Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

I’ve often said the most destructive force on earth is a man who doesn’t know who he is. When you don’t know where you came from, it’s easy to lose your grip on your purpose. And when you don’t know where you’re going, you can more...
The Most Valuable Asset You Possess

The Most Valuable Asset You Possess

As I confessed in another recent devotional, I sometimes tend to be a know-it-all. In other words, I’m afraid of not having the answers, so I’m tempted to fake it and make something up if I can’t answer the question. What’s even worse that...
What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

I hate not knowing things. So usually, when I’m asked a question to which I don’t know the answer, my brain goes through a very quick decision-making process about whether I 1.) honestly admit my cluelessness, or 2.) make something up. Sadly, option #2...
The Only Way to Grow Long Term

The Only Way to Grow Long Term

If you’re never willing to walk through pain or suffering, you’ll never become all that God wants to grow you into in this life. And whatever God wants to grow you into now is preparation for eternity. James put it this way, The testing of your faith produces...
Consider it Pure Joy When Everything is Going Wrong

Consider it Pure Joy When Everything is Going Wrong

Not once in my life have I ever felt happy about suffering. I’ve never walked through a trial, a moment of temptation, or a season of testing with a big smile on my face yelling, “This is awesome!!” But when I am thinking biblically about my life, I can count hard...
Life Is Short – Make It Holy

Life Is Short – Make It Holy

When I was a kid, I saw the mini-series Lonesome Dove, which sparked a cowboy phase in my early imagination. In one scene, the herd of cattle is being driven across a river just after a storm. One young cowboy manages to get thrown off his horse into a tangled mess of...
Wherever You Find Truth, You Will Find Freedom

Wherever You Find Truth, You Will Find Freedom

Ever been trapped in a spiritual stronghold? It’s likely that you have even if you didn’t know what was happening at the time. A stronghold is simply believing a lie, on repeat. We can find ourselves in strongholds because of trauma, false teaching,...
The Gospel Arrives with Supernatural Power

The Gospel Arrives with Supernatural Power

Some messages have the power to elicit evil and incite violence, such as the speeches delivered by Adolph Hitler or Osama bin Laden. Others have the power to provoke massive positive change and hope, like those delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil...
The Story That Never Ever Gets Old

The Story That Never Ever Gets Old

When Paul wrote his first letter to the church in Corinth, he had a lot of issues with which to confront them, such as their sectarian division, their sensationalism, and their compromise with the culture of their city. But he started with good news and the intention...
The Blessed Hope – The Reason We Keep Going

The Blessed Hope – The Reason We Keep Going

The people who lived among the first generation of Christians, some of whom walked with Jesus and saw him after his resurrection, there was a tremendous sense of hope and expectancy about the second coming of Christ. They even coined a phrase to describe Jesus’...

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