Devotions

Devotions

November 30, 2022

The church cannot be mistaken for some extracurricular place where we gather as a social club or sporting event. Jesus Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it. We need to feel honored, humbled, and privileged that we can be a part of HIS church.   The church belongs to the age of grace. We are living today in the dispensation of grace. The church is an unknown mystery in the Old Testament. This would have been radically rejected by…

November 29, 2022

Anyone who has been saved any length of time understands and acknowledges that Jesus Christ is the owner of his life. There must come a place and time where you view Him not only as your Savior but as your Master or owner.  If you have been saved by the Lord Jesus Christ, He owns you. You could have literally put a placard over you on the day of your salvation that read, UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP. You passed from death…

November 28, 2022

“I’m sorry, God. I never really had time to read Your Bible. I had appointments. I never took the time to pray because I was busy. I never could find ten minutes a day to sit down and read Your Bible because I had schedule conflicts.”   What do you think God will say, “You think I put you on Earth for appointments? You think I put you on Earth to make deals? You think I put you on Earth to…

November 27, 2022

God created you in His image so that you would have the capacity to get to know Him and talk to Him. Cows cannot do that. Dogs cannot do that. Chickens cannot do that. Only human beings are made in God’s image with the capacity to pray and hear God speak and comprehend Him.   Jesus Christ was sent to the Earth to be the bridge so you could get to know God here on this Earth and then you could…

November 26, 2022

We bring another week to a close. Thank you for reading these devos on a daily basis. Every day you are exchanging your life for something. In today’s verse, we read a question. You are exchanging your life for something. Your time is your life.   Every time you invest your time for something, you are exchanging your life. Your time is your life. Some people are exchanging their life for television. Some people are exchanging their life for talk radio.…

November 25, 2022 | TODAY IS BLACK FRIDAY!

If you say, “God, because You are my God and because the most important thing is knowing You, then I’m going to put You first in my time.” Just watch what He does with everything else.  He promises to bless it.  God not only promises to bless us when we give back to Him, but He also promises to bless us when we give back to others. In today’s verse we read that a generous man will himself be blessed.…

November 24, 2022 | THANKSGIVING DAY

When we study the life of Jesus, you find that no matter how busy He was, He took time to pray.   You say, “I know it’s good to pray… I know it is good to read my Bible. I just don’t have time.”  Then you are just too busy. You are not going to have time.   I have just enough time to do God’s will. God put you on this Earth to do a certain number of things. God would…

November 23, 2022

“Fear” or reverence means to take God seriously, or to put God first. How many of you would like to have more hours in your day? All of us would. Here is the answer. “Reverence for God adds hours to each day.” The reason why we do not lighten up our attitude and then look up to God is we take ourselves too seriously and we do not take God seriously enough. That is the root behind many, if not…

November 22, 2022

This is Thanksgiving week and perhaps, your box has been smashed. Order seems to have died. You don’t even recognize this world. You wish we could go back to a different time. We, collectively, as a church, must line up our priorities and lighten our attitude if we have any chance of surviving this wicked world.  This world is out to devour us. The Bible says this is the mission of Satan! Destroy! Satan has been phenomenally successful in the…

November 21, 2022

God says if you want to make time for the important things in life, you have to line up your priorities, and you have to lighten up your attitude. You have to learn to see humor in life.  The Bible says that life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured. Plato said, “Life should be experienced as play.” [That’s why they call him Plato!]   Parents, have you ever said this? “Someday we’re going to look back and laugh at…

November 20, 2022

When you study Jesus’ life, notice He is never in a hurry. Never in a hurry. One time He had a best friend, Lazarus, get sick. He is about five to six miles away in another town. The family said, “Jesus, hurry over here so You can heal him and make him better.” It takes Jesus three days to get there – five or six miles, walking. Why? He was not in any hurry. He knew God’s plan. God did…

November 19, 2022

Someone has said, “The first rule of life is do not sweat the small stuff. The second rule is; it is all small stuff.” From God’s perspective, your big problems are not that big. Some of you are thinking, “If you knew my problems you wouldn’t be able to lighten up!” I am saying, if you lighten up, your problems will not be so big.   You need to practice what I call relaxed concern. That sounds like a contradiction but…