Devotions

Obedience or Rebellion: Which Will It Be?

September 8, 2016

Today’s passage is a hard one to stomach. Stick with me on it. God’s intent is always fruitful, and the takeaways will be worth your perseverance. Elijah had just been taken up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha had struck the Jordan River with Elijah’s cloak, and God had proven He was with Elisha by parting… read more »

Who Will You Walk With? Elijah and Elisha

September 5, 2016

Henry Blackaby said, “Watch to see where God is working and join Him in His work.” Elisha saw God working in Elijah’s life and followed him on an amazing spiritual journey. Join us for this devotion as we ponder who we walk with. 2 Kings 2:1-14 (ESV) Elijah Taken to Heaven Now when the LORD was about… read more »

Are You All In? The Call of Elisha

September 1, 2016

Inside: To what has God called you? What has He laid on your heart to accomplish? Whatever it is, are you all in? Learn from Elisha what it means to be all in and what it can mean for your life. To what has God called you? What has He laid on your heart to accomplish? Whatever it is, are you all in? 1… read more »

Prepare to Be Blown Away: A Preview of Elisha

August 29, 2016

Oh, Lord, open the eyes of our hearts. Ephesians 1:16-19 (ESV) 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18… read more »

How Worshiping the Beautiful One Flips Your Perspective

August 22, 2016

In our series on Beauty for Ashes, we have discussed Noticing Beauty, 5 Surprising Traits of Inner Beauty, and the Sacrifice of Spreading Beauty. Today we shift our focus to worship the Creator of beauty, the Most Beautiful One. Psalm 27:4 (ESV) One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may… read more »

The Sacrifice of Spreading Beauty

August 15, 2016

In our series on Beauty for Ashes, we have been noticing beauty and contemplating what true inner beauty is. Today we look at spreading beauty, for surely the world needs this. Breathe in today’s passage with a quiet heart. Notice the extravagance. Consider the grace. Mark 14:3-9 (ESV) Jesus Anointed at Bethany 3 And while he… read more »

5 Surprising Traits of Inner Beauty

August 8, 2016

Inside: We continue our series on Beauty for Ashes by challenging the stereotypical view of inner beauty. We can learn a lot about inner beauty from the example of Abigail. We continue our series on Beauty for Ashes by challenging the stereotypical view of inner beauty. Stick with me on this one, and if you’re of the male persuasion, apply it to your “inner… read more »

Noticing Beauty When It’s Hard to Find

August 1, 2016

Philippians 4:8 (ESV) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Digging into God’s Word Today we start a new series, Beauty for Ashes. We will discover the… read more »

The Key to Making Your Work Matter

July 28, 2016

Colossians 3:23-24 (ESV) 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared… read more »

Rest for Your Soul

July 25, 2016

Rest often eludes us. Even if we try to carve out time for rest, our plans may be sabotaged. The same thing happened to Jesus and His disciples. I encourage you to read all of Mark chapter 6. Several verses are printed for you here. Mark 6:7, 12-13, 30-33 (ESV) 7 And he called the… read more »

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