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I Am To Blame

Posted on Mar 31 , 2010 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“Who is to blame for Israel’s rebellion? Samaria, its capital city! Where is the center of idolatry in Judah? In Jerusalem, its capital!”
Micah 1:5 (NLT)
TODAY’S THOUGHT
Here is a little background in order to understand the significance of today’s text. God’s chosen people, the Jews, had divided into two nations. Most of the twelve tribes […]

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Joy Is A Choice

Posted on Mar 30 , 2010 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!”
Philippians 4:4 (NLT)
TODAY’S THOUGHT
I remember years ago reading a book that deeply touched me. It was called Happiness is a Choice! Often we are tempted to think that joy is the result of our circumstances. However, the premise of Happiness Is A Choice […]

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Servanthood

Posted on Mar 29 , 2010 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.”
Mark 10:43 (NLT)
TODAY’S THOUGHT
Some of Christ’s teachings were counterintuitive to what we have learned in this world. A leader, we think, should be assertive, take charge and rule with a “my way or the skyway” attitude. But this is not the type of […]

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Choose The Light

Posted on Mar 26 , 2010 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.”
Psalms 56:13 (NLT)
TODAY’S THOUGHT
How often do we think of light as being life-giving? To the plant it is photosynthesis. Light allows the plant to live. Without the light it would soon die. Likewise, without light, we would be in peril. Without […]

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Prayer And Thanksgiving

Posted on Mar 25 , 2010 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S PRAYER
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7
TODAY’S THOUGHT
Prayer changes things. Karl Barth, a twentieth-century theologian wrote, “He is not deaf, He […]

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The Love Of God

Posted on Mar 24 , 2010 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“You love them as much as you love me.”
John 17:23 (NLT)
TODAY’S THOUGHT
Jesus is praying to His Father. And He shares something simply astounding about you and I. He said. “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they […]

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The Real Deal

Posted on Mar 23 , 2010 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”
Job 42:5
TODAY’S THOUGHT
It is so easy to walk in our Christian experience and really believe that we know God. We are like a baseball fanatic. You know the kind. He can tell you everything about a certain player. He can quote their […]

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The Real Deal

Posted on Mar 23 , 2010 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”
Job 42:5
TODAY’S THOUGHT
It is so easy to walk in our Christian experience and really believe that we know God. We are like a baseball fanatic. You know the kind. He can tell you everything about a certain player. He can quote their […]

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Be Like Elijah

Posted on Mar 22 , 2010 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”
James 5:17-18
Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to […]

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Forgiveness

Posted on Mar 19 , 2010 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“Then Peter came to him and asked, ‘Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?’ ‘No, not seven times,’ Jesus replied, ‘but seventy times seven!”’
Matthew 18:21-22 (NLT)
TODAY’S THOUGHT
Forgiveness is not an option. Unfortunately though, we are allowed to chose whether or not we will forgive someone. Forgiveness is not […]