Dec 1, 2017

What We Don’t See

By |Dec 1, 2017|Devotionals, Encouragement, Prayer, Providence|0 Comments

Elisha’s servant saw that he and the prophet were surrounded by a threatening army.  What he did not see was the invisible hosts of heaven’s armies coming to their aid.  “Then Elisha prayed and said, ‘O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’ And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes and he

Nov 28, 2017

Derailed Prayer

By |Nov 28, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Father, God's Word, Intercession, Prayer, Spirit, Word of God|0 Comments

Prayer running on the rails of selfish-asking is a train to nowhere.  Prayers motivated by greed get nowhere with our generous Father and His sacrificial Son.  Prayer running on a rail of selfishness is not really on rail but in a quagmire.  This praying does not yet have the words of its Lord abiding in

Nov 13, 2017

Acts Of Becoming

By |Nov 13, 2017|Attentiveness, Christ, Cleansed, Devotionals, Divine Likeness, Father, Prayer|0 Comments

What I do comes down to who I am.  Actions flow out of character.  Words and deeds flow out of thoughts.  All of these things speak of who we are.  Observe them.  There are things about our own words and actions that should alarm us.  There are things about our thoughts and attitudes that should

Nov 7, 2017

On Being Compulsive

By |Nov 7, 2017|Devotionals, Love, Prayer, Spirit|2 Comments

Those of us who may have compulsive tendencies have to be careful of what drives us and how we are driven.  We must know that this drivenness may make us do lots of good things, even for the Lord.  But what we want to happen is for us to be motivated by love rather than

Nov 6, 2017

Down On The Church

By |Nov 6, 2017|Christ, Church, Devotionals, Prayer, Spirit|0 Comments

Don’t get down on the church: She is Christ’s Bride.  Don’t get down on the church: The Spirit of the Lord is still speaking to it and empowering it in so many places.  Don’t give up on the church, for Christ said that He would build it, and the gates of hell would not stand

Nov 5, 2017

The Spirit Is Moving

By |Nov 5, 2017|Devotionals, Obedience, Prayer, Service, Spirit|0 Comments

The Spirit of God is moving today.  Those who are stuck in past movings will never see it.  God is speaking today.  Those who are attuned to Him will hear Him.  “He who has ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches” (Revelation 2 & 3). The Spirit of

Nov 4, 2017

Facilitate The Spirit 

By |Nov 4, 2017|Devotionals, God's Word, Intercession, Prayer, Spirit, Word of God|0 Comments

As surely as we can quench the Spirit (I Thessalonians 5:19), we can facilitate His work by stirring up the gift that is in us.  To quench the Spirit is to put out the fire; to facilitate is to rekindle the fire.  As surely as we can grieve (sadden or hurt) the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30),

Oct 21, 2017

On Our Knees Or Face

By |Oct 21, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Discipleship, Humility, Kingdom of God, Praise, Prayer, Worship|0 Comments

Some of the words for worship in the NT carry with them the picture of one bowing prostrate on face or knees.  The wise men gave gifts to Jesus on their knees (Mt 2:11).  The leper who was cleansed fell on His knees before Jesus (Luke 11:16).  The disciples were on their faces after Jesus

Oct 17, 2017

The Blessing Of Crisis

By |Oct 17, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Formation, Growth, Maturity, Prayer, Relationships, Trials|0 Comments

A life crisis may be a catalyst for needed change.   Think of a crisis that became a positive turning point in your life.  It broke the status quo.  It set you on a new path.  It was the beginning of a new maturity.  It produced a deepening in your relationship with your Lord.  A

Oct 2, 2017

Spiritual Immune System

By |Oct 2, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Fasting, Meditation, Praise, Prayer, Service, Thanksgiving, Worship|1 Comment

We are dependent on our immune system for survival on a planet where microbes come against us to bring disease.  We are told that there is no better way to strengthen our immune system than exercising, avoiding junk foods, and eating a broad variety of fruits and vegetables. Some foods let you survive and others