Money is Earthly Currency

Do you find yourself relying on money for happiness? Does money seem like the ultimate difference maker in your life? Do you plan your life around getting/having/using money? Well, the Bible says you’re doing it wrong. However, there is a great and glorious right way to deal with money. In a recent devotional titled, “What…

Choose To Move Forward

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 Paul chose his life. He chose to pursue the Father and His plans despite all obstacles. Paul never denies his challenges, weaknesses, mistakes, frustrations, and disappointments. He admits life was extremely difficult at times. Yet, he…

Forgiveness Because Jesus

I read a devotion this morning about forgiveness by John Piper. It caught my attention and was convicting. No doubt, God alone reveals my anger and bitterness toward my trespassers. And in my flesh I long for justice against those people. Regardless of whether they are believers or not, strangers, friends, family, or spouse, I…

Boldness In Our God

My daily reading yesterday took me through 1 Thessalonians 2. Verse 2:2 jumped off the page at me. “But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.” That line, ‘we had boldness in…

A Daily Prayer From Paul

“… 9 we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power,…

Heavenly Treasures Reign Supreme

No person can deny there are horrible things in this world. No religion or belief system claims otherwise. The things of this world are no doubt full of pain and disappointment. There is some good. However, it’s important to note that all of it comes from God (who is not of this world). Many people…

Why Good Leaders Pray

I am slowly learning that good leaders pray for those they are leading. Having a great team, smart people, exciting events, powerful teaching, and plenty of resources help tremendously. But these are merely the tools God uses to impact lives. Without Him, we are only going to get the best our flesh can muster. As sinners,…