Devotional

Be Clean

Be Clean

Matthew 8:2-3

The term leprosy, as used in the Bible, actually refers to a whole variety of skin conditions ranging from rashes, to open sores, to various infectious diseases, and includes true leprosy as we know it today. According to God’s Law given through Moses, a person with leprosy was ceremonially unclean and not allowed to take […]

Immeasurably More

Immeasurably More

Ephesians 3:20

Prayer is a vitally important part of our Christian walk, but it is often greatly misunderstood. Prayer is how we talk with our Heavenly Father. It can never be used to manipulate God or cause Him to do anything outside His perfect will. God is not ours to command; He is not obligated to grant […]

Working All Things For Good

Working All Things For Good

Romans 8:28

In the message “Our Perfect Destiny” we saw that our perfect path is the one in which we obediently follow God one step after the other. There are oftentimes dramatic diversions in our journey, which I do not believe are necessarily caused by God. However, I still believe that God uses these diversions to direct […]

Serve Him in Obedience

Serve Him in Obedience

2 Samuel 6:6-7

In the last few messages we have considered our need to walk with God in continued obedience in order to honor Him and allow us to experience His very best. God’s plan is that we learn to live in His presence and become “conformed to the likeness of His Son” (Romans 8:29). This means we […]

Our Perfect Destiny

Our Perfect Destiny

Numbers 14:20-23

In the message “Don’t Strike The Rock” we saw how Moses disobeyed God’s command with obtaining water from the rock. God called Moses’ disobedience a lack of trust and punished him quite harshly; “Because you did not trust Me enough to honor Me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring […]

Every Moment is a Gift

Every Moment is a Gift

James 4:13-14

[Note: It’s been over seven years since we began the cancer walk with our young daughter when she was twelve and thirteen years old. It was a difficult journey, but we made it. And now, each yearly follow up test continues to show no sign of cancer – praise God! I wrote the following message […]

Don’t Strike The Rock

Don’t Strike The Rock

Numbers 20:10-11

Moses was chosen by God to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt. Through Moses, God demonstrated His awesome power and holiness. At the time, there was no one closer to God than Moses. However, even with this wonderfully close relationship, Moses still struggled at times with trusting God. After being led out of […]

A Faithful And Loving Bride

A Faithful And Loving Bride

Ezekiel 6:9

In the message “Living a Holy Life” we saw that though we have freedom in Christ, we are also called to live a life of holiness. As we continue to walk with Jesus, we are called to strive for purity in our worship while understanding that nothing we do can ever add to His gift […]

Living A Holy Life

Living A Holy Life

2 Peter 1:5-7

In the message “Believe and Be Restored” we considered our need to believe that what God said is true. He said the death and resurrection of Jesus was the final sacrifice for our sin, and that those who believe would receive the gift of eternal life. Our Salvation is clearly a gift from God; “For […]

Believe and Be Restored

Believe and Be Restored

Hebrews 8:10

When God created man, He gave him dominion over all the earth; “fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28). Man was created with a great amount of freedom. He was to take care of God’s Garden and obey a single command: “You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and […]

Christ-Centered Analysis

Christ-Centered Analysis

John 6:5-7

In the message “Promotion to Servant” we saw our need to turn aside from the self-advancement mentality of the world and to become a humble servant of Christ. We also acknowledged this was no trivial task. Every morning, we must decide which analysis method we will use to guide our decisions. We must either choose […]

Promotion to Servant

Promotion to Servant

Romans 1:1

In the business world, a good job title and description can be extremely valuable. We often evaluate one another, and evaluate our own level of “success,” by the significance of our title and the importance of our description. We seem to have a great need to be esteemed, and employees have even been known to […]