Overflowing with Love for God

Overflowing with Love for God

Have you ever stopped to wonder why it is that we’re capable of love? If we’re merely animals, surviving by instinct and wit, love seems unnecessary. And the idea of sacrificial love seems pretty much an impossibility. Yet we love. And the Bible tells us...
God Loves You with a Love-in-Action

God Loves You with a Love-in-Action

In yesterday’s devotional, I mentioned that God loves you with his emotions. If you’ve not related to God as a God with emotions, that may be a struggle to embrace, partly because we assume emotional means shallow. But here’s the truth: God loves you...
God Loves You with His Emotions

God Loves You with His Emotions

Does God feel as we feel? Of course! While his emotions are not fickle like ours, he created us in his image and expresses himself as having feelings and emotions. Is God’s love for you merely a feeling? Of course not. It’s far more than that, as...
Before You Were Born, You Were Loved

Before You Were Born, You Were Loved

My long distance pastor, Rick Warren, said something that changed my whole perspective of life once… Most people think we sin because we don’t love God enough. But I believe we sin because we don’t realize just how much God loves us. I believe...
You Have Everything You’ll Ever Really Need Forever

You Have Everything You’ll Ever Really Need Forever

My nine-year-old asked me the other day, “If I ask Santa for a laptop, he’ll get me one, right?” To which I simply replied, “Probably not.” Some of us view God as a sort of genie in the sky, ready to shower down gifts and presents on us...
Your Pain Always Has a Point

Your Pain Always Has a Point

A. W. Tozer once said, “It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until he has hurt him deeply.” Tozer wrote those words in a previous generation of Christianity. He did not intend to imply that God wishes to cause pain in the lives of his...
One Prayer God Always Loves to Answer

One Prayer God Always Loves to Answer

Probably one of the truest tweets ever tweeted was by a mark (the @CatWhisprer)… [at my funeral] MY KID: *leans into my coffin and whispers* can i play a game on your phone? — mark (@TheCatWhisprer) September 11, 2019 Yes, kids can ask for all kinds of things,...
Living for the Outpouring of God’s Best Blessings

Living for the Outpouring of God’s Best Blessings

You can live for lots of things. Success. Fame. Fortune. Pleasure. Alcohol, drugs, sex. The approval of others. You can even live for healthy things in an unhealthy way – kids, jobs, achievement, etc. Some of the things for which we live aren’t bad in and...
Welcome to the ‘Last Days’ the Bible Talks About!

Welcome to the ‘Last Days’ the Bible Talks About!

When you hear the phrase “last days,” do you think of an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie or a series of novels about the Antichrist and Armageddon? Maybe you picture a dude in a suit behind a big pulpit on television using scare tactics about “how bad...
The Very First Thing God Did for Mankind

The Very First Thing God Did for Mankind

God made it all. The sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the universe and everything in it. He made it all, and he made it all good. When God was finished constructing an ideal home for his prized creation, he crowned his work with the creation of mankind. Humanity....