Devotions

Pray and Wait

“I wait for Yahweh; I wait and put my hope in His word.I wait for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning—more than watchmen for the morning.” Psalm 130:5-6 HCSB How often do we want our prayers answered immediately? We long to know what’s next in our lives. Maybe we’re pleading for the healing…

GIVE UP and PICK UP

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 First and foremost, let’s remember that Jesus gave us more than we…

STRONG

“The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.” Exodus 15:2 “Search for the Lord and for His strength;seek His face always.” Psalm 105:4 My word for 2023 is STRONG. It stands for:StrengthThrough RelianceONGod…

Jesus is Eternal

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible…” Colossians 1:15-16a HCSB Jesus lived on earth in human form for about 33 years. When we picture Jesus, we often see Him as the baby in…

Blessed Assurance

 “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish—ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” John 10:28-29 HCSB “For I am persuaded that not even death or…

Be Yourself

“For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.” Psalm 139:13-14 HCSB I have a magnet on my fridge that reads “Be yourself—Everyone else is already taken.”…

Living Life with Gratitude

“The Lord is my strength and my shield;my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.Therefore my heart rejoices,and I praise Him with my song.” Psalm 28:7 HCSB Every day we will have some struggles and strife, but there are still blessings to be found. Whether it’s the moments with friends and family, a walk…

Sharing Space

“Your every action must be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 HCSB “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32 HCSB I often joke that the only reason my husband and I are still together is that we keep running into each…

When We’re Not Sure

“The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord,their refuge in a time of distress.The Lord helps and delivers them;He will deliver them from the wicked and will save thembecause they take refuge in Him.” Psalms 37:39-40 HCSB “Do not fear, for I am with you;do not be afraid, for I am your God.I will…

A Heart for Service

“’No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.’” Matthew 6:24 HCSB “Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for…

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