Scripture tells us a story of twin brothers. Jacob and Esau. They were at war with each other even in the womb. Esau was born first, and as the first born son, would receive the birthright. He would be ruler over his younger brother, as was the custom then. Esau was a manly man out
We all have giants we battle. A weakness, a shortcoming, an area of struggle which has created a scenario where you can't seem to win. Where is it you battle but never win? Where have you fought time and time again to make things different, and although sometimes you'll have a bit of success, ultimately
God can't resist your praise. It is your praise that best displays your faith. When things aren't going right, will you praise God? When everything around you indicates it's all going wrong, will you thank him? Will you face your reality and still fully trust him? Will you thank God BEFORE you see him at
Proverbs 3: 5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." God has a plan for your life, and whether you believe it or not, it's a good plan. In fact, it's better than
Psalm 37:23 NLT - "The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." Does the Lord direct the steps of everyone? No, this scripture is very specific. He directs the steps of the godly. So what exactly does being godly look like? How can I be godly today?
Are you playing it safe? Eliminating the risk so failure isn't a threat? What have you sacrificed for this safe life where you're just trying to keep everything the same? Understand this, safe is just another word for regret. God is calling you into a life of full surrender, of bold decisions and BIG living.
In Genesis we read of a woman who was kicked out of her home by the people she loved and trusted. Her name was Hagar (HEYgar). Perhaps you know her story as the servant of Sarah who was used for a child when Sarah and Abraham couldn’t have children of their own. Once they had
Today is part 2 of the "Invitation to the Impossible". If you missed part 1, I invite you to first play episode 92. It was kinda my favorite devotional ever. Okay, it was my favorite, but today God may just show up and outdo himself again. Let's do a quick review. In Matthew chapter 14
Matthew 14:26-29 (MSG) 24-26 Meanwhile, the boat was far out to sea when the wind came up against them and they were battered by the waves. At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits. “A ghost!” they said, crying out in
You are in the midst of the most rare and beautiful days of your life. They're right here, all around you. Now maybe you're in a season of chaos or crisis and there seems to be an absence of beauty in your days.. Maybe you're in a season of change, and it's not a change