Devotions

Why Do We Work?

July 21, 2016

The apostle Paul in the Bible spent the last years of his life teaching people about Jesus’ sacrifice for them and the principles of living out the Christian life. It is fascinating that in his final words to both the Thessalonians and the Ephesians, Paul emphasized the principle of hard work. The first passage below was… read more »

For All the Marthas Out There

July 18, 2016

Inside: Does your to-do list get the better of you? Have you heard that you’re supposed to be a Mary in a Martha world? Have I got good news for you! Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) Martha and Mary 38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into… read more »

What Role Has God Given You?

July 14, 2016

1 Corinthians 12:14-20(ESV) 14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because… read more »

When God Asks You to Do the Hard Thing

July 11, 2016

I wanted to title this devotion “When God Asks You to Do the Hard Thing and You Really, Really Don’t Want To.” I encourage you to read the entire book of Jonah. It is only four chapters, and it’s an entertaining, plot-driven read! Just in case, I have printed chapter 1 for you below. Jonah 1… read more »

When You Need Extra Knowledge or Ability

July 7, 2016

Try not to collapse that we are reading from the later chapters in Exodus today. If I could get you to read all of chapters 24 to 40, I would. I read them several months ago and found this little passage in Exodus 31 jaw dropping. In chapters 25 to 31, Moses is on Mount Sinai,… read more »

Created to Work

July 4, 2016

Welcome to the series “All in a Day’s Work.” Whether you pick up after children all day, work in an office or factory, minister to others, or putter around with a hobby, you’ll find insights from God’s Word as to why it is we do our daily tasks and what God calls us to in that… read more »

What Is God’s Word for You Today?

June 30, 2016

Isaiah 44 and 45 (ESV): Digging into God’s Word We have spent 9 devotions on Isaiah 44 and 45. Who knew we could glean so much for our lives out of these two chapters? From Isaiah’s perspective, two main themes emerge in chapters 44 and 45: Following idols, although prevalent, is useless. Only the God… read more »

What Happens When We Turn to God

June 27, 2016

Isaiah 45:20-25 (ESV) 20 “Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you survivors of the nations! They have no knowledge who carry about their wooden idols, and keep on praying to a god that cannot save. 21 Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was… read more »

What Happens When We Seek God?

June 23, 2016

Isaiah 45:15-19 (ESV) 15 Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior. 16 All of them are put to shame and confounded; the makers of idols go in confusion together. 17 But Israel is saved by the LORD with everlasting salvation; you shall not be put to shame or confounded to all eternity…. read more »

Does God Have a Plan?

June 20, 2016

Isaiah 45:11-14 (ESV) 11 Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and the one who formed him: “Ask me of things to come; will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands? 12 I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens,… read more »

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