Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Like a Comfortable Shoe

"God gives us more and more grace and peace as [we] grow
in [our] knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord" (2 Peter 1:2).

Over the years, our relationship with Jesus changes. At first, it's intense; everything is new. (Even old Bible stories take on new meaning!) But as time goes on, we become more comfortable with Him. Our passion doesn't lessen, and we learn new things, but there is a resting and familiar understanding.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Armed with Joy

"The joy of the Lord is my strength" (Nehemiah 8:10).

God doesn't make you fight spiritual battles with weapons that are too heavy for you. He gives you weapons that fit. Today, He has armed me with Joy.  


Saturday, March 24, 2018

What to Do Today

"Today I am giving you the choice between a blessing and a curse" (Deuteronomy 11:26). 

Today. Just today. Morning hours... afternoon hours... evening hours...

I am giving you the choice. It's up to you.

Between. One or the other. Not both.

A blessing. Good things that sustain your life and give you strength to handle the hard things.

Or a curse. Sad, unnecessary consequences.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Best Coffee Date Ever

A great thing about Jesus is that He's a faithful friend. He doesn't leave the table when we mess up (or when someone messes us up). He sits with us and pours true love into our cup. And He keeps pouring... until we drink our fill of what is good.  And when we are satisfied, we turn and offer a cup to the person sitting at the next table. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Keep Moving Forward

Every decision we make (today) moves us closer to the very good place God has prepared for us or keeps us wandering in circles.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

God's Promise to You

"After you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and will place you on a firm foundation" (1 Peter 5:10).

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Little by Little

If you're feeling frustrated with where you are spiritually, remember God has something he wants to teach you today. Lean in, learn, and you will grow.