Posts Tagged ‘Devotional’

The Surprisingly Simple Lesson You Could Learn From This Jar

My wife loves this “things” jar in our bathroom. But all it does is literally sit there empty, all the while desperately yearning to be filled with something, anything! Or maybe I give it those emotions since I don’t understand why it just sits there empty. “It’s a part of the decor” she says as she walks on by. So I smile, pretend to understand and begin brushing my teeth. But today this little empty… … Continue reading

For the glory of ME?

Who do you live for?  Ever really thought that through? Who are you really living for? Yourself or God? I’ve had to ask that questions of myself a lot lately. Checking my motives, checking my thoughts, checking myself really… Driving home last night I was flipping stations when I came across a JAY-Z song called “Forever Young” that I remembered loving back in the day. As I was rocking to the beat it kinda hit… … Continue reading

You Are Wanted

How often do we feel unloved? Uncared for? Its funny how in this day and age we are such a socially connected nation, yet studies pop up nearly daily that say we are the most lonely we have ever been. How is such a connected people feeling more isolated and alone than ever before? That baffles me…yet I myself have felt the sting of lonely, the agony of solitude. We can find comfort in knowing… … Continue reading

Who Do You Follow?

WHO DO YOU FOLLOW? Really give that sentence some thought. Who? Who are you following on Instagram or Twitter? Who are you wanting to emulate or just keep up with? It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Deuteronomy 13:4 So many people want us to follow their lead and obey their voice. Filling our heads with things like, “You need to go here, you must look like me,… … Continue reading

Finding the guts to trust

Fear is one of those crippling emotions. It robs us of our time, our decision making ability, our strength…the list can go on. Over the past month I’ve been reading through the book of Proverbs and this verse was one of those #SlapYouInTheFace kinda verses for me on that topic. Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. -Proverbs 29:25 Fear of man will prove to be… … Continue reading

World’s Biggest Small Group is Starting Up Again!

This year we’re challenging you to “30 Days of Living It Out.” Each day we’ll send you a devo and a challenge to live out your faith in a practical way. All we’re asking is for you to commit to reading God’s Word along with us in our daily e-mail devotions and taking on our Live (it) Out Challenges each day. Earn points by completing the readings and challenges throughout the 30 days and be… … Continue reading

In The Zone

When you are in your element things just feel…easier. That’s something I learned this weekend watching my girlfriend return to gymnastics for the first time in 6 years. Back in the day, she was an amazing gymnast. Like, as seen on TV competing type status. She left the sport once she got to college and hasn’t touched it in nearly 6 years. This past weekend we were at her dad’s gymnastics gym and she decided… … Continue reading

Cut and Paste Faith

It’s amazing to me how much of a quick fix society we have become. I saw this add on Facebook offering to help pastors with 12 cut and paste emails that will inspire their congregation and help it grow. My first reaction was, “Wow, this is how we are going to shepherd the church now? With CUT AND PASTE faith?” Imagine if that’s how God taught us. Imagine if He was up there being all… … Continue reading