When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people, he returned to Capernum. At that time, the highly valued slave of a Roman officer was sick and near death. When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some respected Jewish elder to ask him to come and heal his slave. So they earnestly begged… Continue reading Devotion: Just Say the Word from Where You Are
But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, give them your shirt also. Give to… Continue reading Devotion: Loving the Unlovable
One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples broke off heads of grain, rubbed off the husks in their hands, and ate the grain. But some Pharisees said, "Why are you breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?" Jesus replied, "Haven't you read in the Scriptures what David did… Continue reading Devotion: Is This a Day to Save a Life or to Destroy it?
Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named LEvi sitting at his tax collector's booth. "Follow me and be my disciple," Jesus said to him. So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him. But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus' disciples, "Why do you… Continue reading Devotion: Healthy people don’t need a doctor – Sick people do.
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Now go out where it is deeper and let down your nets to catch some fish." "Master", Simon replied, "We worked hard all night last night and didn't catch a thing. But if you say so, I'll let the nets down again." And this time their… Continue reading Devotion: When Jesus says “It’s time to fish,” You go fishing
Sometimes life happens. Sometimes we get ourselves in trouble and sometimes trouble follows us around. That's life. Life isn't always good, but God is. And one of the best things I ever started doing was journaling. I write down my prayers and my thoughts as often as I can, and I try to take notes… Continue reading Remembering the Miracles
Before I even get into the point of this post, if you believe in the power of Jesus - you must believe that we are not defined by our past failures, but in the power of Christ that makes us new. So if you are someone reading this that has made mistakes in relationships in… Continue reading Devotion: Becoming “Ezer”
Devotion: Can you really cast all of your anxiety on God? It's easy to pick out the verse 1 Peter 6 to make ourselves feel good in the moment. It reads, "Cast all your anxiety on God because he cares for you." As someone with faith and belief that God loves us, forgives us, and… Continue reading Devotion: Can you really cast all of your anxiety on God?
Weekender's Devotions Isaiah 43:18b-19 Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there. How easy is… Continue reading Devotion: In the Middle of Chaos
There's a lot going on in my life right now. A lot of changes, a lot of hurt, a lot of soul searching, a lot of reflection, and a lot of healing to be done. But along with that comes finding peace, joy, love, friendship, and faith. I'm not going to sit here and explain every… Continue reading He’s an “I don’t care how far you’ve run, just come home” kind of God