Walking on Water (4)

‘...He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV There are many good reasons for stepping out of the boat and trying something new, or something you may have failed at before. It’s the only way to develop faith, it’s the alternative to being average, and it’s...

Walking on Water (3)

‘...He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV Peter discovered what we all discover in our walk with God: just because you sink doesn’t mean you’re sunk. Here are two reasons why. First, failing doesn’t make you a failure, quitting does. Failure is just a...

Walking on Water (2)

‘...He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV When Peter was certain it was Jesus who was calling him, he left the security of the boat and entrusted himself to the power of God. So far, so good. ‘But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was...

Walking on Water (1)

‘...He walked on the water…to Jesus.’ Matthew 14:29 NKJV The disciples were out fishing one night when a huge storm struck. About 3 a.m. they were terrified by a figure approaching them on the water. ‘...Immediately Jesus spoke… “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be...

Serving ‘with Gladness’

‘Serve…with gladness...’ Psalm 100:2 NKJV Anything God gives you is first a gift to enjoy, then a seed to sow. Do you have a good education? Leadership ability? More money than you need? God has given you seeds, so sow them. There are basically three kinds of people:...

Become God’s Friend (3)

‘...I have called you friends...’ John 15:15 NKJV If you’re serious about becoming God’s friend you must choose to obey Him! Jesus said, ‘If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love...’ (John 15:10 NKJV) You say, ‘But if I fail, does that mean God won’t...

Become God’s Friend (2)

‘...I have called you friends...’ John 15:15 NKJV Another step in developing your friendship with God is choosing to be honest with Him! God doesn’t expect you to be perfect, but He does expect you to be honest. If perfection was a requirement not one of us would...

Become God’s Friend (1)

‘...I have called you friends...’ John 15:15 NKJV Friendship with God is maintained and strengthened through constant talking with Him (prayer) and studying His Word. You can’t be God’s friend and not know what He says. You can’t love God unless you know Him, and...

In spite of everything—He loves you!

‘His unfailing love…is as great as the height of the heavens above.’ Psalm 103:11 NLT No matter what the other disciples told him about the resurrection, Thomas wanted to see for himself—so for seven days he waited. He needed firsthand evidence. And Jesus gave it to...

Trust God and Keep Going

‘...Gideon…crossed over, exhausted but still in pursuit.’ Judges 8:4 NKJV Are you thinking of quitting? You once thought you could make a difference but now the criticism and discouragement others have poured on you has washed away that belief. Don’t adjust your...

Most Recent Devotional Readings

The Most Important Thing

‘There is only one thing worth being concerned about.’ Luke 10:42 NLT Here are two enemies that threaten your spiritual life: (1) Boredom. Missionary and educator Frank Laubach said, ‘If you’re weary of some sleepy form of devotion, probably God is as weary of it as...

Today ‘Be Ready’

‘I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me.’ Philippians 4:13 AMPC The Bible says, ‘Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring.’ (Proverbs 27:1 NLT) The truth is, when you wake up every...

Look For Good Counsellors

‘In the multitude of counsellors there is safety.’ Proverbs 11:14 NKJV To succeed in life, you need wise and competent people around you, informed people with a proven track record who can assist you. But be advised: the best people with the most knowledge will...

Saying The Right Thing

‘The word is near you.’ Romans 10:8 NIV If you’re not careful, it’s easy to speak words of doubt that contradict what God says in His Word. Paul writes of the word that saves, ‘“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message...

You’re ‘Connected’

‘If anyone does sin, we have an advocate.’ 1 John 2:1 NLT The moon and stars you can see on a clear night are mere drops in the vast sea of the universe. Our sun is one of more than 100 billion stars that make up the Milky Way galaxy. And there may be as many as 100...

Keep Learning

‘A wise person is hungry for knowledge.’ Proverbs 15:14 NLT It’s been said that we forget more than 80% of what we learn in school and college. That raises the question, ‘Why bother? Is education really worth what we invest in it?’ It is. There are many valid reasons...

Do You Have A Plan For Your Life?

‘Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity.’ Proverbs 21:5 NLT Without a plan for your life, life just ‘happens’ to you. Some of us plan our lives one day at a time. We wake up, make our to-do list, and dive into action. Some of us even plan our lives one week at...

Satan Wants To Stop You (2)

‘There was Satan, standing at Joshua's right side, ready to accuse him.’ Zechariah 3:1 CEV Sometimes Satan’s attacks are obvious. In the Old Testament the prophet Zechariah writes, ‘He showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and...

Having The Overcoming Attitude

‘We wanted to return to you. I myself tried to go back more than once, but Satan would not let us.’ 1 Thessalonians 2:18 GNT Paul writes, ‘We wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us.’ (1 Thessalonians 2:18 NKJV) Note the words ‘time...

Go To Your ‘God Place’

‘Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the Lord.’ Genesis 19:27 NKJV Abraham had a special place where he met with God. So did Daniel, when his life was threatened: ‘In his upper room… he knelt… three times that day… and prayed and...