The Lord Jesus led me to read Ephesians 1 (Select vv. ESV). Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Vv. 1-2 Notice with me … Continue reading According to His Purpose
Are you consistent in character? Are you the same, no matter who you are with? Or, where you are at the moment? Or, whether people are watching you or they aren’t? Or, without regard to your circumstances? Or, are you one person out in public and another in private, or when at home? One person … Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde
Does everyone who has faith in God have the same kind of faith? Does it matter if we don’t? Do all types of faith lead to the same end result? The Lord Jesus led me to read 2 Peter 1 (Select vv. NASB). Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who … Continue reading Of the Same Kind
When you hear the phrase, “The grace of God,” what comes to mind? What is grace, in fact? And, if you accept God’s grace into your life, what does that mean? What does that look like exactly? The Lord Jesus led me to read Titus 2:11-14 (ESV). “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing … Continue reading The Gift
Believers in Jesus Christ: Is God always pleased with us, no matter what we do? Now that we have been saved, by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, when God looks at us, can he see when we sin against him? Or, does he only see Jesus? Can we believe in Jesus Christ, and … Continue reading It Matters!
What are our minds set on? If we had to be perfectly honest, what consumes most of our thinking? What permanent or established way of thinking is what drives us, motivates us, and inspires us to do what we do? I know we have jobs we have to do, people to take care of, chores, … Continue reading What are We Thinking?
Some of you may have wondered why I do what I do, day in and day out, i.e. why I write these devotions, and why I talk so much about walking in the Spirit and not walking according the flesh. You may have wondered, too, why I am so passionate and so persistent in getting … Continue reading Just Say NO!