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Glory

Posted on Feb 28 , 2014 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness. Psalms 115:1 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT Would we rob God? You say, “But how can we rob God, He is so powerful, so Almighty?” But that is exactly what we rob from […]

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Greed

Posted on Feb 27 , 2014 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own. Luke 12:15 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT We must guard against greed. Our society pushes materialism, so we end up trying to bolster our self-image with possessions, prestige and status. But Christianity flies in the face of materialistic greed. […]

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Christ’s Love

Posted on Feb 26 , 2014 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE Christ’s love controls us. II Corinthians 5:14 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT Christianity was never meant to be a nominal religion. It is a call to radical discipleship. Not a forced dictatorship where we become unwilling subjects but rather a volunteer commitment out of gratitude and thanksgiving for all the love that has been given […]

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Praise

Posted on Feb 25 , 2014 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Ps. 34:1 (ESV) TODAY’S THOUGHT There is much attention given today on “Being in the moment.” How much of our anxiety and depression is because we are either living in the past or anticipating the future? How […]

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Ransomed

Posted on Feb 24 , 2014 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT Today’s verse is a beautiful metaphor of our Christian experience. To ransom someone in the Old Testament usually meant to pay a price to set a prisoner or slave free. […]

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With Me

Posted on Feb 21 , 2014 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. II Corinthians 13:14 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT Paul beautifully closes his letter to the church in Corinth with a wonderful blessing for the people. It incorporates the whole Godhead. He begins […]

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Fellowship

Posted on Feb 20 , 2014 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you. II Corinthians 13:11 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT How often does the love and peace of God elude us? Paul knew about this tendency so he instructed people in the church […]

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What Are You Wearing?

Posted on Feb 18 , 2014 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. – Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:12, 14 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT What are you wearing? I like Paul’s analogy of […]

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Helping Others

Posted on Feb 18 , 2014 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE They are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity. II Corinthians 8:2 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT Our model for Christian living is Jesus and the New Testament Church. Paul followed Jesus and lived a life of sacrifice […]

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Thank You

Posted on Feb 17 , 2014 in Daily Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Luke 17:17 (NLT) TODAY’S THOUGHT It is so easy to take God’s goodness for granted. In today’s passage, there were ten lepers who cried out to Jesus, “Master, have mercy on us!” Jesus told them, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” […]