Choose

“…choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”  Joshua 24:15 (NKJV) We all have a choice in who we will serve.  We can serve God and follow His ways.  We can choose to go our own way.  We set the example for…

Agree

“…if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”  Matthew 18:19 (NKJV) Synergy is defined as the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate…

Dedication

“…what God has joined together, let no one separate.”  Matthew 19:6 (NIV) When a man and woman join together in marriage, they are making a covenant.  A covenant is a formal, solemn, and binding agreement.  They stand before God, family and friends and enter into an agreement of what they are committed to do together…

Do to Others

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12 (NIV) We all live our lives surrounded by relationships. We can choose to take care of them by treating others the way we want to be treated or think only…

Separation from the Past

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24 (KJV) We are all born into a family. Our birth family can have many shapes, sizes and forms. We grow up with our family and learn how to interact with others.…

Refocusing Our Troubles

“Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” Psalm 50:15 (NIV) It is not uncommon for us to call on God when we have trouble in our lives and feel overwhelmed by them. It’s good to call on Him for help in times of trouble. However,…

Refocusing Our Schedules

“Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.” Jeremiah 2:32 (NIV) Our lives are very full with work, family, hobbies, friends, and more. We have busy schedules that keep us going from morning until night, but do we take the time to…

Refocusing Our Relationships

Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV) We are called to live a life in accordance to God’s commands. While there are many commands we may have no trouble following, there are also likely to be some that are difficult for us to follow. We are raised up or…

Refocusing Our Time and Treasures

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine. Proverbs 3:9-10 (NLT) So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31…

Refocusing Our Priorities

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Luke 16:13 (NIV) Life can get busy.  We find ourselves obligated to our jobs, families, friends, hobbies, and more.  When…

Rely on God’s Promises

…for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]— 2 Corinthians 5:7 (AMP) For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also…

Receive God’s Gift

Out of sheer generosity God put us in right standing with Himself.  A pure gift.  He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where He always wanted us to be.  And He did it through Jesus Christ. Romans 3:24-25 (MSG) The devotional today revolves around one simple question.  Let’s use…

God Has Already Provided Help

When we were unable to help ourselves, at the moment of our need, Christ died for us, although we were living against God.  Romans 5:6 (NCV) Isn’t it refreshing to know that God made provisions for us before we even knew that we needed help?  The verse above tells us that we were unable to…

Recognize God’s Love

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16 (KJV) God’s tremendous love for humanity can be seen in the verse above.  God loves the world so much that He gave His Son (Jesus) for us.  Take…

We Know in Part

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully… 1 Corinthians 13:12 (NIV) Joseph was the favorite son.  His jealous brothers were going to kill him but decided to sell him instead.  Over the years, he…