Devotion

Devotion

Daily Comes Quite Often

I’ve noticed something about life. It doesn’t let up. It keeps coming at you on a daily basis. How many of us have said something like “Stop the merry-go-round I want to get off”? I don’t know how many times on a Monday I have said to myself, “Let’s just resign. I never seem to get done with ministry; there is always several more…

Check Your Pulse

The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” Judges 6:14-15 If you have a pulse God can use you! God used a poor English cobbler (William Carey) to translate…

Damascus Road

As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him. Colossians 2:6 (Amplified) Each person is to seek to make his or her entire life a walk with Christ. To accomplish that, however, one must learn to walk four roads. 1.  There is the Damascus Road – the road of…

Search Me

The recent journey I’ve been on is not something I’d like to repeat. Oh the fun of getting ready for my November colonoscopy and then to hear the after news that there was a suspicious polyp that probably needed to be surgically removed. Then the coming home from a wonderful Christmas vacation only to face the knife in surgery wasn’t too pleasant. And the after surgery…

Hot Or Cold

Does Jesus find you therapeutic, refreshing, or disgusting? When I was in Russia on a mission trip one guide mentioned how people there loved to go to the sauna, especially in the middle of the winter. Going there is a very important part of Russian culture. One particular custom with many is – after soaking in the sweltering hot temperatures they then leap into tubs of…

Staying On Track

A retired minister was reviewing his many years in the ministry and commented: “I haven’t run as fast as some have run. I haven’t run as far as some have run. But, I have always stayed on track” It is human nature to compare our work and our accomplishments with the work and accomplishments of other people. If we have not done as well as they have done, it is easy to…

Under The Microscope

A pastor was helping out one of the farmers in his church. It was a crisp autumn morning. With previous instructions, the pastor came dressed in his overalls and work boots. The first undertaking of the day was to take three truckloads of corn to the grain elevator in town. The farmer and preacher climbed into the first truck and the hired hands got into the second and…

Is Your Battery Charged

It’s early in the morning…20° in the church parking lot…yet my car starts immediately. The adversity of cold weather does not stop the performance. Tune-up, gasoline and antifreeze all helped but the key ingredient is a good battery. I’ve experienced the difference between a bad and good battery, haven’t you? What is the spiritual counterpart to an automobile’s battery?…

What’s Your Vocation?

Summer is winding down, kids are shopping for school supplies, and businesses are just about back to peak strength. Labor Day is upon us – September is here – Friday night football games are getting us excited. We all are getting geared up to move into a busy fall season. With all that in mind, God has placed a verse heavily upon my heart. Ephesians 4:1KJV says, “…walk…

The Busy Christian

Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said, “We can’t keep Christians from going to church. We can’t keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth. We can’t even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their savior. Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken.”…
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