DAILY DEVOTIONS

Where Is Your Treasure
September 24th, 2022
When we moved to our house, we had some neighbors who really loved their yard. We all like to have a nice yard; but they took it to a higher level – mowing multiple times per week, planting a large variety of flowers, and watering every day, even when it rained. They were very proud of it, and their investment in the yard showed - it was the nicest yard on the block.We have new neighbors now. Thes...
Chosen, Day 5
September 23rd, 2022
A song called Chosen (by the Sidewalk Prophets) keeps playing in my head as we close out our week about being CHOSEN. The group was asked about the story behind their song. They replied:Have you ever wondered at your heart’s core exactly who you are? I wrestle with it a lot. In fact, when we were sitting down to write this song, those were the thoughts going through my head; and then we opened up ...
Chosen, Day 4
September 22nd, 2022
Reading through the Bible, I have noticed a consistent theme; and perhaps you’ve seen it too! Everyone God calls to do His work is pretty much unqualified. God tends to call on people we would never choose.You see, the people we tend to seek are those with good references, solid experience, previous success, a list of accolades, a shelf of trophies, and a strong track record. But God seems to work...
Chosen, Day 3
September 21st, 2022
“Are you ready to do this, buddy? I’m so fired up! Welcome to the family!”“We were looking for leadership, and you have it! Come, use it here!”“Are you ready to be one of us?”“We knew from the beginning - you were our choice.”“We want you!”From the first time they play a game of pick up in the street, boys quickly imagine themselves playing in the NFL. Little cleats turn into hours in the weight r...
Chosen, Day 2
September 20th, 2022
As we talk about being CHOSEN this week, I keep reflecting on scriptures that present this concept – of either being empowered to choose or being the one chosen.The book of Hosea in the Bible beautifully illustrates this concept for us. Hosea was a prophet God told to marry a prostitute and thereby show the nation of Israel how she’d been unfaithful by worshiping false gods. Hosea chose Gomer, a w...