DAILY DEVOTIONS

The Internal Battle for Control
January 26th, 2022
For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law. (Galatians 5:17-18)As Christians, why do we do what we don’t really want to do, and why do we not do what we really want to do? In Romans 7, Paul descri...
The Will of God for You
January 25th, 2022
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: (1 Thessalonians 4:3a)When we come to Jesus by faith, we come to Him completely undeserving of His love and grace. We come to Him stained with sin down to our very core. Yet, He not only is willing to receive us just as we are, but He also compellingly draws us to Himself. However, His love won’t leave us in our former condition. He’s determined to c...
The Futility of Human Effort
January 24th, 2022
May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead the Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever: Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21)Once you become a Christian and now belong to God’s family, how do you cont...
Don't Just Stand There
January 22nd, 2022
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After he had said ...
Living By the Spirit
January 21st, 2022
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25)How do we keep in step with the Spirit? It starts with spending time getting to know who the Holy Spirit is -- His distinctive voice, His personality and His passion for people. Just as you get to know a new friend, you can get to know the Holy Spirit. And, just like with a new friend, the best way to learn about H...