Freedom Not Frustration
on December 8th, 2022
“And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who se...  Read More
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Fasting For Clarity
on December 7th, 2022
“Then Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!’” - 1 Kings 18:41As we continue to look at the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 18:41, I want you to understand what made this miracle happen. Yes, it was the combination of God’s power and Elijah’s faith as we have discussed over the last couple of days. But how was this possible? How was Elijah able to...  Read More
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Recipe For a Miracle
on December 6th, 2022
“O Lord, answer me! Answer me so these people will know that you, O Lord, are God and that you have brought them back to yourself. Immediately the fire of the Lord flashed down from heaven and burned up the young bull, the wood, the stones, and the dust. It even licked up all the water in the trench!” - 1 Kings 18:37-38What is the recipe for a miracle? There are only two key ingredients. God’s pow...  Read More
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God’s Power
on December 5th, 2022
“Jesus looked at them intently and said, ‘Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.’” - Matthew 19:26Faith is trusting God for things that have not happened yet. But what is that faith based on? It is based on the POWER of God. What we are trusting is that God has the power and ability to change people or circumstances in ways that we have not yet seen.What makes it ...  Read More
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The Start
on December 4th, 2022
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” - Isaiah 43:19 Your faith is what moves mountains. Your faith allows you to ease your worry and recognize that you have a God that continues to advocate on your behalf.  God wants you to know that something big is on the horizo...  Read More
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Already Yours
on December 3rd, 2022
“I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” - Mark 11:24  When you pray and ask God for something, do you believe that He will do it? Do you trust that you are asking for something in accordance with His will and are confident that He will give it to you? If so, you should walk as if you already own it. It’s yours. What you are asking for ...  Read More
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Preparing For Rain
on December 2nd, 2022
“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.” - Hebrews 11:6  Are you prepared for the rain? Yesterday, we told the story of a community that was going through a serious rain drought. It was affecting their livestock and they were in desperate need of rain. So the community gathered...  Read More
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Bring Your Umbrella
on December 1st, 2022
“Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, ‘I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.’” - Matthew 18:2-4  I read a story once about a small farming community that had been exper...  Read More
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Upgrade Your Equipment
on November 30th, 2022
“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ and the Lord said, ‘If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could stay to this mulberry tree, be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it would obey you,’” - Luke 17:5-6  If you are lacking clarity, it may also be time to cut off any connections and distractions that are preventing you from hearing what God is trying to say. To do tha...  Read More
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Clarity
on November 29th, 2022
“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.’” - Isaiah 30:21  Over the last few days, we have talked about the importance of having “specialists” in our lives. Basically, this is just the idea of having people in our lives that can help us when we lack clarity on God’s will and purpose for our lives.  ...  Read More
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An Accountability Partner
on November 28th, 2022
“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” - Proverbs 27:17  As we walk through life pursuing God, there are different people along the way we will need to have by our side. I want to specifically address three different roles we will need in our lives as we live by faith. We have looked at the first two over the last couple of days. Whenever you are struggling to hear from God direct...  Read More
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A Mental Health Advisor
on November 27th, 2022
“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.” - Proverbs 15:22  Are you “walking alone?” Do you feel like you’re on your own spiritually? Or is your faith journey one that is filled with people who guide you, encourage you, and challenge you in your walk with Christ? If the former is true, then this devotion is for you. We are currently talking about the three types of people y...  Read More
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