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Daily Devotion: Are You Still with Me?

“ So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” (John 21:15).

Ever been in that awkward moment with someone you’re trying to avoid eye contact with? Jesus makes eye contact with Peter, initiating a conversation. Jesus asks Peter, “Do you love Me […]

Daily Devotion: Recognizing Jesus

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him […]

Worship Moment of the Week: Sing His New Song

God wants to put a new song in our hearts. It’s true! Scripture tells us in Psalm 40:3, “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.” The thing about a new song is: it hasn’t been […]

Daily Devotion: The Decision

“When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth” (Matthew 19:22).

What has become of the eagerness that brought the rich young man running to Jesus, of the willingness to do any hard task to which he was called? It was real eagerness, but shallow. It deceived him. But Christ’s […]

Daily Devotion: The Beautiful Pencil

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14).

Mother Teresa often gave this challenge: “Now let us do something beautiful for God.” Malcolm Muggeridge received that challenge in a letter from her, and his response was, “I found the phrase enchanting, with a sparkle and gaiety […]

Worship Moment of the Week: Lessons from Abraham

Is the thing you’re running from actually a blessing in disguise? Sounds like a ridiculous question, right? How could a blessing be anything less than amazing! When we pray for blessings we’re not looking for life obstacles. When we ask for God’s blessing, we’re usually in some sort of circumstance that has us asking the […]

Daily Devotion: An Awkward Dilemma

“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31).

The Roman Church had an awkward dilemma: Christians would deny the Lord in public to the authorities and then show […]

Daily Devotion: Prayer as Necessity

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

From the life of Bishop Desmond Tutu, Philip Yancey illustrates the necessity of praying when our spirits are battered by grievous events. For two years, Bishop Tutu chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in South Africa. He heard the endless stories of […]

Daily Devotion: Goodness Like Fire

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28-29).

Author Rosemary Budd says, “God’s goodness is not an absence of badness, but it is like a fire.” When we feel overwhelmed about […]

Daily Devotion: God’s Favorite

“In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye” (Deuteronomy 32:10).

Brother Lawrence, as many other saints, had a strong sense of his own sinfulness. He writes, “I regard myself as the most wretched of all […]