DEVOTIONALS

JESUS SIGHED: Mark 8:12

“When He heard this, He sighed deeply and said, ‘Why do you people keep demanding a miraculous sign? I assure you, I will not give this generation any such sign.’”  Mark 8:12 We’re familiar with the fact that Jesus wept. I’m amazed to find that aside from weeping,...

HEART CHECK

“I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:10                                     The previous verse before our passage says: “The heart is deceitful above all...

A TIME TO LOSE

For everything there is a season,  and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; Ecclesiastes 3:1,6 I rummage through my room, looking for something I know I kept SOMEWHERE.  It’s usually a...

BIGGER THAN OUR WOUNDS

Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21-22 People will offend us or hurt us (we...

THE CURE FOR WORRIES

“As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.” Nehemiah 1:4 Have you ever heard news that brought you to your knees? What about news that made you cry your eyes dry? Was it...

THE BLESSING OF POSSESSING NOTHING

Back in the beginning, God had ideally created all things for man to serve a good purpose. It is to be used to be subservient to man to do great things so that man can accomplish what God had intended him to do while living here on earth. But when man fell to sin,...

YOUR WAY? HIS WAY?

Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.” But he said to them, “You give them something to...

PRAYER THAT CATCHES GOD’S ATTENTION

“And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and said, “Call...

LOVE THAT SPRINGS FROM FAITH

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 There is nothing special...

STOP AND EVALUATE

Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of...

A DIFFERENT MINDSET

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. “For who has...

WATCHMEN

Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way,...

ASSURANCE OF LOVE

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” Psalm 27:1 Today many people are living in the bondage of fear. In a recent study a psychiatrist said that the greatest problem facing his patients was fear. Fear of going insane, committing suicide, being...

RADIANT

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in...

WHO DO YOU SAY HE IS?

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 Here are two keys to faith, the first being to believe that God is. ‘Who do I say You are?’ Moses...