Devotionals

  • THE NO EXCUSE ZONE

    “I don’t have my homework because the dog ate it.”   “I’m late because I grabbed the Ben-Gay instead of the toothpaste.”   “I wasn’t sleeping, I was just just checking the inside of my eyelids for holes.”   “I can’t bear up and do the right thing because_________.”   Excuses are like noses. Everyone […]

  • SOUNDS LIKE A SUPERHERO

    Well, not really a superhero. Not a Superman. Maybe stronger and more powerful!  Just the picture of what average Joe Christian should be.  I say “should be” because that’s not average at all. It should be, but it’s not.  Maybe we can fix that, one person, one church at a time.   I can’t rest when […]

  • IS IT REALLY SUPPOSED TO BE A BATTLE?

    All of this “battling against the flesh” stuff has taken a life of its own.    Let’s clarify something. It’s abnormal Christian behavior to be in a constant battle between your flesh and the Holy Spirit. It is not God’s plan for you. His plan is that you would settle the issue once for all. […]

  • DONE YET?

    Done Yet? With whatever it is you need to be done with? And make no mistake, there is some stuff in many people’s lives that need to be gotten past, finished, done with. Have you heard the exclamation, “I’m so done with that!”? Yet, it often just seems to persist. Proverbs 16:25 – “There is […]

  • HAVE YOUR PRAYERS BEEN WASTED?

    For every believer in Jesus Christ who is reading this, the answer is no. God is in close fellowship with His children, so He listens to and hears their prayers. As for the faithless? The unbeliever? Sorry.  No. There is just too much scripture to indicate otherwise. In fact, when I consider how many unbelievers […]

  • THE ALTAR OF FALSE GODS

    Matthew 4:10 (AMP) – “Then Jesus said to him, Begone, Satan! For it has been written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him alone shall you serve.”   Exodus 20:3 (AMP) – “You shall have no other gods before or besides Me.”   I am always reminded by hanging around on Facebook, how […]

  • WHEN IT’S REAL

    Let’s go DEEP today. Versus shallow, that is. “When It’s Real” I tend to try to find “REAL”. I need real. I explore REAL. Revel in REAL. I NEED REAL. Admittedly I get disappointed a lot. Sometimes even downright hurt. I have been fooled. I admit that, but rather than turning into a skeptic, I […]

  • RUNNING AHEAD OF GOD

    I made a joke once during one of my live messages about a particular butter substitute that defies me to tell the difference between it and real butter. I said I can believe it’s NOT butter. Why? Because IT’S NOT BUTTER! Sheesh. I have used enough butter in my life so that I can tell […]

  • POWER OUTAGE

    When you were a child you played childish games. Freeze Tag, Flashlight Tag, Hide and Go Seek. There were rules that governed those games, but they seemed to change every time you played it. Someone would always try to invent a new rule or change and existing one to suit themselves in any given situation. […]

  • SEIZE THE KINGDOM

    Sounds like a ’60’s TV drama. “The Violent Men”. I’m a violent man. I know lot’s of violent men. And women too. I’ve been involved in violent activity for the last 25 years. I am surrounded by violence. I am ensconced in violence. I am immersed and submerged in, and utterly consumed by violence. It’s […]