin.  Being at the wrong place at the wrong time, which can lead to a lifetime of penance, is often from the company we keep.

God tells us to keep company with Christians for a reason (2 Corinthians 6:14-16).  We are stronger together.  The opposite is also true:  we are weaker together.

The Bible has a ton of verses on keeping good company (link HERE for more).

My advice:  hang out with those whom you admire, emulate, and want to become.  Those who have morals and values and a good heart.  Those with a desire to help others.  Those with a desire to help you achieve your goals, aspirations, and dreams.  Helpers not inhibitors.  Light not dark.

Summer Devotional July 24th, 2017

Proverbs 3:3:  “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”

Great words that speak for themselves.  Imagine if we responded to everything life throws at us with love and faithfulness.  We’d have no worries, doubts, or conflicts.

Summer Devotional July 10th, 2017

John 14:26:  “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

Great words from this past year’s study of John, reminding us that we don’t need to have everything figured out.  The Holy Spirit will teach us what we need to know when we need to know it.  So quit worrying!

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.

Old Post Made New from December 31st, 2012 HERE

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 May 22nd, 2017

Colossians 3:12:  “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”

Focus on every word here:  We are God’s chosen people to be by His side for all of eternity, thus being holy and dearly loved by Him.  As such, we need to be compassionate towards others, show kindness, be humble and gentle and patient.  If we could just remember this one verse throughout our day, imagine how our lives and the lives of those around us would be changed.  He would be the center.  And those around us would be drawn toward Him as we shine God in all that we do.